This week was spring break for IJGA students complete with beautiful spring weather for a good portion of the week. Since school was out of session, golf students had the opportunity to head home for a few days to spend time with their families if they wished. Those who stayed on campus spent quality time on the course, in fitness and, most importantly, having fun.
Each morning, buses left for Pinecrest golf facility for mandatory golf. From 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. golf was on the menu with lunch served in housing at 1 p.m. for everyone. In the afternoons, golfers could decide just what they wanted to do. Optional golf was available from just after 2 p.m. through 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. depending on student desires. At 5:15 p.m. there was optional fitness for anyone who wanted to take part with dinner served at 5:30 p.m.
Each day also had optional activities that anyone could elect to take part in. Monday had a host of outdoor activities including walking to the pool, a beach trip, or playing basketball. The warmer weather was perfect for spending some time outdoors and later that evening there was even ice cream for all.
Tuesday, which also happened to be St. Patrick’s Day, there was a chance to go kayaking, dinner featuring a western barbeque theme with St. Patrick’s Day goodies for dessert including milkshakes and shamrock cookies. That evening, those who wanted could head out to the local Tanger Outlets and spend some time shopping or just walking around in the nice weather. Wednesday, soccer was on tap and following a light dinner of lettuce wraps there was another optional trip out to Tanger Outlets and Sonic restaurant in the evening.
Thursday the weather turned rainy so many students elected to stay indoors in the afternoon. A group made a trip out to the local bowling alley, Station 300, where they played arcade games and won prizes like Jack O’Donovan of Pittsford, N.Y.’s miniature bow and arrow set. As for the friendly game of bowling, O’Donovan and Shiso Go, Kanagawa, Japan, won their respective games while Wataru Koguchi of Fukuoka, Japan, bowled double strikes in his last frame. After a meal that featured Kung Pow chicken there was a trip to the IMAX movie theatre to see the new “Insurgent” film.
Friday, over a dozen of our junior golfers headed out to the local course, Hampton Hall to take part in College Golf Camps. Those who did not sign up for the three day event have the option of heading out to Pooler Fun Zone where activities include go-karting, an arcade and miniature golf following their mandatory morning golf.
We hope everyone, whether they stayed here with us or spent their week at home, had a fun and relaxing spring break. All schedules will return to normal next week for school and golf with many of our students participating in the IJGT Major Championship at Duke University next weekend.
The International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) is the premier destination for middle and high school golfers as well as graduates seeking a competitive advantage amongst their peers. IJGA’s unique programs deliver customized golf training, tour competition, performance training, character building and an elite college preparatory education – in a close, family environment in Hilton Head, South Carolina.