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u/Noplacelike127001 · 6 pointsr/golf

Golf Is Not A Game Of Perfect by Dr. Bob Rotella.

It has nothing to do about hitting, stance, or putting, but the mental aspect of the game. I read it when I was 13 and blew my mind.

14 bones on amazon link to it as well.

u/MattDotZeb · 4 pointsr/smashbros

It's very difficult to get around it.

You have to stay very focused on a goal. For me, since ROM7, it's been to finish every match I play. Has that happened? No, but I understand the situations it has not and I'm very pleased with how things have been going.

It also helps if you read autobiographies or books on sports psychology (or psychology in general) to get ideas & techniques on how to better your mentality.

Here are some that have helped me immensely.

  • Golf Is Not A Game Of Perfect

    • Currently reading this. It's obviously about golf, but it's about the mental game of golf. It's applicable to Smash, or basketball, or most competitive subjects. One of my favorite take-aways thus far is to look at an error such as an SD or a missed tech and think of it like "Well, there was a percentage chance that this would happen. Odds are it wont happen again. Just gotta trust my tech skill and stay sharp."

  • Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength
    • This goes into exactly what the title states. It gives a history of research into willpower, or ego, and describes how people can behave different based off their current situation. Sleep deprivation, poor diet, getting a burst of motivation and deciding to change everything (think January 1st) can all be detrimental to your mental state. It also discusses methods of improving your willpower which can be related to habitual actions.

  • The Power of Habit
    • This is a book that goes into habitual responses and how one can better understand them/change them. Useful information across all parts of life.

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow
    • This is one I've revisited multiple times. It's quite a long read, but there's much to learn. Specifically it goes into two systems of thought. Your system 1 is your implicit (unconscious) system. It's what tells you the answer to 2+2 as you read it even though I didn't ask you to solve it. System 2 is the system that takes over when I tell you to give me the answer to 72 x 103. (Mathematical examples are great for conveying the ideas of these systems) It later goes into more economic psychology and decision making.

      PS. I'm not telling you where, but if you don't want to create a book collection PDFs of each of these may or may not be online.
u/SO_DAMN_AERO · 3 pointsr/golf

Yes, it would be a good idea to bring your own clubs. This way, the instructor can see how your clubs fit and if you need to adjust shaft length and such.

When I took swing lessons, I took them once or twice a week for a couple months. But they were really only 15-30min at a time.

If you want to really get series, plan on taking more than one lesson. Normally, the instructor will watch you hit a few balls and then make one small correction that you need to practice doing. The next lesson, he will do the same thing but change another aspect. And so the cycle repeats. You WILL need to practice ON YOUR OWN though, its what helps the most.

One final thing: expect to struggle. Revamping your swing takes time and the changes can feel unnatural at times. Just keep sticking with it and practicing how you are taught. Eventually things will click and you will be playing better. I went through this my senior year of HS golf and at the end, I was playing the best golf I ever had.

One last thing. Golf Is Not A Game Of Perfect by Dr. Bob Rotella is a great bit of info for the mental aspect of the game that you may want to check out.

Good luck

u/t3s · 3 pointsr/golf

Read "Golf is not a Game of Perfect" ( One of my favorite books about the mental side of the game. Rotella has worked with a lot of pros (Tom Kite, Davis Love III, etc.) and his book is great.

u/dgolfer · 3 pointsr/discgolf

I listened to an abridged version of "Golf is not a game of perfect" by Dr. Rotella. It really helped my game.

u/jorcam · 2 pointsr/golf

Bought this for my 15 year old daughter. This book by far helped her the most with the "mental" game.

From the book:

" 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"

"It is more important to be decisive than to be correct when preparing to play any golf shot or putt.

u/csasker · 2 pointsr/BitcoinMarkets

Hm, in the last months a lot of early posts in crypto threads immediately get's -2 or -3 downvotes. here, ethtrader, cryptomarkets and so on. Now I have 7 upvotes at least.

Yes, bank roll management too is important. you can still be part of the moves but size down 50% each trade to manage risk

Another interesting thing is I learned about golf psychology which is apparently quite similar, like this book I will order soon

u/thabeard · 2 pointsr/golf

This book might help - "Golf Is Not A Game Of Perfect" by Dr. Bob Rotella -

u/bobaroo120 · 2 pointsr/golf
u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/golf

The best book on the mental game in my opinion is Golf Is Not A Game of Perfect by Bob Rotella.

Edit: Amazon link

u/isomr · 1 pointr/billiards

Please read the book Golf is not a Game of Perfect by Bob Rotella. It has been recommended here many times before, and I found it very helpful.

Dr. Rotella helps pro golfers overcome the issues you're facing.

u/rnmarks · 1 pointr/golf

Golf is not a game of perfect. Regardless of your skill or your technique, this book will help you have a better approach to the game. I think books that teach specific swing/shot styles can be bad since one size does not fit all.

u/elephino1 · 1 pointr/golf

Someone gave me this book, and it was such a useful resource for sports psychology that I want to share it with you.