With schedules packed with golf lessons, school, mental and fitness training, and studying, it’s no wonder why IJGA students remain focused and driven each day. It is this commitment to putting forth the best effort in all that they do that IJGA students find themselves rewarded with good grades, rewarded with a career-low golf score, and even unexpectedly rewarded with a golf outing with a pro.
Jasmine Chee, Ritwik Jain, Xiaofeng Hu were among the students unexpectedly rewarded for their consistently positive attitudes, mindful behavior on both the course and in the classroom and general commitment to being an upstanding citizen. Their reward came in the form of nine holes of golf at Belfair Plantation with the LPGA’s Na Yeon Choi.
Currently ranked 18 in the Rolex rankings, Choi boasts 74 top-10 finishes and eight career wins including a victory at the COATES Golf Championship presented by R+L CARRIERS in January of this year. Choi trains with current Director of Instruction, Kevin Smeltz, and enjoyed the Lowcountry weather alongside the juniors on one of Bluffton’s finest courses.
We encourage all students to continue working hard and to remain focused as we near the conclusion of another wonderful year! Congratulations to Jain, Chee and Hu for being selected for this unique opportunity.
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.