IJGA Alum Named the Best Amateur Golfer of the Year

IJGA Alum Named the Best Amateur Golfer of the Year

IJGA alumni Stewart Hagestad is in the news again. Hagestad was named Amateur of the Year by Global Golf Post. Hagestad attended IJGA where he grew both mentally and physically as a student-athlete before attending the University of Southern California (USC). Hagestad, a 26-year-old Californian, took a work sabbatical this year and made the most…

Practice Less to get Better!

Sounds counter-intuitive, doesn’t it?! Practice less to get better, but it is actually true. The traditional doctrine of ‘the answer is in the dirt’ is old fashioned and ill-conceived. There is no correlation between practicing for nine hours a day and becoming a great player. A case could easily be made that too much practice…

Zhang set to compete at U.S. Women’s Amateur

August 4, 2014 has been a day IJGA student, Yunjie Zhang of Haikou City, China, has been waiting for anxiously ever since she qualified for the 114th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove, N.Y. The championship, which is conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA) is one of the best amateur events in the world. The 36…
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