International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) is a high-performance golf boarding academy that combines world-class golf training with exceptional college preparatory academics. IJGA’s goal is to help its student-athletes achieve their full potential both on and off the course, and in and out of the classroom. The unique IJGA training system has been developed over a 20 + year period and is one of the most well-respected training systems in the world. Throughout its history, the elite IJGA coaching staff has sent hundreds of graduates on to leading college golf programs and has produced top PGA and LPGA professionals.
The school year program, which runs from August through May, includes all technical, tactical, physical and mental training, with the highest level of technology.
IJGA is successful because of the design and flexibility of the golf program in their unique facilities, allowing for students to have more autonomy in their training program.
IJGA has a strong team of golf coaches with over 100 years of aggregate experience who encourage individualized swings, with extensive use of cutting-edge technology and performance games to enhance the coaching experience.
The IJGA golf program is extensive in having a renowned sports psychologist, mental performance trainer, athletic and health development experts who design approaches for success of our students.
Through collaboration with our partner IJGT and the other leading junior golf tour HJGT, we have launched a series of new elite events, by invitation only, to the strongest junior golfers, giving students better opportunities for higher ranking points through stronger fields.
Through our partnership with IJGT our students also compete in Faldo Series Regional Finals, en route to U.S. Grand Finals, where winners go on to play Faldo European or Asian Grand Finals
Students also earns points in the IJGT Race to Scotland competition, where the leading point winners get a trip to Scotland to play on six links courses, typically ending on The Old Course at St Andrews.
We train aspiring golfers to create the pathways to being the best they can be using tried and tested methods. We aim to create a person of sound character who is academically strong as well as a robust and capable golfer.
THE COACHING TEAM
IJGA offers a team of trained and experienced coaches committed to an elite golf training program. Bringing with them years of industry experience and world-class backgrounds, our coaches will develop and implement a coaching strategy to elevate your game.
The IJGA training facility is second to none, where various challenging golf course conditions are replicated on the range, providing an environment that builds performance skills
Partnered with IJGA, the Heritage Academy allows young athletes to develop important scholastic skills while creating an environment in which they can flourish. Our campus is located on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and provides a number of various academic programs for students who want to advance their athletic skills at one of the world’s top junior golf academies.
COLLEGE PLANNING + PLACEMENT
Boasting a near 100% college placement rate, the IJGA approach to college preparation has proven effective time and time again. Our students have received over $52 million in scholarships and our alumni have gone to attend schools with prestigious golf programs such as Georgia Tech, Princeton, Dartmouth, Oklahoma State University, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Yale, University of Alabama, UCLA and Boston College.
LEADERSHIP + CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
Everything you do at IJGA is meant to help you discover your power and your responsibility. IJGA alumni often say that their years at IJGA were the most formative of their lives. It could be the time, the place, or the friendships they made. For many, the answer is found in the wholeness of the experience - the knowledge and the goodness.
SCHEDULE A TOUR
Visit Heritage Academy
Visit housing facilities and meet with Residential Instructors
Visit the IJGA Performance Training Center
Visit the IJGA Performance Fitness Center
Visit the golf-training facility, Pinecrest Golf Club
Meet the Director of Mental Training
Meet the Director of College Placement
Bring your golf clubs for a professional evaluation with a Certified Instructor.
1-hour long fitness sessions with Performance Director
5PM rec room opens
5:30PM-7:30PM Village Café is open for dinner
7PM-9:45PM Academic Success Center is open
8:15PM-9:45PM Study Time
10PM Lights Out and Curfew
*half of the students will attend golf training in the morning and school in the afternoon while the other half of the students will operate on the opposite split schedule with school in the morning and golf in the afternoons