MEET OUR EARLY SIGNEES

NCAA Early Signing period for golf lasts from November 9-12 this year. IJGA is so excited to have 9 (NINE) students signing this year!!

At IJGA one of our main goals with our students is to help them achieve their dreams of playing collegiate golf.   We are proud of each and every student, their dedication and hard work and perseverance in accomplishing this goal.   They worked hard on their academics and their golf training to get them here with the support of our staff, our golf team and their parents.   We consider the colleges they are attending to be extremely lucky getting students of their stature. We look forward to following their success in college and feel very rewarded as staff to see their success and progression.

Check out these brief profiles on each of our signees:

colton

HOMETOWN: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

NUMBER OF YEARS PLAYING GOLF: 6

TIME AT IJGA: 3 YEARS

FAVORITE GOLFER: JORDAN SPIETH

NON-GOLF HOBBIES: SKIING

DRIVING RANGE PRACTICE JAM: CAN’T STOP THE FEELING

FAVORITE ARTIST: TWENTYONE PILOTS

LOW TOURNAMENT SCORE: 67 AT THE AJGA RYAN MOORE

TOURNAMENT WINS: HJGT GOLDEN BEAR

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: COMPETING IN UTAH STATE AMATEUR

HARD HITTING INTERVIEW QUESTIONS-

WHY ARE YOU SIGNING WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH?

C: I love their program and thier coach and it is also very conveniently close to home so hopefully my mom can still do my laundry!

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST AS A MEMBER OF THIS COLLEGE GOLF TEAM?

C: Competing as a team and having a new experience from junior golf.

ADVICE TO TO FUTURE SIGNEES??

C: Don’t stress over results. The more you stress on talking to college coaches with good news, the less of it you will have.

WHO HAD THE BIGGEST IMPACT IN GETTING YOU WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?

C: My parents and my friends here at IJGA and my coaches that I have had here.

WHAT DOES THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY COLLEGE GOLF MEAN TO YOU?

C: That I get to continue to pursue my golf career even further, and possibly take it to the next step.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT IJGA?

C: My Friends

WHAT IMPACT HAS IJGA HAD IN GETTING YOU WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?

C: They have given me the opportunity to play golf in college

sera

HOME COUNTRY: JAPAN

NUMBER OF YEARS PLAYING GOLF: 5

TIME AT IJGA: 4 YEARS

FAVORITE GOLFER: ALISON LEE

NON-GOLF HOBBIES: TALKING AND SHOPPING

DRIVING RANGE PRACTICE JAM: BANG BANG BANG

FAVORITE ARTIST: BIGBANG

LOW TOURNAMENT SCORE: 72,73,73; 2-OVER PAR AT NORTH SOUTH JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

TOURNAMENT WINS: IJGT Junior at Oyster Reef, Winter Shootout at TPC Tampa Bay, IJGT Island Open at Palmetto Hall – Arthur Hills Course, IJGA Invitational Sea Pines Resort – Ocean, Savannah Junior at The Landings  – Marshwood/Magnolia, Thanksgiving Day Classic at TPC Sawgrass- Stadium Course

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: NORTH SOUTH JUNIOR BECAUSE IS WAS MY BEST PERFORMANCE IN THE LARGEST TOURNAMENT

HARD HITTING INTERVIEW QUESTIONS-

WHY ARE YOU SIGNING WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS?

S: I love my new coaches, and I love the big campus. I think I will fit in and it will be a comfortable place

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST AS A MEMBER OF THIS COLLEGE GOLF TEAM?

S: I want to be the No.1 player at KU, and win a lot of tournaments!

ADVICE TO TO FUTURE SIGNEES??

S: Do not be scared to play a tournament and get bad scores! Play a lot of tournaments!

WHO HAD THE BIGGEST IMPACT IN GETTING YOU WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?

S: I want to thank to my parents, my coaches, and everyone who has supported me.

WHAT DOES THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY COLLEGE GOLF MEAN TO YOU?

S: It is giving me chance to take the next step forward in my golf career.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT IJGA?

S: All of the friends I have made

WHAT IMPACT HAS IJGA HAD IN GETTING YOU WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?

