Looking to get recruited to play college golf?

Learn about college golf recruiting, scholarship statistics, consultants, and resources to help you through the college golf recruiting process.

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Scholarship Numbers

NCAA Division I

Men’s: 4.5 Scholarships Per Team | 297 Teams | Average Roster Size of 10
Women’s: 6 Scholarships Per Team | 259 Teams | Average Roster Size of 8

NCAA Division II

Men’s: 3.6 Scholarships Per Team | 239 Teams | Average Roster Size of 11
Women’s: 5.4 Scholarships Per Team | 195 Teams | Average Roster Size of 8

NCAA Division III

Men’s: 0 Scholarships Per Team | 295 Teams | Average Roster Size of 11
Women’s: 0 Scholarships Per Team | 197 Teams | Average Roster Size of 8

NAIA

Men’s: 5 Scholarships Per Team | 170 Teams | Average Roster Size of 10
Women’s: 5 Scholarships Per Team | 146 Teams | Average Roster Size of 7

NJCAA

Men’s: 8 Scholarships Per Team | 191 Teams | Average Roster Size of 8
Women’s: 8 Scholarships Per Team | 80 Teams | Average Roster Size of 5

NCCGA

Club golf does not provide scholarships. Many students who play club golf receive academic scholarships and college provide funding for club golf teams.

Statistics via NCAA and Scholarship Stats.

Over 10,000 student at 400+ colleges in the US play club golf. If your preferred college does not offer varsity golf or your skill level is not cut out for the varsity team, club golf is a viable alternative to playing varsity – Learn about Club Golf

High School Golfers on the Tee

AJGA's Top 10 Recruiting FAQs

What are the most frequently asked questions concerning scholarships?
How do players verbally commit to schools so early in the process?
When should junior golfers begin visiting and researching colleges?
How do college coaches work junior golf tournaments?
Will playing AJGA events increase my chances of earning a college golf scholarship?
What is a parent’s role in the recruiting process?
What is a typical week like in the life of a college golfer?
Do coaches really care about academics?
Are unofficial visits to college campuses necessary?
Is it a good idea to withdraw after a poor round?

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Recruiting Calendar

Freshman

Freshmen in high school can accept and submit: Questionnaires, Camp Information, NCAA Materials and Nonathletic Publications.

Sophomore

Sophomores in high school can accept and submit: Questionnaires, Camp Information, NCAA Materials and Nonathletic Publications.

Junior

Juniors in high school can accept: Questionnaires, Camp Information, NCAA Materials and Nonathletic Publications, Other Recruiting Materials, Electronic Correspondence.

Senior

Seniors in high school can accept: Questionnaires, Camp Information, NCAA Materials and Nonathletic Publications, Other Recruiting Materials, Electronic Correspondence, Telephone calls, Off-campus contact, and official visits.

Source: NCAA

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Out of the 148,823 high school boys golfers in the United States, only 5.8% will play some level of NCAA golf.  For the 72,582 high school girls golfers, the percentage is 7.2%. If you look only at Division 1, the percentages drop to 2% and 3% respectively.

-Source: NCAA and NFHSA

College Golf Recruiting Consultants

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Need help with college recruiting?

Self Service

If you are looking for a cheap option for college golf recruiting, I would suggest purchasing the Ping Golf Guide which is a platform where students can plug in their scores and see what colleges might be a good fit for their game. You are responsible for finding and contacting the best school options personally. The guide is very helpful so you can set realistic expectations.

Recruiting Platforms

Organizations such as the NCSA, Junior Golf Hub, and Recruiter Elite are platform based organizations where students will create online profiles to showcase their game to college coaches. Signing up for the platform is free, but to get personalized help will cost between $100-$2500 from staff on where to play, how to write resumes, introductions to coaches and premium recognition. These services work with may families and can be helpful for those students who are not willing to search schools and spend the time reaching out to schools directly.

Full Service Recruiting Help

There are a number of full service consultants who dedicate their careers to helping high school golfers with the college recruiting process. Many of these consultants are former college coaches and varsity college golfers who have deep relationships within the golf and coaching community. These consultants provide a high level of service, get to know the students/families personally, and can really help you get noticed. Using personal consultants can be costly given these individuals usually only work with 20-40 families at a time and cost anywhere from $1000-5000 depending on the level of service needed.

Consulting Links

Full Service Recruiting

Red Numbers Golf                       Second Nine Consulting

Road to College Golf                    Nicky Goetez Golf

Brandi Jackson Golf                     PSACC Consulting

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