* On the first tee, a golfer must expect only two things of himself: to have fun, and to focus his mind properly on every shot.
* Golfers must learn to love 'the challenge when they hit a ball into the rough, trees, or sand. The alternatives -- anger, fear, whining, and cheating -- do no good.
* Confidence is crucial to good golf. Confidence is simply the aggregate of the thoughts you have about yourself.
* It is more important to be decisive than to be correct when preparing to play any golf shot or putt.
Filled with delightful and insightful stories about golf and the golfers Rotella works with, Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect will improve the game of even the most casual weekend player.
I've never even touched a golf club, but this book has a lot of great advice applicable to many other areas of life.
Dr Bob mainly uses anecdotes to make his points, personally I found some real valuable tips that have both improved my game, and enabled me to enjoy it more.
- Always focus on a specific, small target, not just 'down the fairway'
- Stay 'In the moment', forget about the last shot and the shot after the current one.
- Don't get angry when you hit a bad shot, it happens. If it didn't then you, not Tiger Woods, would be on course to be a billion dollar athlete.
Quite a short book but well worth it...Continua