Don't Choke

A Champion's Guide to Winning Under Pressure

Don't Choke

By:  Player, Gary
Rotella, Bob

9781620875889
$22.95 Paperback (New edition)
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2013/07/01
Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

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5.5 X 8.3 in
208 pg



SPORTS & RECREATION / Golf

Gary Player is one of golf’s greatest champions. As one of the “Big Three” of golf’s golden era (with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer), he helped launch golf as a major international sport. He sits fourth on the list of most major victories on the PGA Tour, and he built a reputation of being fearless on the course and steely on the greens. Now in its second edition, revised and updated, Don’t Choke is Player’s look at what it takes to achieve success when the pressure is on. Player explains how and why he became a champion and what it takes to win in big-time golf, but he also explains how learning to cope in high-pressure situations can help anyone.

This book is not all about golf. Player has had a long, successful career in business since his playing days—designing golf courses, marketing golf equipment and sportswear, and more. If you want to do better in a boardroom or in your next job interview, Player’s advice will help. This glimpse into the mind of a champion offers lessons to everyone who faces pressure.

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Gary Player has won 167 professional golf tournaments worldwide and is one of only five men to capture golf’s coveted career Grand Slam. He won nine Major championships on the PGA Tour and nine Major championships on the Senior Tour, and is the only player in history to complete the career Grand Slam on both tours. In recognition of his achievements in golf as well as his dedication to charity, Player has received numerous awards, including the Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award and South African Sportsman of the Century. In 2016, he will captain the South African Olympic Golf Team in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- Dr.Bob Rotella is consistently recognized as the world's premier sports psychologist. He 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. Rotella is the author of Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect, the bestselling sports psychology book of all time, as well as several other top-selling books. He has been selected as one of the "Top 10 Golf Teachers of the 20th Century." In addition to being a columnist and editorial board member for Golf Digest magazine and a contributing editor for Sports Psychology Journal, he appears regularly on NBC's High Performance Golf, on the Golf Channel, and Larry King Live.