25 Books to Read Before You Die
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Q&A | August 19, 2014

Richard Kadrey: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Richard Kadrey



Describe your latest book. The Getaway God is the sixth book in the Sandman Slim series. In it, the very unholy nephilim, James Stark, aka Sandman... Continue »
  1. $17.49 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$9.95
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Sports and Fitness- Golf

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

The Golf of Your Dreams

by

The Golf of Your Dreams Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Fifteen years ago, the average American male golfer's handicap was 16.2. The average female golfer's handicap was 29. Today, the average American male golfer's handicap is 16.2 and the average female golfer's is 29. American golfers have not gotten any better.

World-renowned performance consultant and sports psychologist Dr. Bob Rotella, author of the best-selling books Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect and Golf Is a Game of Confidence, has written The Golf of Your Dreams for the golfer who is determined to get better but hasn't figured out how to go about it. Building on his success with golfers, Dr. Rotella now teaches and details a plan for lowering your handicap, ensuring your improvement if you follow his plan. His program for success in playing the golf of your dreams is based on strategies found to be successful with tour players such as Tom Kite, Brad Faxon, Pat Bradley, and Davis Love III, and is similar to approaches used by Rotella's other clients who are top athletes in a variety of different sports.

Whereas Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect and Golf Is a Game of Confidence covered the mental aspects of the game, The Golf of Your Dreams offers a programmatic guide for getting down to scratch or single digits. It is an approach that Dr. Rotella and his clients have tested for over twenty years, one that has been proven to work consistently with all levels of golfers.

Dr. Rotella knows that if you want to play your best golf ever, you must admit to yourself that you want to be good and that you have the necessary talent to play well. But that's not all. You must commit yourself to a process that will improve your game. In The Golf of Your Dreams Dr. Rotella provides tips on how to:

* Choose the fight teaching professional

* Communicate your dreams and goals to your teacher

* Get your teacher to teach you as a student serious about improving

* Make a plan for improvement with your teacher and stay committed

* Sustain and honor your commitment

* Break old habits and develop new ones

* Practice efficiently and effectively so you can take your learning from the practice area to the golf course

Dr. Rotella also discusses a piece of very good news for any golfer: Great physical ability is not required in order to play exceptional golf. Rotella demonstrates how characteristics such as desire, patience, and persistence, more than physical talent, enable golfers to improve their performance dramatically. When these characteristics are combined with a proven plan for success, modest talent is more than enough.

Dr. Rotella will reveal why, despite the billions of dollars they have spent on new golf clubs, balls, and lessons, average American golfers' skills are stagnant and their performance is lackluster year after year. Dr. Rotella knows, above all, that simply reading a book or watching a video will not make anyone a better golfer. But reading The Golf of Your Dreams will make you keenly aware of what you have to do in order to play the kind of golf you've always sensed you were capable of playing.

About the Author

  Dr. Bob Rotella was the Director of Sports Psychology for twenty years at the University of Virginia and is now a consultant to many of the world's leading golfers as well as to some of the top golf organizations in the world, including the PGA of America, the PGA Tour, the LPGA Tour, and the Senior PGA Tour. A writer for and consultant to Golf Digest, he lives in Virginia with his wife, Darlene.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

1. The Golf of your Dreams, and Why Few Attain It

2. Picking a Pro

3. Getting Committed

4. The Hard Part

5. The Improvement Cycle

6. A Playing Lesson from Bob Toski

7. One Stroke at a Time

8. The Psychology of a Swing Change

9. Bonefishing and Other Distractions

10. The Psychology of Practice

11. When You Need Another Teacher

12. Parents And Children

13. The Money Factor

14. The Discipline You'll Need

15. A Philosophy of Golf And Life

Appendix A: Rotella's Rules

Appendix B: Your Improvement Program

Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684842851
With:
Cullen, Bob
With:
Cullen, Bob
With:
Cullen, Bob
Author:
Rotella, Robert J.
Author:
Rotella, Dr Bob
Author:
Rotella, Bob Dr
Author:
Cullen, Bob
Author:
Rotella, Bob
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Study and teaching
Subject:
Golf
Subject:
Golf - Instruction
Subject:
Golf -- Study and teaching.
Subject:
Golf - General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
1013
Publication Date:
November 1997
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.5 in 11.34 oz

Other books you might like

  1. Golf Swing Secrets and Lies: Six... Used Hardcover $19.95
  2. Golf Is a Game of Confidence Used Hardcover $8.95
  3. On Learning Golf Used Hardcover $9.50
  4. Putting Out of Your Mind Used Hardcover $10.95
  5. Life is Not a Game of Perfect:... Used Hardcover $11.95
  6. The Golf Swing Used Hardcover $6.95

Related Subjects

Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Golf » General

The Golf of Your Dreams Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$9.95 In Stock
Product details 208 pages Simon & Schuster - English 9780684842851 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.