Motivational Lee Trevino Quotes

Lee Trevino Quotes on Golf, Life, and Pressure

Lee Trevino is regarded as one of the greatest players in golf history. Born in 1939, he started his professional career in Golf in 1960 and won several trophies till 1990. Famous Lee Trevino quotes are truly inspiring that will motivate you.

In this post, I’ve collected the inspirational Lee Trevino quotes about life, golf, pressure, and Jack Nicklaus. It also includes funny quotes of Lee Trevino that you’ll enjoy.

Lee Trevino Famous Quotes on Golf

  • “Golf isn’t just my business, it’s my hobby.” — Lee Trevino
    Lee Trevino quotes on golf
    Lee Trevino quotes on golf
  • “There are two things you can do with your head down, play golf and pray.” — Lee Trevino
  • “Only bad golfers are lucky. They’re the ones bouncing balls off trees, curbs, turtles, and cars. Good golfers have bad luck. When you hit the ball straight, a funny bounce is bound to be unlucky.” — Lee Trevino
  • “Golf is a game invented by the same people who think music comes out of a bagpipe.” — Lee Trevino
  • “If you are caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1-iron. Not even God can hit a 1-iron.” — Lee Trevino
  • “I’m not saying my golf game went bad, but if I grew tomatoes, they’d come up sliced.” — Lee Trevino
  • “There is no such thing as natural touch. Touch is something you create by hitting millions of golf balls.” — Lee Trevino
    Famous Lee Trevino Quote
    Famous Lee Trevino Quote
  • “Two things that are not long for this world: dogs that chase cars and professional golfers who putt for pars.” — Lee Trevino 
  • “Every golfer should come to the first tee with fourteen clubs, a dozen balls, a handful of tees, and at least one great golf story.” — Lee Trevino
  • “Who can say I have a bad swing? The only thing that matters in golf is the score you put on the board. You don’t have to look pretty out there, you have to win. Look at my record and tell me who has a better swing than mine.” — Lee Trevino
  • “Show me a golfer who doesn’t have a mean streak, and I’ll show you a weak competitor.” — Lee Trevino
    Lee Trevino Famous Quotes
    Lee Trevino Famous Quotes
  • “If you are caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1-iron. Not even God can hit a 1-iron.” – Lee Trevino
  • “There are two things you can do with your head down, play golf and pray.” ~ Lee Trevino
  • “I adore the game of golf. I won’t ever retire.” — Lee Trevino

Inspirational Lee Trevino Quotes on Himself

  • “The older I get, the better I used to be.” — Lee Trevino
    Best Lee Trevino Quote
    Best Lee Trevino Quote
  • “I keep a lot of my opinions to myself.”— Lee Trevino
  • “My swing is so bad I look like a caveman killing his lunch.” — Lee Trevino
  • “I love Merion and I don’t even know her last name.” — Lee Trevino
  • “They say I’m famous for my chip shots. Sure, when I hit ’em right, they land just so, like a butterfly with sore feet.” — Lee Trevino
  • “I may buy the Alamo and give it back to Mexico.” — Lee Trevino
  • “I’m a golfaholic. And all the counseling in the world wouldn’t help me.” — Lee Trevino
    Lee Trevino quote
    Lee Trevino quote
  • “I played the tour in 1967 and told jokes and nobody laughed. Then I won the Open the next year, told the same jokes, and everybody laughed like hell.” — Lee Trevino
  • “My wife doesn’t care what I do when I’m away, as long as I don’t have a good time.” — Lee Trevino
  • “I’m not saying my golf game went bad, but if I grew tomatoes, they’d come up sliced.” — Lee Trevino
  • “I still sweat. My guts are still grinding out there. Sometimes I have enough cotton in my mouth to knit a sweater.” — Lee Trevino
  • “If I could do anything over, I’d have spent more time with my first set of children. I would have taken more quality time with them, for sure.” — Lee Trevino
  • “I’m hitting the driver so good I gotta dial the operator for long-distance after I hit it.” — Lee Trevino
    Lee Trevino Drive Quotes
    Lee Trevino Drive Quotes
  • “The most interesting guy I’ve ever played with was King Hassan of Morocco. I went over there on a trip in the early 1970s, and the King and I played five holes. I’ve never been that nervous in my life.” — Lee Trevino
  • “I’m actually a very quiet person off the golf course. I talk 150 miles per hour when I’m at the course, but when in private I very seldom ever open my mouth.” — Lee Trevino
  • “Who can say I have a bad swing? The only thing that matters in golf is the score you put on the board. You don’t have to look pretty out there, you have to win. Look at my record and tell me who has a better swing than mine.” — Lee Trevino
  • “I still swing the way I used to, but when I look up the ball is going in a different direction.” — Lee Trevino
  • “I’m in the woods so much I can tell you which plants are edible.” — Lee Trevino
  • “I adore the game of golf. I won’t ever retire.” — Lee Trevino
    Quotes of Lee Trevino
    Quotes of Lee Trevino
  • “Yes, I think I have the best swing on the Tour. Why have scores come down in the last ten years? Partly because they are imitating me.” — Lee Trevino
  • “I never played much golf as a kid. I caddied quite a bit but never got serious into golf until about age 15.” — Lee Trevino
  • “I’m not out there just to be dancing around. I expect to win every time I tee up.” — Lee Trevino
  • “I thought I’d blown it at the 17th when I drove into a trap. God is a Mexican.” — Lee Trevino

