At GGGA, we wish to help each student in the Full-Time Junior Program reach their full potential. With the junior golf program, as with all our programs, technical training is one of the 5 areas of focus as we are dedicated to creating champion golfers.
Students focus on areas for improvement and build confidence through a series of proven drills and strategies and utilize the latest in 3-D and 2-D swing analysis technologies to identify any technical areas for improvement in the swing and short game.
All training sessions are carried out at our world-class facilities, and each athlete’s level of progress and performance are closely monitored by our team of certified coaches. Technical phase specifics will vary depending on each student’s individual needs, and focuses on all areas of the game.
Individual development plans
Start of term assessments help each full-time junior golfer and the GGGA team learn more about each student’s strengths and areas for improvement as well as their personality and learning style. Based on the information we find in the student assessments, coaches are assigned to each student to fit their learning style.
Students work with their coaches to create short term, semester and year-long technical training goals. Once goals are established, a plan is set for each student to achieve those goals. Our coaches are all well trained instructors and experienced golfers dedicated to applying sports psychology, strategy, and proper technical instruction to each of our junior golfers.
Students are initially assessed to find areas for improvement and work through their individual development plans with their coach through drills on full swing, short game and putting. The cycle of learn, prepare, perform is the foundation with the goal of reaching optimal performance during competition.
Individual training within group setting
Students train in small groups of 6-8 students with a lead coach and work through their individual development plans. The group training environment provides the perfect platform for competition and gives students the ability to push each other to make progress.
Coaches and students stick to their plan with a systematic approach, making sure all points are addressed and changes are made when needed. Each athlete is coached to become their own coach and to recognize when they need adjustments mentally, physically or technically.
By utilizing Gary Gilchrist’s innovative motion drills and corresponding fitness elements, students are guided to self-correct issues. These drills teach the athlete to build confidence while playing by instantly showing a difference; knowing they have the ability to work through a challenge is paramount to playing like a champion.
Working with the best teachers in the world before, I’m very thankful to let me be part of his team, because in my opinion, he is the best in the business. I trained here for 8 months after college because I wanted to turn pro, and I went home after to play a qualifier for the PGA LA and won it. Gary takes you as a player, and develops you and your skills.
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.
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 improved about 10-15 strokes when I came here and all the coaches are professional and the most important thing is Gary comes to check us out everyday and for me that’s a privilege, because he inspires me in everything I do, not only in golf, but in life.”