What is G60?
G60 is a revolutionary method of golf coaching which offers more than just traditional golf lessons. Find out how our players are improving faster than ever through our Golf Development Programs.
PGA Golf Instructor, G60 Founder
"Frustrated with mixed results from the traditional method of golf coaching and playing, the vision for G60 is to provide an affordable way for golfers of all standards to reach their goals faster. No more wasted hours practicing in the wrong way. G60 is set up for the golfer to succeed"
I have been a PGA-accredited golf coach for more than 15 years and in that time I have seen thousands of students make improvements during one-on-one lessons only to come unstuck in the gaps between one lesson and the next. I realised that without feedback between lessons, it was hard for us, as coaches, to monitor player improvements and even harder for players themselves to make long term changes to their game.
I’ve shared the frustration of players who have invested in private lessons but seen little in the way of results, who become bored practising alone and ultimately lose interest in improving their game. I’ve also seen first hand how group training in sport can provide the necessary motivation, inspiration and community needed to succeed. I knew that there had to be a smarter way for players to practice and play the game we love.
The result is G60, a unique form of golf training that combines 60 minute supervised group practice sessions with an online learning platform that is accessible 7 days per week. This dual approach promotes rapid, long-lasting improvement by offering players a community and consistent coaching advice on demand.
The G60 Academy is a three-phase programme for newbies, intermediates and experienced players designed to make long term, lasting changes to any golf game. No quick fixes, no gimmicks and no promises we can’t keep - just practical, actionable advice delivered by professionals in the company of a diverse group of men and women with a shared passion for golf.
How it works
1. Free Game Assessment
We offer a free initial game assessment before recommending the right program for you. In this private session, we provide you with the necessary tools and information to make the first steps towards changing your golf game.
2. Supervised Practice
At G60 we run several 1-hour group training sessions every week. These sessions cover putting, short and long game and course strategy, all under the supervision of a regular PGA professional.
G60 members can book through the website and attend whichever sessions they want to each week. These sessions provide a fun, social environment with the added element of competition in a group environment.
The more sessions you can make the faster you will improve. Not only that, your attendance is also rewarded in our loyalty program. Earn points for attending the sessions and redeem those points for private coaching sessions.
Our goal is to provide pressurised situations with game-like training, to better prepare you for the challenges of the golf course.
3. Unlimited Online Support
We invite each G60 member to download the “Coach Now” app, available on Google Play and iTunes. Once signed up, you’ll be issued a unique ‘invite’ code via email which will give you access to the G60 group on the app. You’ll also receive news, updates and notifications pertaining to the wider G60 community.
Each G60 member will also be able to upload videos of solo practice and range sessions privately. I encourage you to ask questions of your coaches and upload recordings of your swing throughout the week. Coaches will provide actionable feedback on your videos within 24 hours.
This is a big part of the program. It will ensure you and your coach stay connected between group sessions and give you the motivation to persevere on the tough days.
3 Phase System
1. Building Phase
The first phase of the G60 programme is the ‘Building Phase’ and is heavily focused on technique.
This is perhaps the toughest of the phases as it is where members may see an initial drop in performance. Many players actually benefit by going back to the basics of their swing in a bid to rid themselves of bad habits and poor form that may have taken root over time.
G60 members will work with their coach to hone the basics of their game with a plan customised for their bodies and skill level. We know everybody moves differently and recognise that there is no one-size fits all formula that works universally. It is here that you will address your swing from setup to follow-through and that finish. You’ll be provided with the appropriate drills to improve your technique.
G60 members can expect to spend 4-months in the ‘Building Phase’ drilling good technique and building confidence in their new movement. Traditional 1-on-1 sessions rarely see a player leave this building phase, but at G60 we’re going to take you beyond that so you can start focusing on performing on the golf course.
2. Maintenance Phase
The second phase of the G60 3-phase program is the ‘Maintenance Phase’ where we cement all those good habits and continue to improve the techniques learnt in the building phase. This is where you will start to see those skills translate to on-course scenarios. It is also where you will progress to performance drills to test your new skills.
During this stage we will start to introduce game-like training, 60-day challenges which culminate in testing weeks, which assess your skills across putting, short game and long game. Periodic testing in the ‘Maintenance Phase’ enables you to track your progress and see your gains.
3. Performance Phase
The third phase of the G60 3-phase program is the ‘Performance Phase’. This is where we all want to be, including professional players. This is where you will be able to perform autonomously with little thought to technique. Swinging the club becomes automatic, allowing you to focus more on performance.
Course strategy, performing under pressure and controlling the mind are all heavily focused on in the performance phase. During this phase, players should see a faster drop in handicap compared to earlier phases.
G60 coaches will work with you each and every week to ensure you have a tailored plan to see you develop through group sessions, help you make the best of your solo practice and provide guidance for the videos you submit through the app. We ask you to trust the plan.
Although we can’t promise that practice will make you perfect, we can promise it will make you a lot better. How and when you practice may change and evolve as you move through each of the phases but it is important to attend as many sessions as you can to start seeing positive results. A coach will always be on hand to supervise and guide your practice, so rest assured you’ll never waste a session.
Practice can be frustrating at times, we get that. You’ll have good days and bad days but the most important thing is that you look at your long term goal and stay the course. Changes won’t come overnight, but if you persevere, and do the little things each day to work towards your goal, you’ll see astonishing incremental growth.
We have found that players who take the 3-P-Pledge achieve the best results. G60 is built on the fundamentals of planning, practice and perseverance so that you can build a strong golf game, maintain it over time and perform time and time again.
PROBLEMS WITH TRADITIONAL GOLF COACHING
It takes approx. 60 hours of practice to transfer a new skill/technique from the range to the course
If you practice for 2 hours per week, it will take you about 6 months to see those changes on the course
Usually that practice is unsupervised and lacks guidance from a PGA Pro and no access to Trackman or video analysis
As a result, the student will often practice in the wrong way
This can cause frustration and affect motivation levels
It often leads to a lack of practice or trust in their recommended changes
The students may then look for quick fixes and tips from untrained sources
Added stimulus on the golf course without the necessary good quality practice can lead to more confusion and worse scores
Wasted time, money and effort!
BENEFITS OF G60 GOLF COACHING
As a G60 member, you will have access to supervised practice group sessions with a PGA Pro to make sure you practice in the correct way
G60 membership is much more cost effective than traditional golf lessons
As a G60 member, you will have access to video guidance from your coach, 7 days a week
As a result, a G60 student will practice with purpose and guidance without veering off track
G60 members will practice in a competitive and fun environment
More trust, belief and motivation to improve
G60 members will finally feel like they have a coach who truly cares about their improvement
No more getting distracted by advice from poor sources
No more wasted time, money and effort!
Happy golfers, happy coaches!