Are you a high school golf coach seeking golf coaching advice on how to better your team? In the five years before his tenure, the Harriton Ram Golf Program compiled a 32-27-2 record in a very competitive league. In his five years so far as Head Coach, Brian Dobak has helped his team to a 50-13-1 record. What’s the secret sauce to Brian’s golf coaching advice? Culture. Teamwork. Leadership. Relationships. Communication. As a former PGA Professional for 10 years, Brian is very knowledgeable about coaching golf and was willing to share his advice below with high school golf coaches. “I believe high school golf coaches have a golden opportunity to have a tremendous impact on student-athletes in their formative years. My desire is to see high school golf elevated to new levels of influence and impact in the experiences of the student-athletes.”
Starting in 2016, The National High School Golf Association started ranking the top girls high school golf teams in the United States. All of these rankings are based solely on the state high school golf tournaments from the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 seasons. All state tournament scores were calculated and ranked using the USGA Handicap formula to ensure a stable benchmark for the difficult of golf course host sites. Calculation = ((Gross player score by day – rating) * 113/slope )). So who are the top 5 girls high school golf teams for the 2016-2017 season?
Ever wonder who the top high school golfers are in each state? The National High School Golf Association started producing high school golf rankings in 2017 for the 2016 and 2017 boys high school golf season. NHSGA provides a national rankings for high school golf, but also state leaderboards ranking high school golfers across divisions within their state.
If you are a junior golfer looking to play in tournaments or parent seeking information about junior golf tournaments, there are many options to consider. Below breaks down the different types of junior golf tournaments available so you can best determine the options available to you. The good news is that no matter your budget or location, there are golf tournaments available for everyone!
If you are a high school golf team looking for national competition, the Palmetto Golf Championship is an annual tournament hosted in Myrtle Beach for any eligible high school golfers. This high school golf tournament is largest team event of its kind in the nation, the Palmetto boasts the opportunity to showcase your HS golf team in an environment unparalleled to any other.
Given this is the first year of the National High School Golf Association Rankings, we wanted to make sure it was very clear how the rankings were developed. We pride ourselves on building the most accurate and robust National Rankings for high school golf. Feedback, ideas, errors or suggestions, email Rankings@highschoolgolf.org.
Since we are a Massachusetts based organization, it is awesome to see news that your local state golf association is leading the way to help grow the game. Having a handicap at a young age is important for the development of junior golfers and think the Massachusetts Golf Association’s recent partnership with the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) is a natural fit. We hope other state golf associations and high school athletic associations see the value in this alignment and will follow suit.
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Golf is a very different sport than many others given much of the team performance relies on individuals on the team playing their own ball. Coaching golf is even more difficult given your players are going to be scattered on a few different holes, players are varied in skill level from really good to beginners, and it is impossible for you to understand what is going on during an entire match since each player is playing their own game. For those of you that are new high school golf coaches, we wanted to share 4 important tips to prepare you for coaching a high school golf team.
Many high school students and parents ask questions about playing varsity golf in college. Playing a varsity college sport at any level is an amazing experience, especially if you are able to land one of the coveted college golf scholarships. Performing on the course while balancing a busy college lifestyle is not right for everyone. Below is an infographic which was originally published on Nextgengolf highlighting the differences between playing varsity golf and club golf in college. Hopefully this information provides some more clarity on a couple different options for playing college golf.
Starting in 2016, The National High School Golf Association started ranking the top high school golf teams in the United States. All of these rankings are based solely on the state high school golf tournaments from the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 seasons. All state tournament scores were calculated and ranked using the USGA Handicap formula to ensure a stable benchmark for golf course host sites. Calculation = ((Gross player score by day – rating) * 113/slope )). So who are the top 5 high school golf teams for the 2016-2017 season?