Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy offers individualized golf fitness training plans to help students obtain their goals in golf faster and more completely.
Fitness is essential for building a champion golfer. The fitness element of our Full-Time Junior Program propels students to be better athletes which prepares them for golf. Our coaches are focused on preventing injuries and preparing the body for performing the golf swing.
With the addition of the National Training Center (NTC) as a GGGA partner, juniors in the Full-Time Junior Program will experience fitness and performance training for students unparalleled at any other junior golf academy in the world. The team at NTC has worked with many Olympic athletes and will ensure GGGA’s students reach new heights in their development.
Improving athletic ability
At GGGA, our trainers are TPI certified with degrees in Kinesiology or Exercise Science. They are passionate about their students and pushing them to elite levels. To best support our technical training, fitness coaches test students three times a year on conditioning, functionality and fundamentals. Results from these individual assessments help the Fitness Team maximize group training.
Our junior golfers train like champions by addressing areas for improvement and enhancing their strengths. Each exercise is done with the purpose of elevating their fitness level.
A functional golfer has tremendous athletic ability, coordination and muscular endurance. Through the fitness training program at GGGA, each student will learn to improve their:
- stability, balance and mobility
- rotational power
- durable upper and lower body separation
Technical benefits from fitness
GGGA’s fitness training allows students to handle everything that their golf coaches ask of them. Part of what makes GGGA’s fitness training unique is our fitness coaches work on the range with our students and golf coaches to reinforce movement patterns and enhance body function. This kind of additional support on the range contributes to the player’s overall development because they receive unified support from the GGGA team.
To me, the biggest thing in golf is preparation, which is the set up. When the body is healthy, its aligned and its in balance, it’s so much easier to set up to your putting, your chipping and your full swing. Having fitness for golf helps you produce the right movements and produce the right results. – Gary Gilchrist