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Publisher's Summary

"You drive for show, you putt for dough."

This old adage is especially resonant with Dr. Bob Rotella, the best-selling author of Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect, and one of the foremost golf authorities today. In Putting Out of Your Mind, Rotella offers entertaining putting. 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 Perfect and Golf Is a Game of Confidence, Putting Out of Your Mind is an informative and valuable guide to achieving a better golf game. While most spend their time trying to perfect their swing so they can drive the ball farther, Rotella encourages golfers to concentrate on their putting: the most crucial yet often overlooked aspect of the game. Great players are not only aware of the importance of putting, they go out of their way to master it, and mastery can only begin with understanding the attitude needed to be a better putter. Rotella's mental rules have helped some of the greatest golfers in the world to become champion putters. Now they're available to golfers everywhere.

From true-life stories of such greats as Davis Love III, David Duvall, and Brad Faxon, to dozens of game-changing practice drills, Putting Out of Your Mind is the new bible of putting for amateurs and pros alike.

©2001 Dr. Bob Rotella. All rights reserved; (P)2001 Simon and Schuster Audio. All rights reserved

Critic Reviews

"Former University of Virginia sports-psychologist-turned-consultant Rotella applies his popular, well-respected methodology to the stroke that wins tournaments." (Publishers Weekly)

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Nothing to take away from

This book didn't really have any substance to it. I feel that it cost way to much for such little information it presented. long story short is don't get frustrated with putting and you will putt better.

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It's ok but...

The real meat and bones of it could probably be compiled into a couple of paragraphs. The rest is mainly stories from a few pros he's worked with or something like that.

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Pretty good but...

Good book, gave some nice insight into the thoughts and habits of effective putters but it was a bit light on the content. I expected less anecdote and more psychology. Really not bad though.

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Aced It

Just like "Golf is Not a Game of Perfect" "Putting Out of Your Mind" is perfect to the beginner, scratch, or pro golfer. Five perfect stars.

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Worth your time

It was very helpful and I loved the book!
A great read for anyone who wants to enjoy and improve their golf game. Y

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  • L. Kaylor
  • Westford, MA United States
  • 10-08-07

Get confident in your swing

If frequently find yourself lacking confidence as you stand over your tee shot, this book can help you. As another reviewer said, this book is one to listen to as you are driving to your next round. It helps you condition your mind before you play.

I was on the way to the course and listening for the 3rd time when something clicked. It was the these two things: 1) Pick a distant target for your mind to focus on and 2) The mantra: "Look at the target, look at the ball, swing." When you understand these two concepts, which go hand in hand, you will put aside fear and start hitting the ball straight more consistently.

For two of my last three (9 hole) rounds, I was awestruck watching my shots going right on target, just like magic. On one tough course, I had my longest string of pars and bogeys ever. I now step up to the ball feeling good about every shot. Bad shots still happen, but they don't bother me.

There is a lot more to the book; and Bob does a great job of getting his concepts across.

Thanks Bob. I have no doubt that my first sub-100 (18-hole) round is coming up soon.

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  • Spender
  • 05-29-15

Clear and to the point

Would you consider the audio edition of Putting Out of Your Mind to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the book. The audio version is very good straight to the point. A few memorable story's and well read

If you’ve listened to books by Dr. Bob Rotella before, how does this one compare?

Lot listened to his other books but after this one I will

What about Dr. Bob Rotella’s performance did you like?

Natural speaker with good tone. He doesn't just babble on and he keeps you interested

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

Yes

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  • anson bentley
  • 03-31-15

Seriously Brilliant

Bob is a rare breed indeed - a psychologist with bucket loads of practical and applicable common sense. Brilliant!

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  • Jason
  • 04-16-13

Almost perfect...

Bob Rotella is one of the greatest narrators on Audible.



Combine that with an intimate knowledge of the mental game of golf, and this is an awesome audiobook.



It might be a bit short, but it isnt a huge issue, as he has other audiobooks which are equally as good.

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  • Hafþór
  • 12-23-12

Exceeded my expectation

I've always been into Dr. Rotella but never bought one of his books and then audiobooks surely came to life and I haven't regret it for this purchase. When you're into the psychology area of your game then Dr. Rotella has good insight into golfers mind as it help quite a lot when he explain the most simple things. I've listened to it three times now and not only it's amusing but also knowledgable and that's why I have to listen to it more and more often!

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