As a very active 12 handicap golfer, NLP practitioner and hypnotherapist,  I’m always on the lookout for ways to gain the mental edge in my golf game. The undisputed king of golf psychology books is of course Bob Rotella.
When we moved to the UK from the Middle East in 2000 I was a 28 handicap and it came down 4 shots each year, until it stabilised at about 18.

I seemed to hit a brick wall at that point and although I was playing regularly, taking lessons, going to the range, all that stuff, I couldn’t move down past 18 handicap.

People would say’ Ah, well it’s all in the mind now‘ and my reply would be ‘well no, something has happened to my swing‘ or ‘ I just didn’t hit it right.

Funny though, how all those swing problems and duffed shots just seemed to happen when things were getting a bit tense in whatever match or competition I was playing.

I started to take a bit more notice of my friends, who were all lower handicap golfers than me and I bought my first Bob Rotella book ” Golf is not a game of Perfect“. Well, I have to say, it was a revelation ! In fact, it was this book that kicked off my interest in golf psychology and golf hypnosis downloads.

So much so that I ended up training as a NLP practitioner and hypnotherapist.

The more I learn about using golf psychology to gain the mental edge in golf, the more fascinated I have become. Even to the extent of developing this website and my main site Exploring Hypnotherapy.

I have reviewed some golf hypnosis downloads, which have become very popular and I have several more under way, so Watch This Space!.

Golf putting hypnosis review here.

Back to Dr Bob Rotella.

I strongly recommend that you give Dr Bob’s Golf Psychology books a try, especially if you’ve reached that stage where you KNOW you are ready to move your game to another level. My friends were right, I should have listened to them earlier as once I started to work on my mind, I reached another level with my golf game and my handicap started to come down again.

I hope you find this page useful, do check my Exploring Hypnotherapy site if you wnat MUCH more info of golf psychology and hypnosis.

Bob Rotella’s Key Accomplishments Include . . .
Bob Rotella is the the bestselling author of Golf Is Not A Game Of Perfect,
the bestselling sports psychology of all time and one of the three best selling
golf books in history. Dr. Rotella is also the author of Golf Is A Game Of Confidence,
The Golf of your Dreams, Life is Not a Perfect Game, and Putting Out of Your Mind;

Columnist and editorial board member for Golf Digest Magazine and contributing editor for Sports Psychology Magazine; Mental coach to the New York Yankees, San Francisco 49ers, New Jersey Nets, Texas Rangers, and U.S. Olympic ski and equestrian teams; Regular appearances on NBC’s “High Performance Golf” and the Golf Channel; Frequent “Larry King Live” guest .

The world’s foremost sports psychologist, Dr. Bob Rotella is a mental coach to many of the most successful athletes, entertainers, and executives- dedicating his life to helping people use their mind and emotions to take them to the top of their chosen professions. The demand for Dr. Rotella’s expertise has expanded into the corporate world where he conducts workshops for such top companies as Merrill Lynch, Pepsi Cola, General Electric, Ford, Time Life, Coca-Cola, Chrysler and many others. He is also a consultant to numerous golfers on the PGA tour as well as personnel of the National Basketball Association, National Football League, Major League Baseball, NASCAR and more. Dr. Rotella’s golfers on the PGA Tour have won at least 25 of the 40 tournaments played for each of the last 15 years. As a teacher, Dr. Rotella has been selected as one of the top 10 golf teachers of the 20 th Century and directed the leading graduate program in the country for 20 years, at the University of Virginia .

His programs show leaders how to use his proven mind mastery principles to move beyond their self-imposed limitations so they can be their best whether in the corporate suite, on the playing field, or on the golf course.


Bob Rotella is the the bestselling author of Golf Is Not A Game Of Perfect,
the bestselling sports psychology of all time and one of the three best selling
golf books in history. Dr. Rotella is also the author of Golf Is A Game Of Confidence,
The Golf of your Dreams, Life is Not a Perfect Game, and Putting Out of Your Mind;

Columnist and editorial board member for Golf Digest Magazine and contributing editor for Sports Psychology Magazine; Mental coach to the New York Yankees, San Francisco 49ers, New Jersey Nets, Texas Rangers, and U.S. Olympic ski and equestrian teams; Regular appearances on NBC’s “High Performance Golf” and the Golf Channel; Frequent “Larry King Live” guest