Performance Center

We are excited to announce, that GJG has partnered with one of the leading Golf Academies in the world.

We like to welcome the GJG PERFORMANCE CENTERs: 

Bishops Gate Golf Academy & International Junior Golf Academy

The GJG Performance Center offers GJG juniors, parents and partners around the world top Golf Performance Training. We offer a "Lecturing Channel” which includes videos, golf articles and training aids. We also offer "Live Chat” on special occasions for a limited number of attendees. During Live Chat, GJG junior are trained via the expertise of the Academies, learn more about the college recruiting process and are exposed to training philosophies. Finally, GJG Performance offers special outings where GJG juniors, parents and partners can visit the GJG Performance Center facilities.

To view the Lecturing Channel, please click here 

Do you wish to get in contact with a GJG PERFORMANCE CENTER representative, please use our contact form

Train at the World´s Finest Golf Academies:

Bishops Gate Golf Academy

With the most professional junior golf coaching team, led by Kevin Smeltz, Golf Magazine Top 100 instructor, our students have quickly established themselves as winners on the big stage – winning regional major amateur titles, AJGA events, state majors, and many other prestigious titles. In just three years, 80 wins, unparalleled in junior golf academies.

Our golf facilities are recognized as world-class, attracting national and college teams for training, as well as attracting many touring professionals.With an academic partnership with the outstanding Montverde Academy, and a strong focus on Leadership and Character development in our "home away from home” student life program, we offer the highest ranked all-around junior golf program, that for most students is a life-changing experience.

"The facilities are second to none. Everything that we need, we have here.” – Marc Campos, Coach – Elite Squad Central Switzerland

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The BGGA Approach 
Our Mission is to build and inspire excellence of golf skill and character. Bishops Gate Golf Academy was founded on the belief that every young athlete should be given the best opportunity for success in sport and in education.  Our purpose is to guide our student-athletes in their individual journey to college and beyond, and inspire them to pursue excellence in all areas of their lives.  

BGGA is the ultimate junior golf developmental training environment that challenges every athlete to bring his or her best every day. 

With elite academics, world-class golf training and relentless pursuit of innovative insights in athletic development, our student-athletes are well prepared for the highly competitive collegiate or professional ranks. 

We are an elite golf academy, not because we train the best athletes but because of the hard work and commitment that our training demands.  Work ethic and desire are the foundation of any successful athlete and that is what BGGA stands for.  This environment is the ultimate preparation for college or professional golf and will equip student athletes for the challenges and setbacks that come with the game of golf and the game of life.

Offering a variety of golf programs for players of all ages and levels, Bishops Gate Golf Academy is the environment to train champions on and off the course.


Defining Excellence in Junior Golf Development 

1. Full-Time Junior Program | GOLF +ACADEMICS 

• Montverde Academy
• Full Golf Training Program (3.5 hours per day) 
• Unlimited Golf Facility Access 
• Golf-Specific Fitness Training 
• Mental Training Program 
• Strategy & Performance Coaching 
• Full Tournament Schedule 
• College Preparation Program 
• Academic Support (SAT, Toefl and Act Prep) 
• Character and Leadership Development 


• Golf Training: Beginner, Intermediate, Elite
• Fun Camp Activities on and off Campus
• Fitness Training
• An introduction to the Mental Training Program
• On-Course Performance Coaching
• Summer Camp Tournament Schedule 

3. Post-Graduate Program

• Half Day Golf Coaching (3.5 hours per day) 
• Unlimited Golf Facility Access 
• Access to Bella Colina and Mission Inn
• Golf Specific Fitness Training
• Mental Training Program
• Strategy & Performance Coaching
• Full Tournament Schedule
• College Preparation (SAT, Toefl, ACT)
• College Planning & Placement
• Character and Leadership Development 

4. Player Development Program

• Half Day Golf Coaching (3.5 hours per day) 
• On Course Daily Training 
• Unlimited Golf Facility Access 
• Access to Bella Colina and Mission Inn 
• Golf-Specific Fitness Training
• Mental Training Program
• Strategy & Performance Coaching 
• Full Tournament Schedule 

5. Lifestyle Boarding Program 

• Monvtverde Academy
• College Preparation 
• Extra-curricular sports (golf, tennis) 
• Volunteerism & community service 

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Post Grad Program 

Lifestyle Program

The International Junior Golf Academy

 The International Junior Golf Academy

Our students go to Yale, they go to Oklahoma State, they go to Duke, but they also go to The Masters and The Olympic Games. The International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) is a premier junior golf academy with a storied history in a beautiful setting committed to developing our student-athletes in golf and in life.

IJGA is proud to be a GJG Official Golf Academy. IJGA is the oldest, independent junior golf academy in the United States, with over 2,000 alumni, and nearly a 100% college placement rate with students earning over $52 million in scholarships.

Visit the IJGA YouTube Channel

In 2017, our student-athletes experienced the rebirth of IJGA.

  • The intimate and inspiring Old Carolina Campus is now IJGA's centralized campus, and has been renovated with a state-of-the-art indoor practice facility featuring an indoor hitting bay, chipping areas, simulators and technical areas featuring Swing Catalyst, TrackMan and V1; a challenging short game and putting area, FUEL dining hall and the IJGA Performance Training Center and Learning Center.

  • Director of Golf Jonathan Yarwood boasts one of the most robust teaching resumes in junior golf. He has trained a U.S. Open winner, two U.S. Amateur winners, two U.S. Girls' Winners, three AJGA Players of the Year, four No. 1 juniors, a collegiate No. 1 and winners on the PGA, LPGA, European, Challenge, Asian and Australasian tours. He has been recognized for his contribution to the game by being the youngest person to be made a British 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 trained student-athletes of 11 years of age until they ultimately reached the tour. Yarwood and his team have improved the level of golf training at IJGA to an all time best.

  • A Student Life team, with advanced degrees and experience managing peer groups and character development, are mentors to our children. IJGA Residential instructors cultivate a culture of achievement.

  • The wonderful staff at Heritage Academy, a college preparatory school where teachers work with students so they don't have to compromise their schoolwork in pursuit of their passion, supports our students.

  • The owner's footprints are on the ground, something you can't say about most golf academies. 

We light the way forward. We advocate for a future for our student-athletes by constantly rethinking the concept of a golf academy through innovation, acquisition and growth. We put IJGA where your future is.

You're the reason we're here. We empower golfers, like yourself, to push beyond physical and mental boundaries, to challenge your potential and ultimately - to change the world through golf.

Prominent alumni who have gone on to successful careers on the PGA and LPGA Tour include Morgan Hoffman, Pablo Larrazabal, Rich Werenski, Shanshan Feng, I.K. Kim, Stephanie Meadow, Maria Jose Uribe, Song Hee Kim and more.


  1. The Academy Program | GOLF +ACADEMICS

    IJGA is a place where junior golfers can live the dream of combining their passion for golf with a top-tier education. IJGA offers nine months of combined school and training for junior golfers ready to reach the next level.

  2. IJGA Camps | GOLF + FUN + FRIENDS

    Camps offer junior golfers one week, multi-weeks or the entire summer to train alongside our team of expert coaches and performance specialists.  

  3. Post-Graduate Program

    The IJGA Post-Graduate Program offers an exciting opportunity to develop golf skills and gain confidence and maturity to become more competitive in the college admissions process.

  4. Discovery Boarding Program

    The Discovery Program allows students grades 7-8 or even grade 9 to pursue multiple sports by professional coaches skilled in developing junior athletes. 

Summer Camp

Winter Camp

Full Time Junior Program

Post Grad Program

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