• The Unstoppable Golfer

  • Trusting Your Mind & Your Short Game to Achieve Greatness
  • By: Dr. Bob Rotella
  • Narrated by: Bob Rotella
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (498 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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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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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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Will improve your game

Dr Rotella explains in simple understandable terms the mental aspect of the game and the importance of the short game. It works and lowered my scores.

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Great book

Excellent well written book. Stressing the importance of short game and mindfulness. Worth reading for all

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Narrator was awful

Sometimes, I matter how much you would like to give a co-author the ability to read the book for audible, and evaluation of their performance should override that sentimentality. This is the case here: the contact is lost do the narrators for speaking ability, tempo, and inflection

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Excellent content

I love Rotella’s books, and this may be his best. I’ll be listening more than once!

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fantastic

the book was very entertaining and very good for someone who thinks too much on the golf course change my game by 15 strokes in 2 weeks

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Great read for golf enthusiasts

My second book from Bob Rotella, and I knew what was expected more or less, but still I found some great quotes, lines that can be used in everyday game. I am something of a weekend golfer and Rotella made me fall in love with holf once again with his books. Simple and easy to listen. Great for golf enthusiast like me

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Shaved 6 strokes and counting!

I've been playing golf for 8 years. Around year 4 I got down to a 6 handicap and thats when the trouble started. My expectations for every round, every shot really was not commensurate with the work i was putting in. I fell to a 12 handicap for 3 yrs and then I found this book. Long story short; I shaved 6 strokes off my game and played far less golf than years previous. The fact that I shaved soo many strokes and was averaging less than a round per week was outrageous. I recommend this book to anyone that is READY to actually try and work on their mental approach to the game. I committed to the mental approach being that I have far less time at this stage in my life and I was ready to just enjoy the game again because I hadn't for 2 seasons prior. The best part about the book is that everyone takes something different from the book and elevates their game all the same.

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This is a great book for you head!

I'm in the middle of a slump and need all the help I can get. Bob's voice alone is very calming and he is so sensible in his approach. I am learning to get out of my own way and listen and learn from him. Great book to listen to over and over again just to remind yourself of simple strategies to get back to the way you were or get better than you are. Love it. Going to buy his newer book that's from 2015. That's next....I wish I could hire him for in person sessions but that's probably not going to happen any time soon!!! Enjoy

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-05-15

Great book

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

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-25-20

Essential listening if you want to improve golf

Bob Rotella is the leading world's golf psychologist and this audio book conveys his ideas and real life successes in an easily digestable format.
Really helping me in managing my mind to take my game to the next level. Cheaper and more effective than a new golf club

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  • Sam
  • 10-12-18

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
  • 06-30-15

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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  • Howard
  • 06-18-13

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-18-22

Brilliantly Basic, Superbly Unravelled

After listening I realised I can let go of all those swing thoughts. I knew that before, but Bob Rotella puts it to you in a way that makes you truly believe. I've tried it since, with a modicum of success to date but with a noticeable change in my mindset on the course. Brilliant book. A must listen for all who love this game and want to enjoy it more and more, accepting your limits, having fun and improving your own game.

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  • Kirk
  • 09-18-21

A book that every golfer should listen to

Loved it. The same as all his other books. I think listening more than once will really help. If I ever go off piste, I will come back to this book.

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  • Paul Magee
  • 08-18-21

Inspirational!

A wonderful philosophy to help achieve greatness. Putting into practice is the hard part but here's hoping....

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  • Emmet Mc Anulty
  • 07-08-21

you will be a winner 🏆

really enjoyed this book. been golfing about 18 months and took a good few tips on how I should approach golf, shots and practice. there's not any technical advice other than try to get a good coach but for a book. this is a good thing.

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  • Katrina Ashton
  • 09-03-20

More reinforcement of great advice about golf.

Bob Rotella takes the simple advice of staying in the present to a whole new level.

The story about Darren Clarke alone is worth the cost of this audio book.

Dr. Rotella always seems to have a fresh way of explaining the fundamentals of the psychology of getting the best from your natural ability.

I can't recommend this book highly enough.

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  • Bennyg
  • 08-15-19

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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  • Matt embra
  • 05-24-19

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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  • Mark
  • 05-26-22

Inspiring!

If you want to get out of your own way on the golf course, then listen to this on repeat.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-11-21

For golfers of all levels

Mr Rotella is in your ear giving you the good mail.
The advice of a master as he's done for the world's best

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  • MC
  • 08-09-19

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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  • Justin
  • 12-15-16

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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  • Andrew
  • 09-30-16

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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  • david
  • 06-28-16

great read.

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