Inland Empire Junior Golf Association (IEJGA) is a nonprofit 501(3)(c) organization to educate children about golf and valuable life skills as they grow into young adults. IEJGA was formed in 2016 in order to bring a safe place for healthy competition, while teaching the rules and etiquette of golf to juniors in our community.
Inland Empire Junior Golf Association will strive to create an environment that will guide the children to grow into honest, responsible, and educated young adults while having fun and forming friendships with other kids with similar interests. The game of golf will teach the juniors honesty and fairness as well as discipline. Also, the children are able to meet mentors that can help guide them with the game of golf as well as their other future endeavors.
Meet the Staff
Eric Yoo grew up near Orange County where he attended Cerritos High School then later went to college at UC Davis where he studied Exercise Biology. Currently, he is the Head Golf Professional at Sierra Lakes Golf Club.
Eric is a Class “A” PGA Golf Professional as well as Level 3 USGTF Teaching Professional. Eric has experienced every level and type of golf, from junior to professional, from casual to competitive. Through his experiences, he became an expert in the field and now incorporates video instruction using V1 Digital Coaching System and FlightScope. He works with students to develop sound fundamentals of the full swing, short game, putting, mental skill, course play, and more.
Eric wanted to create a Junior Golf Program welcoming all juniors of all levels here in the Inland Empire area. He has a passion for teaching and growing the game of golf. Bringing joy to the juniors and teaching them about not just golf but also about overcoming difficult situations is only one of many we teach here at IEJGA. So we hope to see you guys soon!
Kim spent most of her younger life in Northern California near the wine country. Later, she graduated from UC Davis where she attained B.A. in Psychology and B.S. Biology. Plus, she has years of experience working in nonprofit organizations throughout her life. Through her experiences and knowledge, she brings organization and structure to IEJGA, as well as passion and dedication.
Assistant Golf Professional
Sierra Lakes Golf Club Fontana,CA
Gregory Ochoa is an alumni of his hometown High School in Rialto, CA where he graduated in 2012. He played 4 years on the Men's Varsity Golf Team serving 2 years as the team captain and a CIF qualifier during his Junior and Senior Years. He furthered his education at the Professional Golfers' Career College in Temecula, California graduating in December of 2013 with a degree in Golf Management. He developed a love for teaching and tournament operations while spending time at PGCC. He was inspired by all of his instructors and seeing how joyful and fulfilling it is for them to see their students grow as players through lessons and competition. When he's not on a driving range instructing or playing golf somewhere, he loves to spend time with family and friends. He enjoys other sports such as baseball (Go Angels!), hockey (Go Ducks!), basketball (Go Lakers!) and NASCAR racing.