Gary joined the Golf Channel Morning Drive team Monday to discuss his philosophy on developing players to tips for amateurs.
Gilchrist joined Morning Drive hosts Matt Ginella and Damon Hack at first in a round table Q&A discussing how Gilchrist directs the development of his professionals such as Charles Howell III, Morgan Hoffmann and recent winner D.A. Points.
For Gilchrist, it’s all about having a plan for improvement he said, referencing one of his favorite quotes, “a dream without a plan is false hope” in reference to meeting Morgan Hoffmann as a teenager before helping the PGA Tour rookie from his career as a junior through college at Oklahoma State and onto his pro career — fresh off his first PGA Tour top 5 with a T5 this weekend at the HP Byron Nelson Championship.
Gilchrist then joined Charlie Rymer to demo two of his favorite drills and discuss more on the art of developing players.
“It all comes back to the plan,” Gilchrist said.
The plan allows a player to build confidence and focus on the process for improvement. When it comes to amateurs, it all starts with the grip and sound fundamentals.
Gilchrist then demoed the feet narrow and feet wide drills which help a player at impact and build stability in the lower body.