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Putting Out of Your Mind. Bob Rotella with Bob Cullen
by Bob Rotella
'You drive for show, you putt for dough'. This old saying is familiar to all golfers and Bob Rotella, one of the foremost authorities on golf today, is a firm believer in its truth. In PUTTING OUT OF YOUR MIND he reveals the unique mental approach that great putting requires and helps golfers of all levels master this essential skill. Much like GOLF IS NOT A GAME OF PERFEC ...more
Published April 1st 2005 by Pocket Books
(first published June 1996)
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Jun 09, 2013 Lisa rated it liked it · review of another edition
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
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
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
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“Putt to make it.”
“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.”More quotes…