Juniors attend Leadbetter Golf Academy Camp

Six Junior golfers attended the Leadbetter Golf Academy (LGA) World Headquarters Facilities in Champions Gate, Orlando for game improvement, performance training and a tournament during the School mid-term break from 12 – 15 February.

The Leadbetter Golf Academy and Cayman Islands Golf Association (CIGA) have an alliance, started in October 2017 and made possible by the support of RSM, TRAC and CNB. Leadbetter coaches work with the golf professionals and clubs on island to help supplement and develop the already popular and successful coaching programmes which are offered to Cayman juniors of all skill levels.

Andrew and Aaron Jarvis, Holly and Sam Mclean, Lauren Needham and Todd Purton all experienced first class coaching from Leadbetter Golf Academy with fitness, technical and mental training.

Juniors listening to instructions from LGA pro Chema Sanchez

The three-day training session included Comprehensive V1 golf video analysis and online summary. Trackman launch monitor full swing analysis. Sam Putt Lab stroke analysis and on-course evaluation training. They were able to use the LGA Par 3 Course, to work on short game decision and shot making, as well as playing evaluated rounds on the two 18-hole Champions Gate golf courses.

Here’s what the juniors thought of the LGA camp:

Sam Mclean – 10 years old: “This was the best golf experience I have ever had!”

Holly Mclean – 13 years old: “Fantastic experience, I would love to do it again more often.”

Lauren Needham – 13 years old: “It was a fantastic experience where I learnt a wide variety of different things and would definitely do it again.”

Todd Purton – 13 years old: Todd Purton: “It was an amazing experience because I learned a lot from the coaches and hope to return again soon.”

Aaron Jarvis – 15 years old: “It was a fantastic experience working along with the coaches at LGA and I looking forward in returning to the Academy as a full time post-graduate.

Andrew Jarvis – 19 years old: “LGA coaches did a fantastic job working with me during the week preparing for the tournament, which I played well to win”.

Following the camp, Andrew and Aaron Jarvis played in the FCWT tournament Boys 15-19 age group at the 6,831-yard Timacuan Golf Club in Lake Mary, Florida from 17 to 18 February. Andrew won the tournament, shooting a 3 under par on his second round to finish at 2 under par overall. His younger brother finished 7th, with his best round of 73 (1 over par) on the Saturday.

Andrew poses with FCWT Director on his win.

For more information, visit FCWT website on: https://fcwt.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/fcwt17/event/fcwt1722/contest/24/leaderboard.htm. For further information on LGA and CIGA alliance please go to:  www.ciga.ky

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