So let's talk a bit about yesterday. Thank you to @la84foundation, @playequityfund, @benshriner, @coryheenan and this crew from the putting contest. @marley.franklin and @cwatts__3 had a blast from the start.

#changethinkgolf #changegolf #besixtyone
The golf grind is no joke.
I first started just over a year and a half ago. Im usually pretty competitive and always played sports growing up,never settling for mediocre. I hate to lose but this game is interesting in where you could choose not to compete with anyone else but yourself.
When i first tried playing i realized this sport is not like throwing a ball or kicking a ball. Its a game of timing,precision as well as a game of mental strength and being honest with yourself. The learning curve in this sport is very long, life long even. I realize now why many dont try to learn. It takes alot of grinding on the range and the putting green. Finally i have hit a point in my game where things are clicking and im able to really enjoy it instead of feeling frustrated and disappointed. I wish everyone would try golf even if its just once....

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#golf #golflife #drivingrange #golfgrind #breaking90 #breaking85 #golfworld #golfstagram #golfswing #golfcourse #golfholics #shandinhills #socal #taylormade #nikegolf #golfaddict #jonesgolf jonesgolfbags #mentalgame #alwaysbegolfing #golfingworld #nogolfnolife #golfingislife #61golf #sixtyonegolf
Nothing but smiles yesterday @therivieracountryclub. 

#changethinkgolf #changegolf
Thanks to @coryheenan for inviting us and everyone at @desertislandcountryclub for letting us hang out and have a bunch fun at the end of summer shindig. And, thanks to mom nature for breaking the heat and giving us some rain. 

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The Blueprint

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

— Arthur Ashe

Golf is different. It is a game of honor and integrity. When a golfer breaks a rule, they are expected to penalize themselves. Golfers don’t need umpires or referees.

Being a golfer is more than learning how to hit a golf ball. It is a contest, a series of challenges, between you and your most difficult opponent: yourself. When a child learns to play golf correctly, they, almost without realizing, develop valuable skills that they will use throughout their lives on and off the golf course.

The Sixtyone Golf Academy is a golf introduction, development, and integration program. It is designed to help remove barriers to playing golf, the real ones and the ones we perceive.

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

32nd Street/USC magnet

Los Angeles, CA.

61st Street Elementary

Los Angeles, CA

How it works

The Pursuit to Becoming Complete and Independent

The Sixtyone Golf Academy has three phases. Each phase helps guide students on their journey as young golfers. The pursuit takes them from hacking at golf balls in their backyards and school playgrounds to becoming complete and independent young golfers.

01.

Introduction

Students begin online and on school campus. They learn 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 their responsibilities move to the golf course and begin the transition into 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.