One of the daunting tasks regarding the College Placement process is the timing of everything – knowing when to do what and making sure you are on the right track. At IJGA, we begin working with our junior golfers in 9th grade. For 20 years, IJGA has placed nearly 100% of our students on college […]
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Stand Out from the Crowd It is a great time to be a junior golfer with a dream of playing in the college ranks. Scholarship opportunities have increased significantly over the last decade as more schools sponsor varsity level golf teams. This is a very good thing, but the competition for those spots has become […]
IJGA Director of Golf Jonathan Yarwood introduced golf legend Sir Nick Faldo to the student body today as he hosted a special golf clinic on the campus of the International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) in Bluffton, South Carolina Enthusiastic IJGA students gathered around as Faldo shared bits of his considerable experience on a variety of […]
For junior golfers, finding the best college to attend is one of the most important and difficult decisions he or she will ever face. It is a choice that will shape their future like no other. Their athletic, professional and social lives hinge on piecing together a puzzle of questions and options that ultimately lead […]
Dreams do Come True But it takes a lot of work. A lot of work. The quest to play golf at the professional level is one that requires a lifetime of commitment, dedication and sacrifice that few can muster. It is a journey that is more complicated than it seems on the surface, and some […]
Anyone hoping to play golf at the college level needs to know that coaches have a difficult job trying to determine the best young athletes to represent their team, school and community. College golf coaches must evaluate hundreds of potential recruits every year and any edge an athlete can demonstrate is a tremendous advantage. Experienced […]
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 […]
side from the renovations we are making to the facilities here at Old Carolina, we are also making some changes to build a world class staff to provide the best possible experience for our students. We would like to introduce our new Director of Golf, Jonathan Yarwood. Jonathan brings years of experience building champions at […]
It is not easy being a ‘golf parent’ or a parent of a young athlete involved in any sport for that matter. I have seen many anxious parents biting their nails and looking on in horror when things are not going how they envisioned. Conversely, I have seen and experienced the utter joy and fulfillment […]
How does a junior golfer make a decision on which college program is best for them? When you’re ready to start looking at college programs in earnest, it’s important to consider the university as a whole — not just a place to play golf. After all, it’s going to be home for the next four […]
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