Golf Is a Game of Confidence

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Director of sports psychology at the University of Virginia, Rotella (Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect) writing with freelancer Cullen, offers advice not unlike that preached by Harvey Penick, which is to visualize each shot before it is made. But he has other words of wisdom as well: have an overall game plan; practice enough so that in tourney play it is almost automatic; learn when to be patient and when to be aggressive; and, above all, have fun. Rotella illustrates his lessons with chapters based on 18 golfers he has worked or talked with, some famous like Byron Nelson, Pat Bradley, Davis Love III and Tom Kite, but others less well known, like a New Jersey accountant who finally broke 80, a Virginian who won that state's Senior Amateur tournament and his own father, whom he introduced to the game at age 63. He also has observations on controlling anger, bouncing back from defeat, coping with near-disabling illness and learning confidence. Links addicts at any level can learn from Rotella's recommendations. (May)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780684830407
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: 5/20/1996
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 166,458
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Introduction 9
No. 1 How Brad Faxon Stayed in the Present 13
No. 2 How Fred Arenstein Broke 80 37
No. 3 How Jay Delsing Kept Trusting 43
No. 4 How Davis Love III Got Back to the Masters 56
No. 5 How Val Skinner Won the Sprint 76
No. 6 How Paul Runyan Beat Sam Snead 8 and 7 84
No. 7 How Patsy Price Broke 90 94
No. 8 How Tim Simpson Battled the Yips 100
No. 9 How Byron Nelson Won Eleven Straight 111
No. 10 How Bill Shean Prepared for the Club Championship at Pine Valley 119
No. 11 How Billy Mayfair Rebuilt His Confidence 138
No. 12 How Dicky Pride Crossed the Fine Line 151
No. 13 How David Frost Learned to Close 164
No. 14 How Guy Rotella Came to Golf 175
No. 15 How Nona Epps Learned to Come Through in the Clutch 184
No. 16 How Pat Bradley Finished Her Victory Lap 194
No. 17 How Claude Williamson Got from Stumpy Lake to the Cascades 204
No. 18 How Tom Kite Honors His Commitment 213
Appendix: More Rotella's Rules 235
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2003

    Won't find a better book on golf

    This is the Ultimate book for golfers. This is a book on the psychology of the game. It will help you lower your score, I guarantee it. I used to shoot in the low to mid 80's, now I shoot low to mid 70's. If it helped a decent golfer shave 6-10 strokes, imagine what it could do for a below average golfer. You won't be dissappointed. BUY THIS BOOK!!

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