S: My coaches and everyone at IJGA has supported me and pushed me to work hard and get to the next level.

linda

HOME COUNTRY: GERMANY

NUMBER OF YEARS PLAYING GOLF: 6

TIME AT IJGA: 2 YEARS

FAVORITE GOLFER: STACY LEWIS

NON-GOLF HOBBIES: SOCCER

DRIVING RANGE PRACTICE JAM: ANDAS EN MI CANEZA

FAVORITE ARTIST: EMINEM

LOW TOURNAMENT SCORE: 68 AT A TOURNAMENT IN GERMANY

TOURNAMENT WINS: Palmetto Hall, Innisbrook Easter Classic, Cresentpoint, College Prep Series, German Team Championship

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: SECOND PLACE AT THE LUXEMBOURG INTERNATIONAL LADIES AMATEUR OPEN

HARD HITTING INTERVIEW QUESTIONS-

WHY ARE YOU SIGNING WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE?

L: The Coaches are so nice and I fit in with the team. The practice facilities are so good and the campus is pretty.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST AS A MEMBER OF THIS COLLEGE GOLF TEAM?

L: Winning with the team

ADVICE TO TO FUTURE SIGNEES??

L: Choose your college wisely because you are going to spend 4 years there.

WHO HAD THE BIGGEST IMPACT IN GETTING YOU WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?

L: My parents, who made everything possible for me.

WHAT DOES THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY COLLEGE GOLF MEAN TO YOU?

L: It is gonna prepare me for the next step to the LPGA Tour.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT IJGA?

L: My friends

WHAT IMPACT HAS IJGA HAD IN GETTING YOU WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?

L: A big impact, without IJGA I wouldn’t be able to go to college.

kanata

HOME COUNTRY: JAPAN

NUMBER OF YEARS PLAYING GOLF: 6

TIME AT IJGA: 3 YEARS

FAVORITE GOLFER: HIDEKI MATSUYAMA

NON-GOLF HOBBIES: PLAYING SOCCER

DRIVING RANGE PRACTICE JAM: KOREAN MUSIC

LOW TOURNAMENT SCORE: 68-71, GOLFWEEK INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR INVITATIONAL

TOURNAMENT WINS: GOLFWEEK SOUTHEAST JUNIOR INVITATIONAL

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: NEVER GIVING UP

HARD HITTING INTERVIEW QUESTIONS-

WHY ARE YOU SIGNING WITH COASTAL CAROLINA?

K: I like the coach and the golf facilities.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST AS A MEMBER OF THIS COLLEGE GOLF TEAM?

K: I am looking forward to meeting with new people and using new facilities.

ADVICE TO TO FUTURE SIGNEES??

K: Send emails everywhere until get the offer you are looking for.

WHO HAD THE BIGGEST IMPACT IN GETTING YOU WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?

K: My coaches, my parents, the IJGA staff and my friends.

WHAT DOES THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY COLLEGE GOLF MEAN TO YOU?

K: I am one step closer to achieving my dreams.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT IJGA?

K: The golf facility

WHAT IMPACT HAS IJGA HAD IN GETTING YOU WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?

K: I got better at golf, improved academically, and my personality developed as I made more friends and met new people.

lino

HOME COUNTRY: FRANCE

NUMBER OF YEARS PLAYING GOLF: 7

TIME AT IJGA: 2 YEARS

FAVORITE GOLFER: ADAM SCOTT

NON-GOLF HOBBIES: OTHER SPORTS

DRIVING RANGE PRACTICE JAM: HEAVENLY FATHER BY ISAIAH RASHAD

FAVORITE ARTIST: KENDRICK LAMAR

LOW TOURNAMENT SCORE: 65 AT IJGT CRESCENT POINTE

TOURNAMENT WINS: IJGT Southeast Kickoff , IJGT Mission Inn, IJGT Savannah Quarters

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: COMMITTING TO A D1 SCHOOL

HARD HITTING INTERVIEW QUESTIONS-

WHY ARE YOU SIGNING WITH MERCER UNIVERSITY?

L: For its great academics, I love the campus, and the golf facilities are very good . The team also has a great level, and I am excited about playing and achieving great things with the guys.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST AS A MEMBER OF THIS COLLEGE GOLF TEAM?

L: Winning tournaments and playing good golf, while having lots of fun doing it.

ADVICE TO TO FUTURE SIGNEES??

L: Don’t put too much pressure on yourself, even the best sometimes shoot high scores. It’s just a matter of working hard and accepting the bad things when they happen.

