Entries by Laura Lawrence

BGGA Hosts Habitudes Leadership Event for Students

Bishops Gate Golf Academy (BGGA) Leadership and Character Division hosted a Habitudes Leadership event for students on January 15, 2018. At BGGA, the focus isn’t only on golf. The Academy is driven to instill excellence in golf and character in students and holding these types of events drives home that focus. BGGA students had the […]

Keys to Goal Setting

By Paul Dewland, BGGA Mental Performance Coach A key habit of high-performing athletes (or any discipline) is that they have clearly defined goals, and a plan on how to achieve them. The word “goal” can often take on many different meanings. It can refer to an outcome we achieve, for example win a certain tournament, […]

BGGA Students Start 2018 With Top AJGA Finishes

Bishops Gate Golf Academy’s (BGGA) Tracy Lee kicked off the new year with a third-place finish at the AJGA Foley Performance Academy @ EaglesDream Junior Championship at Timacuan Golf & Country Club on January 15, 2018. The South Korean junior golfer used rounds of 77, 74 and 73 for an 8-over 224. Lee finished two […]

Where Are They Now? With Tennoshin Ogawa

Tennoshin Ogawa, from Japan, attended Bishops Gate Golf Academy for two years. After graduating in May 2017, Ogawa joined the men’s golf team at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. As a freshman, Ogawa has played in two events. He posted a three-round score of 224 with rounds of 74, 79 and 73 at the […]

Taking Fitness to the Practice Range

In fitness sessions at BGGA, Director of Health & Athletic Development Karen Harrison impresses upon the students a very important link between the physical and the technical. Improving the students strength, flexibility, controlled movement and coordination can really accelerate their technical development. Coaches and students share how these things don’t have to happen just in […]

Juggling Golf and Academics

Juggling golf and academics can be challenging. Check out the tips below for how to be a better student-athlete. Set goals: You won’t know how to prepare your golf game if you don’t know the goals you want to accomplish. Don’t forget to set goals for your academics as well. This will help you make […]

BGGA Students Cap Off 2017 With Wins

<img class=”aligncenter wp-image-6893 size-large” src=”https://www.bgga.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/25586844_10156035345153967_6844804281303092905_o-e1514923484379-1024×640.jpg” alt=”” width=”1024″ height=”640″ /> Bishops Gate Golf Academy’s Petr Hruby won the Doral Publix Junior Golf Classic Boys 16-18 Division in a sudden death, one-hole playoff on Saturday, December 23, 2017. Hruby and Alejandro Madariaga both finished at 1-over 217, but Hruby was able to make birdie to clinch the […]

BGGA’s Siyan Chen Claims Title at Sea Pines Junior Heritage

Bishops Gate Golf Academy student Siyan Chen won the Girls Division at the Sea Pines Junior Heritage on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, S.C. Chen, a junior at BGGA from China, posted a first-round 3-under 69. Little did Chen know that the final round would be canceled […]

Importance of SAM PuttLab Analysis

By Nate Dougherty, BGGA Senior Coach At the beginning of each semester and when a new student arrives at Bishops Gate Golf Academy, we use SAM PuttLab as part of a broader assessment process to accurately evaluate the student’s abilities and proficiency of skills related to performance. Based on the individual’s ability and goals, the […]