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Susana Contreras
Certified Golf Coach

NAME: Susana Balcke

AGE: 28

HOMETOWN: Mexico City, Mexico

COLLEGE ATTENDED: Golf Academy of America

MAJOR COACHING QUALIFICATIONS / EDUCATION: LPGA Teaching Professional / Bachelors Degree in Golf Complex Operations and Management


Susana joined the GGGA coaching team in the fall of 2012, bringing a wealth of knowledge, both personally and professionally, in the junior academy industry after being a graduate student of the IMG Academies program, which was founded by Gary Gilchrist. Upon graduating IMG, Susana joined the Golf Academy of America program to follow her passion of golf coaching and graduated in 2010. She then returned to her home country of Mexico and began coaching out of the Los Encinos Country Club where she was responsible for the Junior Development Program. Prior to joining GGGA, Susana returned to the USA to coach at the famed Pebble Beach Golf Resort in California.

Having been a post graduate student at IMG, and returning to be part of the program as an instructor, I have been able to see first hand the level of coaching that Gary has been able to develop, structure and maintain. The most impressive part about working at GGGA is Gary Gilchrist himself. The passion for junior golf and the energy and drive he brings on a daily basis engages and inspires the students of GGGA to work tirelessly to improve. Through Gary’s structured program, the students not only learn and grow, but there is a high level of enjoyment while doing it. Being able to work alongside Gary, who is the best coach in junior golf, gives me inspiration to strive to get better on a daily basis.

To schedule private lessons with Susana, please email