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Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect

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Dr. Bob Rotella is one of the hottest performance consultants in America today. Among his many professional clients are Nick Price, Tom Kite , Pat Bradley, John Daly, and many others. In Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect, 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. Rotella creates an attitude and a mindset about all aspects of a golfer's game, from mental preparation to competition and with a conversational fashion in a dynamic blend of anecdote and lesson. Rotella helps golfers improve their golf game and have more fun playing.

©1996 Robert Rotella, All Rights Reserved (P)1996 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved, AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

Narrator: Dr. Bob Rotella
Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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Your 15th Club

4 ratings

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Any golfer will understand this: You go out to the driving range, you warm up with your irons, everything is going right. You pull out your utility clubs, you are hitting great. Your driver - boom. The ball flies far and lands just where you want it. You head for the practice green....You drain every putt from 30 feet in. Time to play with your friends. Eighteen delicious holes, and you are going to show them how good you are. Your mind starts racing a bit. Am I too confident? Am I too relaxed? Thoughts start creeping in, but you still believe. You line up over the first tee ready to drill it. Everything is going to be great..... Whack! You can't believe it - you spray the ball 30 yards to the right, short and in deep rough. You try to punch out to the fairway...only it goes to the other rough. And so on. You end up quadruple bogey. Your day is shot. It happens to every golfer. The mind becomes their worst enemy. It's not physical; it's all in the head. How can listeners get their brains back to practice range? Why did it change? The preeminent golf psychologist Bob Rotella, whose counsel and knowledge is sought by hundreds of thousands, including the world's top players, has spent years trying to discover a way to get golfers to stay in the mindset that they can thrive in. In Your 15th Club, Rotella has done just that: come up with a plan to help golfers play at their optimal best. It is something that every golfer will want to learn.

©2008 Robert J. Rotella (P)2008 Simon and Schuster, Inc.

Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Golf Is a Game of Confidence

4 ratings

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Dr. Bob Rotella, whose clients include Nick Price, Davis Love III, Tom Kite, and Pat Bradley, is firmly established as the premier performance enhancement specialist in the golf world. In Golf Is a Game of Confidence, "Doc" Rotella focuses on the most important skill a golfer can have: the ability to think confidently. Confidence, or "playing with your eyes," can be the difference between making par and a bogey, one-putting and three-putting, winning and losing. To help listeners revolutionize their own course management and mental game, Rotella relates stories of the game's legendary figures, and allows the listener not only to get inside the ropes but also to get inside the heads of the game's greatest players in their most important moments.

©1996 Robert Rotella, All Rights Reserved (P)1996 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved, AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

Narrator: Dr. Bob Rotella
Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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The Golfer's Mind

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For the last decade, golfers of all abilities have been drawn to the teachings of Bob "Doc" Rotella. His audiobooks Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect, Golf Is a Game of Confidence, The Golf of Your Dreams, and Putting Out of Your Mind have all become classics for golfers everywhere. Weekend golfers and pros like Brad Faxon, Darren Clarke, Padraig Harrington, Tom Kite, and Davis Love III all listen to the man they call Doc because his teachings are simple and direct, and in the end, what Doc says makes them play better golf. The Golfer's Mind was actually first suggested by Davis Love, Jr., Davis Love III's dad, who encouraged Doc to create an instruction audiobook on golf's mental challenges, organized by topic. Doc heard what Love said, and 20 years later, The Golfer's Mind is that audiobook. From his Ten Commandments to Rotella's Rules to just about any topic a golfer might imagine, this is the ideal way for players to get all of Rotella's teachings.

©2004 Robert Rotella (P)2004 Simon & Schuster Inc. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Narrator: Dr. Bob Rotella
Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Dancing with the Octopus

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Bloomsbury presents Dancing with the Octopus by Debora Harding, read by Debora Harding. For listeners of Educated and The Glass Castle, a harrowing, redemptive and profoundly inspiring memoir of childhood trauma and its long reach into adulthood. One Omaha winter day in November 1978, when Debora Harding was just 14, she was abducted at knifepoint from a church parking lot. She was thrown into a van, assaulted, held for ransom and then left to die as an ice storm descended over the city. Debora survived. She identified her attacker to the police and then returned to her teenage life in a dysfunctional home where she was expected to simply move on. Denial became the family coping strategy offered by her fun-loving, conflicted father and her cruelly resentful mother. It wasn’t until decades later - when beset by the symptoms of PTSD - that Debora undertook a radical project: she met her childhood attacker face-to-face in prison and began to reconsider and re-imagine his complex story. This was a quest for the truth that would threaten the lie at the heart of her family and with it the sacred bond that once saved her. Dexterously shifting between the past and present, Debora Harding untangles the incident of her kidnapping and escape from unexpected angles, offering a vivid, intimate portrait of one family’s disintegration in the 1970s Midwest. Written with dark humor and the pacing of a thriller, Dancing with the Octopus is a literary tour de force and a groundbreaking narrative of reckoning, recovery and the inexhaustible strength it takes to survive.

©2020 Debora Harding (P)2020 Hachette Audio

Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible