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?
As a former high school golfer and now golf coach at St Xavier High School in Cincinnati, OH, I have seen every type of golfer come through over the past 10 years. From collegiate Division 1 scholarship recipients to golfers who shoot in 100’s, it has been great getting to witness and help shape these golfers’ futures.
As a coach, one of the things I get asked most often is “what does it take for me to play varsity golf in college?” For some (and I do mean some), D1 scholarships are a reality especially for those who average around par. For many, their competitive golf career of playing on a team ends when the caps are thrown at graduation. Not so fast….