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”
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.