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Golf is Not a Game of Perfect

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2008

    golf psychology

    Partially, what I got from this book was to not get too down on myself when hitting a bad shot. The author does go into a lot of true stories of how helped professional golfers improve at golf. The book's intent is to show you how to be more confident at golf.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2008

    Golf is not a game of Perfect

    I've been playing competative for about 3 years now and I have been trying to figure out a way thats gives me an edge over other players. This book was that edge. No matter what your hadicap or skill level, this book will help you. The mental game is so important in sports that you really need to have a good mind. I never thought in a good or positive attitude both on the golf course and in school, but now I am much better at that now. I strongly recommend this book to anyone that is serious at trying to get better at golf.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2007

    Golf's Mental Side (the most important side)

    Dr. Bob Rotella is a sports psychologist, part of a modern genre of athletic coach much in demand now in the high-stakes world of professional golf. He's worked with top pros like Tom Kite, Nick Price, Seve Ballesteros, and Val Skinner. Rotella's book is geared primarily to the low-handicap player, but some of his advice works for golfers of all skill levels. He distinguishes between 'nervousness' and 'fear,' making the point that being nervous on the golf course can be an asset (the added adrenalin provides extra distance) but being fearful is always bad. 'Don't hit the ball in the water,' a negative swing thought, usually leads to a ball in the water. Why? Because the mind is devious, and will cause golfers to make the very mistakes they most dread making. He's right on the mark in urging players to keep positive swing thoughts uppermost at all times...hard as that is to do. Rotella's book would have been more helpful to weekend golfers if his anecdotes had been more inclusive of their peer group. He tells us what made Tom Kite and Nick Price into champions...but they were already successful pros before seeking his help. He might have cited middle-level amateurs who became scratch players under his guidance. The book is well written and can be read in a day. It's a worthwhile addition to the golfer's library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2000

    A wonderful place to start

    I've only been playing for a few years but must admit that this book helps with the all around mental approach I have for the game. I think many golfers can identify with the anger that comes with poor shots - reading this book helped me keep perspective and handle situations in a much more constructive manner. The result is a lower score - I went from high 90's to high 80's this season and I feel that this book helped.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2000

    Sound advice, sensibly applied

    Rotella has cut to the basics in this easy read which provides a fun, motivating look at the most challenging and fun games around. By helping the reader develop a proper mental approach to the game, Rotella conveys a strong sense of confidence in everyone's ability to improve, simply by thinking differently about the game. One of his key recommendations regarding putting has stuck in my mind and proven most beneficial: Look at the hole, look at the ball, and let it go. An easy read that just may make a difference in your golf game

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