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. 

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

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. 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 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.