IJGA Staff Profile: Jonathan Yarwood

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 every level in golf, from juniors to the elite level on the PGA Tour. We are excited to be able to offer than knowledge to our students and can’t wait to see the progress they make this year. Below are some fun facts to get to know Jonathan a little better.

Name: Jonathan Yarwood

Position: Director of Golf

Describe your role at IJGA? Responsible for the quality of the product and development of the students

What’s your favorite part about your job? I love the daily challenge of the organizational moving parts. I also love to see my team of coaches making a difference in young lives

What’s the best piece of advice you have ever received? Get good and they will come along with a winner never quits and a quitter never wins

Favorite sport besides golf? I love all sports, anything that has a winner and a loser I will watch

What is your favorite home-cooked meal? Traditional British roast dinner with all the trimmings

What is always stocked in your refrigerator? Water! We sweat a lot!

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Hilton head where I am now, It is just a magical place to live.

Is there anything you are addicted to? Or can’t live without? Golf

What movie do you watch again and again? Gladiator

Where is your favorite place to travel and why? The UK as I get to see my kids there

What’s three things we don’t know about you? 1. I love things with an engine 2. Nobody in my family plays golf 3. I love nature

Favorite quote? Roosevelt. “ The Credit belongs to the man in the arena….not the cold and timid souls that know neither victory nor defeat’