IJGA Junior Golf Camps
A Summer Golf Experience You’ll Never Forget.
Train like a pro at IJGA Junior Golf Camps in beautiful Hilton Head, SC. The golf staff gives personalized instruction on how to become a better player by improving your full swing, short game, putting, course management and physical/mental strength.
Choose the Core Program or upgrade to the Elite Program experience, which more closely mirrors the full-time IJGA Academy training methodology and includes additional specialized instruction tailored to the specific needs of each student. These personalized sessions are based on an initial personal evaluation by our professional coaching staff.
- Individualized instruction for each player to improve and enhance their game in accordance with their goals
- Learn correct fundamentals, solid swing mechanics and proper course management
- Analyze your swing with Swing Catalyst 3D Motion Plate, Trackman, V-1 video, 3D, Bodi-track, TPI screening, SAM Puttlab and more
- Play on championship-level golf courses in and around Hilton Head
- Improve balance, concentration, confidence, flexibility and strength with physical and mental conditioning
- College planning/placement education
- Post-camp performance evaluation with recommendations
- Interact with students from around the world!
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Camp Director Jonathan Yarwood - Director of Golf
Jonathan Yarwood recently signed on as IJGA's director of golf and his track record speaks for itself: a US Open winner, 2 US Amateur winners, 2 US Girls’ Winners, 3 AJGA Players of the Year, 4 #1 juniors, a collegiate #1, a winner on six major tours around the world plus more.View Jonathan Yarwood - Director of Golf's Bio ⟩
He has been recognized for his contribution to the game by being the youngest person to be made a UK PGA Master Professional in 2011. He was also voted a “Top 20 Teacher under 40” by Golf Digest as well as voted in the ‘Best Teachers in State Rankings’ for over a decade. He has taken kids of 11 years of age to the tour and knows the pathways and processes involved to create success. He is proud to be a part of the excellent team at BGGA and to bring his experience to a new generation of junior players.
Coach Dwight Nevil
Dwight Nevil grew up in Denison, Texas, where his father managed the Denison Country Club. Nevil’s father began teaching Nevil at the age of six at the Country Club. He has now been playing golf...View Dwight's Bio ⟩
Dwight Nevil grew up in Denison, Texas, where his father managed the Denison Country Club. Nevil’s father began teaching Nevil at the age of six at the Country Club. He has now been playing golf for 63 years and has been teaching for more than 35 years.
During his tenure as a golfer, he has played internationally on the Asian Tour in 1970 and a few events in Mexico. Nevil competed on the PGA Tour for eight years and had two wins including the Magnolia Classic in 1973. He is now a Life Member of the PGA of America and a Veteran Member of the PGA Tour (Champions Tour). On the Champions Tour he has won the Texas Senior Open in 1995 and was awarded the Northern Texas Section Distinguished Service Award in 2011.
Nevil joined IJGA in 2012 from the Dallas Hank Haney facility where he worked as a coach and club fitter. He believes the only way to succeed in junior golf is through hard work and believing in yourself, “If it is to be, it is up to me”.
Coach Steven Chalmers
Steven grow up in Scotland, the home of golf and started playing golf at ten years of age. Steven is a United Kingdom AA Advanced PGA Member and was awarded PGA Advanced status in December 2014 for...View Steven's Bio ⟩
Steven grow up in Scotland, the home of golf and started playing golf at ten years of age. Steven is a United Kingdom AA Advanced PGA Member and was awarded PGA Advanced status in December 2014 for his contribution in golf coaching. Steven also attended the award winning University Birmingham where he obtained PGA Foundation degree and the Advanced certificate in Golf Coaching and level 3 PGA Coaching award, the focus being on learning holistic approach to golf coaching and performance coaching.
He then spent ten years at Banchory Golf Club as a Teaching professional and in 2012 was appointed by the Scottish Golf Union to become a Development coach where he was responsible for developing the performance of young talented junior golfer who wanted to play for the national team.
Steven has developed a passion for 3D analysis and has been mentored by Biomechanics expert Dr Rob Neal, he has also worked around many of golf best coaches such as Kevin Smeltz and watched him coach numerous LPGA and PGA players further enhancing his own knowledge in coaching.
Assistant Director of Golf Daniel Jackson
Daniel started playing golf at age seven and then turned professional within golf when he was 20 after having a good amateur career. He began teaching county junior golf within the Nottinghamshire County in England.View Daniel's Bio ⟩
He had the privilege of working with Master Professionals and National Team coaches in the early stages of his coaching career. In 2008 he went on to work for David Leadbetter at Leadbetter’s Academy in Austria and his junior academy in Florida. From there, Daniel went on to work with multiple international teams, various tour players and elite collegiate players. He is fully versed in the latest technology such as TrackMan, K-vest, Bodi-Trak, SAM PuttLab and Swing Catalyst.
Daniel is a member of the English PGA, and is constantly developing through the implementation of the latest in scientific research that supports player development. Lastly, he is currently completing his MSc in Sports Coaching at The University of Birmingham (UK) which is a Top 75 University in the World.
- IJGA believes in small student to instructor ratios.
- IJGA believes in teaching a passion for the game.
- Coaches give students the individual attention they need in weekly group and/or one-on-one training sessions.
- If you combine the right technical, tactical, mental and physical training, you can accomplish truly amazing things.
- Coaches provide full post camp evaluations, including recommendations for improvement.
A camp for intermediate level campers, where they will be exposed to all areas of development and will learn about Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD). Core athletes will experience all aspects of the Academy program in a camp setting, and have a clear path for improvement when they leave.
