Quick Tip

  • Contact coaches in the area well before you attend the event. Let them know you will be there and would like to have them come out to watch you play.

About this Lesson

Most families waste a lot of money playing in tournaments that don't offer any additional benefits compared to the local, much affordable junior events.

This video shows you how to schedule tournaments strategically in order to save money and increase your chances of playing college golf.

  • Local - low cost, gain experience, post low scores for resume, learn to win
  • State/Regional - sometimes much more expensive. Make sure to do your research and play tournaments that qualify you for events (invitationals) to gain exposure and credibility.
  • National - AJGA, US Junior Amateur... These events are often lower cost to try and qualify with big rewards.

Ask The Coach

JJ Wood, PGA

Growing up in a small town, I understand the struggles of navigating the college golf recruiting process. I was fortunate to receive a golf scholarship to Pepperdine University, before transferring to the University of Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner) and experience how great the college golf experience is. I am passionate about college golf and helping junior golf families through the recruiting process. From 2013-2015 I coached college golf at Ohio State University and Rice University.

JJ Wood, PGA The Golf Recruiting Coach

(832) 736-4731