THE BASICS OF COLLEGE GOLF RECRUITING

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IT’S NOT ALWAYS THE BEST PLAYERS THAT GET COLLEGE GOLF SCHOLARSHIPS. IT’S THE JUNIOR GOLFERS THAT CORRECTLY NAVIGATE THE RECRUITING PROCESS.

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INTRO TO COLLEGE RECRUITING +

Introduction

The college recruiting process can be quite intimidating for most high school athletes and their parents. There are many reasons why certain players get recruited to play college athletics, while others do not. Every year, hundreds of high school athletes fall through the cracks of college recruiting simply because they do not fully understand the college recruiting process.

In addition, most high school counselors do not possess the knowledge or experience in intercollegiate athletics to properly advise student-athletes on how to achieve their dream of receiving an athletic scholarship to play at the college level. At GPG we have come across only a limited number of high schools that have an appropriate program to successfully prepare student-athletes for the college recruiting process.

Our research has shown that:

  • 80% of college student-athletes attend schools outside of the NCAA Division I. This means that there are over 1,600 schools that offer athletic scholarships!
  • The average college team’s recruiting budget is $500. With such limited funds available, it is impossible for coaches to see all potential high school athletes that could be recruited for their programs. That is why a proactive approach is required to be seen by college coaches.

For these reasons GPG originally developed this manual, which contains an easy 10-step process to make it as simple as possible for you to obtain the college scholarship of your dreams and to GET RECRUITED NOW!

 

WHAT DO I HAVE TO SHOOT TO GET RECRUITED? +

What Do I have to Shoot to Play College Golf?

IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT SCORES but there is data that shows generalized scores and data regarding their game. Due to various course conditions, locations, etc... it is impossible to have an exact scoring number. These numbers are the most accurate "generalized" scores I have seen.

RELATIONSHIPS happen naturally, but you need to do your pre-requisite work before reaching out to coaches so they don't cross you off the list before you even meet them. (this is discussed in further detail in the step-by step program). Coaches have different opinions of what they look for a recruitable golfer. A big aspect is BUILDING RELATIONS with schools/coaches you are interested in. Scores play a big role in recruiting, but here are a couple other traits coaches may look for (outside of academics)

  1. Golf IQ
  2. Personality (team chemistry)
  3. Distance, Athleticism

RECRUIT SCORES first, you can break down the different intercollegiate athletic organizations

  • NCAA, NAIA, JUCO

Then, you can break down each organizations divisions (I will do it for NCAA divisions below)

  • NCAA Division 1
  • NCAA Division 2
  • NCAA Division 3

Now, you can break down each NCAA Division (Men)

  • NCAA DIVISION 1 RECRUITS Junior Golf/High School Scoring Averages
    1. Tier 1 Recruits - Below Par
      • Example Schools: University of Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona State, Oregon
    2. Tier 2 Recruits - Even Par
      • Example Schools: University of Houston, San Diego State U., Baylor
    3. Tier 3 Recruits - +1/2 over Park
      • Example Schools: Rice, Sam Houston State, Santa Clara
    4. Tier 4 Recruits - +2/4 over par
      • Example Schools: HBU, Cal State Northridge

MEN'S SCORES (RECRUITS)

WOMEN'S SCORES (RECRUITS)

RECRUITING QUIZ & EVALUATION +

RECRUITING QUIZ

Similar to working on your golf game, we need to establish a baseline for where you are currently at in the college recruiting process.

  1. TAKE THE QUIZ for those completing the recruiting process on their own with the guidance of this online program, please complete this quiz to get a better idea of where you stand and what you need to focus on during the recruiting process. ACCESS QUIZ HERE
  2. WORKING WITH JJ whether you are working with me online or in Houston, please fill this form out and I will put together a small report based off your answers.
    ACCESS EVALUATION HERE

 


COLLEGE RECRUITING COACH

JJ Wood, PGA

As a former NCAA golf coach and player, I was able to gain insight for both sides of the college golf landscape. It is my passion to help families navigate the college recruiting process. Most families are misinformed and lack certain knowledge, which can be detrimental to a junior golfer trying to play college golf. Proper guidance will provide many options, and it then becomes clear on what the best fit school is for the junior golfer.

JJ Wood, PGA Director of Instruction

Train With College Coaches

Coaches from the University of Houston, Rice University, Houston Baptist University and the University of St. Thomas will be at Wildcat Golf Club to work with advanced junior golfers that want to take their game to the next level.

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Guidance every step of the way through the recruiting process. Access resume, letter and recruiting video templates in addition to the communication strategies and contact database for getting in touch with the college coaches.

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