Entries by Laura Lawrence

IJGA Alum Named the Best Amateur Golfer of the Year

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 […]

What Drives You – Navyug Rungta

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 […]

IJGA 2017 Fall Semester Success

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 […]

10 Tips to be a Better Golf Parent

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 […]

2018 Assessments and Blueprinting

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. […]

Try This to Improve Your Golf Game

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 […]

College Prep 101

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 […]

Hydration Considerations for Young Golf Athletes

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 […]