WHO HAD THE BIGGEST IMPACT IN GETTING YOU WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?

L: My parents probably did. My dad has been helping me with my game since the beginning, and my mom has been always there for me on and off the course as well. They really sacrificed a lot for me, and I am really thankful. I would also like to thank all my coaches back home in France, Stephanie Arricau and Pierre-Charles Guillerme amongst many others, the coaching staff here at IJGA and the French Golf Federation for helping and supporting me on a daily basis.

WHAT DOES THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY COLLEGE GOLF MEAN TO YOU?

L: It means a lot because it will ensure me a very good education while allowing me to practice long hours and work hard on my golf, and hopefully get my game to a level where I make it on Tour.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT IJGA?

L: We get to practice a lot here.

WHAT IMPACT HAS IJGA HAD IN GETTING YOU WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?

L: IJGA has really helped me understand college recruiting process, and without this knowledge I would probably have not committed to a college.

shiso

HOME COUNTRY: JAPAN

NUMBER OF YEARS PLAYING GOLF: 10

TIME AT IJGA: 3 YEARS

FAVORITE GOLFER: HIDEKI MATSUYAMA

NON-GOLF HOBBIES: BASEBALL

DRIVING RANGE PRACTICE JAM: J-POP

LOW TOURNAMENT SCORE: 68-68 2015 BOBBY CHAPMAN INVITATIONAL

TOURNAMENT WINS: 2014 IJGT NC State, 2014 IJGT Domie Hall, 2014 IJGT IJGA Invitational, 2015 IJGT IJGA Invitational

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: IJGT PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2014-2015

HARD HITTING INTERVIEW QUESTIONS-

WHY ARE YOU SIGNING WITH ETSU?

S: Practice facility, Dorm

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST AS A MEMBER OF THIS COLLEGE GOLF TEAM?

S: Meeting new people

ADVICE TO TO FUTURE SIGNEES??

S: Play a lot of tournaments until you get a good offer

WHO HAD THE BIGGEST IMPACT IN GETTING YOU WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?

S: My parents, coaches, and teachers

WHAT DOES THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY COLLEGE GOLF MEAN TO YOU?

S: I’m so glad.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT IJGA?

S: Golf Course.

angela

HOME COUNTRY: MYANMAR

NUMBER OF YEARS PLAYING GOLF: 10

TIME AT IJGA: 2 YEARS

FAVORITE GOLFER: BUBBA WATSON

NON-GOLF HOBBIES: BASKETBALL, SOCCER, AND VOLLEYBALL

DRIVING RANGE PRACTICE JAM: ALL WE KNOW BY THE CHAINSMOKERS

LOW TOURNAMENT SCORE: 72- OLDFIELD, HILTON HEAD LAKES

TOURNAMENT WINS: IJGT SAVANNAH QUARTERS

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: HOURS OF PRACTICE

HARD HITTING INTERVIEW QUESTIONS-

WHY ARE YOU SIGNING WITH INDIANA UNIVERSITY?

A: I enjoy a challenge and at IU I will have to work to achieve my goals.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST AS A MEMBER OF THIS COLLEGE GOLF TEAM?

A: To be a part of another family

ADVICE TO TO FUTURE SIGNEES??

A: Don’t worry, everything will be well if you work hard.

WHO HAD THE BIGGEST IMPACT IN GETTING YOU WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?

A: My parents

WHAT DOES THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY COLLEGE GOLF MEAN TO YOU?

A: It is one step closer to my dream of playing professional golf.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT IJGA?

A: I have made friends from all over the world.

WHAT IMPACT HAS IJGA HAD IN GETTING YOU WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?

