So many classic lines come from players who brag up their own shots and abilities. To hear them talk you would think they could whip Climo on their off day. So why are they playing in the Amateur division?
A guy throws a weak, pitiful drive on a long tight hole and says, "I've parked that shot the last 4 times I threw it". C'mon, we all know he couldn't park that shot if he had a hundred tries.
A player throws in some long, crazy putt and says, "I can hit that every time." You can tell by his form he sucks and just happened to get lucky. He has a better chance to hit the lottery than repeat that putt.
Some guys talk themselves up as a motivational tool. If that is what it takes for them to get themselves going I guess that is fine. You just wonder why they say that stuff out loud. The comments and looks they get in return can be pretty funny.
I play fairly often with a guy who talks himself up. He is actually a good player (Pro Master) but no one is as good as he talks. One round of a tournament he couldn't miss. He hit every drive and every putt. He just lit it up and blew away the field (which I guess any good player can do if they get both hot and lucky). I was just amazed what came out of his mouth. The better he played the more and louder he talked. It was like being with the King of the World. But the next round he back to being mortal. He kept talking though.
We have a guy at our course who plays pretty good, but when he makes a shot you are always going to hear about it. I will yell a bit in celebration if I make that crazy shot, but not all of the time. A little humility goes a long way.