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This Monday, April 20, 2015, IJGA Alumnus Richy Werenski’s journey on the Golf Channel competition show Big Break the Palm Beaches, Fl. came to an end in the best way possible, with the South Hadley, Mass., native being crowned the Big Break Champion. At just 23, Werenski, a former winner of the Porter Cup, was […]

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IJGA alumni Minami Levonowich of Houston, Texas, and Carly Humes of the Woodlands, Texas, both seniors on the University of Kansas women’s golf team, were named 2015 Academic All-Big 12 honorees. Levonowich was named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team for the second year in a row. Humes is making her first appearance on […]

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IJGA alumnus, Rafael Guerrero of Caracas, Venezuela, enjoyed his first professional victory this past weekend, April 18, 2015, in spectacular fashion. The Venezuelan native took home the title in the 32nd Annual Venezuelan Open on his home course at the Lagunita Country Club. Guerrero carded a 2-under 68 in round one including a front-nine where […]


The calm after the storm. The clocks have reset and we now see more than 350 days before the next RBC Heritage. As we navigate the emotions we feel after the thrill of the event, we reflect back on one fabulous week. Dating back to 1969, The RBC Heritage initially fell on Thanksgiving weekend before […]

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Bangkok native Pongpalin “Nat” Lapvisuttisin’s father sparked his interest in golf; he became interested in the sport after watching his dad play. Lapvisuttisin started playing golf himself when he was 13. The 17-year-old has played in seven tournaments this season. His best round was a 2-under 70 in round two of the IJGT College Series at NC STATE […]


April 10-12, 2015, two IJGA alumni finished in the top 10 of their respective collegiate events. Ana Ruiz, Chihuahua, Mexico, led her Oklahoma Sooners golf team with an individual tie for 10th at the Ping/ASU Invitational. Meanwhile, Rika Park, Fujieda Shi-Shizouka, Japan, who plays for the University of Miami Hurricanes tied for seventh at the SMU/DAV […]


This past weekend, April 11-12, 2015, while the PGA professionals took on Augusta National at the 2015 Masters, IJGA juniors took on their own challenge in the form of the IJGT Oldfield Junior at Oldfield Country Club in Okatie, S.C. On the other side of the weekend, while Jordan Speith was celebrating his first green […]


The April 2015 issue of Hilton Head Monthly features some familiar faces to IJGA friends and families. LPGA touring pro Reilley Rankin, Hilton Head Island, S.C., and Big Break The Palm Beaches FL. final three contestant Richy Werenski, South Hadley, Mass., are both featured in this month’s issue. Both pieces, penned by Hilton Head Monthly […]


IJGA alumnus, Poom Pattaropong of Bangkok, Thailand, competed at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic with his James Madison University teammates at the Whirlwind Golf Club on the Cowboy Cattail Course from April 5-7, 2015. Pattaropong was the bright spot for the Dukes as he was the only player to finish in the top 10 and carded the best score […]

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Suthisa “Ammy” Uenghiranpaisan first started playing golf in May of 2013 because her aunt wanted her to play. To this day, her aunt still serves as her main source of motivation. She says that her coach at IJGA, Alex Puchales, has had the biggest impact on her golf game. In her free time, Uenghiranpaisan enjoys […]

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IJGA alumna, Stephanie Meadow of Jordanstown, Northern Ireland, made her LPGA season debut at the ANA Inspiration tournament this past weekend, April 3-5, 2015, where she finished in a tie for 20th.  Meadow, who moved to the United States at the age of 14 to attend the IJGA, has competed in other LPGA events in the […]


IJGA students took part in two events this past weekend (April 3-5, 2015) including the 20th Annual Innisbrook Easter Junior and the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) TaylorMade-Adidas Golf Junior at Innisbrook hosted by Justin Rose. Both events took place at the Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club. The AJGA TaylorMade-Adidas Golf Junior at Innisbrook hosted by […]

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After graduating in 2014, Bria` Sanders of Cordova, Tenn., took her golf skills and artistic talent to Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta (SCAD Atlanta) in Atlanta, Ga. As one of the newest members of the Bee’s Women’s Golf Team, Sanders wasted no time before making a statement with her first collegiate win. Sanders and her […]

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Armonk, N.Y., native Lee Hammerschmidt first became interested in golf when he was 12 years old and started playing with his dad at his home club, the Whippoorwill Club. It wasn’t until he was 14 and started competing in tournaments that he realized he might have a future in the sport. Last fall, Hammerschmidt gave […]


The Spring Season of the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) officially started on March 28-29 with four events across the country. Seven IJGA students made their AJGA tournament debuts at the AJGA’s Preseason Junior at North Hampton. Less than two hours from IJGA’s training facility, the Golf Club of North Hampton, proved to be a […]