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The Unstoppable Golfer

Trusting Your Mind & Your Short Game to Achieve Greatness
Narrated by: Bob Rotella
Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
Categories: Sport, Golf
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From the best-selling author of Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect, and the preeminent golf psychologist to the game’s top players, comes the defining guide to mastering the enormous challenges of chips, pitches, bunker shots, and putts.

It is no secret that more than two-thirds of the shots a golfer makes are shorts ones: putts, chips, and pitches. Long drives may garner applause, but whether a golfer wants to win the Masters or just five bucks from a friend on Saturday morning, it’s the little shots that make the difference.

In The Unstoppable Golfer, Dr. Bob Rotella takes the same wisdom and experience that have worked for clients like Davis Love III and David Toms to help you master this special art of short shots and avoid all the frustration out of this increasingly challenging element of the game. Requiring extraordinary levels of concentration, the short game is typically a source of fear for amateurs and pros alike. Here Dr. Rotella teaches listeners how to overcome that fear by using their minds to achieve a state of calm in which focus is on one thing alone: the hole. In addition, he explains the science of memory and how knowledge of the brain’s workings—especially those areas that deal with physical tasks—can markedly improve a golf game, particularly when it comes to getting out of a bunker or taking the measure of a long putt.

For casual and dedicated golfers alike, a better short game provides one of the ultimate pleasures of the game—a pleasure they will come to know by training their minds with The Unstoppable Golfer.

©2012 Dr. Bob Rotella (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

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Wow. Just wow.

If you have ever got in the way of yourself. Or doubted your ability to keep going this is the book for you. I wish I could buy you a beer Bob. I would love that.

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  • MC
  • 09-08-2019

Really enjoyed this book.

Different to many golf books as it focuses on mental strategies, which can also be applied in other areas of life.

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Excellent book, thoroughly recommend a listen.

Very informative, this is one of the toughest parts in golf but Dr Bob really helps you understand what is needed to improve your mental side of the golf game.

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Tackling the psychological side of golf

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Makes you realize there is so much more to golf than stepping up and hitting the ball, you got to get your mind right to get better. Great advice for any sport.

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Masterful insights into the short game.

Bob's insights and stories are not just instructive they motivate you to go out and work on your short game.

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great read.

great book to help clear the mind and enjoy golf. see it and do it.

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  • Richard Hong
  • 07-05-2012

Good for first time readers

If this is your first Bob Rotella book I think you will find it informative, motivational and an enjoyable read. I have read 2 or 3 of his previous books and found this one to have the exact same information only with some updated examples and a new title.

If you've read one you have read them all, but for a first timer wanting to improve your mental golf game, I would recommend it.

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  • M1Gunner
  • 22-03-2015

Not my favorite

What would have made The Unstoppable Golfer better?

Using appropriate examples and references.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Any of the Zen Golf books.

What didn’t you like about Bob Rotella’s performance?

I am not a fan of his style. In other words, I am not buying what he is selling.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment and anger.

Any additional comments?

To be honest, I only made it through less than 1/4 of this book. He started to lose me when he used for examples, quotes by Madonna, George Lopez and Beyoncé. Seriously. If that is who or what he considers quality individuals to demonstrate an example, then he has nothing to offer me. I finally quit when he went on to defend Bob Knight. Perhaps these folks will be positive influences for you, but I had no interest in hearing more.

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  • Education is Key
  • 26-04-2019

Doc is on point

I always enjoy Doctor Bob. I would recommend him to anyone. He is on point and practical

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  • Carlos Menendez
  • 14-02-2019

This is not your average golf book.

While this book can instantly help many golfers. The advice given can be helpful in life.

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  • Raj Patel
  • 15-01-2019

great book!

excellent tips throughout the book! love it!!! solved many false assumptions! cant wait to apply Bob's suggestions...

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-10-2018

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All golfers and I have forwarded to the link to three buddies

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  • Dan R. Collins
  • 04-09-2018

thoughtful and Helpful Instruction

I have put two of Rotella's instructive tips into active practice and have lowered my handicap by 3 shots in 60 days. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Jeff F
  • 05-02-2018

book on mental game to reach your full potential g

great read...easy to understand and makes a ton of sense. now if this works maybe you can watch me win millions on tv... just joking but you've got to develop confidence so the sky is the limit if you have the skills.
this seems it will definitely give anyone a good chance to improve their scores substantially.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-01-2018

Decent but not his best

This was not as good as Golf is Not a Game of Perfect but it was decent. I feel like he spent a lot of time telling us about things that would come later and then a very short time actually explaining those things. This book felt more like stories of people he had helped than it did actual instruction on how to become “the unstoppable golfer.” In the end it’s the same advice as his other books which is to get out of your own way and go unconscious. It’s simple but man does it work!

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  • Breezer
  • 04-08-2017

excellent read.

easy listening and great for any golfer looking to improve their game. 2 thumbs up awwwww yeah

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  • Sam
  • 12-10-2018

A great book

Its not going to help you if you don't know how to swing a club, but assuming you already have a reasonably good game, its got some really good tips that have genuinely helped.

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  • Ayo M
  • 30-06-2015

Enjoyable listening

I'm a new golfer and I thoroughly enjoyed how Bob presented this book. The stories were quite encouraging and made me want to go out and practise.

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  • sean
  • 05-04-2015

Great book

I purchased the audio version and it was a great way to absorb great advice

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  • Howard
  • 18-06-2013

Great If You Want to Get Better at your Game

What did you like most about The Unstoppable Golfer?

The pace of the book is just about right, It breaks down your game into logical easy to follow steps. Some great analogies of great Pro's and how they approach the game, and how the Doc has helped them to make the breakthrough to becoming a Major Winner.
If it works for the Pro's, it has to be of help to an amateur player.

What does Bob Rotella bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He brings the book to life in my opinion, his voice and the pace of the book is first rate.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Chapters 2 and 13 by far the most moving of all chapters for me

Any additional comments?

If you are serious about improving your golf. You have to listen/read this book. I am seeing results already by staying in the moment, and not getting in my own way.

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  • ferg
  • 02-02-2020

good clear guidance on golf

great guidance on how to get out of your own head while golfing. target based golf rather than overloaded swing thoughts

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  • Simon
  • 18-10-2019

Good psychological stuff

I enjoyed this book, he is not telling you anything you don't already knew, just makes it bit clearer and reinforced the important of respecting your inner thoughts of — negative thinking.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-09-2019

Unstoppable Golfer

This book is sheer class and I certainly believe if I put into practice I will be a much better golfer now its time I got out of my own way Many Thanks Dr Bob

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  • Stuart G.
  • 05-07-2019

Thank you Dr Rotella

I have been searching unsuccessfully for years for the answer to my game, I have started the journey of getting out of my own way and have had notable success, I have always loved the game but know I also love my game.

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  • Remi Damiani
  • 17-05-2019

Helped my game a lot

So glad I listened to this book as in the space of a month I've gone from high 90's to mid to low 80s!! Very easy on the ears and some golden nuggets within. I've listened to it twice already!

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  • Mano Aiyer
  • 10-10-2018

Great Listen

Really enjoyed listening to this book and would recommend this to anyone that is really interested in playing the game of golf.