For junior golfers everywhere, their schedule seems to never slow down. Tournaments, practice, homework, and workouts can really add up, making It easy for a junior golfer to become overwhelmed. Let’s discuss the junior golf calendar and what a player should focus on each given season to set you up for the most success. Read more “Understanding the junior golf calendar”
The National High School Golf Association (NHSGA) has proudly been ranking and recognizing high school golfers across the United States for almost three years now. Last year alone, we were able to rank over 20,000 high school golfers, both boys and girls, across the county. Our goal is to continue to grow our rankings and recognition as we capture more and more events on our state leaderboards. So just how do our high school golf rankings work? Let’s take a closer look.
In high school, students often fall under pressure to perform in the classroom, making the honor roll, and preparing for college. This reality is more evident for students preparing to become college athletes. Let’s think about a high school golfer as an example. What happens to many is that they become convinced by a coach, parent, or other peer to focus on golf and quit other activities and sports to focus solely on their primary sport. Here are 3 reasons why you should be a multi-sport athlete while in high school.
span style=”font-weight: 400;”>The collegiate golf recruiting process is one that takes time and patience from a junior golfer. What typically happens is a junior will send out their resume and introduction emails to coaches only to find that they get no response. In order for you to get attention from a college coach, following up in a phone call is a must. Let’s examine when and how to best call a college coach.
Recently we have had many questions from site visitors on how to go about starting a high school golf team. The reality is that there are many high schools in the U.S. that do not support either boys or girls high school golf. If you are interested in starting a golf program at your school, here are the steps you need to take to turn your vision into a reality.
As a high school golf player or coach, you are eligible to receive discounts and deals on golf equipment, apparel, and bags. Check out all the great deals you can receive from the NHSGA:
When it comes to emailing a college golf coach, many times junior golfers aren’t exactly sure where to start. Making a good first impression in your email to a coach is crucial if you wish to catch their attention and be in the running for a spot on their team. Let’s take a look at the best practices and times to send introduction emails to college golf coaches. Read more “How to email a college golf coach”
All of the best golfers in the world started somewhere, and for many that somewhere was high school golf. Junior golf tours get much of the attention these days, but the accomplishments these players had for their schools and in their states are impressive, and no doubt led to where they are today. Here are some interesting statistics and accomplishments from the high school careers of some of the top PGA Tour players.
Does playing high school golf have any impact on a junior golfer wanting to play at the collegiate level? Junior golfers, parents and college coaches from across the country will have different views when it comes to the topic, but high school golf presents unique playing opportunities that competing in a regular junior event cannot. Let’s take a look at five ways that make high school golf unique and how it can help a junior golfer easily transition into playing at the collegiate level. Read more “How high school golf can prepare you to play in college”
Let’s face it, learning the rules of golf is not always the most exciting topic. Thumbing through the USGA rulebook can be intimidating to high school golfers and coaches alike, resulting in many not understanding the basics of the rules. I want to discuss some of the most common rules and scenarios that golfers face and ways that you can approach each situation to eliminate taking a high number on a hole. Read more “Using rules of golf to your advantage”