Golf is a Game of Confidence Hardcover – 7 Aug 1996
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From the Back Cover
Confidence, or "playing with your eyes", can be the difference between making par and a bogey, one-putting and three-putting, winning and losing. To help readers revolutionize their own course management and mental game, Rotella relates stories of the game's legendary figures, from Byron Nelson's unsurpassed streak of eleven wins in a row and seventeen wins in a year in 1945 to inspirational rounds in the careers of Brad Faxon, Tom Kite, and Davis Love III. Rotella tells of golfers playing when the pressure is most intense and confidence most required, and depicts in detail their most personal thoughts and challenges. In essence, Rotella allows the reader not only to get inside the ropes but also to get inside the heads of the game's greatest players in their most important moments. In this highly instructional and motivational book, Rotella shows all golfers how they can use the same mental processes to achieve their own dreams, taking every bit as much joy from their triumphs as Tom Kite did in his U.S. Open win at Pebble Beach. Filled with lore about the great players, great courses, and great tournaments, Golf Is a Game of Confidence inspires golfers to reach new heights in their games and their lives.
About 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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Top Customer Reviews
I have finished it for the second time now and as long as you take on board the concepts that the book explains it can only help your game.
> Get a pre-shot routine and stick to it.
> Get a mental pre-shot routine and stick to it.
> Get a gameplan/strategy and use it.
> Stay in the present.
> Focus on the smallest possible target
> Stay positive.
I have taken to writing PMA (positive mental attitude) on my ball just in case I slip out from the present. Worth at least a couple of shots a round to most players in my opinion.
Anyone who plays golf (or any sport) knows that a few good shots gives confidence and not only improves your score but puts a smile on your face too. Dr Bob helps you to achieve this more often.
Confidence breads success but you do not need success to be confident!
Buy it, enjoy it and swing well.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Clearly and well written, I have found it has also helped me with my snooker. Still struggling to avoid thinking about my swing on the course and just enjoying the game but making... Read morePublished 18 months ago by R Dufton
Bought at Xmas time and husband totally raves about this book - says it all makes perfect sense! seems happy on the golf course - so must be something in it! ;-)Published on 2 Mar. 2014 by cherub
Have most of his books now and a very easy read and certainly improves the golf and in particularly the mind set. Speedy delivery many thanksPublished on 18 Mar. 2013 by F A COLLINS
The Bob Rotella books are great for anyone interested in golf. I read all the books over a season or so when I went from a 20 handicap to 12 - the books, in conjunction with a lot... Read morePublished on 19 Mar. 2012 by pitsy79
Good price, good advice, sound principles, common sense. Just a pity that an equivalently qualified English guy has not written a book like this?Published on 17 Oct. 2011 by Don
The book arrived promptly and in the condition described. Exellent value and would have no problem purchasing a similar item in the future.Published on 21 Sept. 2011 by waldo
All golfers know how it feels when the putts drop and the drives soar down the centre; not all golfers know how to gain that feeling more often by using their minds to build their... Read morePublished on 5 Sept. 2011 by RR Waller
From the author of "Golf is not a game of Perfect" Dr Bob is clearly well respected and knows his stuff having worked with Darren Clarke, Nick Price & Tom Kite. Read morePublished on 10 Feb. 2011 by MRuss139