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The Unstoppable Golfer: Trusting Your Mind & Your Short Game to Achieve Greatness

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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 as ...more
ebook, 224 pages
Published April 3rd 2012 by Free Press (first published April 1st 2012)
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May 30, 2012 Dave rated it it was amazing
I love the short game in golf. There's no question that striking a full shot is satisfying and momentarily rewarding, but quite frankly there's a certain sameness to it that fails to hold interest very long. The short game, though, is predicated on variety. Chips, pitches, bunker blasts, bump-and-runs, digging a ball out of the collar of rough a dozen feet from the pin--every shot is different, every shot makes you think, and every shot really, really counts. And then there is putting, which is ...more
Jul 08, 2015 Matt rated it really liked it
As someone who can fall into the trap of playing "golf swing" rather than golf, this is a well-written, very actionable book for getting out of your own way, and getting yourself to give "the same, low-level of importance to each shot" and staying in the present (which Rotella calls "going unconscious"). I appreciated the real examples from tour and club players, as well as specific practice guidance.

A I'm a huge fan of Bob Rotella's teaching, and his instruction will help you score. The only re
Daniel Judge
Dec 31, 2013 Daniel Judge rated it really liked it
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As always, Dr. Bob has great advice. It's been almost a month since I read this book and it has changed my game. I don't get made nearly as much as I used to and I have a lot more confidence in my short game.

My two favorite quotes:

1. "If a golfer has confidence in his short game - if he looks forward to opportunities to show it off on the golf [course] - it helps him to calmly accept whatever happens on the course."
2. "No matter where it ends up, I am going to accept it, go get it, and score wit
Dennis Willingham
Jan 18, 2013 Dennis Willingham rated it liked it
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I didn't think it was as good as some of Rotella's other books. While it tried to emphasise the short game, there was nothing about the book that was really all that short-game specific other than the ancedotes told. Like all his books, I feel inspired to go out and play after reading it, but I'm having a hard time putting my finger on any particular thing I'm going to do differently after reading this.
David Chabot
Jun 04, 2016 David Chabot rated it really liked it
Through repetition and explanation, Rotella highlights a few keep components of a successful performer. The book is about golf, but many key lessons can be applied to real life situations. The book didn't change my life, it just rephrase key thoughts to perform in golf. It could be game changing for beginning golfers who want to perform though.
Jun 24, 2013 Scott rated it really liked it
Nothing here that will be groundbreaking for Rotella fans but nonetheless it sets out his principles in probably the most concise form yet. On a par (pardon the pun) with his seminal 'Golf is Not a Game of Perfect' and, in a similar vein to that book, this is one I can see myself returning to it whenever the principlies need reinforced.
Jun 12, 2012 Burt rated it it was amazing
Everyone of his books is outstanding but this is by far the best. If you love golf you have to read this book.
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A really good book on the Mental Game of Golf. Will probably come back to this book from time to time, as there were some really good chapters.
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