A: IJGA has given me opportunities that have set me up for success.

kayla

HOMETOWN: BLUFFTON, SC

NUMBER OF YEARS PLAYING GOLF: 13

TIME AT IJGA: 4 YEARS

FAVORITE GOLFER: PAULA CREAMER

NON-GOLF HOBBIES: PLAY OTHER SPORTS, READ, TRAVEL, BE WITH ANIMALS, SPEND TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS

DRIVING RANGE PRACTICE JAM: THE GREATEST BY SIA

FAVORITE ARTIST: BEYONCE

LOW TOURNAMENT SCORE: 67 AT 2016 IJGA KICKOFF

TOURNAMENT WINS: Grants Pass Junior Club Championship 2 years in a row, Coastal Carolina Junior Challenge at Wexford, Trusted Choice Big I Qualifier, Bob Allard Memorial Junior Championship, Centennial Junior Invitational, Carolina Classic at Colleton River Plantation, IJGA Invitational, Coastal Carolina Junior Challenge at Haig Point, Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions, Georgia Junior at Savannah Harbor, IJGA Kickoff Tournament

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: DEVELOPING BETTER MENTAL HABITS ON THE GOLF COURSE AND IN LIFE

HARD HITTING INTERVIEW QUESTIONS-

WHY ARE YOU SIGNING WITH UCF?

K: When I first visited UCF, I knew that was where I wanted to be. I absolutely love the campus, dorms, coaches, and golf facilities. They are elite on the golf course and in the classroom. My future teammates are very friendly and competitive.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST AS A MEMBER OF THIS COLLEGE GOLF TEAM?

K: I am looking forward to pushing myself outside of my comfort zones. I will continue to develop and grow. My teammates and coaches will motivate me every week to perform to the best of my ability. The constant pressure and competition will be beneficial for my golf game. I know that by the time I graduate from college I will be a much better player than when I first arrived.

ADVICE TO TO FUTURE SIGNEES??

K: Smart practice is the key to great performance. Put yourself under pressure all the time so that you learn to get used to it and embrace it. Be resilient. Never quit! You need to email coaches and make yourself known by playing in bigger tournaments. Keep them updated

WHO HAD THE BIGGEST IMPACT IN GETTING YOU WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?

K: My father puts me before he puts himself. His unconditional love and support has allowed me to be who I am and where I am today. My mother is the reason I want to succeed in life. She is my motivation to overcome any obstacles and accomplish my dreams. I also am grateful for all of my fitness, swing, and mental coaches that I’ve had since being at the IJGA.

WHAT DOES THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY COLLEGE GOLF MEAN TO YOU?

K: I am honored to have this opportunity that not many have. I’m excited to take this next step in life and represent my university on a bigger stage. It is a blessing to know that my hard work, ambition, and dedication has allowed me to produce this future for myself.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT IJGA?

K: I have all the resources available to be a successful student-athlete.

WHAT IMPACT HAS IJGA HAD IN GETTING YOU WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?

K: IJGA has allowed me to become a better person and golfer. It has given me the opportunity to play college golf and meet people from around the world.

arjun

HOME COUNTRY INDIA

NUMBER OF YEARS PLAYING GOLF: 9

TIME AT IJGA: 2 YEARS

FAVORITE GOLFER: RORY MCILROY

NON-GOLF HOBBIES: CHILL WITH MY FRIENDS, PLAY OTHER SPORTS

DRIVING RANGE PRACTICE JAM: IT’S ALWAYS CHANGING

FAVORITE ARTIST: I DON’T HAVE ONE

LOW TOURNAMENT SCORE: 138 (IJGT AT HILTON HEAD LAKES)

TOURNAMENT WINS: HJGT BLUFFTON SHOOTOUT AT OLD SOUTH

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: MADE IT TO THE ROUND OF 32 AT US JUNIOR AM

HARD HITTING INTERVIEW QUESTIONS-

WHY ARE YOU SIGNING WITH COLUMBIA?

A: Because Columbia is a competitive D1 as well as a top academic school in the nation.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST AS A MEMBER OF THIS COLLEGE GOLF TEAM?

A: Playing some nice golf courses in the North East

ADVICE TO TO FUTURE SIGNEES??

A: Work Hard and set goals as there is nothing like setting big goals and achieving them.

WHO HAD THE BIGGEST IMPACT IN GETTING YOU WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?

A: My Dad had the biggest impact in getting me where I am today as he has always helped me improve and become a better golfer. I would like to thank my parents, my coach in India Mr Romit Bose, and my coaches at IJGA which include Stuart, Dwight, Iain, my current Coach Arick and all the others for helping me improve daily.

WHAT DOES THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY COLLEGE GOLF MEAN TO YOU?

A: It means playing against the top players in the country and preparing to become a professional golfer.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT IJGA?

A: All my friends

WHAT IMPACT HAS IJGA HAD IN GETTING YOU WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?

A: Given me the opportunity to play big events in the United States

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