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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

IJGA Welcomes Korean Team

IJGA Welcomes Korean Team

IJGA is pleased to welcome renowned Korean golf coach Won Ho Kim and his students to their Bishops Gate golf facilities for an extended winter break.   Coach Kim will bring 8 to 10 students, arriving December 20th before Christmas and staying through until mid-February 2024.  They will receive intensive golf instruction from Coach Kim and […]

Why Attend a Full-Time Golf Academy in Florida?

Two IJGA golfers smile in a golf cart.

For individuals who aspire to take their golfing skills to the highest level, attending a full-time golf academy is a commitment to reaching one’s full potential. To play at the collegiate or even professional level, student-athletes must invest in their training and education. IJGA shares why enrolling in a full-time Florida golf academy is the […]

Ayana Hiranaka: A Chance to Learn in the U.S.

Ayana Hiranaka and an IJGA student smile together

Ayana Hiranaka, a promising junior golfer from Okinawa, Japan, recently departed after four weeks with us at IJGA.  Ayana’s golfing story started five years ago when she accompanied her father to the golf range. This visit changed her trajectory. She switched from swimming to golf, loving the sport’s constant challenge and diverse playing environments.  Ayana […]

Staying Hydrated on the Golf Course

Athlete handled bottled water on the golf course

By Karen Harrison, IJGA Director of Health and Athletic Development Adequate hydration is vital for good health and optimum sports performance, even in the winter. Consuming water and carbohydrates with sporting activities lasting longer than 40-60 minutes can be performance-enhancing.  Ensuring adequate hydration is a MUST for a golfer who spends up to five hours […]

Chanelle Mwangi & Taishi Shigaki Win Putting Competition

CHANELLE MWANGI & TAISHI SHIGAKI PUTTING CHAMPIONS

Chanelle Mwangi, IJGA’s new star student from Kenya, and veteran student Taishi Shigaki partnered together to win the opening season Putting Competition. The team of two conquered the opening season putting competition from a field of forty-eight students. Related Post: Golf Boarding School Versus Regular Boarding School Together, our new and veteran students opened the […]

Putting Champions – Filip Jacubcik & Ting-Wei Chang

golfers Filip Jacubcik and Tingwei Change beat future champions Ryo Murato and Soichi Shinakawa

IJGA golfers Filip Jacubcik and Ting-Wei Chang beat future champions Ryo Murato and Soichi Shinakawa in a sudden-death play. Related Post: How to Earn a College Golf Scholarship Our golfers prevailed in a strong challenge of a field of over twenty interns and returning students. Train at IJGA Start training at IJGA, register for a […]