HILTON HEAD, South Carolina, April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Faldo Series, the global circuit of junior events created by six-time Major winner Sir Nick Faldo, has appointed the International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) as its Official Golf Academy Partner.
Recognized as the only global amateur series for boys and girls, the annual circuit features thousands of young golfers competing in 40 tournaments in over 30 countries across Europe, Asia, Oceania, and North and South America.
"I am personally excited to appoint IJGA as the Official Golf Academy Partner of the Faldo Series, as it feels like a proper addition to the guidance offered by the Series. It offers our junior players from around the world a first-class academy to further their golf journey and education. It also provides expertise in the process or opportunity to play college golf in America," said Faldo.
"When I visited the IJGA earlier this year, I knew it was a special partner. IJGA offers a safe, inspiring environment in Hilton Head, where students benefit from top-quality golf training and academics. The staff has an expertise in the U.S. college process and many of our players have questions on how to approach that system properly."
LPGA stars Feng Shanshan (China) and Kim In-kyung (South Korea), four-time European Tour winner Pablo Larrazabal (Spain) and PGA Tour star Morgan Hoffmann (USA) are among IJGA's alumni over the past two decades.
Ryley Hendry, CEO of IJGA, said: "The International Junior Golf Academy is proud to become an Official Partner of the Faldo Series, the premier global circuit for young golfers. This new partnership underlines IJGA's reputation as one of the world's leading junior academies for aspiring golfers from across the globe. We look forward to counseling student-athletes on training and education at IJGA as well as the college scholarship system in the U.S. as we work with the Faldo Series."
Founded in 1995, IJGA offers high school students the opportunity to hone their game year-round on courses at six nearby golf clubs on Hilton Head Island while also enjoying top-class academic education and a wide variety of extra-curricular activities.
As well as boarding students, IJGA hosts popular Spring and Summer Camps.
SOURCE International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA)