Putting Out Of Your Mind
By Dr. Bob Rotella with Bob Cullen
‘You drive for show, you putt for dough’. This old saying is familiar to all golfers and Bob Rotella, one of the foremost authorities on golf today, is a firm believer in its truth. In PUTTING OUT OF YOUR MIND 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 a resonant and informative guide to achieving a better golf game. While most golfers spend their time trying to perfect their swing so they can hit the ball farther, Rotella encourages them to concentrate on their putting, the most crucial yet 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 of course mastery begins with an understanding of the attitude needed to be a better putter. Rotella’s mental rules, which have helped some of the greatest golfers in the world to become champion putters can now work for golfers everywhere. game-changing practice drills, PUTTING OUT OF YOUR MIND is the new bible of putting, and is sure to bring about immediate results for anyone who plays the game.
Summary from Goodreads.
Golf is a game that is made up of multiple aspects that all have an impact on how you play. Unfortunately, putting take up around 40% of your shots, so if you want to see improvements fast, then this is the easiest place to start out.
While Putting Out Of Your Mind is focused on the putting aspect of the game, I have found that the concepts talked about in here are very relatable to other parts of your game. The idea that there is no one correct way to putt is also true to every other aspect of golf. Also Dr. Rotella touches on the concept of ‘to gain control, give up control’. I can think of so many examples from my own game in the past of when I have excepted shots that I would never have dreamt off by trusting my own golfing ability and not trying to do the perfect shot.
While I could very easily list out all of the concepts that he discuss in here, just having the concepts is only a small aspect of what this book is about. Each concept that he discusses has talking points about how other players, some world class, have implemented these very ideas and how they impacted them. Not only that, at no point in reading this did I feel like it was a lecture or just a list of words that I was reading. I felt like I was having a deep conversation with a very old friend.
A great book if you want to improve not just you’re putting but your golf game.
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