GOLF BEGINS HERE
Juniors attend the Full-Time Junior Program at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy because they want to be the best, train with the best and be around other juniors to push them to new heights.
Early enrollment – Ended
Final Enrollment – August 1st
Early Enrollment – September 15th
Final Enrollment – November 15th
Juniors coming through the GGGA program have amassed tremendous results including more than 220 tournament wins since 2008 and attending many of the top college golf programs in the United States, including: Duke, Georgia, Oklahoma State, Florida State, UCF and many more.
The road to college golf begins here with the Full-Time Junior Golf Program at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy. Personally overseen and directed by Gary Gilchrist, a Golf Magazine and Golf Digest Top Teacher, the Full-Time Junior Program is an immersive experience that prepares students for tournament play so they can thrive at the junior, collegiate and professional levels.
Gary and his team will create a personal plan that helps each junior achieve their goals in training and tournament competition with the goal of playing college golf. Within the Full-Time Junior Program, Gilchrist directs the development for and is the lead coach for each student. The program is an all-day, year-long junior golf program (August thru May) — also available by Fall or Spring semester — that integrates academics, golf, fitness and mental training with personal development.
Gary Gilchrist has developed a specialized training program to accelerate student development and achieve optimal results in the shortest amount of time. At GGGA, we believe strongly in a holistic training approach for our junior golf program through 5 focused areas of training: technical, mental, fitness, strategy and personal development.
Upon arrival, students are evaluated technically, mentally and physically to determine their strengths and areas of opportunity, utilizing 3-D and 2-D swing analysis technology including K-Vest and Trackman. Once evaluated, a strategic, one of a kind training plan overseen by Gary Gilchrist himself will be made for each student.
Major emphasis is placed on adapting the program to each student’s individual needs. The program’s goal is to develop well-trained, confident, athletic competitors who reach the ultimate objective: peak performance in competition.
Within a small group setting, students train, working through their development plans with the GGGA team on a daily basis. To learn more about training at GGGA see the links below:
Education + Golf
If you’re planning to play at the collegiate level – any Division I, Division II, Division III or NAIA program – you have to keep your mind sharp and your grades up because the best college programs demand well-educated students. The important thing is finding the best fit for each student academically and athletically. GGGA can guide each student through the college and recruiting process with the College Assistance Program. Learn More
Education + Golf
The road to college golf also means preparing with a quality education. GGGA’s educational partner Montverde Academy, a private college prep school, prepares students for getting into the college they dream and desire. Learn More
- Holistic and customized training program taught by Gary Gilchrist and the GGGA team
- On range and on course training 5 days a week (full year or by semester)
- Overall assessment of the student’s current ability, featuring the use of state-of-the-art 3-D and 2-D swing analysis technologies
- Personalized mental and fitness training programs
- Ability to practice and play golf at our training facilities and other local golf courses 7-days a week
- Condominium accommodations with a maximum of 2 students per room, accommodations are spacious and feel like home
- Healthy meals daily at the GGGA dining hall to ensure proper nutrition for our students
- Full time supervision by GGGA houseparents
- Daily transportation to and from school, training, local tournaments and activities
- Assistance with tournament schedules and competitive experience
Training with Gary is amazing. He has a simple approach. He is so knowledgeable and makes the game easy to understand. He is so talented at identifying a player’s potential – finding a players strengths and weaknesses. He has this ability to really create a huge belief in yourself.
My experience at GGGA changed my life. It allowed me to chase my dream of becoming a college golfer. As a Post-Graduate, I was able to focus on my game everyday with the most motivated and best coaches in the country. The most important lesson I learned at the academy was how to win. I won two FCWT events in my year at GGGA!
Gary is great at coaching all aspects of the game: swing, short game, mental training and on course. In the beginning everybody was so nervous and worried about me and Gary was the one to tell everyone to be patient and that gave me time to learn. Being taught by Gary is not just only being like good coach but good friend.
My time spent at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy was the greatest gift my parents could have given me to help me achieve my goals in golf. The GGGA training philosophy instilled in me hard work, taught me to identify course strategy and gave me the mental and physical fortitude to stay in the game. My success and next step in golf is due to my time at GGGA.
I’ve known Gary forever, I just think it’s a great fit. I love the way he teaches the game, love the way he gets in and can show me, and he’s definitely made it very fun for me. We have made a lot of changes, but they’re worth it, and I believe in it.
I have had the greatest time of my golf career at GGGA. I can say that this academy is definitely the path to my success. My dreams feel closer every day and I am sure it is because of my great coaching team.