With a years of experience coaching juniors, amateurs, internationals and even Tour players, Stuart Morgan joins the IJGA coaching roster as Director of Instruction. His specialty in Player Development will take IJGA’s program individualization to the next level.
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IJGA’s team of instructors boast numerous renowned certifications and bring decades of collective experience to the IJGA’s golf training programs. Our coaches have trained players from growing juniors to successful PGA and LPGA players on Tour. Get to know our coaches here.
Director of Instruction Stuart Morgan specializes in player development and focuses on maximizing results in a training environment. His approach redefines overall athletic training and incorporates an understanding of each individual golfer’s unique needs.
We use technology including a High Definition Golf Simulator, swing analysis software and various other industry technology to get detailed insight to each junior’s swing. Results are then implemented in personalized instruction.
Located in Hilton Head Island, S.C., IJGA offers a picturesque and safe environment. With dozens of courses in the area, there is no shortage of opportunities to play golf. Free time is also well spent at the area’s beaches, shopping outlets and nearby theme parks.
At IJGA you will compete with other dedicated and like-minded golfers. By training with other passionate athletes, you will benefit from a unique, inspiring and supportive learning environment that will help get you to the next level.
IJGA students have access to not only Pinecrest Golf Club, the exclusive golf training facility, but also to Island West, Rose Hill, Crescent Pointe and Eagles Pointe Golf Clubs – some of the area’s finest courses. The Indoor Performance Center is the home of IJGA’s fitness training and features fine exercise and golf training equipment.
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Stuart Morgan, a Mid Wales native, is the IJGA’s Director of Instruction. A full-time development coach since 2001, Morgan specializes in talent identification and player development. His player development philosophies redefines overall athletic training and incorporates a focus on and understanding of each individual golfer’s unique needs.
Puchales’ students have won in nationally recognized events including the State Junior Championships. His students have also qualified and played in USGA Junior Championships and have continued on to win collegiate tournaments of different levels. His philosophy to succeed in junior golf is to for his students to surround themselves with a good support team, write their goals, and do whatever is necessary to achieve those goals.
During his tenure as a golfer, he has played internationally on the Asian Tour in 1970 and a few events in Mexico. Nevil competed on the PGA Tour for eight years and had two wins including the Magnolia Classic in 1973. Nevil joined IJGA in 2012 and believes the only way to succeed in junior golf is through hard work and believing in yourself, “If it is to be, it is up to me”.
Sue competed extensively in national and international tournaments alongside players such as Christina Kim and Aree Song before she turned pro in 2005. She completed her first teaching certification in 1997, and is currently a member of LPGA T&CP. Sue completed a dissertation at Rutgers University on the mathematical analysis of golf mechanics. Her focus and dedication to junior golf eventually led her to join the IJGA in 2014.
Wedzik has been golfing for 48 years and after earning his Class A membership in the PGA competed in section PGA events and the PGA Winter Tour. In 2002 he qualified and played in the USGA Senior US Open. He has been coaching for 32 years including four years in Mexico, and time with a student in Moscow, Russia. Wedzik has been titled the Tri-State PGA Professional of the Year, Western New York Apprentice Player of the Year, and West Virginia PGA Player of the Year.
John Jordan comes to the IJGA after serving as the Director of Golf Instruction at the Lagunita Country Club in Caracas, Venezuela. He began his coaching career working with legendary teachers including Jimmy Ballard and David Leadbetter. Jordan founded Fundacion Edugolf to help disadvantage children through education and golf programs.
As a former IJGA student, Connor Brown brings a special insight to the coaching staff and knows precisely what it takes to succeed. Brown has worked under the guidance of Kevin Smeltz and now Stuart Morgan, and obtained valuable golf knowledge. “The education they have provided me is incredible. I love sharing my knowledge with the students.”
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“The residential life at IJGA is awesome for when you go to college because you are away from your family and you’re a little bit on your own, which is a good start. And the friends are awesome – you get to meet people from all over the world and from different cultures and the best part is that IJGA is just one big family. My parents are really proud of me that I’m going to Texas A&M. They’ve said I’ve matured a lot since first going to the academy. Now that I’ve been on my own, they know I can handle myself when I go to college.” – Mickey Werenski, IJGA Class of 2013, Texas A&M University