Golf is Not a Game of Perfect

Golf is Not a Game of Perfect Author Dr. Bob Rotella
ISBN-10 9781471104589
Release 2012-12-11
Pages 320
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Dr Bob Rotella is one of the hottest golfing performance consultants in the world today. Unlike other performance consultants, Rotella goes beyond the usual mental aspects of the game and the reliance on specific techniques. In this extraordinary book, and with his clients, he creates an attitude and a mindset about all aspects of the golfer's game, from mental preparation to competition. And, as some of the world's greatest golfers will attest, the results are spectacular. Filled with charming 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.



Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect

Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect Author Robert J. Rotella
ISBN-10 0671570633
Release 1996-05-01
Pages 188
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Shares thoughts new ideas on the mental game of golf, explaining how confidence and attitude can help a golfer perfect his or her game and win competitions. Simultaneous.



Life is Not a Game of Perfect

Life is Not a Game of Perfect Author Bob Rotella
ISBN-10 9781439137093
Release 1999-04-02
Pages 224
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Most people think talent is genetically determined. Either you can sing or you can't. You get calculus or it's beyond you. You have what it takes to succeed -- or you don't. The truth about human performance is far more encouraging, says Dr. Bob Rotella in Life Is Not a Game of Perfect. Dr. Rotella, the bestselling author of Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect and Golf Is a Game of Confidence, believes that talent, as conventionally defined and measured, plays a secondary role in determining one's fate. Far more important is real talent, a combination of character, attitude, and devotion, which makes greatness possible. And the good news is that anyone can develop real talent. As always, Dr. Bob Rotella speaks from experience. He has made a career of helping people chase and catch their dreams. His authority as a sports psychologist is well known. Golfers from Tom Kite to David Duval to Pat Bradley have relied on him to help them break through to triumphs on the PGA Tour. But Bob Rotella's practice extends beyond the sports world. He is a consultant on performance enhancement to leading businesses such as Merrill Lynch, General Electric, and PepsiCo. He has worked with successful people in businesses ranging from law to entertainment. From hundreds of clients and countless students, Dr. Bob Rotella has learned what works. In Life Is Not a Game of Perfect, he shares what he has learned and what he teaches his clients. Real talent, he explains, is "brilliance of a different sort." It is the nerve to choose a career doing something you love or the ability to learn to love what you do. It is courage, persistence, and determination. It is the ability to handle failure and honor commitments. Whether you think so or not, real talent is within your grasp. In Life Is Not a Game of Perfect, Dr. Bob Rotella will help you make it a decisive element in your life. He can show you how to identify and cultivate the qualities that lead to success, prosperity, and happiness.



Golf is a Game of Confidence

Golf is a Game of Confidence Author Dr. Bob Rotella
ISBN-10 9781471104619
Release 2012-12-11
Pages 16
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From the author of the bestselling Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect comes a masterly illumination of golf's mental game. When that book was published, Dr Bob Rotella made accessible for the first time what he had learned from working with the best golfers in the world. Dr Rotella follows up the success of Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect with a book filled with anecdotes and motivational instruction focusing on the most important skill a golfer can have: the ability to think confidently. Filled with inspirational stories about the great players, great courses and great tournaments, Golf Is a Game of Confidence encourages golfers, no matter what their level, to reach new heights in their games and their lives.



The Golfer s Mind

The Golfer s Mind Author Dr. Bob Rotella
ISBN-10 9781471104602
Release 2012-12-11
Pages 240
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Golfers everywhere, from professionals like Darren Clarke and Padraig Harrington to the humblest amateur on the driving range, are familiar with the sport's 'Rotella Rules', which reinforce the attitude needed to maximize a player's performance. Now, beloved 'Doc' Rotella, author of GOLF IS NOT A GAME OF PERFECT and PUTTING OUT OF YOUR MIND presents an anytime, anywhere quick reference tool sure to become a vital addition to every golf bag. THE GOLFER'S MIND gives players exactly what they want - a quick reference they can carry with them easily to consult any time they need reinforcement from Rotella's guiding principles. In the perfect format for the busy golfer, THE GOLFER'S MIND is a concise and convenient guide that will appeal to Rotella's millions of followers and is sure to become a golf classic.



