Jianyuan (Alex) Gao
Alex was born in Shenzhen, China and was ranked top 10 nationally in junior orders of merit before he moved to Canada at age of 15. After a successful junior golf career, Alex pursued his passion in teaching and he now has over 5000 hours of instructions given. With a focus on junior players, Alex's students have won multiple junior events in B.C and had competed at major junior events around the world.
Alex has a flexible teaching style and believes that a golf swing should be built around each individual. No one has the same physical strength, flexibility or body proportions. Alex will identify these factors and work with you to create the optimal swing for your body, while exploring ways to push you pass your limits.
Lincoln was born in Guiyang, China and moved to Zimbabwe when he was 12 years old. He was introduced to the game by Stu Stovol, golf professional at Chapman Golf Club at the time and was also coached by Tim Price, a Zimbabwean golf legend and brother of former world number one, Nick Price. Lincoln’s passion for golf continued after he moved to Vancouver in 2011. He was the vice president and later president of the UBC student body Golf Club and has successfully run numerous events, tournaments and golf trips in the 3 years that he served the club. Prior to joining GoGo Golf Academy, Lincoln has worked as junior golf program leader at Fraserview Golf Academy before turning pro in 2020. During that time he was mentored by former BC Golf President, Derek Thornley and thanks to Derek he was able to improve his teaching skills at a rapid speed. Aside from being a golf instructor, Lincoln is also the founder of Tru-Fit Golf Studio and the Tru-Fit Custom Fitting and Building process. He specializes in Tour Level custom club fitting and building to bring the best equipment to the hands of golfers. He is TPI Certified and has completed level 2 training for both Junior and also Fitness and he is a certified trainer for golfer’s yips under Dr. Farias’ Dystonia Recovery Program.
Lincoln’s teaching philosophy is that to improve our golf game we have to look at it on a broader scale. We need to train our technique, physical skills and motor skills, hand eye coordination skills, mental skills and also have well fitted clubs to achieve the best improvements. Depending on each student’s goal, he will design a training plan that makes the training very simple, straight to the point yet very effective.
Andrew was born in Camrose, Alberta where he began golfing at the age of 5 years old. He began competitive golf at the age of 12 and went onto a successful junior golf career, including winning the 2013 Canadian U17 Championship. Following his junior career, Andrew went on to play for the University of British Columbia golf team, while completing a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. In 2020 he turned professional to pursue a professional playing career, and earned full status for the 2022 season on PGA Tour Canada.
Andrew has tremendous experience playing at an elite competitive level, and is able to draw on this experience to help his students unlock their potential. Taking a holistic approach to teaching, Andrew will look at all areas of the game to help his students optimize their golf game and reach their goals.
Richard was born in Nanjing China and immigrated to Canada at 8 years old. He started the game at 16 and soon found a passion for it which drove him. After graduating from Capilano University with a degree in film making in 2019, Richard took up the game more seriously and made great progress. Seeking instruction from some of the top instructors in the world, including Bill Harmon, Bryan Lebedevitch, Mac O’Grady, Dan Carraher and Bob Grissett. Richard played in his first competitive golf tournament in 2020 and so far has competed in dozens of local and provincial level tournaments.
Finishing in the top 10 of the Vancouver golf tour order of merit in three seasons, including a win. Having started the game later than most competitive golfers, Richard believes anybody, regardless of age and physical ability, could elevate their game to a high level with the right practice and technique. Emphasizing on good swing fundamentals, short game technique, course strategy and mental game. He will help each student to become a complete player.