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GARY GILCHRIST READYING LPGA PROFESSIONALS FOR
LPGA CME GROUP TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP AT MISSION INN RESORT
Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. (Nov. 10, 2016) — The Race To The CME Globe has a stop for some of LPGA’s best at Mission Inn Resort where the golf professionals will prepare with their coach, Gary Gilchrist at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy (GGGA) facilities. These professionals include record breaking, Olympic medal-winning, consistently successful golf stars who come from all over the world to train.
These players have elected to use this second week in November as a recovery week. Many of these LPGA players have spent over a month in Asia at tournaments held in China, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Japan. The CME Tour Championship, the season-ending tournament in Naples, Florida, culminates the season-long points competition based on performance at every official LPGA event, with the winning player named “Race To The CME Globe” Champion.
Gilchrist has an impressive track record with LPGA professionals. His students have accumulated seven majors and numerous tournament wins. During this pre-competition week, five of the LPGA’s top professionals will be at Mission Inn to prepare themselves technically: Shanshan Feng, Ariya Jutanugarn, Moriya Jutanugarn, Paula Creamer, and Yani Tseng.
“This week’s training will be about preparation and building confidence.” says Gilchrist. “We are making sure every area of the professional’s game is consistent so they are ready to play and perform for the season’s final tournament.” GGGA has created a short game training area at Mission Inn Resort designed to prepare these professional golfers for high level performance, in addition to providing the highest quality facilities for the junior golfers boarding with GGGA.
Shanshan Feng, Olympic Bronze Medalist, and winner of two majors and nine total tournaments is the first player from China to become a member of the LPGA. She has been working with Gilchrist since she was a junior. Feng recently brought in the 2016 Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia title, and is currently 8th in the Rolex world rankings.
Ariya Jutanugarn, winner of the 2016 LPGA British Open, has climbed to second in the Rolex world rankings in a short seven-month spa. She has had her first three wins since starting with Gilchrist and made history as the first golfer from Thailand, male or female, to win a major championship. Jutanugarn is currently ranked first in “The Race To The CME Globe” for the 2016 season and also in first place to win the 2016 Rolex Player of the Year award.
Paula Creamer, boasting ten wins with one major, is always a crowd favorite due to her passion and dedication to the game of golf. Creamer has been training with Gilchrist all season, and is no stranger to the Mission Inn course. “Paula loves to practice around the other students here because it creates a competitive environment that inspires her to improve. The training facilities at GGGA give her the ability to re-create every possible situation that might arise in actual tournament play,” Gilchrist added.
“He’s (Gary Gilchrist) awesome at what he does. He’s a great coach. He makes it a lot of a fun,” says Creamer, “The team that he has there (at GGGA) takes really great care of me and helps motivate me.”
Moriya Jutanugarn, the first female to win the British Junior Open, has been training with Gilchrist since January 2016. She was the LPGA’s Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year three seasons ago.
Yani Tseng, with an impressive 15 LPGA tour wins alone, including five Majors, has recently returned to Gilchrist for coaching. Tseng is the youngest player ever to win five major championships and was ranked number 1 in the Women’s World Golf Rankings for 109 consecutive weeks.
In a coaching career that spans more than 20 years, Gilchrist has been responsible for recruiting, training, and developing more professional, amateur, and junior golfers than any other coach in the world. His system of training applies to golfers of all ages and abilities.
At the training facilities at Mission Inn Resort, he and his team incorporate a holistic environment for juniors, amateurs and professionals through technical, mental, fitness, and strategy training in addition elite education for juniors in the full-time boarding program. Gilchrist has been recognized by Golf Digest as a Top 50 Teacher in America (2011-2016) and by Golf Magazine as a Top 100 Teacher (2012-2013.
Information on Mission Inn Resort is available at www.missioninnresort.com