Robert Rotella Profile

Internationally known for his work in the area of applied sports psychology, Dr. Robert Rotella is consistently recognized as the world’s premier Sports Psychologist. He is a mental coach to many of the world’s most successful athletes, entertainers and executives. Dr. Rotella has also expanded his work to encompass the corporate world as a keynote speaker, conducting workshops for companies like Merrill Lynch, General Electric, Ford, Time/Life, Coca-Cola, Chrysler, Newsweek, PepsiCo, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and more.

Bob Rotella has consulted several professional golfers, including: Davis Love III, Brad Faxon, Padraig Harrington, Nick Price, Trevor Immelman, Paul Azinger, Robert Gamez, Billy Mayfair, Hal Sutton, David Toms, Scott Verplank, Jeff Sluman, Fred Funk and Tom Kite. He has worked as a personnel consultant for the NBA, NFL, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, U.S. Olympic Ski and Equestrian Teams, New York Yankees, San Francisco 49ers, New Jersey Nets and Texas Rangers.

As a teacher, Dr. Rotella has been selected as one of the “Top 10 Golf Teachers of the 20th Century,” and he has directed the leading graduate program in the country at the University of Virginia for over 20 years. He has served as the Director of UVA’s Sports Psychology Department and as President of the North American Association for Applied Sports Psychology.

Robert Rotella is the author of the best-selling sports psychology book of all time, Golf is Not a Game of Perfect, as well as Golf is a Game of Confidence, The Golf of Your Dreams, Life is Not a Perfect Game, Putting Out of Your Mind, and Your 15th Club. He is currently a columnist and editorial board member for Golf Digest Magazine and a contributing editor for Sports Psychology Journal.

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    Internationally known for his work in the area of applied sport psychology, Dr. Bob Rotella is consistently recognized as the top Sport Psychologist in the world. His book Golf Is Not A Game of Perfect is the best selling sport psychology book of all time and one of the three best selling golf books in history.

    Dr. Rotella’s golfers on the PGA tour have consistently been winners including recent British Open Champion Padraig Harrington and Trever Immelman winner of the 2008 Masters. As a teacher, Dr. Rotella has been selected as one of the top 10 golf teachers of the 20th Century and directed the leading graduate program in the country for 20 years, at the University of Virginia.

    Dr. Rotella serves on the editorial board and is a columnist for Golf Digest Magazine, and a contributing editor for Sports Psychology Journal. He is past President of the North American Association for Applies Sport Psychology.

    Dr. Rotella has dedicated his life to helping coaches, athletes, business leaders, and salespeople use their minds and emotions to take them to the top of their chosen professions.

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Dr. Rotella draws on his decades of experience in sports psychology and consulting to cover topics like team building, confidence and leadership in both the sports world and the corporate world. He helps everyone from coaches and athletes to business leaders and salespeople learn to use their minds and emotions to take them to the tops of their chosen professions.

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    • Golf Is Not A Game Of Perfect
    • Golf Is A Game Of Confidence
    • Success is an Attitude

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Books by Robert Rotella:

    Your 15th Club: The Inner Secret to Great Golf

    All golfers have fourteen clubs in their bag, but the real winners have a little something extra — that mental attitude that puts their game above the others. Dr. Bob Rotella, author of the bestselling book Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect, brings together his skills and years of experience as a golf psychologist to give readers the insight they need to improve their game — before they ever step up to the tee.

    The 15th Club is the tool that golf stars like Tiger Woods use to block out negative thoughts, doubt, and fear. It is what allows champions to perform at their peak both in practice and during the game. Golfers who lack it find the game elusive and frustrating. Confident golfers play the game as they have always sensed they could play it. Now, one of the most renowned golf writers offers up the foolproof methods that will allow golfers at any skill level to give their game that extra boost.

    Dr. Rotella provides tips and techniques for how to learn from better golfers, overcome fear in pressure situations, and keep a clear mind, no matter what. He tells golfers that inner arrogance is not a negative trait, but instead is something that can improve performance on and off the course. In order to perform at peak levels and achieve your goals, you must believe that you can win. Positive thinking is an incredibly powerful tool, and it can change the way a player approaches the game. Knowing how to focus on the challenge at hand and understanding your own talent are crucial parts of becoming a confident golfer.

    Dr. Rotella provides a detailed plan that anyone can use to build the self-image of a winner. He offers a one-year schedule in diary and calendar form that will incorporate the daily mental routines that he assigns to players on the PGA Tour. This is how the pros learn to ignore negative influences, focus on productive advice, and take pride in their abilities.

    Your 15th Club will tell golfers of all abilities how to develop the confidence they need to maximize their physical gifts and defeat the Tigers of their world, whether that world is the PGA Tour or the third flight of the club championship.

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    Putting Out of Your Mind

    This old adage is familiar to all golfers but is especially resonant with Dr. Bob Rotella, the bestselling author of Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect and one of the foremost golf authorities today. In Putting Out of Your Mind, Rotella offers entertaining and instructive insight into the key element of a winning game — great putting. He here reveals the unique mental approach that great putting requires and helps golfers of all levels master this essential skill.

    Much like Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect and Golf Is a Game of Confidence, Putting Out of Your Mind is an informative and valuable guide to achieving a better golf game. While most golfers spend their time trying to perfect their swing so they can drive the ball farther, Rotella encourages them to concentrate on their putting — the most crucial yet often overlooked aspect of the game. Great players are not only aware of the importance of putting, they go out of their way to master it, and mastery can only begin with the understanding of the attitude needed to be a better putter. Rotella′s mental rules have helped some of the greatest golfers in the world become champion putters and, for the first time, are now available to golfers everywhere.

    With everything from true-to-life stories of such greats as Davis Love III, David Duval, and Brad Faxon to dozens of game-changing practice drills, Putting Out of Your Mind is the new bible of putting for amateurs and pros alike.

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    Golf is Not a Game of Perfect

    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.

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