Episode 057 - Len Mattiace: Being a Pro and Staying Positive

D&D Fitness Radio Podcast show

Summary: In Episode 057 of the D&amp;D Fitness Radio Podcast, we speak with Don Saladino’s good friend and PGA Tour veteran, Len Mattiace. We talk about Len’s development as an elite youth golfer to someone who has played 450 PGA tour events and made 210 cuts. We discuss his approach to golf and maintaining a positive outlook during stressful times at major events. Len also shares the details of his rehabilitation process following ACL reconstruction surgery and how that impacted his approach to golf fitness and overall health.<br><br>Len Mattiace, who was born in Mineaola, New York, attended Wake Forest University where he played on a team that won the NCCA Division I Golf Championship in 1986. Len first gained significant attention as a professional in 1998 when he surged into contention at the Players Championship where he ultimately finished fifth. He had a bit year in 2002 when we won at the Nissan Open and the FedEx St. Jude Classic. In 2003, he took eventual Masters Tournament winner, Mike Weir, to a playoff after shooting 65 in the final round. More recently, Len has been competing in the PGA Tour Champions events and maintains a rigorous fitness and physical preparation routine.<br><br><br>For more information on Len Mattiace, you can follow him via the links below:<br><br>Website: <a href="https://www.lenmattiace.com" rel="noopener">https://www.lenmattiace.com</a><br>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/lenmattiace" rel="noopener">https://www.instagram.com/lenmattiace</a><br>Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/len.mattiace" rel="noopener">https://www.facebook.com/len.mattiace</a><br>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/LenMattiace" rel="noopener">https://twitter.com/LenMattiace</a><br><br><br><br><br><br>The D&amp;D Fitness Radio podcast is available at the following locations for downloadable audio, including: <br><br>iTunes – <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/d-d-fitness-radio-podcast/id1331724217" rel="noopener">https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/d-d-fitness-radio-podcast/id1331724217</a><br><br><a href="https://www.iheart.com/podcast/dd-fitness-radio-28797988/" rel="noopener">https://www.iheart.com/podcast/dd-fitness-radio-28797988/</a><br><br>Spreaker.com – <a href="https://www.spreaker.com/show/d-and-d-fitness-radios-show" rel="noopener">https://www.spreaker.com/show/d-and-d-fitness-radios-show</a><br><br>You can reach both Don and Derek at the following locations: <br><br>Don Saladino: <br><a href="http://www.DonSaladino.com" rel="noopener">http://www.DonSaladino.com</a> <br>Twitter and Instagram - @DonSaladino <br>YouTube - <a href="http://www.youtube.com/donsaladino" rel="noopener">http://www.youtube.com/donsaladino</a> <br><br>Derek M. Hansen: <a href="http://www.SprintCoach.com" rel="noopener">http://www.SprintCoach.com</a> <br>Twitter and Instagram - @DerekMHansen <br>YouTube - <a href="http://youtube.com/derekmhansen" rel="noopener">http://youtube.com/derekmhansen</a>