Golf is Not a Game of Perfect (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 17, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 224 pages
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Filled with insightful stories about golf, Dr. Bob Rotella’s delightful book will improve the game of even the most casual weekend player.

Dr. Bob Rotella is one of the hottest performance consultants in America today. Among his many professional clients are Nick Price (last year's Player of the Year), Tom Kite, Davis Love III, Pat Bradley, Brad Faxon, John Daly, and many others. Rotella, or "Doc," as most players refer to him, goes beyond just the usual mental aspects of the game and the reliance on specific techniques. What Rotella does here in this extraordinary book, and with his clients, is to create an attitude and a mindset about all aspects of a golfer's game, from mental preparation to competition. The most wonderful aspect of it all is that it is done in a conversational fashion, in a dynamic blend of anecdote and lesson. And, as some of the world's greatest golfers will attest, the results are spectacular. Golfers will improve their golf game and have more fun playing. Some of Rotella's maxims include:

* On the first tee, a golfer must expect only two things of himself: to have fun, and to focus his mind properly on every shot.
* Golfers must learn to love 'the challenge when they hit a ball into the rough, trees, or sand. The alternatives -- anger, fear, whining, and cheating -- do no good.
* Confidence is crucial to good golf. Confidence is simply the aggregate of the thoughts you have about yourself.
* It is more important to be decisive than to be correct when preparing to play any golf shot or putt.

Filled with delightful and insightful stories about golf and the golfers Rotella works with, Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect will improve the game of even the most casual weekend player.
  

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User Review  - Dan Panke - Goodreads

Often heard Bob Rotella is "do as I say not as I do" person with a temper on the course. Nothing new or revolutionary in this book. Read full review

Review: Golf is Not a Game of Perfect

User Review  - Goodreads

Often heard Bob Rotella is "do as I say not as I do" person with a temper on the course. Nothing new or revolutionary in this book. Read full review

Contents

Foreword by Tom Rite 1
15
On My Interpretation of Dreams 1
19
What Nick Price Learned from William James
30
Train It and Trust It 3 7
37
How Stuart Anderson Created His Own Reality
45
Staying Out of Your Own Way
49
Rediscovering Old Scottish Wisdom
52
What the Third Eye Sees
60
What Mark Twain and Fred Couples Have in Common 1 50
130
Fighting Through Fear 1 33
133
IS What I Learned from Seve Ballesteros
140
16 Conservative Strategy Cocky Swing 14 7
147
17 Game Plan
152
18 Thriving Under Pressure 110
170
19 When the Scoreboard Looks at You 18 4
184
20 Competitors
190

Your Rod and Staff
68
Let the Short Game Flow
82
What I Learned from Bobby Locke
95
Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect 1 1 3
113
Anyone Can Develop Confidence 1 25
125
21 Practicing to Improve
195
22 What I Learned from Paul Runyan 2 11
211
Rotellas Rules 2 1 9
219
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About the author (2007)

Dr. Bob Rotella was the director of sports psychology for twenty years at the University of Virginia, where his reputation grew as the person champions talked to about the mental aspects of their game. His client list includes Hall of Fame golfers like Pat Bradley, Tom Kite, and Nick Price as well as stars of the present, such as Darren Clarke, Keegan Bradley, Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell, Mark Wilson, and Rory Mcllroy. A writer for and consultant to Golf Digest, he lives in Virginia with his wife, Darlene.

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