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Recruit PKB: Find the Right Fit

The ultimate goal through the college recruiting process is to find the right fit with both the school and the golf program. As much as I wish I could say this was the easy part, unfortunately it can be a very stressful time. Even if you take take lots of visits, do the research and ask all the right questions, it can still be a tough decision. Sometimes you may end up having to go off that gut feeling that you get about a particular school, other times it may be an obvious right fit and for some they may not feel they have found the right fit but are determined to make it the best 4 years of their life. But no matter what, you must do as much homework as possible so that you can make the best decision based on the options that are [...]

By | 2017-09-13T12:08:50+00:00 January 27th, 2015|College Recruiting Articles, The Recruiting Process|0 Comments

Recruit PKB: Ask the Right Questions

In order to begin to determine if a golf program and university is the right fit you must ask the right questions. You need to find out as much information about the coach's philosophy, how the program is run, what the university offers and if you are compatible with all of these. Make sure you keep track of the answers and compare what you feel is important from each school. Below are just a few questions to help get you started. Academics What are the admissions requirements? Is there tutoring or an academic advisor available? What are common majors for golfers? How do player’s best juggle academics with golf? College Life Are there specific rules/regulations? Sororities/fraternities, curfews, mandatory activities, etc… Can you live off campus? Can freshman have cars on campus? Golf Program What is a typical week of practice and workouts? How do you handle qualifying [...]

By | 2017-09-13T12:10:31+00:00 January 18th, 2015|College Recruiting Articles, The Recruiting Process|0 Comments

Recruit PKB: Take Visits

All steps of the recruiting process are necessary in order to successfully find the right college fit, however taking college visits is when the process really begins to take shape and you can actually see what the ultimate goal will look like. You must be assertive and take the initiative to try and set up visits early in the process. Visits will not only give you an opportunity to meet with a coach but they also help you begin to figure out what you want in a school and help to motivate you to work hard in order to reach the level it takes to play at those particular schools. Also the more comfortable you get with speaking with coaches, then the more confident and prepared you will be on future visits. It can be difficult for freshmen and sophomores to set up visits since coaches can't [...]

By | 2017-09-13T12:10:32+00:00 January 12th, 2015|College Recruiting Articles, The Recruiting Process|0 Comments

Recruit PKB: Contact 75+ Schools

The topic of contacting schools is a question that I have been asked numerous times throughout recruiting seminars and individual consultations. As with many parts of the process this tends to be very specific to where the individual recruit is at in his/her own recruiting process. Obviously the higher ranked players don't have to work as hard to contact coaches because they are being sought after by many coaches and will generate enough interest through a smaller number of intro emails. However as you move down the rankings list, the number of coaches you need to contact in order to insure you find the right fit increases. While some will be able to contact a small group of schools and generate enough communication and interest, it is rarely that easy. I recommend contacting 75 or more schools initially. While this may seem like a lot, from my [...]

By | 2017-09-13T12:10:32+00:00 January 5th, 2015|College Recruiting Articles, The Recruiting Process|0 Comments