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Newsletter July 2015



“If you stay positive, you have a shot at a silver lining.”  

These words are spoken by actor Bradley Cooper in the Oscar nominated movie “Silver Linings Playbook.” 

Every cloud has a silver lining


Difficult times are like dark clouds that pass overhead and block the sun. When you look at the edges of every cloud you can see the sun shining there like a silver lining. This saying reminds us that every difficult situation has a bright side. This is as true in the game of golf as well as in life. Remembering the proverb gives us hope when we encounter an undesirable situation.


Proverbs are powerful affirmations


A proverb is a simple saying popularized by repetition that expresses a truth based on common sense or practical experience. Proverbs are known as “short expressions of popular wisdom”, not to be confused with sarcastic sayings from personal experience. Proverbs inspire and teach us important aspects of life. The more they are repeated, the more automatic the belief becomes. The good thing about proverbs is that they are short and easily memorized.


Following are some proverbs that can help maintain a positive attitude in your golf game. See if these time-tested sayings of wisdom and truths apply to your golf game. 


  • Haste makes waste. – Benjamin Franklin
  • All good things come to he who waits. – English proverb
  • Where there is a will there is a way. - old English proverb
  • Today is the first day of the rest of your life. – American proverb
  • No one knows what he can do until he tries. - Publilius Syrus
  • This too shall pass. -  The Bible
  • When fate hands you a lemon, make lemonade. -  Dale Carnegie
  • To err is human, to forgive divine. – Alexander Pope
  • Well begun is half done. - Aristotle
  • What's done is done. - William Shakespeare
  • Experience is the best teacher. – Latin saying
  • Success is a journey, not a destination. - Ben Sweetland
  • Hope springs eternal. - Alexander Pope
  • He who has overcome his fears will truly be free. - Aristotle
  • Things do not change; we change. - Henry David Thoreau
  • Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale
  • Self-trust is the first secret of success. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The starting point of all achievement is desire. - Napoleon Hill
  • We first make our habits, then our habits make us.- John Dryden
  • Failure to prepare is preparing to fail. - John Wooden 

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