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The Unstoppable Golfer: Trusting Your Mind & Your Short Game to Achieve Greatness | [Dr. Bob Rotella]

The Unstoppable Golfer: Trusting Your Mind & Your Short Game to Achieve Greatness

It is no secret that more than two-thirds of the shots a golfer makes are shorts ones: putts, chips, and pitches. Long drives may garner applause, but whether a golfer wants to win the Masters or just five bucks from a friend on Saturday morning, it’s the little shots that make the difference. In The Unstoppable Golfer, Dr. Bob Rotella takes the same wisdom and experience that have worked for clients like Davis Love III and David Toms to help you master this special art of short shots and avoid all the frustration out of this increasingly challenging element of the game.
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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect, and the preeminent golf psychologist to the game’s top players, comes the defining guide to mastering the enormous challenges of chips, pitches, bunker shots, and putts.

It is no secret that more than two-thirds of the shots a golfer makes are shorts ones: putts, chips, and pitches. Long drives may garner applause, but whether a golfer wants to win the Masters or just five bucks from a friend on Saturday morning, it’s the little shots that make the difference.

In The Unstoppable Golfer, Dr. Bob Rotella takes the same wisdom and experience that have worked for clients like Davis Love III and David Toms to help you master this special art of short shots and avoid all the frustration out of this increasingly challenging element of the game. Requiring extraordinary levels of concentration, the short game is typically a source of fear for amateurs and pros alike. Here Dr. Rotella teaches listeners how to overcome that fear by using their minds to achieve a state of calm in which focus is on one thing alone: the hole. In addition, he explains the science of memory and how knowledge of the brain’s workings—especially those areas that deal with physical tasks—can markedly improve a golf game, particularly when it comes to getting out of a bunker or taking the measure of a long putt.

For casual and dedicated golfers alike, a better short game provides one of the ultimate pleasures of the game—a pleasure they will come to know by training their minds with The Unstoppable Golfer.

©2012 Dr. Bob Rotella (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

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    M1Gunner Roseville, CA 03-22-15
    M1Gunner Roseville, CA 03-22-15 Member Since 2015

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    What would have made The Unstoppable Golfer better?

    Using appropriate examples and references.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Any of the Zen Golf books.


    What didn’t you like about Bob Rotella’s performance?

    I am not a fan of his style. In other words, I am not buying what he is selling.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment and anger.


    Any additional comments?

    To be honest, I only made it through less than 1/4 of this book. He started to lose me when he used for examples, quotes by Madonna, George Lopez and Beyoncé. Seriously. If that is who or what he considers quality individuals to demonstrate an example, then he has nothing to offer me. I finally quit when he went on to defend Bob Knight. Perhaps these folks will be positive influences for you, but I had no interest in hearing more.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Hong Chatsworth, GA 05-07-12
    Richard Hong Chatsworth, GA 05-07-12 Listener Since 2007
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    "Good for first time readers"

    If this is your first Bob Rotella book I think you will find it informative, motivational and an enjoyable read. I have read 2 or 3 of his previous books and found this one to have the exact same information only with some updated examples and a new title.

    If you've read one you have read them all, but for a first timer wanting to improve your mental golf game, I would recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carolyn A Greenwich, CT USA 05-23-15
    Carolyn A Greenwich, CT USA 05-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "The book helped my game"

    The day after listening to this book I won a club tournament. I followed the author's advice on putting unconsciously and just kept sinking them. I let myself feel confident and have fun and it worked! I'm amaEd but intend to stick with Rotella's philosophy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bob Toronto, Ontario 04-09-15
    Bob Toronto, Ontario 04-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "well presented and very helpful in all aspects "

    love it. and it was very helpful in all aspects of the game of golf

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Caemike 02-16-15
    Caemike 02-16-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great advice"

    Dr Rotella's advice is right on. Can't wait for golf weather to try it.
    Highly recommend this as well as his other books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff LEONARD, TX, United States 08-22-13
    Jeff LEONARD, TX, United States 08-22-13
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    "Great info. Read by a corpse."
    If you could sum up The Unstoppable Golfer in three words, what would they be?

    Very helpful info


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    No answer. There are no characters


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Extremely monotone


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No. It did not make me laugh or cry.


    Any additional comments?

    None

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Everett CAMARILLO, CA, United States 05-25-13
    Everett CAMARILLO, CA, United States 05-25-13 Member Since 2015
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I think it has helped my game.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Gaining confidence is crucial


    What three words best describe Bob Rotella’s performance?

    It was kind of flat


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Some parts were obviously made up from previous books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Santa Maria , CA, USA 04-14-13
    Thomas Santa Maria , CA, USA 04-14-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Good book for someone trying to improve their game"
    Where does The Unstoppable Golfer rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks about in the middle as I purchased it for instructional purposes to improve my golf game and not so much for entertainment. With that said it was well put together and I thought Bob did a good job with narrating it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    For me it's more like what I found interesting about the book and its contents is that it actually works IF you can do it, which is not so easy. For the longest time I have fought over thinking my game and found it really hard to just relax and let it happen. The first time I tried it, after I listened to the book, I was able to shoot 2 under for the first 5 holes and then my brain kicked in again and I went back to 2 over after nine. Anyway, it is work in progress and thanks Bob for putting into words how to disengage my brain. To bad I didn't know about this 25 years ago when I was in my 30's but now I'm having fun playing around with it.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There is no favorite scene as I liked the whole book for its informational content.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I never listen to a book in one sitting. I don't have that long an attention span.


    Any additional comments?

    Good book for someone trying to improve their golf game.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Librarylover Lehi, UT United States 01-30-13
    Librarylover Lehi, UT United States 01-30-13 Member Since 2012
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    "First listen but will listen many more times"
    If you could sum up The Unstoppable Golfer in three words, what would they be?

    A must read


    What about Bob Rotella’s performance did you like?

    The author and narrator tells his experiences with professional golfers so it would not be the same if someone else narrated the story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I savored it and worked on many of the things he talked about. That is why it is a multi-listen book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tim Broederstroom, South Africa 12-24-12
    Tim Broederstroom, South Africa 12-24-12 Member Since 2012
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    Would you listen to The Unstoppable Golfer again? Why?

    Would listen again especially when competing


    Any additional comments?

    After listening to this book I played in our Saturday medal comp and won

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    DONCASTER, United Kingdom
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    "Great If You Want to Get Better at your Game"
    What did you like most about The Unstoppable Golfer?

    The pace of the book is just about right, It breaks down your game into logical easy to follow steps. Some great analogies of great Pro's and how they approach the game, and how the Doc has helped them to make the breakthrough to becoming a Major Winner.
    If it works for the Pro's, it has to be of help to an amateur player.


    What does Bob Rotella bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    He brings the book to life in my opinion, his voice and the pace of the book is first rate.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Chapters 2 and 13 by far the most moving of all chapters for me


    Any additional comments?

    If you are serious about improving your golf. You have to listen/read this book. I am seeing results already by staying in the moment, and not getting in my own way.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    "Great book"

    I purchased the audio version and it was a great way to absorb great advice

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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