This past weekend (March 7-8, 2015), twelve students from Bishops Gate Golf Academy competed in the Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) junior golf tournament hosted at Saddlebrook Resort, located in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Five of the BGGA studnets participating in the event finished in the top ten, and three finished in the top three of their respective divisions. Ben Hicks, Marketing Manager for Bishops Gate Golf Academy, informed Montverde Academy, “…in the Boys 15-19 Division, Marcus Montenegro, (a MVA/BGGA junior) of Buenos Aires, Argentina, finished second thanks to a strong performance in the second round. His one-under-par 69 was the lowest score of the day and included ten par-or better holes, including four birdies. Montenegro improved in every aspect during round two from raising his total number of pars to lowering his total number of bogeys.” In the Boys 12-14 Division, Robin Williams, a MVA/BGGA 8th grade student, a native of Peterborough, United Kingdom, finished in 3rd place, and carded two birdies “…and shaved four strokes off his score,” added Hicks.In the Girls Division, MVA/BGGA senior Mami Yamamoto, a native of Tokyo, Japan, finished third.” Taking three strokes off her round on the second day, Yamamoto improved her performance the most on the back nine. She carded eight straight par-or-better holes including a birdie on the back nine. Meanwhile Marisa Hisaki of Osaka, Japan finished 19th in the division. Her score featured back-to-back birdies on holes Nos. 6 & 7,” stated Mr. Hicks.

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.