International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA), a full time boarding golf academy in Bluffton, South Carolina, with a 20 year history in developing junior golf athletes, announced the appointment of Jonathan Yarwood as the Director of Golf Instruction to lead the athletic development program.
Yarwood, a British PGA Master Professional, has a long standing career that speaks for itself. Jonathan has trained a U.S. Open winner, 2 U.S. Amateur winners, 2 U.S. Girls’ winners, 3 AJGA Players of the Year, Four #1 juniors, a Collegiate #1 and a winner on six major tours around the world. In 2011, he was recognized for his contribution to the game by being the youngest person to become a United Kingdom PGA Master Professional. Yarwood was also voted a “Top 20 Teacher under 40” by Golf Digest, and has been named “Best Teacher in Florida Rankings” for over a decade.
“The intimate and caring environment of IJGA is very attractive to me,” says Yarwood. “I look forward to joining the International Junior Golf Academy family. From the portfolio of Brown Managed Golf Courses in the area the students play to the well-appointed practice facilities, IJGA students are fortunate to be here and to have this opportunity.” Jonathan is proud to be joining the excellent team and to bring his experience to new generations of junior players. he begins his appointment on June 1.
International Junior Golf Academy is renowned as a outstanding school providing exceptional training, character development and scholastic excellence giving its students the best opportunity to reach their potential in golf and in life.
“The opportunity to bring the expertise of a world class coach such as Jonathan with his experience and proven track record of success is a great way for the academy to continue to grow the program’s quality,” says Ryan Hendry, CEO of IJGA. “We are excited for the future of IJGA under Jonathan’s leadership.” Nick Faldo did a special class for the students the Monday before the RBC Heritage at Sea Pines with Jonathan.
The International Junior Golf Academy was founded in 1995 and located at Hilton Head, South Carolina. It is a partner academy of Bishops Gate Golf Academy(BGGA) in Howey in the Hills, Florida, where Kevin Smeltz,a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teachers, is the Director of Golf. IJGA is the home for elite juniors from around the world looking to earn a college golf scholarship in the United States. Since 1995, IJGA has achieved nearly 100% college placement and graduates have earned over $51 million in college scholarships. he school continues to develop character and skill of junior golfers, while helping them achieve their goals. For more information visit IJGA.com.