Prestigious Program Draws Students from 25 Countries, 22 StatesHank Haney International Junior Golf Academy (Hank Haney IJGA) – the world’s only academy to combine training, academics and competition for serious players – announces a fall class representing 25 countries and 22 states.
The new semester at Hank Haney IJGA began Aug. 16 and features talented junior golfers from six continents. Countries represented are Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Ecuador, Estonia, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Panama, Serbia, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States and Venezuela.
“Hank Haney IJGA offers a unique training experience and diverse learning environment for passionate junior golfers to prepare for elite competition and future endeavors outside the sport,” says Peter Orrell, President and CEO of Junior Sports Corporation, owner/operator of the Hank Haney IJGA. “Our staff is dedicated to helping each student reach his or her full potential in the classroom and on the golf course.”
Hank Haney IJGA opened in 1995 with only six golfers. Several graduates now play on the PGA and LPGA Tours in addition to top NCAA Division I schools. Hank Haney, former coach to Tiger Woods, serves as director of instruction. His students have gone on to win every major championship in professional, collegiate, amateur and junior golf.
The full-time golf program at Hank Haney IJGA consists of spending half a day on golf instruction. For the second half, students in grades five through 12 attend Heritage Academy to fulfill their academic requirements. Classwork includes extensive offerings in college preparatory and honors courses.
From September until May, students compete on the International Junior Golf Tour. More than 50 two- and three-day weekend tournaments are held annually.
For more information about Hank Haney IJGA: www.IJGA.com, info@IJGA.com, 800.791.8229.
About Junior Sports Corporation
Located on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, JSC owns and operates:
Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy (www.IJGA.com) is the world’s only academy to combine training, competition and academics for serious junior golfers. Director of Instruction Hank Haney – coach to winners of every major championship on the PGA Tour – and his elite staff train junior golfers from more than 25 countries across six continents.
The International Junior Golf Tour (www.IJGT.com) hosts 50 tournaments annually and is the only junior golf tour with events every weekend during the September-to-May school year.
Established in May 2011, the Ivan Lendl Junior Tennis Academy (www.LendlTennis.com) produces the finest tennis training and competition for junior students to ultimately reach the college or professional ranks. Ivan Lendl, former World No. 1 player and winner of eight Grand Slam singles titles, serves as Director of Instruction and is dedicated to the development of each junior tennis player.
Heritage Academy (www.HeritageHHI.com) provides progressive, diverse academic instruction for students from grades five to 12 who pursue extra-curricular passions, such as golf at Hank Haney IJGA and tennis at Ivan Lendl IJTA.
Hilton Head Island is easily accessible by most major airlines through Hilton Head Island (HHI), Savannah (SAV), Charleston (CHS) and Columbia (CAE) airports.