Discover how to reach your greatest potential in golf by focusing only on the shot in front of you—nothing before or after—with the world’s preeminent sport psychologist, Dr. Bob Rotella.
Acclaimed sport psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Bob Rotella has advised countless professional golfers, as well as athletes in individual and team sports at the amateur and professional levels, on how to flourish under pressure and win championships. Rotella strives to make average athletes exceptional. With his decades of in-depth research and practical experience, he has encouraged people worldwide to persevere through adversity in a dozen internationally bestselling titles.
In Make Your Next Shot Your Best Shot, Rotella’s message is simple but effective: to reach your greatest potential in golf, you need to set your sights high and always think positively. He wants you to aim for something incredible: free your mind, concentrate on your process, accept whatever happens, and commit to making your next shot your best shot. Rotella shows you how to focus your mind, create a routine for success, persevere, and overcome failure. Drawing from lessons learned in other sports, this book is about how to train your mind to play in the moment. It’s about spending your lifetime chasing greatness—and having a ball while doing it.
Dr. Bob Rotella is the bestselling author of a dozen books, including Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect, The Unstoppable Golfer, and How Champions Think. He was the director of sport psychology for twenty years at the University of Virginia, where his reputation grew as the expert champions talked to him about the mental aspects of their game. Rotella was a consultant multiple times to the United States Ryder Cup Team. His golf client list includes Hall of Famers Pat Bradley, Tom Kite, Davis Love III, and Nick Price, as well as many of today’s stars, such as Justin Thomas, Darren Clarke, Jim Furyk, Padraig Harrington, Brad Faxon, and Rory McIlroy. A long-time consultant to Golf Digest, he lives in Virginia with his wife, Darlene.
“Bob and I have had long discussions about the most effective mental approach and how it relates to my own game and development. I cherish these interchanges because I’m a golf nerd. Bob’s experience comes not just from golf, but from his knowledge of all sports. He expands my knowledge of those sports as well, and he will do the same for the readers of this book.” —Padraig Harrington, from the foreword
“I have enjoyed working with Bob Rotella. I’ve read all of his books over the years and find what he says to be really interesting, appealing, and helpful to my game.” —Rory McIlroy
“My father suggested that Dr. Bob Rotella could help me reach my potential as a tournament golfer when I was a young golfer, and I have worked with him regularly ever since. Bob taught me a steady routine and has given me the confidence in my game to play at the highest levels of competition.” —Davis Love III
“Bob Rotella taught me how to handle pressure, develop a laserlike focus, win major championships, and make it to the Hall of Fame.” —Pat Bradley
“Bob Rotella’s thoughts and ideas have helped me to be more at ease on the golf course. As a result, I have been more patient and have been able to turn my game around more quickly when things go awry.” —Jim Furyk