Monthly Archives: June 2015

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Recruit PKB: Wofford Coach Interview

Recruit PKB College Consultant Brandi Jackson caught up with Wofford Women's Golf Coach Angie Ridgeway to get her thoughts on the recruiting process and her own coaching philosophy. What is your own coaching philosophy?  Work hard and have fun.  Regularly evaluate your game to determine weaknesses, then formulate a plan to turn them into strengths. What do you love about being a college coach?  Building relationships with the players on my team, and witnessing their growth at this stage of their lives.  And, love the competition, of course. What do you look for with a resume, swing video?  Good swing fundamentals; the ability to go low now and then What are some good questions you ask players on visits to help determine best fit?  Why do you play golf?  Describe your practice. What are some good questions they should ask you to help determine best fit? What [...]

By | 2017-09-13T12:08:47+00:00 June 26th, 2015|College Recruiting Tips, The Recruiting Process|0 Comments

Recruit PKB: Thoughts after my day of caddying

Yesterday I had the chance to caddy for one of my girls during the US Junior Girls qualifier in Cartersville, GA. We had the chance to play a practice round on Sunday, then the qualifier was on Monday. And she played well enough to qualify, Oklahoma bound in July! I'm fortunate to have the chance to get out with my players quite often to caddy and evaluate them on the course during a tournament, so I wanted to take the time to share a few of my thoughts from yesterday's experience that may help you all as well. Practice Round: Know your targets off each tee. Know your lay up spots. Know what club you want to hit based on the conditions, don't always assume it's driver. Know the elevation changes into greens and how that will affect club selection. Take note of what you hit during [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:46:00+00:00 June 18th, 2015|College Recruiting Tips, The Complete Golfer|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: What I would tell my 17 year old self

This blog is a bit of a special one because I am celebrating my 34th birthday today. While 34 isn't really a big milestone birthday it did make me stop and think back to what I was doing halfway through my life when I was 17 years old. Many of the girls I work with are in that 13-18 year range and I catch myself saying to them over and over, "if I only knew then what I know now". I know many of the girls get tired of hearing that, as I did at that age, but it will never stop me from trying to impart a little wisdom on the young girls as they navigate their way through high school and into college. That span of years is the most influential time of a girl's life so I thought I would think back to what [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:46:01+00:00 June 11th, 2015|College Recruiting Tips, The Complete Golfer|2 Comments