4 Ways to Know If a Junior Golf Summer Camp Is for You

IJGA golfer practices putting at golf summer camp

You’re unsure if you want to enroll in a junior golf summer camp. You already have an interest in golf, and you’d love to take your game up a notch.  But how do you know you’ll get everything you can get out of a summer camp?  1. You Can’t Wait to Hit the Course When […]

Grace Xu Triumphs at AJGA Moon Golf All-Star Event

April marked a momentous victory for Grace Xu, an 8th-grade standout at IJGA.  Xu secured the top spot at the AJGA Moon Golf All-Star event with an impressive 13-under total. What’s truly remarkable is her stunning second-round performance, where she shot a remarkable 8-under-par 64. A Spectacular Second-Round Despite a shaky start with a bogey […]

Grace Xu wins FJGT 13-15 at Stonybrook

Grace Xu after her win at FJGT Stoneybrook

After falling short of victory in her last FJGT event, Grace Xu returned with determination and resilience, securing her first win since joining IJGA. Competing at Stonybrook, Grace faced harsh, windy conditions, presenting a formidable challenge for all participants. Despite a slow start in her final round, Grace displayed remarkable composure and battled fiercely until […]

The Best Exercises for Perfecting Your Golf Swing

Close-up of golf ball getting swung at

Mastering the perfect golf swing requires combining skill, technique, and physical fitness.  Whether you’re an experienced athlete or a new enthusiast, incorporating the right exercises into your routine can significantly enhance your performance on the course. We’ll share the best exercises for refining your golf swing, focusing on key areas like flexibility, strength, and balance. […]

IJGA Stars Make History

IJGA Golfer Evan Pena

Two IJGA athletes had outstanding performances at the AJGA Puerto Rico Junior Championship and the South American Amateur tournaments.  Evan Pena Wins the AJGA Puerto Rico Junior Championship.  Fifteen-year-old Evan Pena, hailing from Puerto Rico, made history as the first home player to clinch victory at the AJGA Puerto Rico Junior Championship.  He achieved this […]

How a Golf Fitness Program Brings Balance 

A pillar of IJGA’s developmental success is our comprehensive golf fitness program. From the moment students step foot at IJGA, their physical fitness is assessed. Additionally, factors such as mentality and nutrition are tracked.  We tackle the challenge of individual improvement holistically. Our team knows each junior golfer is an individual, so no one dietary […]

Mental Performance: The Flow State

Bill Nelson is our Mental Performance Coach at IJGA and last Wednesday he was out teaching our Post-Graduate players. He has an extensive background training thousands of players and over 20 years of experience. He travels across the country to teach players how to be aware of their mental state and regulate it to improve […]

Evan Pena Recognized as Male Junior of the Year

Following the recent recognition of IJGA coach Julieta Granada by her home country of Paraguay for her lifetime athletic achievements, another member of the IJGA family has received honors. Evan Pena, a talented student, was honored by the Puerto Rico Golf Association as the Male Junior of the Year. Related Post: Sofia Essakali: Elite Junior […]

What’s the Difference Between Stroke Play and Match Play?

Golf instructor and student-athlete practice golf

Golf is a sport that demands precision, skill, and strategic thinking. As young golfers hone their abilities at the International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA), they encounter two distinct formats: match play and stroke play. Each brings challenges and excitement to the game, shaping the golfers’ development. Understanding the Basics Before delving into the specifics of […]

Gary Wise Habitudes: Self Identity

IJGA Coach Gary Wise gives a talk to student-athletes

Every Monday at IJGA, we host a Character Session. While we celebrate golf success, we also encourage developing character and supporting well-rounded student-athletes.  We teach junior golfers to learn to navigate challenges, handle wins and losses with grace, and emerge as champions not just on the leaderboard but in life.  For this week, students requested […]