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”
If you are a high school golfer looking to work in the golf industry, there are many college options which can set you up for a career in golf. The common misconception from high school golfers is that becoming a golf professional is the only career path into the golf industry. According to WeAreGolf, golf is a 70 billion dollar industry annually and supports over 2 million jobs! If you are serious about going to college for golf, here are 3 different degree programs that can help set you up for a career in golf, and the best colleges to attend for each one.
As we approach the beginning of fall, high school golf coaches are starting to organize their fall practice schedules. Running a high school golf practice is no easy task. A coach will have players of various skill levels which can make it tricky to figure out how to best serve each individual player. I wanted to provide a few ideas on best ways to organize, run and get the most out of a high school golf practice.
Over the summer you have been sending countless emails and college golf resumes off to college coaches, not to mention the relentless follow-ups and voicemails. Although the collegiate golf recruiting process is tedious at times, persistence does pay off. As we approach the end of the summer months, college campus visits peak for high school golfers nationally. College campus visits are exciting, but it is important you are well prepared to make a good impression on the college coach. In this article I will highlight some best practices to prepare for a campus visit with a college golf coach.
As we have concluded our state and national high school golf rankings for the 2017-2018 season, I wanted to take a moment to congratulate and recognize our top 25 high school girl golfers from across the country for their exceptional play.
As we have concluded our state and national high school golf rankings for the 2017-2018 season, I wanted to take a moment to congratulate and recognize our top 25 high school boys golfers from across the country for their exceptional play.
The recruiting process for college golf can be grueling. Typically the process starts with deciding what you are looking for in a college: division level, academics, location, size and even the culture of the school. Once that is established, you then begin reaching out to college golf coaches through recruiting questionnaires, emails, phone calls and campus visits. Coaches then decide whether or not you are a good fit for the school and the program through evaluating your golf game, academics and overall character. One item that every college coach will check is your social media accounts, and it’s important to keep these clean, professional and relevant. This article will be your guide on what not to post on social media if you want the opportunity to get recruited by good schools.
As we all continue to enjoy the summer months, families across the country are looking for vacation ideas that will be fun and enjoyable for the whole family. With July fast approaching and your high school golfer itching to go on a golf trip, I wanted to provide some family friendly (and affordable) golf destinations that will be sure to cater to a wide variety of wants for the entire family.
Coaching a high school golf team may be one of the most gratifying roles that one can experience. High school golfers, myself included, always remember the lessons that their high school coach taught them on the course and in life. However, coaches do not always possess the knowledge and the know how to best serve their athletes. The good news is that there are organizations which try to provide high school coaches with resources to help better their coaching profession and overall team experience. Read more “How to become an accredited high school golf coach”