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 […]

IJGA Welcomes Golf Prodigy – Sofia Cherif Essakali

Elena Moosmann and Sofia Essakali visit IJGA

With every visit to the International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA), Moroccan golf prodigy Sofia Cherif Essakali makes more friends and feels more at home.  Sofia’s remarkable talent, unwavering dedication, and genuine passion for the game have already set her apart. As she visits IJGA once again, we are excited to be part of her journey […]

How to Build a Better Junior Golf Resume

Close-up photo of student typing, creating their junior golf resume

A junior golf resume is a crucial document in the recruiting process, much like your professional resume when applying for a job.  Building a junior golf resume is a necessity for aspiring young golfers. It’s a comprehensive record of a player’s accomplishments, experiences, and progress. It provides a tangible representation of their dedication and skill […]

Jerry Miao: College Signing Speech

Jerry Miao College Signing

Jerry Miao, a graduating senior committed to Macalester College, delivered a heartwarming speech at our first College Signing event of the year. Having dedicated the better part of his teenage years to IJGA, he cherishes the fond memories created during his time, and likewise, we hold a special place for him in our hearts.  Jerry […]

Alumni Spotlight: Filip Jakubcik

IJGA Alumni, Filip Jakubcik

We are thrilled to share the success of our alumni as they continue to shine in college. Filip Jakubcik’s dedication and hard work on the golf course translate into impressive achievements in the classroom and beyond. In 2018, Filip came to IJGA from Holesov, Czech Republic, and graduated in May 2022.  Filip, now a sophomore […]

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 […]

Hyo-Joon Jang: From Home to IJGA to the LPGA

IJGA alumni Hyo-Joon Jang

With dreams of playing on the LPGA, Hyo-Joon committed to golf at age 10, playing with her father. In 2019, when she was 16 years old, she left her home in South Korea for the International Junior Golf Academy, where she spent three years. Related Post: Hyo-Joon Jang Earns Her LGPA TOUR Card By age […]

Attend Winter Golf Camp In Florida at IJGA

IJGA golfer hits ball out of sand trap while her coach watches

Why not use the downtime of a winter break to improve your golf game?   Golf camp allows athletes to learn more about their craft, develop leadership abilities, and meet similar peers. Our camps provide structured lessons to help students improve their game to become professional players.  Winter camps at IJGA allow campers to experience the […]

Sofia Essakali: Elite Junior Golfer Visits IJGA

Sofia Essakali visits the IJGA campus

Moroccan golf prodigy Sofia Cherif Essakali visited the International Junior Golf Academy to prepare for the AJGA Ping Invitational. At just 13, Sofia made history at the Lalla Meryem Cup, a Ladies European Tour (LET) event. Opening with a solid 74 (+1) on day one, she led Morocco. Despite a nervy second round, Sofia’s determination […]

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 […]