Over the weekend of February 21-22, 2015, nine students from Bishop’s Gate Golf Academy competed in the Future Collegians World Tour event held at Timacuan Golf and Country Club in Lake Mary, Florida. After a 2-hole playoff, Montverde Academy student Carlos Marrero, a native of Valencia, Venezuela, and BGGA student Julian Perico of Lima, Peru, received a second-place finish from the Boys 15-19 Division. Ben Hicks, Marketing Manager for Bishops Gate Golf Academy, informed Montverde Academy Communications Department that both BGGA students performed well – especially by tying for second place in the tournament. “After one round, Périco lead the field with an even-par finish following a strong performance on the front nine including an eight hole par-or-better streak. On day two, he completed the event with four straight par-or-better holes including making birdie on hole No. 18 to secure his spot in the playoff. Marrero, who was four-over-par after round one, shaved five strokes off his game in the second round. Propelled by his stunning back nine, including four birdies, Marrero tied for the low-round score on day two with a 1-under-par finish,” Hicks informed Montverde.org.  Please also view the photo album from the weekend.

Bishops Gate Golf Academy (BGGA), a junior golf academy in academic partnership with Montverde Academy, envisions to be “… the best in the world and for the world.” More expressly, their vision “is to be the leading golf performance training program in the world, and to develop coaches and junior golfers who will achieve the highest levels of success and fulfillment in all areas of their lives.” And the BGGA vision accents their mission, which is to “… develop Mastery, Autonomy, and Purpose in our players to create a new generation of self-directed student-athletes who believe in their limitless power and potential. With over 50,000 square feet of course-like training space, 45,000 square feet of putting and short-game practice area, and an 11-hole golf course, playable in 22 different ways, our coaching team uses our world-class training facility to train students in golf course conditions every day.”  Bishop’s Gate Golf Academy’s “unique training environment allows you to train in golf course conditions every day…with over 50,000 square feet of training tee space, 30,000 square feet of putting and short game greens, 15,000 square feet of bunkers. In the spring of 2015 our training center will be completed with two indoor training bays, a putting studio, a brain room, massage room and interactive classroom.” Click here to learn more about BGGA and to take a virtual tour of the BGGA facility. BGGA can be found on Facebook, and you can follow them on Twitter and Instagram for all BGGA news and junior golf tournament updates.