The International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) has entered into a formal agreement with the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT) in Canada to be the Official International Junior Golf Academy of the MJT. The non-profit MJT is Canada’s most-played junior tour and the only national junior golf tour run exclusively by PGA of Canada Professionals. IJGA is proud to join together with MJT with the shared goal of developing junior golfers.
Over the past five months, IJGA has continued to expand, partnering with high profile tournaments like The Faldo Series, the only global amateur series for boys and girls, which features thousands of young golfers competing in 40 tournaments in over 30 countries across Europe, Asia, Oceania, and North and South America.
Now on the heels of this continued expansion comes the partnership with Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour.
IJGA has trained some of the top names in golf including LPGA stars Feng Shanshan (China) and Kim In-kyung (South Korea), four-time European Tour winner Pablo Larrazabal (Spain) and PGA Tour start Morgan Hoffmann (USA). IJGA includes an elite staff of top coaches and facilities – all of which attracts more than 100 athletes to the Academy program each year. The current class represents student-athletes from 28 countries who study, train and compete at IJGA.
IJGA boasts nearly a 100% college placement rate with students earning over $51 million in scholarships. Alumni have attended schools such as Georgia Tech, Princeton, Dartmouth, Oklahoma State University, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Yale, University of Alabama, UCLA and Boston College, just to name a few. Additionally, they’ve gone on to have successful careers on the PGA, LPGA and European Tours.
“I am thrilled that we will be able to utilize IJGA to continue our strong tradition of developing junior golfers,” said Trent Matson, National Tournament Operations Manager of MJT. “The athletic and educational programs at IJGA are something truly special and will help guide the next generation of golfers and leaders.”
“Our goal in partnering with MJT is to provide all golfers the ability to train for their future with instructors who have reached the highest levels in their field,” said Ryley Hendry, CEO of IJGA. “The Maple Leaf Golf Tour exemplify all that we are looking for in our partners. While MJT has achieved unprecedented success in training Canadian golfers, they also place tremendous emphasis on developing traits that will serve these student-athletes for life.”