Motivational Lee Trevino Life Quotes to Inspire You

  • “When it comes to the game of life, I figure I’ve played the whole course.” — Lee Trevino
    Lee Trevino quotes
    Lee Trevino quotes
  • “I never think of yesterday. Can’t do anything about it.” — Lee Trevino
  • “Living in Dallas, I root for the Mavericks and the Stars and the Cowboys, but I’ve always pulled for the Chicago Cubs. I enjoy watching them play.” — Lee Trevino
  • “If your concentration is getting bad, take up bass fishing. It will really improve your ability to focus. If you aren’t ready when that fish hits, you can’t set the hook.” — Lee Trevino
  • You can’t teach passion. You can teach everything else. Lee Trevino
    Lee Trevino life quote
    Lee Trevino life quote
  • “When you really deep down look at it, we go to bed every night, get up every morning, stay here for 70 or 80 years, and then we die.” — Lee Trevino
  • When you’re poor, you know nothing about the future, you know nothing about the world, nothing that goes on outside 300 yards around you. Lee Trevino
  • My divorce came to me as a complete surprise. That’s what happens when you haven’t been home in eighteen years. Lee Trevino

Lee Trevino Quote about Pressure

  • “You don’t know what pressure is until you play for five bucks with only two bucks in your pocket.” — Lee Trevino
    Lee Trevino pressure quote
    Lee Trevino pressure quote
  • “Pressure is when you play for five dollars a hole with only two in your pocket.” — Lee Trevino
  • “How can they beat me? I’ve been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.”
  • “Pressure is playing for ten dollars when you don’t have a dime in your pocket.” — Lee Trevino
  • “In the game of life it’s a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season.” — Lee Trevino
    Lee Trevino quote about pressure
    Lee Trevino quote about pressure

Lee Trevino Funny Quotes

  • “All my life I had a rapport with black caddies.” — Lee Trevino
  • “If it wasn’t for golf, I don’t know what I’d be doing. If my IQ had been two points lower, I’d have been a plant somewhere.” — Lee Trevino
  • “I got no pride on the hole. It’s a par-5 and I play it that way. A four is a birdie.” — Lee Trevino
  • “My wife doesn’t care what I do when I’m away, as long as I don’t have a good time.” — Lee Trevino
  • “I believe in reincarnation. In my last life, I was a peasant. Next time around, I’d like to be an eagle. Who hasn’t dreamed they could fly? They’re a protected species, too.” — Lee Trevino
  • “Only bad golfers are lucky. They’re the ones bouncing balls off trees, curbs, turtles, and cars. Good golfers have bad luck. When you hit the ball straight, a funny bounce is bound to be unlucky.” — Lee Trevino
  • “Golf is a game invented by the same people who think music comes out of a bagpipe.” — Lee Trevino

Lee Trevino Quotes about Jack Nicklaus

  • “If Jack Nicklaus had to play my tee shots, he couldn’t break 80. He’d be a pharmacist with a string of drugstores in Ohio.” ~ Lee Trevino
  • “Somewhere along the line, I’ll be recognized as one of the top players in the Nicklaus era. That’s all I want to be remembered for.” — Lee Trevino
  • Jack Nicklaus liked to curve the ball by opening or closing the clubface at the address. I never felt I was good enough to do it his way. I didn’t like changing my swing path, either, which some guys do. There’s only one really reliable way to curve the ball: Change your hand position at address. Lee Trevino
Featured Image by Keith Allison, CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons and Edited by me

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