Premier U.S. Golf Academy Announces New Director of Golf

Bluffton, South Carolina, (February 6th). International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA), a full time boarding golf academy with a 20 year history in developing junior golf athletes, announces the appointment of  a new Director of Golf Instruction to lead the athletic development program.

Jonathan Yarwood, a British PGA Master Professional, has a long standing career that speaks for itself. He has trained a U.S. Open winner, 2 U.S. Amateur winners, 2 U.S. Girls’ Winners, 3 AJGA Players of the Year, 4 #1 juniors, a collegiate #1, a winner on six major tours around the world plus more.

He has been recognized for his contribution to the game by being the youngest person to be made a UK PGA Master Professional in 2011. He was also voted a “Top 20 Teacher under 40” by Golf Digest as well as voted in the ‘Best Teachers in State Rankings’ for over a decade. He is proud to be joining the excellent team at IJGA and to bring his experience to a new generation of junior players. He begins his appointment on June 1, 2017.

International Junior Golf Academy is renowned as a junior academy providing an exceptional golf training, character development and scholastic experience that gives its students the best opportunity to reach their potential in golf and in life.

“The intimate and caring environment of IJGA is very attractive to me,” says Jonathan Yarwood, “and I look forward to joining the IJGA family. From the eight areas Brown Golf Courses the students play to the well-appointed practice facilities, IJGA students are fortunate to be here and to have this opportunity.”

When asked about the appointment of Yarwood, Ryley Hendry, the CEO of IJGA commented, “The opportunity to bring the expertise of a world class coach such as Jonathan with his experience and proven track record of success is a great way for the academy to grow the program quality.  We are excited for the future of IJGA under Jonathan’s leadership.”

About International Junior Golf Academy

The International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) was founded in 1995 in Hilton Head, SC as a home for elite juniors from around the world looking to earn college golf scholarships in the United States. Since 1995, IJGA has achieved nearly 100% college placement and graduates have earned over $51 million in college golf scholarships. IJGA continues to develop the character and skill of junior golfers, while helping them achieve their goals. For more information, visit

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