Our Vision is to be the world leader in junior golf development.
Our Mission is to build and inspire excellence of golf skill and character.
WELCOME TO IJGA Bishops Gate
IJGA Bishops Gate is proud to have built the foremost golf coaching team and outstanding peer group in junior golf, evidenced by the extraordinary results and accomplishments of our students. IJGA Bishops Gate students won 56 tournaments last season (of which 30 where elite level tournaments), more than other east coast golf academies combined.
The centralized, full-service campus and private golf facilities for IJGA Bishops Gate students, together with the experience and quality of our golf program are unrivaled. Many national golf and college teams train at IJGA Bishops Gate.
Sixty-four students transferred from other academies to IJGA Bishops Gate in the past five years, a testament to the quality of the program and facilities. IJGA Bishops Gate is the only golf academy for enlightened families in the know about junior golf academies.
The IJGA Bishops Gate campus has the most beautiful and unique golf training facility in the golf academy industry – built for high performance training, with an extensive 50,000 sq. ft. range, with three putting greens, two chipping/bunker greens, four hitting areas and plenty of opportunities for short game approaches. Equipped with a 7,000-yard golf course – nine holes with two different tee options on each hole and double greens to match the tee option – exclusive to the golf academy and therefore can be used for training rather than exclusively for play. We are the only academy course where juniors take precedence over other golfers, enabling a flexibility to golf training and allowing students to have more autonomy in their training program.
IJGA Bishops Gate has a strong team of golf coaches with over 100 years of aggregate experience who encourage an individualized approach to golf development, with extensive use of leading-edge technology and performance training to enhance the coaching experience.
An academic partnership with Montverde Academy, the U.S. sport high school of the decade, and a strong focus on Leadership and Character development in our “home away from home” student life program, creates a life-changing experience for our students.
IJGA Bishops Gate is founded on the principles of partnership and collaboration. This infuses every aspect of what we do. To request more information, click here.
POWER OF PEERS
Our most valuable asset is our peer group of students whom we believe are second to none. Our student-athletes share the common experience of sacrifice, in leaving home; courage in typically coming to a foreign country to study in a different language, and great ambition to become a professional golfer or at minimum to have a great college golf experience.
Peer group interactions and school culture have consistently been named among the most influential factors on student learning. Further, a mounting body of evidence clearly indicates that students who receive programming focused on leadership, community and character academically outperform their peers, get better grades, and graduate at higher rates.
IJGA Bishops Gate has both a peer-mentoring /leadership model known as IJGA Bishops Gate Ambassadors and a college athlete character program called HABITUDES. Through these programs that harness the power of peers, IJGA Bishops Gate leverages the leadership potential of students critical to college and career success.
Maintaining our student body at roughly one hundred students preserves the intimacy and familiarity of this peer group.
YOUR FUTURE IS IN OUR HANDS
Parents entrust their children to us, and students entrust us with their futures. This is a responsibility we take seriously. As such, our promise to nurture and grow individuals is one not made lightly, and one we ensure we keep.
At IJGA Bishops Gate, we believe that everyone has it within them to be the very best they can be. Which is why we have designed an innovative approach to human athletic development that has its foundation in self-mastery: enabling and empowering our students to develop the autonomy, self-sufficiency, self-control, and self-confidence required to discover and ignite what drives and fulfills them, and to pursue the education and technical skills required to master their individual purpose and destiny.
An engaging, challenging and transformative learning opportunity
IJGA exists to empower young adolescents as engaged citizens of an ever-changing, complex global society. As such, more than golf, more than school, IJGA must ensure the positive character development of all students. IJGA achieves this aim through the implementation of its HABITUDES Character Program.
WHO WE ARE
The partnership structure ensures the optimal alignment of interest between parents/student, staff and shareholders.This infuses every aspect of what we do and ensures that everyone – from our coaches to our teachers – is involved and has a voice.Also results in staff stability, with most golf coaches working together since IJGA Bishops Gate inception.
We are innovative. We rethink everything. We’re not afriad to challenge established norms and encourage new ways of thinking and doing things.
We are accountable. We take ownership and follow up.
We’re creative and curious, and never stop learning, improving and having fun while doing it.
We’re intensely passionate and committed. We love and appreciate what we do and never forget to practice gratitude and humility while doing it.
We’re courageous. We display initiative, grit, determination, and entrepreneurship in problem-solving and pursuit of our goals.
We strive towards excellence. In everything we do.
We keep our promises and act with integrity and professionalism, always.