On March 10, 2017, The Junior Champions Foundation (JCF), presented by the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) will hold its inaugural Lowcountry Junior Golf Tournament, hosted by Wexford Plantation, and benefitting the Wexford Foundation, Long Cove Foundation and the Junior Champions Foundation.
Hosted by IJGT, the tournament will offer locals the chance to play golf and interact with International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA), Junior Players Golf Academy and First Tee student-athletes as well as other local junior golfers, making up the field of 54 juniors. One hundred percent of the funds raised from the golf tournament will benefit the three foundations.
Hilton Head Monthly features an insightful story about IJGA CEO, Andrew Summer
Photo by Butch Hirsch
There’s a good reason Chinese proverbs are often quoted: “Choose the work that you love, and you won’t have to work another day” especially rings true when it comes to entrepreneur Andrew Summers. A native of Edinburgh, Scotland, Summers spent 20 years in asset management with London-based Morgan, Grenfell & Co. and Morgan Stanley. He co-founded Silchester International Investors in 1994 and retired in 2006.
“I was in international asset management at the start of America’s move into international markets and so experienced the early tidal waves of growth from this, including opening up emerging markets for American institutional money,” he said. “With my gains from finance, I am now able to pursue my passions: education, golf and children.”
IJGA Partners with US Sports Camps Inc.
Bluffton, South Carolina, (February 24th). International Junior Golf Academy, IJGA, has chosen US Sports Camps Inc. to assist with its efforts to attract junior golfers to its world class Summer Golf Camps. US Sports Camps is the world’s largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of Nike Sports Camps in the United States.
“We are extremely pleased to partner with US Sports Camps, who are an outstanding organization with a long history in promoting youth camps in the USA,” states CEO of International Junior Sports and Education Advisors, Lee-Anne Misseldine. “We believe USSC will be an excellent partner to attract juniors to our summer golf camp programs.”
IJGA Summer Camps for 2017 begin June 5th and continue weekly for ten sessions through the week of August 7th.
IJGA 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 1st 2017.
To read the full press release, click here.
Sir Nick Faldo Visits IJGA
International Junior Golf Academy students had a special treat today–former World No. 1 Sir Nick Faldo visited IJGA and gave students a private golf clinic!
The three-time Masters champion (1989, 1990 and 1996) and three-time Open champion (1987, 1990, 1992) also won the Sea Pines Heritage (now the RBC Heritage) during his impressive career. In total he has won six major championships and three other PGA Tour events.
Here are some of our favorite photos from today’s clinic: