Another new school year is upon us, which means that it is time to get back into your routine as summer vacation comes to an end. Getting back into the swing of things can be difficult at times as you work to remain focused on school work in addition to putting in training time. Improving both your grades and your golf training are important steps in being able to realize your goal of playing collegiate golf and eventually becoming a professional. Even if winning The Masters is not in your immediate future, golf and academics can put you on the right track toward earning a college degree and having your choice of careers down the road.
Investing in your future should be your top priority. Dedicating your time to school and carving out a training schedule helps get you into a routine that will translate to success.
Finding Your Routine
A major key to success when you go back to school is creating a routine and sticking to it. When you are on summer vacation you naturally have more free time for working out, doing drills, and playing practice rounds and tournaments. However, once school starts in the fall, it can be more difficult to find the balance between your studies and your golf game. You need to put yourself in a position that allows you to succeed at both.
In order to improve at golf, it is important to schedule out training sessions with your coach when you have time. As you get older and begin to look at different colleges you would like to attend, you should also communicate with your coach and recruiters to find the right tournaments to play in that will make you a stronger golfer and get you valuable exposure. Once you have a schedule in place, you will be able to plan out your full routine, including school, homework, and time to unwind with your friends.
Enroll in a Full-Time Golf Academy
The International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA), located on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, provides students with a full-time golf training program that allows them to combine golf with schooling, to receive top-tier instruction in both. A full-time academy setting helps junior golfers focus on their studies while also receiving daily golf lessons. Benefits of enrolling in a full-time academy include:
- The ability to train at exclusive facilities and beautiful golf courses
- Heritage Academy, IJGA’s academic partner, provides educational instruction for golfers in grades 5-12
- Set routine with classes in the morning and training in the afternoon, or vice versa, as well as social events and opportunities
IJGA prepares junior golfers for the future, which is why emphasis is put onto education. Heritage Academy offers I-20 authorizations, college preparatory classes, and ESL courses for foreign students. It is also among the top junior golf schools when it comes to educational accreditation. In addition to daily golf instruction, golfers at IJGA compete regularly on weekends, throughout the school year, on the International Junior Golf Tour.
To learn more about IJGA and Heritage Academy, contact a representative today at (843) 686-1500.