Mind over Matter – Pablo Larrazabal

We had an opportunity to catch up with IJGA Alumni, Pablo Larrazabal. During the Alfred Dunhill Championship (ADC) at Leopard Creek in South Africa, the golf course where he made his debut as a pro golfer twelve years ago, Pablo accomplished something remarkable. A blister on his right toe caused him pain which affected his […]

IJGA Alumni Kendel Abrams Named All-American Scholar

As this past college golf season has come to a close, some fantastic accolades have begun to be announced, specifically for Converse College golfer and IJGA alumnus Kendel Abrams as she has been named to the 2018-19 Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholar Team! As published by the WCGA, a total of 1,097 women’s collegiate […]

IJGA Alumni Ben Dietrich Named Assistant Men’s Golf Coach at USC

IJGA Alumni Ben Dietrich

International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) and Heritage Academy alumni Ben Dietrich (Class of 2013) was named on Monday as assistant coach to the University of South Carolina’s (USC) Men’s Golf Team. Dietrich, a Bluffton, SC native, and recent USC graduate, replaces Jake Amos, who accepted a position as assistant head coach at East Tennessee State. […]

Where Are They Now? IJGA Alumni Sam Cudjoe

Golfers smile together while one holds a trophy

Where Are They Now? IJGA Alumni Sam Cudjoe Sam came to IJGA from Trinidad and Tobago in fall of 2014 to finish his high school career with the hopes of going on to play in college. Making steady improvements his entire time at the Academy, Sam was able to attend and join the Men’s Golf […]

Tips for Teens on Balancing School, Sport and Life

A scale with 4 rocks stacked on one side and one rock on the other side, on a while background

When it comes to balancing school and life, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Add playing golf or any sport on a regular basis to the mix, and things get even more complicated. Balancing all of these takes practice, commitment and hard work. With the confidence of the people you surround yourself […]

IJGA Alum Named the Best Amateur Golfer of the Year

IJGA Alum Named the Best Amateur Golfer of the Year stands on the golf course smiling, holding his club behind his back

IJGA alumni Stewart Hagestad is in the news again. Hagestad was named Amateur of the Year by Global Golf Post. Hagestad attended IJGA where he grew both mentally and physically as a student-athlete before attending the University of Southern California (USC). Hagestad, a 26-year-old Californian, took a work sabbatical this year and made the most […]

Two IJGA Alumni Take on Stage 3 of LPGA Tour Q-School

LPGA Tour Q-School

The weekend after Thanksgiving, IJGA will have two alumni battling it out with some of the best female golfers in the world to earn their spot on the LPGA Tour. November 27th – December 3rd the LPGA will be hold Stage 3 of their qualifying tournament for the upcoming 2018 season, Q-School. This is a […]