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Putting Out of Your Mind. Bob Rotella with Bob Cullen

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'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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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
Joshua D. Neal
Jul 05, 2017 Joshua D. Neal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Still relevant.

True story. His advice is solid and we'll delivered. The recommended actions in this book have helped me along the path to improved putting and mental play.

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
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
Mar 09, 2016 Brennan rated it liked it
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
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".
Wilma Rebstock
Sep 09, 2012 Wilma Rebstock rated it really liked it
I read this years ago and it is very good/helpful.
Travis Casey
Jan 15, 2013 Travis Casey rated it really liked it
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.
May 16, 2015 Francis rated it really liked it
Sound advise for nervous putters and yes I am talking to you.
Oct 28, 2016 Mike rated it it was amazing
The best putting book I have ever read. Rotella teaches how to program your mind to truly believe you will hole every putt.
Oct 15, 2012 Gary rated it really liked it
Fast and easy read. Definitely helped my putting.
Feb 21, 2016 Tk2575 rated it liked it
Good Book, but the five second summary was actually in Happy Gilmore: "Stop confusing me - just let me put the ball in the hole!"
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“Putt to make it.” 0 likes
“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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