Monthly Archives: December 2014

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Recruit PKB: Happy New Year

I thought I would take a quick break from the College Recruiting Checklist articles to say Happy New Year!! I hope everyone had a great holiday season and enjoyed your time with family and friends. I always hate to see this time of year go by so quickly, but as the year comes to a close it's a great time to reflect on the accomplishments of 2014 and begin to plan for 2015. To all of those who signed NLI's or verbally committed to play college golf I want to say a big congratulations. To those who may have chosen a different path with their futures, I also want to say a big congratulations. College golf may not be the correct route for everyone young golfer but you have still worked hard and made a big decision in your life. To all of those young girls who [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:46:29+00:00 December 31st, 2014|College Recruiting Tips, The Complete Golfer|0 Comments

Recruit PKB: Recruiting Videos

Recruiting videos are a very important part of your resume. While golf tends to be more objective in regards to tournament results, a recruiting video will give a coach an idea of your swing and short game fundamentals. Many times a coach may not be able to get out and watch you play before he or she can decide if you are a potential recruit for their program. Sending a recruiting video along with your resume with provide them with an idea of your game to hopefully entice them to come out and watch you play. When filming a recruiting video make sure you take the shots from directly in front of the player and directly down the line. The wrong angle can create a distorted view of the swing and setup. It is recommended to shoot full swing with 3 different clubs, along with some short [...]

By | 2017-09-13T12:10:32+00:00 December 27th, 2014|College Recruiting Tips, The Recruiting Process|0 Comments

Recruit PKB: Building a Resume

Building a quality resume is one of the most important steps in the college recruiting process. While your game will speak for itself out on the course, your resume will be the first insight a coach has into you as an all around person. Having an online resume that contains all of the necessary information is the preferred method by most coaches. This makes the information accessible and easy to navigate. You don’t want a coach to have to go out of their way to find the information they need to know about you. Their time is very limited and valuable. You want to capitalize on the one chance you may have that a coach reads your email. If you have to resend a swing video, test scores or tournament results they may overlook that second email and never see it. If a coach has to open [...]

By | 2017-09-13T12:10:33+00:00 December 20th, 2014|College Recruiting Tips, The Recruiting Process|0 Comments

Recruit PKB: Practice with a Purpose

“Always have quality practices. Don't just beat balls. Staying on the range all day does you no good if nothing is accomplished.” - Division 2 Women's Coach žLearning to practice with a purpose is a skill most junior golfers don't learn until they reach college. It is difficult to have the accountability, structure and motivation to truly practice with a purpose as a young golfer. But for those players who can learn to achieve this at an earlier age will quickly see improvements in their game and be more prepared for college golf. Have a plan of action everyday you go to the golf course: Before you even step foot onto the golf course or practice facility write down what you would like accomplish that day. Simply writing it down will create some accountability and motivation. The more specific you are about your goals the better you [...]