THE PREMIER U.S. GOLF ACADEMY ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP IN MEXICO
SAN LUIS POTOSI (Sept. 8th, 2016). Bishops Gate Golf Academy, the fastest growing junior golf boarding program in the United States, has opened its first internationally based academy at La Loma in the State of San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
The facilities of La Loma Centro Deportivo and La Loma Golf Club combined with the high level of junior golf expertise and know-how of Bishops Gate create the ideal partnership. Mr. Lopez, owner and President of La Loma, searched for a leading junior golf program to bring to La Loma for a number of years. “The timing was right and we could not be a happier to be partnering with such a prestigious and successful U.S. academy,” says Mr. Lopez.
Bishops Gate Golf Academy is renowned as a junior academy providing an exceptional golf training, character development and scholastic experience that gives its students an advantageous head start in their golf and academic careers, and better prepares them for life. The launch of the Academy is not just a positive factor for Mexico but for all of Latin America. Students who have aspired to attend a U.S. golf academy and high school can now get the same quality training and student life experience without leaving the region.
“There is no comparable full time training environment in Latin America that is better equipped to prepare junior golfers for college,” says Director of Golf Manuel Bermudez. “From the challenging golf course that will push players to the limit, to the 16,000 square foot training range with state of the art coaching technology, this is the perfect environment to train for the next level.” Bermudez has extensive experience in junior golf development having grown up in Venezuela and competing as a junior, an amateur and a professional in the region before going on to learn from some of the top names in junior golf.
Student-athletes attend Heritage Arete Academy, where they achieve a U.S high school Diploma offered through a synchronous education experience in partnership with Heritage Academy in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Arête Heritage Academy provides a personalized educational program for middle and high school students in a stimulating, supportive learning environment. For students pursuing outside professional training in athletics and the arts, this program provides the flexibility to support athletic success.
When asked about the motivation for expanding into Mexico, Andrew Summers, Managing Partner of Bishops Gate Golf Academy, commented, “The opportunity to bring our expertise to the world class offerings at La Loma is very exciting, and brings a unique program to the Latin American market. We are excited for the future of junior golf in Mexico.”