Are you a junior golfer who is aspiring to play collegiate golf? If so, you have probably thought about reaching out to college coaches, but you may be unsure of the best way. Similar to applying for a job, if you want to play golf in college, you need to create a resume that can highlight your success on the golf course and in the classroom.
It’s no secret that junior golfers have a lot of options when it comes to planning their summer golf schedule. Often, having so many options can create confusion and frustration for the entire family. To best understand whether a camp or tournament is a better fit for you this year, we need to explore a player’s background and what one is looking to gain with participating in both.
A victory by 14 shots is how the weekend ended in beautiful Myrtle Beach, as Boiling Springs High School (S.C) took home the trophy at the Palmetto High School Golf Championship. The Bulldogs fired an impressive 570 (+2), led by standout golfer Trent Phillips. Phillips, a UGA signee, put up a tournament record 63 on Friday followed by another quality round of 71 on Saturday.
The Palmetto High School Golf Championship, hosted annually in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, brings in some of the best high school golfers and teams from around the country. Notable alumni of the event include Harris English and 2006 champion Rickie Fowler.
As a 15-year-old high school student, there aren’t many options for jobs. The local grocery store won’t hire me until I turn 16 and they pay most of my friend’s minimum wage. Even though I am on the high school golf team, and take lessons from the PGA Professional there, he said he cannot hire me until I turn 18, because the local laws prohibit it. Mowing lawns for the neighbors isn’t any fun and most neighbors ask me to extra tasks without paying me more. If you are a high school student looking for a great job that pays well, does not require 40 hours a week, and provides life lessons, caddying might be the best job for a high school student.
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.
We are proud to provide state and national high school golf rankings now for three full high school seasons and want to ensure it is 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.