The Faldo Series, the global circuit of junior events created by six-time Major winner Sir Nick Faldo, has appointed the International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) as its Official Golf Academy Partner.
Rory McIlroy and fellow multiple Major champion and world number one, Tseng Ya-ni are among past winners on the Faldo Series, which was founded in 1996 and is supported by The R&A (The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews).
Recognized as the only global amateur series for boys and girls, the annual circuit features thousands of young golfers competing in 40 tournaments in over 30 countries across Europe, Asia, Oceania, and North and South America.
The Heritage Academy is located on Hilton Head Island, S.C., is a top-rated academic institution serving students in 5th through 12th grade. Heritage Academy offers college preparation, advance placement, honors, and English as a Second Language (ESL) courses to meet a variety of academic needs. Block scheduling allows students to follow their passion by offering a flexible academic schedule for training and competition needs. The student body represents over 30 countries and 40 U.S. states. Heritage Academy passions include golf, tennis, swimming, equestrian, the performing arts and many more.
The First tee is an initiative of the World Golf Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in St. Augustine, Fla., at World Golf Village, home of the World Golf Hall of Fame. Its mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf. Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has introduced the game of golf and its values to more than 3.5 million participants in 50 states, 3,400 elementary schools and four international locations – Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and Singapore. Former President George H. W. Bush serves as honorary chairman. The First Tee Founding Partners are LPGA, the Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR and the USGA.