Growing the game of golf has long been one of world-renowned golf coach Gary Gilchrist’s top initiatives.
That’s why Gilchrist and his team will host a free golf clinic and event called “GGGA Golf Day” Sunday, December 14, 2014 from 10am to 2pm at Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey in the Hills, home to GGGA since 2008. The event will be open to all players and all ages, from juniors to adults.
“Growing the game and inspiring golfers to take up our great game has always been important to me,” said Gilchrist, who has been recognized as a Golf Digest Top 50 Teacher the past four year. “It’s part of our duty, being an ambassador for the game, always trying to keep golf flourishing.”
At the conclusion of the event, Gilchrist will host a clinic discussing shot shaping, routines and tips for all players and also give a talk on what it takes to become a champion golfer.
The event will also feature free instruction with drills for players of all abilities in addition to a mental training station, golf fitness training station, long drive and short game competitions all supported by local vendors and Lake County partners and businesses with special promotions, giveaways and prizes.
Guests will also have an opportunity to win a prize by posting their photos from the event on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The best selfie wins! Follow us on Facebook at GaryGilchristGolfAcademy and on Instagram and Twitter at GGGAgolf.
Guests are also encouraged to bring one or two of their own clubs, though golf clubs will be on hand for beginners.
Gilchrist and the GGGA team have long been active in growing the game internationally from Mexico, Colombia and throughout South America to China and parts of Asia, but has yet to have an initiative locally in Central Florida and more specifically Lake County.
Gilchrist founded the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy in 2008, choosing Mission Inn Resort & Club and Montverde Academy as his two main partners. GGGA features a full-time residential and boarding program for juniors wishing to pursue elite academics and golf training while also offering summer golf camps, winter golf camps and private training year round for adults, professionals and college players.
Over the first six years, Gilchrist’s students have experienced tremendous success, amassing 150-plus wins across the junior, collegiate, amateur and professional ranks.
During that time, though spending a majority of his time focusing on junior development, Gilchrist helped lead Yani Tseng to the No. 1 ranking, a spot she held for nearly two years while claiming four major championships and 22 wins worldwide in a two-year span from 2010-2012. Gilchrist also led Shanshan Feng, of China, to the No. 3 ranking in the world, while coaching her to a major championship of her own and more than 10 professional wins worldwide. Gilchrist has also coached players such as Michelle Wie, Charles Howell III, D.A. Points, Peter Hanson and many other top professionals, juniors and amateurs.
For more information on GGGA Golf Day, please call us at 866-639-9099 or email us at [email protected].