Zen Golf

Zen Golf Author Joseph Parent
ISBN-10 9780385507158
Release 2002-06-18
Pages 224
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The best players know that golf is a game of confidence, and most important, concentration–the ability to focus and block out distraction. The goal of achieving clear thought is also at the heart of Buddhist teachings. In his highly original and groundbreaking book, noted PGA coach and Buddhist instructor, Dr. Joseph Parent, draws on this natural connection and teaches golfers how to clear their minds, achieve ultimate focus, and play in the moment for each shot. Zen Golf presents a simple system for building “mental game mastery.” Dr Parent’s unique PAR Approach (focusing on Preparation, Action, and Response to Results) guides golfers with specific techniques for each aspect of their games. In chapters such as “How to Get From the Practice Tee to the First Tee”, “You Produce What You Fear”, and “How to Enjoy a Bad Round of Golf”, the author shares a personal teaching regimen that has helped improve the games of professionals and amateurs alike. By combining classic insights and stories from Zen tradition, Zen Golf helps eliminate the mental distractions that routinely cause poor shots and loss of concentration, allowing golfers to feel in “the zone” that professionals have learned to master. Clear, concise, and enlightening, Zen Golf shows golfers how to prepare for, execute, and equally important, respond the results of any golf shot. A different approach to golf instruction, this book shapes ancient philosophies into new teachings. From the Hardcover edition.



The Inner Game of Golf

The Inner Game of Golf Author W Timothy Gallwey
ISBN-10 9781447288473
Release 2014-12-15
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How to improve your game and discover your true potential by increasing your concentration, willpower and confidence Every golfer, whether amateur or pro, who has ever picked up a club knows what it's like to get the yips - that feeling when you inexplicably lose control of your shot, and become overwhelmed by self-doubt, tension, fear of failure and anxiety. With a new introduction from golf performance pro Peter Hudson, the multi-million bestselling The Inner Game of Golf resolves this mental interference. It is not a book about how to play golf; it is a book about how to learn golf, and its lessons can be applied to any sport. Putting aside the mechanics of golfing technique and laborious debates about strategy, this classic handbook for golfers of all levels tackles the psychological aspects of the game and reveals how you can perform to your true potential for more than brief moments at a time. Using only his Inner Game principles, without taking a single lesson and playing only once a week, Timothy Gallwey knocked 15 strokes off his game in a year. There is no physical reason why you can't hit perfect drives or sink long putts more consistently. By applying the Inner Game approach to your own game, you too can see phenomenal improvements to your scorecard.



The Unstoppable Golfer

The Unstoppable Golfer Author Bob Rotella
ISBN-10 9781451650181
Release 2012-04-03
Pages 224
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Dr. Bob Rotella is the preeminent golf psychologist to the game’s top players—he has coached stars like Keegan Bradley, Padraig Harrington, and Darren Clarke—and he has offered his advice to golfers of all skill levels in his bestselling books, including Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect and Golf Is a Game of Confidence. Now, he tackles the mind’s role in the most difficult aspect of golfing—the short game. It’s no secret that more than two-thirds of the shots a golfer makes are short ones: putts, chips, and pitches. Long drives may garner applause, but whether a golfer wants to win the Masters or just five bucks from a friend on Saturday morning, it’s the little shots that make the difference. Yet many players either fail to recognize or choose to ignore the importance of the short game. In The Unstoppable Golfer, Dr. Rotella applies the same wisdom and experience that have worked for clients like Davis Love III and Graeme McDowell to help every golfer master this special art of short shots and take all the frustration out of this increasingly challenging element of the game. Requiring extraordinary levels of concentration, the short game is typically a source of fear for amateurs and pros alike. In this book, Dr. Rotella teaches readers how to overcome that fear by using their minds to achieve a state of calm in which the focus is on one thing alone: the hole. Rotella shares stories about professionals with whom he has worked who have mastered the psychological aspect of successful putting by adhering to simple—but hard-to-follow—rules and practices that will improve any golfer’s game: stay focused on your targets, visualize your shots, commit to your routine, and accept completely whatever happened to the golf ball. On top of citing his experiences with golfers, Dr. Rotella also probes the science of memory and how knowledge of the brain’s workings—especially those areas that deal with physical tasks—can markedly improve a golf game, particularly when it comes to getting out of a bunker or taking the measure of a long putt. For casual and dedicated golfers alike, a better short game provides one of the ultimate pleasures of golf—a pleasure they will come to know by training their minds to allow them to become unstoppable golfers. SINCE 1984, GOLFERS COACHED BY DR. BOB ROTELLA HAVE WON A TOTAL OF: 74 major professional titles 2 Masters tournaments 12 U.S. Opens 12 British Opens 11 PGA Championships 4 U.S. Women’s Opens 6 LPGA Championships 5 Kraft-Nabisco Championships 5 Tradition Championships 7 Women’s British Opens 2 Senior PGA Championships 5 U.S. Senior Opens 3 Senior Players Championships



