Golf is Not a Game of Perfect - Bob Rotella

Golf is Not a Game of Perfect

By Bob Rotella

  • Release Date: 2007-09-17
  • Genre: Golf
Score: 4.5
From 413 Ratings


Filled with insightful stories about golf, Dr. Bob Rotella’s delightful book will improve the game of even the most casual weekend player.

Dr. Bob Rotella is one of the hottest performance consultants in America today. Among his many professional clients are Nick Price (last year's Player of the Year), Tom Kite, Davis Love III, Pat Bradley, Brad Faxon, John Daly, and many others. Rotella, or “Doc,” as most players refer to him, goes beyond just the usual mental aspects of the game and the reliance on specific techniques. What Rotella does here in this extraordinary book, and with his clients, is to create an attitude and a mindset about all aspects of a golfer's game, from mental preparation to competition. The most wonderful aspect of it all is that it is done in a conversational fashion, in a dynamic blend of anecdote and lesson. And, as some of the world's greatest golfers will attest, the results are spectacular. Golfers will improve their golf game and have more fun playing. Some of Rotella's maxims include:

-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.


  • Enjoyable book helps a lot

    By Beyondgoode
    I am a football player that play corner back I believe that a golfer and corner both have to have a very similar mindset and approach to the game this book enlightens me on ways to improve my thinking in preparation!
  • Terrific

    By Kingpin ignots
    Bob gives you permission to trust your swing. To never let swing analysis ruin your positive approach on the course. He defines the time and place to work on technique. He removes the constant clutter that fills your brain with negative thoughts about the mechanics of your golf swing. Really it's the analysts, magazines, manufacturers that keep telling you to "buy" in to what they are selling and they can make you better. Bob gets past that and teaches you how to have fun approaching the game in a common sense, focused way............. Oh, and if you do what he says, you'll have a lot more fun and score better.
  • Great book

    By B DALY
    Will definitely read again. Lots of good techniques to instill confidence and think your way around the golf course.
  • Golf is not a game of perfect

    By Bwoody33
    5/5. Insight on golf and life in general is superb. Catching myself thinking about many of the points made in this book, on and off the course. Highly recommend to any golfer.
  • Great approach to improving golf enjoyment

    By aglfraser
    This book provides a litany of useful advice for any golfer.
  • Golf is not a game of perfect

    By DRH1212
    Great book, I plan to read it again.
  • Absolutely Spot On

    By Trixie1217
    Started by reading "The Golfer's Mind" by Dr. Rotella which got me hooked. In this book, "Golf is Not a Game of Perfect", the insights and direction as well as the personal experiences Dr. Rotella shares are perfect for improving not only our golf game but also, our way of approaching life in general. Thanks to the Doc, his team and contributors! It's changing my game and my life!
  • Great

    By wes2611x
    Gave me a new outlook on the game. Already playing better before I was done with the book!