CONGRATULATIONS BENNETT COTTEN WINNER OF THE FCWT JUNIOR GOLF TOURNAMENT AT FALCON’S FIRE GOLF CLUB ON NOVEMBER 19 & 20, 2016
Bennett Cotten recognized post-tournament with the ‘champion red hat’ by Coach Matt Fields and Coach Gary Gilchrist
Pictured Above: Coach Matt Fields, Bennett Cotten, Coach Gary Gilchrist
The Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy brought home one win and four top finishes at the FCWT Junior Golf Tournament at Falcon’s Fire Golf Club on November 19 & 20, 2016. Falcon’s Fire Golf Club is recognized both regionally and nationally as one of the finest public golf courses in Orlando. Stretching over 7,000 yards from the back tees and providing golfers four sets of tees to choose from, Falcon’s Fire offers a challenging yet playable course for a relaxing round with friends or a competitive tournament.
Students experienced two very different days of weather on the course. Saturday was warm and sunny where Sunday brought in unusually chilly temperatures. “This was a really successful tournament. Every student played well above average.” says Coach Matt Fields. “This is a course we have visited in the past so a lot of the students were familiar with it. Even with our new students. We knew how to prepare before we even arrived. We knew what holes the students needed to focus on.”
GGGA Coaches are on the field with the students as they play through the tournament. During the day of the tournament students go in with a plan in place. The preparation that goes into tournaments is what allows students to walk on the course feeling very comfortable, and therefore confident.
Bennett Cotten, 16 years old from Winnetka, Illinois, won first place in the Boys Division age 15-19 in addition to being final day low round winner.
“The coaches job during the tournament is to support and observe. We watch for how they play on the course compared to during in practice. We take notes and watch for the decisions students are making.” says Coach Matt Fields. After an active rest day, coaches follow up with students after each tournament to review their individual approaches. The start of the season focuses on analysis and building a foundation for the students. This preparation is the foundation of the full time junior golf program. essential to the student’s growth and the positive effects are seen as each tournament goes by and GGGA students continue to fill the leaderboard just like we saw at the 2016 FCWT Falcon’s Fire Junior Golf Tournament.
GGGA Students fill up the Leaderboards at Tournaments
Pictured Above: Sun-Yi “Samson” Lu, Pin Wen “Nicole” Lu, Coach Matt Fields,
Sophia Gomez Enriquez Riart, Bennett Cotten, Yuan-Wei “Leo” Lin and Coach Gary Gilchrist
Student tournament preparation essential to the student’s growth and the positive effects are seen as each tournament goes by and GGGA students continue to fill the leaderboard just like we saw at the 2016 FCWT Falcon’s Fire Junior Golf Tour. GGGA Students came in top in the Boys 15-19 Division and the Girls 13-19 division at the 2016 FCWT Falcon’s Fire Junior Golf Tournament.
Pin Wen “Nicole” Lu, 16 years old from Taiwan, finished in second place in the Girls 13-19 Division. Sophia Gomez Enriquez Riart, 17 years old from Paraguay, finished in third in the Girls 13-19 Division. Sun-Yi “Samson” Lu, 18 years old from Taiwan, and Yuan-Wei “Leo” Lin, 18 years old from Taiwan, tied for second place in the Boys Division 15-19. Alan Ponce de Leon Murga, 15 years old from Mexico City, finished second place in the Boys Division 12-14.
GGGA students Sun-Yi “Samson” Lu and Yuan-Wei “Leo” Lin tied for second place
GGGA Alan Ponce de Leon Murga pictured here with his Coach Susi placed second in the Boys Division 12-14
Champions are built here with the Full-Time Junior Golf Program at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy. Personally overseen and directed by Gary Gilchrist, a Golf Magazine and Golf Digest Top Teacher, the Full-Time Junior Program is an immersive experience that prepares students for tournament play so they can thrive at the junior, collegiate and professional levels. It is our mission at GGGA to provide the best junior golf academy environment that allows junior golfers to reach their true potential. Our purpose is to build golf skills: technical, mental, strategic and physical, and to build character, producing well rounded and balanced individuals. To learn more about us and how to “Train Like A Champion” visit www.ggga.com or call 1-866-639-9099 or email [email protected]