Tips for Teens on Balancing School, Sport and Life

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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 […]

Heritage Academy

It’s lunch time in school and a group of students are chatting enthusiastically and sharing content on their phones. No different to any other high school, apart from the fact that they are discussing their sporting blueprints. This is a common occurrence at Heritage Academy, the partner school of the International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA). […]

IJGA Pulls Together as a Team to get through Hurricane Irma

Dear IJGA Friends and Family: As I sit down to write this, the sun is shining, the birds are singing and its almost hard to believe just last week we were preparing to evacuate our lowcountry home to escape the impending threat of Hurricane Irma. As I sit here in wonder, I am struck by […]

WHY FUN Will Get You to College and Beyond

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Why Fun? Why not scores or some type of performance based assessment? Why not beating your competition to a pulp? Why not mastering technical prowess and increasing your sport specific IQ? While some may call it ludacris, a major factor in deciding whether an activity will be sustained is the enjoyment of that activity. This […]

Summer Sports Camps Help Build Great Kids

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Many Benefits It’s not a contradiction that a young athlete can be more relaxed in the summer while still developing as a person and a competitor. Summer sports camps offer such benefits, helping young people grow intellectually, socially, and athletically in an enjoyable fashion. A quality camp program provides positive learning experiences and powerful opportunities […]

Week 10: IJGA Summer Photos of the Week

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They say time flies when you’re having fun, but we can hardly believe that last week was the final week of IJGA summer camp! Here are some of our favorite photos from Week 10, which ran from August 16-22, 2015.

Week Nine: #IJGASummer Photos of the Week

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This summer has flown by, it’s hard to believe there’s only one more week of summer camp left! Here are some of our favorite #IJGASummer photos from Week Nine, which ran from August 9-16, 2015:

Week Eight: #IJGASummer Photos of the Week


Campers took advantage of many of the fun activities Hilton Head has to offer during Week Eight of IJGA summer camp. From watching fireworks to going to the beach to grabbing milkshakes with friends, there was plenty to do after golf practice. Juniors shared some of their favorite moments from Week Eight of camp by […]

Week Seven: #IJGASummer Photos of the Week

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IJGA summer campers spent their days at the course–either training at one of IJGA’s five partner courses or competing in tournament competition–and their evenings bonding with new friends during trips to the beach, mini golf and kayaking. Juniors shared memories from Week Seven of camp with us by using #IJGASummer on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Here […]

Shintani Wins Carolina Summer Classic by 15 Strokes

Haruka Shintani of Setagaya, Japan, used scores of 74-73 to finish the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour’s Carolina Summer Classic with a 1-over 147 tournament total and win the Girls Division by 15 strokes! The two-day, 36-hole event was contested at Highland Creek Golf Club in Charlotte, N.C. on July 5-6, 2015.