Synopses & Reviews
Confidence, or "playing with your eyes", can be the difference between making par and a bogey, one-putting and three-putting, winning and losing. To help readers revolutionize their own course management and mental game, Rotella relates stories of the game's legendary figures, from Byron Nelson's unsurpassed streak of eleven wins in a row and seventeen wins in a year in 1945 to inspirational rounds in the careers of Brad Faxon, Tom Kite, and Davis Love III. Rotella tells of golfers playing when the pressure is most intense and confidence most required, and depicts in detail their most personal thoughts and challenges. In essence, Rotella allows the reader not only to get inside the ropes but also to get inside the heads of the game's greatest players in their most important moments. In this highly instructional and motivational book, Rotella shows all golfers how they can use the same mental processes to achieve their own dreams, taking every bit as much joy from their triumphs as Tom Kite did in his U.S. Open win at Pebble Beach. Filled with lore about the great players, great courses, and great tournaments, Golf Is a Game of Confidence inspires golfers to reach new heights in their games and their lives.
The sports psychologist who has transformed the games of golfers from weekend duffers to the tour's top pros continues his masterful illumination of the inner game of golf.
In his newest book, Dr. Bob Rotella not only provides more stunning perceptions that will help readers revolutionize their mental approach to golf, but he often inspirational stories of players who have taken their games from the 10-20 handicap range to scratch and tournament success.
From the hottest performance enhancement coach in the game today -- whose students comprise a Who's Who of the world's greatest golfers, including Nick Price, Davis Love III, Tom Kite, Pat Bradley, Val Skinner, Brad Faxon, and many others -- The Golf of Your Dreams gives readers the tools they need to find a coach or mentor to develop them as all-around players, to honor their commitment to becoming a skilled player, and to playing the golf of their dreams.
Offers new ideas on the mental game of golf, explaining how confidence and attitude can help a golfer perfect his or her game and win competitions.
From the author of the bestselling GOLF IS NOT A GAME OF PERFECT comes a masterly illumination of golf's mental game. When that book was published, Dr Bob Rotella made accessible for the first time what he had learned from working with the best golfers in the world. Dr Rotella follows up the success of GOLF IS NOT A GAME OF PERFECT with a book filled with anecdotes and motivational instruction focusing on the most important skill a golfer can have: the ability to think confidently.
Filled with inspirational stories about the great players, great courses and great tournaments, GOLF IS A GAME OF CONFIDENCE encourages golfers, no matter what their level, to reach new heights in their games and their lives.
About the Author
Dr. Bob Rotella was the director of sports psychology for twenty years at the University of Virginia, where his reputation grew as the person champions talked to about the mental aspects of their game. His client list includes Hall of Fame golfers like Pat Bradley, Tom Kite, and Nick Price as well as stars of the present, such as Darren Clarke, Keegan Bradley, Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell, Mark Wilson, and Rory Mcllroy. A writer for and consultant to Golf Digest, he lives in Virginia with his wife, Darlene.