- Full day of golf including technical, fitness, mental, strategy
- Performance (physical) training 3X per week
- Mental Performance seminar
- Video analysis
- Club fitting (if needed)
- On course strategy
- Edufii reporting including video analysis and a basic plan for improvement to work from at home, as well as a report that rates them in all areas including recommendations
- Friday camp tournament
- Ratio of coach to student is 8:1
This camp is for more experienced and competitive players who are looking for more intensive training. Consider this camp as a preparation week for a big tournament. Elite Camp is tailored to the needs of the player.
- A full day of golf with technical, fitness, mental, strategy
- Minimum of 2 weeks
- Mental performance sessions
- Swing Catalyst 3D Motion Plate, Sam Putt Lab; 3D Golf Biodynamics; Trackman and any other relevant technology
- Club fitting, if needed
- Fitness 4x per week
- More on course strategy and play
- College placement seminar
- Edufii reporting including video analysis and a plan for improvement to work from at home, and a comprehensive report including recommendations
- Ratio of student to coach is a maximum of 6:1
- Personalized golf bag
IJGA offers expertly trained coaches universally known for their ability to teach a technically sound swing and help golfers learn how to manage their way around any golf course, resulting in better play and lower scores. Participants play at least nine holes of golf with their coaches each day, working on course management. There will be one group Mental Performance Training session each week as well as access to the Director of Mental Performance.
On-Course Management Program
Students will be a part of the foursome and play four (4) holes on course with an experienced IJGA coach who will guide them through the decisions that make for better game management.
College Planning and Placement
IJGA’s College Planning & Placement team works with campers to introduce them to the concept of creating an individualized roadmap for reaching their goal of studying and playing golf at the collegiate level. During Summer Camp, information session will be offered on College Planning & Placement giving campers the information they need to get on the right path to play at the collegiate level.
The dorms at IJGA are a place to unwind, talk to friends, listen to music, and find time to be alone. Fellow campers become friends and teammates, and lifelong connections are forged. IJGA campers live in The Village, a gated community located in The Bluestone apartment complex. Spacious living quarters allow campers to relax and feel at home. Campers have one roommate and up to five housemates and are paired by age and gender. Each apartment has a living room, dining room, kitchen and washer/dryer. Campers have access to wireless internet and cable television.
Nutrition is a priority at IJGA, so our menus are constantly changing to incorporate better-balanced meals. IJGA FUEL is an IJGA exclusive on-campus dining facility that serves wholesome, healthy and delicious meals daily in a relaxing environment designed for the enjoyment of all.
Housing is managed by a team of Residential Instructors and full-time Student Life staff who serve as leaders and mentors for our campers and students. They provide supervision and guidance seven days a week. Residential Instructors wake campers up in the morning and enforce their curfews at night.
Safety and Security
Our students live in a gated community where security is a top priority. Similar to a college dorm, each student has a magnetic pass card that allows them access to The Village. All visitors must check in at the Student Life office. The campus at IJGA assures parents that their child is safe in a well-disciplined environment that promotes self-worth.
Events and Activities
In order to succeed, campers require a well balanced social life and at IJGA there is always something to do! Each day after practice and before dinner, campers have a dedicated time to unwind playing soccer, ping pong, swimming or just hanging out with friends. After dinner, campers can participate in an evening activity chosen by the group and chaperoned by their Residential Instructor. These activities include everything from going to the beach to playing mini golf to go-kart racing. On weekends students go to the beach, ride bikes, play tennis and go horseback riding. IJGA students also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of planned and supervised outings. These outings include off-campus trips to local shopping malls, jet skiing, paintball and Asian markets. Boredom is not something students worry about at IJGA.
Travel and Planning
IJGA offers transportation to and from the Savannah-Hilton Head (SAV) and Hilton Head (HHH) airports for $75 one way/$150 round trip. If you are planning on renting a property in Hilton Head we are also happy to provide a list of hotel and resort recommendations.
Questions about Camp?
Representatives at US Sports Camps Inc. are happy to field calls with questions and take registrations at (843) 384-1141.
Note: US Sports Camps, Inc. and Nike, Inc. are not sponsors, co-sponsors, owners or operators of the IJGA Golf Camps. The IJGA Golf Camps are owned and operated by the International Junior Golf Academy. US Sports Camps, Inc. is a marketing and registration service for these camps and it and Nike have no control over the operation of the camps or the acts or omissions of International Junior Golf Academy.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00am Breakfast
- 7:30am Morning Practice (course management, range time)
- 12:00pm Lunch (at FUEL)
- 1:00pm Afternoon practice (short game, on-course practice)
- 4:00pm Recreation Time (pool, games, relax)
- 5:30pm Dinne (at FUEL)
- 6:30pm Evening Activity (bowling, shopping, water sports, mini golf, beach, etc.)
- 10:00pm Lights Out
Train at Six Elite Courses!
IJGA campers train at Pinecrest Golf Club and Island West Golf Club, the exclusive golf-training facilities of IJGA, where students will benefit from the recently updated practice facilities, including a 15,000-sq.-ft. putting green, short-game area, and practice ranges at these 7,000-yard private golf courses. Students will also have access to Crescent Pointe, Rose Hill, Dolphin Head and Eagles Pointe – four of the IJGA’s newest partners.
Pinecrest Golf Club
“IJGA’s “home course,” Pinecrest Golf Club features a double-sided range, two large putting greens and a dedicated chipping green in addition to an 18-hole golf course. Designed by Rocky Roquemore and completed in 2004, the course plays a challenging 7,089 yards from the back tees.
- 18-hole, par-72 course
- 7,089 yards from the tips
- Built in 2004
- Designed by Rocky Roquemore
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Seen Our Son Become Stronger
Everyone at the IJGA who works with these student-athletes are focused on the kids and their success in school and on the golf course. We have seen our son become stronger in many different ways this year, not only on the golf course and in the classroom, but in responsibility, independence and character.
— B. Dunn, Parent