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Putting Out of Your Mind

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This old adage is familiar to all golfers but is especially resonant with Dr. Bob Rotella, the bestselling author of Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect and one of the foremost golf authorities today. In Putting Out of Your Mind, Rotella offers entertaining and instructive insight into the key element of a winning game—great putting. He here reveals the unique mental approach th ...more
ebook, 192 pages
Published July 4th 2001 by Free Press (first published June 1996)
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This book is okay. I'm pretty new to the golf self-help literature, but even I can tell that there are no startlingly different ideas here. This audio edition is an abridgement of the text version, and I feel no need to go read the real book to find out what was left out. Rotella reads the text himself, and he is not a dynamic speaker (as most authors are not!). I can sort of see the necessity here, though, since he's saying how "I told semi-famous golfer 1 this," "I made semi-famous golfer 2 do ...more
Robert Strandquist
Published in 2001, I first read Dr. Rotella's "Putting Out of Your Mind" ten years ago because my putting was out of control. I was 3-putting too often due to a range of causes. After reading this brief, 167 page book of advice, my putting improved dramatically. Fast forward to 2013, after a three year hiatus from playing, my putting woes returned. I pulled Rotella's book off the shelf and gave it a second read. This past weekend I had only one 3-putt in 36 holes played. There is no secret to Ro ...more
Aug 03, 2015 Joseph rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book focuses on stepping aside and simplifying one’s approach to putting. In the book are good reminders; nothing breakthrough, but a simple back to basics. The author strips down one’s swing thoughts into the essentials. He also provides good arguments for this, where a natural feel must overcome overthinking, as well as providing methods for how to shut out conflicting actions/emotions. Finally, real life examples are provided with students Hal Sutton, Brad Faxon and others
May 16, 2015 Francis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sound advise for nervous putters and yes I am talking to you.
Jill Hobbs
Nov 03, 2015 Jill Hobbs rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent - really made a difference with my putting.
Mar 12, 2016 Tk2575 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good Book, but the five second summary was actually in Happy Gilmore: "Stop confusing me - just let me put the ball in the hole!"
For all my Goodread friends out there who love golf (and let's be honest - that number is probably zero), this is an excellent book about the mental aspects of putting. This is my second time reading it and I liked it just as much as the first.
Janis Oeschger
Apr 09, 2013 Janis Oeschger rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read and reread this book to get ready for a new golf season. My first few golf games of the season I have shaved several points off my score. I give all the credit to this book. This is a must read with Bob's "Golf is not a game of perfect".
Travis Casey
Jan 15, 2013 Travis Casey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book has vastly improved my putting by teaching me how and what to focus on. A must read for anyone who has a cluttered mind on the putting green.
Wilma Rebstock
Sep 09, 2012 Wilma Rebstock rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this years ago and it is very good/helpful.
Oct 18, 2012 Gary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fast and easy read. Definitely helped my putting.
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“Nothing else in the world interests you except making this particular putt. There is no future and no past. You’re not dwelling on the good shot you hit to get your ball to this spot. You’re not thinking of how you’ll feel if you miss. You’re just rolling this ball into that hole.” 0 likes
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