Putting Out Of Your Mind

Putting Out Of Your Mind Author Dr. Bob Rotella
ISBN-10 9781847397287
Release 2008-12-26
Pages 224
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'You drive for show, you putt for dough'. This old saying is familiar to all golfers and Bob Rotella, one of the foremost authorities on golf today, is a firm believer in its truth. In Putting out of Your Mind he reveals the unique mental approach that great putting requires and helps golfers of all levels master this essential skill. Much like Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect and Golf Is a Game of Confidence, Putting out of Your Mind is a resonant and informative guide to achieving a better golf game. While most golfers spend their time trying to perfect their swing so they can hit the ball further, Rotella encourages them to concentrate on their putting, the most crucial yet overlooked aspect of the game. Great players are not only aware of the importance of putting, they go out of their way to master it. And of course mastery begins with an understanding of the attitude needed to be a better putter. Rotella's mental rules, which have helped some of the greatest golfers in the world to become champion putters can now work for golfers everywhere. With everything from true-life stories from some of the greats to dozens of game-changing practice drills, Putting out of Your Mind is the new bible of putting, and is sure to bring about immediate results for anyone who plays the game.



How Champions Think

How Champions Think Author Bob Rotella
ISBN-10 9781476788654
Release 2015-05-05
Pages 304
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America’s preeminent sports psychologist delivers a groundbreaking guide to success in all aspects of life—not just sports—from business to relationships to personal challenges of every variety. Acclaimed sports psychologist Bob Rotella has advised everyone from professional golfers to NBA superstars to business executives on how to flourish under pressure and overcome challenges. Now, for the first time, he’s distilled his decades of in-depth research and practical experience into a potential-unlocking guide for everyone. This exciting book is not a collection of Rotella’s theories; it consists of performance principles that have proven themselves in countless competitive situations, in arenas from which only the strongest minds emerge triumphant. It’s a book full of insights that you can learn and use the next morning—in the office, the classroom, or wherever your quest takes you—told not in abstractions, but through case studies and stories drawn from Rotella’s years teaching sports psychology, counseling athletes, and consulting for Fortune 500 companies. It explores how to keep the mind from holding you back, whatever your physical gifts or other talents. It’s about how to make a commitment, how to persevere, how to deal with failure—and how to train your mind to create a self-image that promotes confidence and accomplishment. Any successful life starts with how you see yourself. And with these pearls of wisdom from the nation’s preeminent sports psychologist, you can learn to achieve the success of your dreams.



Fearless Golf

Fearless Golf Author Dr. Gio Valiante
ISBN-10 9781473501102
Release 2013-07-11
Pages 288
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As Jack Nicklaus once observed, fear is the golfer’s greatest enemy. It can turn you from a brilliant shot-maker on the practice range into an incompetent hack on the course. Most golfers understand this, but do not have the tools to overcome it. That’s where pioneering sports psychologist Dr Gio Valiante comes in. Having studied the sources of an athlete’s fear and its physiological and neurological impact on performance, he has developed a groundbreaking programme for conquering it. Emphasising the need to replace a fixation-on-results with a commitment to mastery of one’s body and one's mind, Valiante’s approach will help golfers reach their true potential. Through concrete confidence and mastery drills, he presents specific ways to break free of fear’s grasp and perform at your best – even under the most extreme pressure. Fearless Golf is the ultimate guide to the mental game.



The Golf of Your Dreams

The Golf of Your Dreams Author Robert J. Rotella
ISBN-10 9780684842851
Release 1997-11-07
Pages 204
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A leading sports psychologist and performance enhancement coach discusses the inner mental game of golf and the tools golfers need to transform their games



