I just think that the IJGA has been a godsend, really. When he came the first year he was in the eighth grade and it was the first time he was away from home. I think it was harder on me than him, but he had great house parents. They treated all the kids like they were their own and made it like a family atmosphere. That environment made me feel more comfortable with him being at the academy by himself. And I think it made him feel better too!
Christy DietrichParent of Ben Dietrich (IJGA Class of 2013 & current University of South Carolina golfer)
The International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) trains junior golfers for success in tournament golf and beyond. IJGA students experience programs for varying skills, means and aspirations along with training, competition, and academics to help them succeed both on and off the course. Through our supportive and competitive environment, students develop the critical qualities of commitment, goal setting and a consistent work ethic to best impact their academics, golf, and future endeavors.
IJGA junior golf students learn proper techniques and practice skills at Pinecrest Golf Club and Island West, the exclusive facilities of IJGA. Students will also have access to Eagle’s Pointe and Crescent Pointe, as well as other partner courses.