Sixtyone Golf Academy

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

— Arthur Ashe

32nd Street/USC magnet

Los Angeles, CA.

The Blueprint

Golf is a game of honor and there are no referees on the golf course.

Golf is different. If a golfer breaks a rule while playing, they are expected to penalize themselves.

When a child learns to play golf correctly they, almost without realizing, learn much more than how to hit a golf ball. They develop skills that they can use throughout their lives.

The Sixtyone Golf Academy is a golf introduction, development, and integration program designed to remove barriers, both actual and perceived, to playing the game.

Sixtyone reaches out from the golf course and connects young people with golf. The traditions and culture of the game do all of the rest.

61st Street Elementary

Los Angeles, CA

How it works.

Introduction, Development, and Integration

The Sixtyone Golf Academy has three phases that  guide the students on their journey from hacking at golf balls on their school playgrounds to becoming complete and independent young golfers.

01.

Introduction

Students begin learning why golf is different than other sports, and that hitting a golf ball is fun.

Themes

Welcome to Golf | Rules, Etiquette & Proper Behavior | Golf Quirks, Traditions & Culture | Your Golf Heritage.

02.

Development

Students who accept the challenge and responsibilities begin the transition into becoming complete and independent young golfers.

Themes

Practice Area (Self-awarenes & Self-improvement) Keeping Score (Strategy & Managing Obstacles)  | Course Management (Etiquette & Culture) | Fun (Enjoyment & Mental Fitness).

Shandin Hills GC

San Bernardino, CA

03.

Integration

Students who successfully complete an Academy program become members of the Sixtyone Country Club and connected with a support network willing to share time, treasure and expertise to help them integrate as far into golf culture as they desire.