Unconscious Putting - Dave Stockton & Matthew Rudy

Unconscious Putting

By Dave Stockton & Matthew Rudy

  • Release Date: 2011-09-15
  • Genre: Golf
Score: 4.5
From 245 Ratings


"The Pro Tours' Hottest Coach" (Golf Digest) reveals the secrets that helped Phil Mickelson win the 2010 Masters and can utterly transform every player's game.
When a resurgent Phil Mickelson won the Tour Championship in September 2009, he was quick to credit a series of simple putting lessons from veteran golf champion and instructor Dave Stockton. As a top coach, Stockton has taught a long list of pro players-including Annika Sorenstam, Yani Tseng (winner of four LPGA tournaments), Adam Scott (Texas Open champion), Hunter Mahan (Phoenix Open champion), and Morgan Pressel (World Ladies Championship of Japan winner)-the putting strategies that finessed their game.

Stockton's breakthrough concept is that every player has their own Signature Stroke, which is unconscious. Good putting comes from the mind, Stockton says, not from a series of stiff mechanical positions. With visualization, the right frame of mind, an efficient pre-putt routine, and connection to the individual internal stroke signature, any player can make far more putts. Putting has always been taught as an offshoot to the full swing, when in reality it is far different- almost a different game. Unconscious Putting will help players get out of the rigid, mechanical, overthinking trap.

In Unconscious Putting, Stockton shows how players at every handicap level-from pros to weekend golfers-can putt effortlessly and with confidence by integrating a new mental approach with a few simple physical routines that will keep them locked on target. Readers will also gain invaluable advice on reading greens and equipment. Illustrated throughout and filled with anecdotes about how Stockton's lessons have helped today's leading players, Unconscious Putting is a must-have golf book and a category classic-in-the-making.


  • Unconscious Feel

    By Gawlfcondor
    I have been playing golf for 61 years and this is the second time I've read Dave Stockton's book Unconscious Putting. When I was young I was a very good putter using an old blade with a wooden shaft. I had no fear of any putt. I stood over most all putts thinking I could make it. As I have grown older I have resorted to different putters to bring back that feel that I had as a kid, even using long and belly putters. As with Dave my father taught me to take a deep breath and relax over the putt in order to relieve all the tension. What Dave does with this book is absolutely spot on. The best book on putting techniques on the market today. It is a must read for all golfers at any age or level of the game. It's also a great instructional book for golf coaches and instructors. Dave's techniques work not only in golf but daily life also. Relax, go with your first instinct, trust yourself and enjoy each moment! Tension, pressure, mixed emotions and stress lead to poor decision making. Listen to Dave and eliminate those bad habits from your golf game and life.
  • Simple simple simple

    By utderic
    So many people try to over complicate things in golf. This keeps it very simple so everyone can improve using their own natural style instead of trying to copy what works for someone else. Very easy and fast read.
  • Solid Book

    By AdamAxel
    I read this after working through the Bob Rotella collection in an effort to gain a different perspective. I loved the stories from Stockon's playing career. I would have rather seen the book shorter, to me there was a lot of fluff.
  • Putting

    By PabloStro
    This book really makes a lot of sense. I've read it cover to cover and practiced the drills described and have greatly improved my putting accuracy. . You must ingrain these recommendations into your putting routine and practice, practice, practice. Rereading some chapters may be beneficial. A great addition to my golf library.
  • Awesome

    By ICON4
    This book will help you. Pay attention. Easy read and interesting approach. It works. Believe.
  • Put to win

    By RockyBass4
    Comprehensive esoteric putting secrets that will give you winning edge
  • Unconscious putting

    By miley fan16
    Clear and concise primer on a putting routine and mindset that frees up your technique to see the line and stroke your ball to the hole with confidence. Just go do it and " see the line,be the line" Doc R
  • Improvement without over analysis

    By BrownMoe
    Without having to mechanically change my putting grip or stroke, I have finally found a putting method that will help me break 90 consistently. Dave Stockton's method of unconscious putting is the answer to my 3 putting woes.
  • Not much there, there

    By WeighingIn
    I suppose I enjoyed the read and appreciated the emphasis on the mental side of the game. But after hearing it over and over and little else I sort of felt I had been taken. Even Mickelson's prologue suggested that there would be more "meat" to this. Bottom line, I expected much more. Don't waste your time, money.
  • definitely worth picking up!

    By Pancho Rapadas
    thank you Mr. Stockton! caught your 1/2 hour episode on The Golf Channel, and was stoked to see you teaching my natural putting stroke.. immediately downloaded your iPhone app, and counted the days for Unconcious Putting to be released. glad to say I have been putting LIGHTS OUT since then! please visit us in San Francisco for a clinic/book signing...