Gio is the first sport psychologist I ever met who was helpful. His concept of Mastery golf reminded me of how I used to play at my best.
Dr. Gio has given me tools to improve my game. Not only has he made me a better player, but he's also helped me enjoy the pursuit of personal development.
Dr. Gio has given me the mental tools that help me find flow!
I have had the privilege of getting to know Gio as a friend and a teacher on the PGA Tour. He is the next superstar in sports psychology!
Gio's knowledge of the mental side of golf is second to none. When I was playing my best, I was ascribing to the exact principles he teaches.
After six months of playing below my expectations, I began working with Dr. Valiante. He recognized my problems immediately due to his vast research on the PGA Tour with players such as Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus. In my first two events under Gio's guidance, I was a new player!! I was playing with confidence and purpose!! In my third event, I came within a couple of feet of winning the PGA Championship. The results speak for themselves. If you are trying to become a better golfer, then I highly recommend that you take this book to heart.
Gio, I would like you to know how enlightening it's been to work with you! Since working with you I've had the chance to make tremendous gains in my understanding of the challenges that present themselves in golf. Through your guidance I've embodied the principles of "Kaizen" and my aim everyday is to face the game with passion, purpose, and a fearless mindset!
"You know what, I'm more comfortable than ever in the last three years. I started working with Dr. Gio Valiante and things have improved a lot! I feel good over my putting. My game has improved. I feel more comfortable with myself and I'm just trying to keep learning and having fun!"
Gio is simply a master communicator with a tremendous wealth of knowledge in both golf and psychology. Here at the University of Florida, we pride ourselves on striving for excellence, and that is why we work with Gio. He is the best there is.
I've been working with Dr. Valiante for 3 years now and with his help, I've moved from 98th on the PGA Tour money list, into the top ten. He has a very deep and detailed understanding of the game of golf and of the human mind, and further understands how to get the best out of me! He has helped me not only understand the tenets of fearless golf, but how to apply them on a daily basis.
You know, my goal this week, obviously, like it is every week, is to try to win. I worked with Professor Gio Valiante from Rollins College this week. I talked to him every night this week. He helped me out. I can promise you, I did not hit one shot this week that I wasn't ready to hit.
I feel confident. My putting feels very free and very confident, and that's a beautiful place to be. You can make putts from there! I am putting much better, and my mental capabilities are only getting better and better.