IJGA Stars Make History

IJGA Golfer Evan Pena

Two IJGA athletes had outstanding performances at the AJGA Puerto Rico Junior Championship and the South American Amateur tournaments. 

Evan Pena Wins the AJGA Puerto Rico Junior Championship. 

Fifteen-year-old Evan Pena, hailing from Puerto Rico, made history as the first home player to clinch victory at the AJGA Puerto Rico Junior Championship

He achieved this milestone with an impressive 4-under-par total of 212 at the Grand Reserve Golf Club in Rio Grande. This win marked Evan’s inaugural triumph in three AJGA starts. 

He expressed his excitement, stating, “Winning this event in Puerto Rico, where I’m from, means so much to me. I am super excited for this day, and I can’t wait for many more wins to come.”

Gerardo Gomez Wins Silver in South American Amateur 

Meanwhile, Evan’s fellow housemate at IJGA, Gerardo Gomez, was on the brink of making his mark in history, aiming to follow in the footsteps of IJGA student Julian Perico by winning the South American Amateur. 

Despite an impressive 11-under-par score, he ultimately secured the silver medal. Gerardo is set to join the University of Arkansas Razorbacks in August 2024, stepping into the shoes left vacant by Julian, who graduated the previous year. He joins the ranks of IJGA alums alongside John Daly II and Giovanna Fernandez.

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How IJGA’s Training Philosophy Paves the Way for Student Achievement

Like Gerardo and Evan, the coaching team at IJGA has helped countless junior golfers succeed. 

Success on the golf course is not just about technique or talent; it’s about mindset, dedication, and strategic training. Our training philosophy is carefully crafted to empower students to reach their full potential, on and off the course.

A Personalized Approach

One size does not fit all in golf instruction. That’s why our instructors take a personalized approach, tailoring coaching methods to each student’s unique abilities and learning style. 

Long-term Development

We adopt a long-term approach to student development, focusing on sustainable growth over time. Our coaches work with students to set realistic goals and create actionable plans to help them progress steadily.

Comprehensive Training

Golf is a multifaceted sport requiring proficiency in technique, mental resilience, and course management. Our training philosophy encompasses all aspects of the game, providing students with comprehensive instruction and guidance in every development area. 

Emphasis on Mental Performance

Our training philosophy strongly focuses on mental performance training. We teach students how to manage pressure, stay focused under stress, and maintain a positive mindset on the course.

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Supportive Environment

Success thrives in a supportive and encouraging environment. Our coaches serve as mentors and role models, providing guidance, encouragement, and unwavering support to help students overcome obstacles and achieve their goals.

Start Your Journey to Success at IJGA

By embracing a personalized, long-term approach to development, we help empower students to achieve success. Contact our team at (855) 378-8177 to schedule a campus tour or request more information

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