Dr. Gio: Ko's maturity and mental game
Dr. Gio Valiante talks with Gary Williams about Lydia Ko's maturity and how he thinks she will succeed in life because of her mental game. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.
Dr. Gio Valiante: Playing with the lead mentality
Dr. Gio Valiante and John Cook each go in depth about how difficult it is to play with the right mentality when you're in the lead. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.
Dr. Gio: Reading Tiger's body language and voice
Sports psychologist Dr. Gio Valiante shares his perspective on how Tiger Woods is dealing with his back injury. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.
Dr. Gio: Concern over long-term effect on Li
Sports psychologist Dr. Gio Valiante talks about golf prodigy 11-year-old Lucy Li and shares his concerns on how early fame can have negative impact on young athletes. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.
UGA freshman on transition from HS to college
Georgia's Sammi Lee joins Damon Hack and Dr. Gio Valiante to talk about making the transition from high school golf to college golf. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.to living, eating, breathing golf. So you have to find that work, life , balance . We seem to be in an era of golf where young people are doing amazing things. Whether they're talking about Jordan Spieth, or Scotty Scheffler, or Lucy Lee. At 11 years old, Sammi making it into the US Women's Open. Can you even wrap your mind around a child, a little child is going to playing in the national championship next month? I can't, I mean I can't imagine. I'm trying to think what I was doing at 11 years old and that is such an amazing feat to accomplish. And my many congrats to her. It's, I can't, I really can't wrap my mind around it. She's so little,
Just let it go: Dr. Gio, DiMarco on mental toughness
Sports psychologist Dr. Gio Valiante and PGA Tour winner Chris DiMarco talk about the metal approach that DiMarco used during the 2004 PGA Championship.-The PGA Championship was [unk] whistling straight and you performed very well Chris DiMarco . -I did. You know, my goal going into that week was to make my first Writer Cup and I was playing really
Mental dilemmas facing leaders, chasers at Augusta
Gary Williams talks with sports psychologist Dr. Gio Valiante about the mental dilemmas the leaders and chasers will face during Sunday's final round at Augusta National. Watch Morning Drive everyday 7AM ET.advantages and maybe disadvantages of doing so. What are the advantages for Bubba Watson and Jordan Speif starting today. Well you know, Bubba said something interesting in his press conference yesterday. He said "I'm excited toquantitative advantage of being a leader, what's the psychological advantage today for Bubba Watson and Jordan Spieth? Well, I think what they can tell themselves is hey, I'm playing good enough to be in the last
Ask Dr. Gio: Outcome vs. Goals
Sports psychologist Dr. Gio Valiante answers viewer questions on the mental side of the game with Kelly Tilghman and Damon Hack. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.why we always hear them say that's process. -Absolutely. I asked Sir Nick Faldo who is in Studio AP yesterday. I said you hit 1,500 balls a day when you worked with David Leadbetter. That's athat it has to be a certain way. I talked to Sir Nick Faldo just a couple of weeks ago and Nick said that he's even changed. And now when people ask him, well, you know,
Morning Drive: Dr. Gio Match Play Mental Game
Dr. Gio Valiante discuss what to do when a player is trying to get under your skin during Match Play. Watch Morning Drive everyday 7AM ET.Play, how is it different from stroke play if you're talking to Justin Rose in the telephone on the eve of the Match Play event versus a stroke play event, what do you tell that's different?wear them out. For example, if you try to get under a Justin Rose's skin, that's fine, 'cause Justin, you know, leaves the tour-- one of the tough guys in tour in fairways and regulation and
Morning Drive Claude Harmon III Practice Tips
Claude Harmon III show a drill on how to hit the golf ball solid on the range and on the course. Watch Morning Drive everyday 7AM ET.now practicing that, so I don't have to do it on the golf course . -You've written about this Dr. Gio, blocked practice versus random practice. -Right. Once again, revealing myself as the biggest nerd in thewith blocked practice, and they wonder why when they get to the golf course , and now hitting as good as they did on the range. So, varying blocked practice, which is wearing the same club out for skill development, and random practice is probably the best way to bring it to competition. -I think most of our students that I teach think golf is about repetition. And as Dr. Gio said, golf is not about repetition. Repetition is what we do on the driving range. So, as soon as we get to the golf course , we're gonna have a lot of different shots and a lot of different, you know, types of scenario. So, even if we're just hitting drivers. Some are gonna be dog legs to the right and left. So, it's always changing. One of the things that I like to try and do with my players, if you're-- if-- there's two things. If you're gonna do some blocked practice work, one of the things that I like to have players do is to make kind of slow motion golf swing . So, if you think that you're making a golf swing at this speed, you can do this without a golf ball, the speed of the Konica Minolta BizHub SwingVision camera. So, trying to have the feeling that you're taking the golf club back in slow motion. So, you can actually kind of feel where your body is and feel how your golf swing is moving in this pattern. And I think when you go and make slow motion golf swings, you'll feel what your body is supposed to do. Under competition, one of the things that I see that a lot of players struggle with is in an effort-- and certainly, this goes for our average golfers and our amateur players, is they're definitely, with their irons, trying to get the golf ball up into the air by their
Morning Drive: Ask Dr. Gio
Dr. Gio Valiante answers twitter questions visualization and mental golf game. Watch Morning Drive everyday 7AM ET.You're either gripping the club differently when you get out to the golf course or you're getting quick. As Claude suggested earlier, he rehearses with his players swinging in slow motion . So be attentive to what's happening to your tension levels and the speed with which you're moving out on the golf course .
Mental games: How Bubba deals with bad play
Sports psychologist Dr. Gio Valiante talks with Gary Williams about the mental defense mechanisms pro golfers use to cope with bad play in the heat of the battle. Watch Morning Drive everyday 7AM ET.thing that I would be very nervous of or uncomfortable of our Bubba Watson or any of this guys near the lead, is I went back and pulled Jordan Spieth's interview. From his first win at the John Deer Classic and and after the win they asked him, you know, what did it feel like? Direct quote he said, "I had no nerves. I was playing to win." Now, if you're a player in contention at the Masters and you got a guy near the lead, what Jordan said was similar to what Tiger Wood said. When Tiger Wood was a junior, His first, I think it was his first ever competition. His father asked him, Tiger, what were you thinking