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Fearless Golf: Conquering the Mental Game

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A detailed plan for conquering the FEAR that sabotages swings and ruins psyches, from the pioneering psychologist whose techniques have benefited Davis Love III, Justin Leonard, and numerous other world-class golfers.

As Jack Nicklaus once observed, fear is the golfer’s greatest enemy, inspiring Tiger Woods to "refuse" to give in to this debilitating emotion. It can turn pr
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published May 3rd 2005 by Doubleday (first published 2005)
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Collin Burckle
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Valiante, Gio. Fearless Golf. NewYork. Doubleday, 2005.
The book Fearless Golf by Gio Valiante is the best golf book I have read. The book Fearless Golf is a book about how to conquer the mental game in golf while playing. This book is instructional in capturing the golfers mind for the mental game and manipulating it by telling the mind that you can always succeed no matter what the obstacle is. This book gave me everything I needed to succeed
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Tom Mccoy
Jun 29, 2015 Tom Mccoy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Worth the read

I am a long time struggling golfer of single digit handicap. This is not a cook book, but rather a book of self reflection and observation. No quick fixes here and no recipes, just great technique and tools for success. The rest is up to the reader.
Frank Corriveau
Not sure if I'm capable of such positive thinking 100% of the time on the golf course. This is the mental approach that is extremely tough to balance for me. Still an interesting read that can be picked up and read and reread at any time.
Brian Lombard
Apr 13, 2011 Brian Lombard rated it really liked it
"Fearless Golf", by Gio Valiante is a great book that combines player commentary and the authors own thoughts of how the mind should think while playing golf. If you are an avid golfer than this book will have you turning the pages until you hit the back cover. The author does a great job of capturing moments that occur throughout a round of golf and does an even better job explaining things a player can do to redirect one’s mind towards more positive and successful thought. Even if you are not ...more
Jonybear You
Sep 08, 2015 Jonybear You rated it it was amazing
Lowered my score drastically
Jeff Miller
Jul 03, 2013 Jeff Miller rated it it was amazing
Gio is an Educational Psychologist, as am I. This book perfectly summarizes the aspects around learning, behavior, perception and motivation relative to the game of golf. This is an academic book written for laypeople and is brilliant. I had started a manuscript years ago on the same topic. Gio was kind enough to send me a draft of the book. I took my manuscript and threw it away and emailed Gio with a "thanks for writing what was in my head." Great, great, great
Mark Manderson
May 15, 2015 Mark Manderson rated it it was amazing
Phenomenal book for anyone who has fear as a present barrier in their life. I actually do not golf at all but viewed this book as a tool and substituted the word golf with business and have haf breakthroughs on many levels using the strategies in this book.
Henry Beyer
Oct 02, 2012 Henry Beyer rated it liked it
I liked his theme of Mastery Orientation as opposed to an Ego Orientation. The primary desire is to learn, improve and excel in relation to ourselves and challenges we may face either by choice or not.
Richard Gallagher
Dec 21, 2013 Richard Gallagher rated it it was amazing
Instruction book on the mental side of the game. Very good. Question to ask self while playing is ,"Whats's my target".
Deborah
Jul 16, 2012 Deborah rated it did not like it
Too much tie spent recapping past Pro player performances. Otherwise a good read. Could be shorter.
Patrick Schultheis
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Ok read. Decent theory, but does not do particularly well transitioning from "why" to "how to."
Steve
Feb 24, 2013 Steve rated it really liked it
Great thoughts on golf that can be used in all endeavors of life.
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