Bluffton, SC. April 16, 2018. Six-time Major Champion Sir Nick Faldo presided over a ribbon-cutting ceremony for IJGA’s stunning Performance Training Center at the IJGA headquarters in Bluffton, SC. IJGA recently underwent a $2 million building renovation turning an iconic 20,000 sq. ft. horse barn into a state-of-the-art indoor training facility for junior golfers.
Under the direction of British PGA Master Professional and IJGA Director of Golf, Jonathan Yarwood oversees golf instruction for IJGA’s international juniors. The new facility includes indoor hitting bays, short game area and a Performance Studio, which houses the Swing Catalyst Force Plate equipment. Golf-centric technical equipment such as TrackMan, BodiTrak, K-Vest and SAM PuttLab provide players with immediate feedback on swing analytics.
Outdoors, construction has recently begun on an 18-hole, 9-green, par-3 “Challenge Course” and St. Andrews Links style “Himalayas” putting green located on the grounds of IJGA’s Old Carolina campus.
Sir Faldo hosted a special golf clinic for IJGA student-athletes and the general public prior to the Grand Opening. The three-time Masters champion, RBC Heritage title winner, CBS and Golf Channel Announcer demonstrated a variety of distance shots and short-game techniques which helped him achieve legendary success throughout his victorious career.
About Sir Nick Faldo: A former World Number 1 in the Official Golf Ranking for a total of 98 weeks and winner of six major Championships with more than 40 tournament victories in total, Faldo is regarded as the most successful golfer Britain has ever produced. Nick Faldo received knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in November of 2009 for his lifetime contribution to the game golf. Sir Nick Faldo is the only living golfer to receive such an honor.