It’s been a busy and productive summer of junior golf activity for many Montverde Academy/Bishop’s Gate Golf Academy students.  BGGA/MVA Senior Marcos Montenegro shot a round-1 65 and round-2 69 to qualify for the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship held in Bluffton, South Carolina July 20-25, and then golfed very well in the South Carolina junior golf tournament.  On July 15th, MVA/BGGA senior Maria Vesga participated in the USGA Women’s Amateur Sectional Qualifying at the White Bear Yacht Club in Minnesota, after a 39 and 37 – finishing as a second alternate (T2) after a 76.   MVA/BGGA junior golfers Zaffar Sikkander, a senior, Robin Williams, a freshman, and Karen Minamoto senior, competed very well in the IMG Junior World Championship that was held at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, California on Tuesday, July 14 – Friday, Jul 17th.

In related news, have you ever dreamed of immersing yourself in the BGGA environment, experiencing their one-of-a-kind training facility, and challenging yourself beyond the limits? If so, Bishops Gate Golf Academy’s Camp Programs are the perfect opportunities for you! Bishops Gate Golf Academy’s Summer Camp gives students the opportunity to experience the excitement of the full-time program in an intensive training program. Students attending BGGA Summer Camps will receive individualized fitness, mental and technical training techniques they can take home with them to continue improving their individual game.

The camps are fully inclusive, with fitness and mental training as well as technical development for a well-rounded experience. IBGGA’s goal is that students who attend their camps have an awesome time, learn and grow in their skill and ability, and build lasting relationships with other students. The camps are all very individualized and specific, with every player gaining an understanding of where their strengths lie and more importantly an understanding of a clear path for improvement and growth.  Everyone will receive a plan when they leave which they will be able to proactively practice when they return home.

Bishop’s Gate Summer Camp sessions are still available for remaining camp sessions (For general information about Bishops Gate Golf Academy programs, please visit or call them at 855.387.8177):

  • Week 8: July 26-August 1
  • Week 9: August 2-August 8
  • Week 10: August 9-August 1

About BGGA

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.