Harvey Penick s Little Red Book

Harvey Penick s Little Red Book Author Harvey Penick
ISBN-10 9781451676303
Release 2011-11-22
Pages 176
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Harvey Penick's life in golf began when he started caddying at the Austin, (Texas), Country Club at age eight. Eighty-one years later he is still there, still dispensing wisdom to pros and beginners alike. His stature in the golf world is reflected in the remarkable array of champions he's worked with, both men and women, including U.S. Open champion and golf's leading money winner Tom Kite, Masters champion Ben Crenshaw, and LPGA Hall of Famers Mickey Wright, Betsy Rawls, and Kathy Whitworth. It is not for nothing that the Teacher of the Year Award given by the Golf Teachers Association is called the Harvey Penick Award. Now, after sixty years of keeping notes on the things he's seen and learned and on the golfing greats he's taught, Penick is finally letting his Little Red Book (named for the red notebook he's always kept) be seen by the golf world. His simple, direct, practical wisdom pares away all the hypertechnical jargon that's grown up around the golf swing, and lets all golfers, whatever their level, play their best. He avoids negative words; when Tom Kite asked him if he should "choke down" on the club for a particular shot, Harvey told him to "grip down" instead, to keep the word "choke" from entering his mind. He advises golfers to have dinner with people who are good putters; their confidence may rub off, and it's certainly better than listening to bad putters complain. And he shows why, if you've got a bad grip, the last thing you want is a good swing. Throughout, Penick's love of golf and, more importantly, his love of teaching shine through. He gets as much pleasure from watching a beginner get the ball in the air for the first time as he does when one of his students wins the U.S. Open. Harvey Penick's Little Red Book is an instant classic, a book to rank with Ben Hogan's Modern Fundamentals of Golf and Tommy Armour's How to Play Your Best Golf All the Time.



The Unstoppable Golfer

The Unstoppable Golfer Author Robert J. Rotella
ISBN-10 1849837341
Release 2013
Pages 214
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It's no secret that more than two-thirds of the shots a golfer makes are short ones: putts, chips and pitches. Long drives may garner applause, but whether a golfer wants to win the Masters or just five pounds from his mates on Saturday morning, it's the little shots that make the difference. In The Unstoppable Golfer, Rotella, who has worked with stars such as Darren Clarke and Graeme McDowell, will teach readers how to use their minds to master the short game, by achieving a calm state of mind in which the focus is on only one thing - the hole. In addition to preparing players mentally, Rotella will also explain the science of memory, and how knowledge of the brain's workings - in particular how it masters physical tasks - can improve a golf game, particularly the short game. The path to greatness isn't an easy one, and a player needs inspiration, which will come from great stories about the golfers and other sports professionals that Rotella has worked with. Mastering the short game provides one of the ultimate pleasures of golf - and this is a pleasure readers will come to know by training their minds to become unstoppable golfers.



Golf For Enlightenment

Golf For Enlightenment Author Deepak Chopra
ISBN-10 9781407026350
Release 2008-12-26
Pages 208
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Golf for Enlightenment is the fable of Adam Seaver, an ordinary person, with a terrible game. Adam meets a mysterious young teaching pro named Wendy who, in seven crisp, short yet profound lessons, teaches him things that seem baffling at first: - You and the ball are one - Find the now, and you will find the shot - Let the game play you From the moment they begin to put these lessons into practice, what was previously a humiliation turns into a transforming experience, not just for Adam's score but for his whole life. Long a famous writer on spiritual subjects, hailed as the poet-philosopher of mind-body medicine, Deepak Chopra found himself fascinated by the game of golf. He could not escape its parallels to life: 'Golf is like lightning caught in a bottle. It can turn triumph into disaster in a split second.' Faced with the wild ups and downs of his own game, Chopra crystallised a teaching based on mindfulness, the ability to remain calm and focused, relaxed and powerful at the same time. Mindfulness can improve any golf game, from the beginner's to the tour professional's. And it can improve anybody's life, no matter what game they play - or none.



Every Shot Must Have a Purpose

Every Shot Must Have a Purpose Author Pia Nilsson
ISBN-10 1592401570
Release 2005
Pages 198
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The co-founders of the VISION54 coaching team challenge drill-based skill development, explaining how to build a successful golf swing by strategically addressing a player's specific technical, psychological, and physical needs. First serial, Golf Digest and Golf for Women. 30,000 first printing.



Golf in the Kingdom

Golf in the Kingdom Author Michael Murphy
ISBN-10 9781453218815
Release 2011-06-07
Pages 223
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The bestselling classic novel about an American traveler’s spiritual journey into the world of golf When Michael Murphy first meets golf pro Shivas Irons on one of the most beautiful courses in Scotland, he doesn’t know that his life—and his golf game—will change forever. But with the first swing of the Scotsman’s club Murphy realizes he is in for a most extraordinary day. By turns comic, philosophical, mythic, and autobiographical, this tale traces the arc of twenty-four hours—from a round of golf on the Links of Burningbrush to a night fueled by whiskey, wisdom, and wandering. This story delves into the transformative power of golf and reveals a unique and unforgettable approach to the game.