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 […]
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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 […]
What Drives You is our student spotlight video series showcasing the stories of our diverse student body. This episode features IJGA Junior, Navyug Rungta from India. When Navyug joined the Academy he was a relative beginner and has since made huge strides in his golf game, even shooting an all time best round of 80 […]
Whenever a new year approaches, many people look back over the past year and consider what they would like to improve or work toward in the coming months. For a golf athlete, your resolution could be improving your physical performance in order to improve your game. Here is a quick step by step process to […]
As we move into the holiday season, we pause to celebrate the end of another great year. This is indeed the perfect time for us to reflect on the successful fall semester at IJGA. As we make our lists – and check them twice – we realize the changes have been vast as they have […]
Provide opportunities to play and compete. Encourage your child to give 100% effort. Focus on their improvements, positive points. Provide unconditional love and support. Encourage your child to take responsibilities. Involve your children in any decision to be made. Respect the coach’s role. Do more things than golf in your child’s and family life. Be […]
Assessments and Blueprinting It is so exciting to enter the new semester here at IJGA. As you may know, our individual coaching program is guided by gathering facts on each player and creating a fact-based road map of improvement. At the start of the first semester we conducted a week long Assessments and Blueprinting study. […]
The Best Way to Improve your Golf Game Retention and Transfer Over the last 30 years technological improvements within the game of golf have been amazing. We now have golf balls that fly further and straighter with less spin. We have a better physiological understanding of how the golf swing works through 3D analysis. Ground […]
With the spring semester in full swing, reality begins to set in and the whisper of graduation and college starts to become a scream for seniors. It’s impossible to ignore the future, and not being prepared for what lies beyond high school can be alarming. Many seniors in their final semester of high school begin […]
By Karen Harrison, BGGA Director of Health and Athletic Development Adequate hydration is important for both good health and optimum sports performance. It is well-documented that with sporting activity lasting longer than 40-60 minutes, the consumption of water along with carbohydrates (your primary energy source) is performance enhancing. For a golfer, who potentially spends up […]
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