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Recruit PKB: College Coach Perspective Part 4

This is part 4 of a series based on a survey sent out to 50+ college coaches at all division levels. This is great feedback from college coaches on what mistakes they see happen most often during the recruiting process. What mistake do you see most often happen throughout the recruiting process? “The parents and the students think their daughter is better than she is and continually makes excuses about high scores. Also, the parents and students make decisions on how much scholarship is offered vs the right fit and where the student will be happy and improve.” – D1 Coach “Parents talking to the coaches at tournaments when coaches cannot talk back. Remember we cannot talk to a parent until July 1st before the senior year.” – D1 Coach “Choosing a college based largely on social life and/or a significant other. The lore of big time [...]

Recruit PKB: Questions to Ask Yourself

As the summer months creep upon us, many junior golfers will be making their college decision soon. It's a very exciting time but also a time to take a few minutes to ask yourself some questions about what you want out of your college experience. It easy to get wrapped up in the lure of a school and golf program. Coaches will do their best to "woo" you when you are on a visit. It's part of their job to convince you that the school and golf program are outstanding. It's your job to decide if it will actually be the best fit for you or not. Below are a few of the questions that every player needs to ask before making their final decision to play college golf. Is your personality compatible with the coaches and current teammates? Do you have the work ethic and desire [...]

Recruit PKB: Happy Father’s Day

"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person. He BELIEVED in me" - Anonymous We all know that I couldn't write a Mother's Day article and not do one for Father's Day, especially since I am a proud "daddy's girl". Don't worry though, I haven't gone completely "sappy" in all of my articles. But as I get older and work with more and more junior golf families, it has certainly led to a better appreciation for what my parents did for me during my golf career. I just hope that by sharing my experiences with the girls, they will have a better understand of the opportunity they have to play golf, travel and compete. I believe true appreciation, gratitude and awareness are key components of a strong, mentally tough competitor. It's not the case for all girls who play golf, but typically the [...]

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