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Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy

August 21, 2012 09:01 ET

Golf Like the Pros -- Gary Gilchrist's Top 5 Tips for Golf Enthusiasts

Nationally Recognized Juniors Coach Shares His Best Golf Tips in Honor of National Golf Month

HOWEY IN THE HILLS, FL--(Marketwire - Aug 21, 2012) - August is National Golf Month and renowned juniors coach Gary Gilchrist has set out to help golfers improve their game. Having coached golf greats like Michelle Wie and Yani Tseng, Gilchrist knows what it takes for novice enthusiasts to play their best. That's why Gary has compiled his top five tips for golfers looking to improve their game, which include passion, focus, physical conditioning, mechanics and putting.

Passion. Passion is a necessity in any sport, task or undertaking. If a player possesses the enthusiasm and desire to excel at golf, chances are with a bit of training and practice that player's game will significantly improve.

Mental Training. Ask any good golfer what plays the biggest role in his/her success and the answer will be focus. Ninety-percent of the game is psychological, so learning to hone in on the challenge you're facing each time you prepare to swing will benefit your performance immensely.

Fitness Training. Some say golf doesn't really require that much exertion. Wrong! Stamina, flexibility, coordination and physical strength play a substantial role in molding great golfers. Develop a warm-up routine for yourself before you tee off so your body is prepared.

Mechanics. Mechanics seems like a no brainer, but mastering the right mechanics is a necessity. In golf, setup and posture are key fundamentals when preparing to take on the golf course. These basic skill sets are the building blocks upon which more advanced techniques can be built.

Putting. Putting is truly an art. More matches are lost or won on the green than on the tee box. Improving your precision while putting will enhance your overall capacity to excel at the game.

"Golf is all about passion," states Gary. "If you have the passion and drive to succeed, and enough time to dedicate to training, mechanics can be taught. While more, of course, goes into the game itself, perfecting these five things will put you on the right track."

To find out more about Gary Gilchrist and the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, visit www.ggga.com.

About GGGA
Based at the Mission Inn Resort & Club 40 minutes outside of Orlando, the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy is the leading full-time junior golf academy in the world. The Academy is committed to excellence in every facet of golf, fitness, personal development and academics, evident through exclusive relationships with Montverde Academy, an acclaimed private college preparatory school, and the American Junior Golf Association.

As part of GGGA's partnership with the AJGA, the academy is the official title sponsor of the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series, and AJGA tournament series reserved for the world's top 12 to 15-year-old golfers.

For more information about GGGA, the GGGA's full-time residential program and other year-round opportunities to Train, Think and Play like a Champion, visit www.ggga.com or call 1-866-639-9099.

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