Gary has led the charge in junior golf player development, developing three of the world’s most successful junior golf programs. Starting at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL, where he developed the first junior golf program of scale and was the Director of Golf from 1995 to 2004. Gilchrist then founded his namesake academy, Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy in 2007 near Orlando in Howey in the Hills, after spending three years as the Director of Golf at the International Junior Golf Academy in Hilton Head, SC.
When I was down in Orlando at the PGA show I was able to go out to Howey in the Hills and meet Gary and see a typical day with the 45 full time students they have right now. (theGolfMDs guys were out shooting some videos which I hear are going to be coming out soon)
We talk about how Gary has been able to get such amazing results with students and what it’s done for his ability to grow his academy. If you want to hear what he runs the students through every week… We go through it! And Gary shares what he thinks are the keys that some people are missing.
See where the junior wants to be and then reverse engineer it back
Gary’s approach to junior golf development is FASCINATING. For anyone trying to work with juniors on a high level this is a must listen.