Monthly Archives: September 2015

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RecruitPKB: Watch and Learn

As a junior golfer you can always learn something from other players, especially ones who have reached a level that you are aiming to reach. This past week was a great example of learning from the best, and you could have done it all from the comfort of your own home. If you are a young female golfer and you didn't catch any of the Solheim Cup, you really missed a huge opportunity to learn and get inspired. I know it had me glued to the TV all weekend, especially Sunday morning as the US team mounted one of the biggest come backs in golf history. It was so exciting to watch it all unfold. Having had the honor to play with most of the girls from the US team and several of the Europe team members, I enjoyed every minute of watching them battle it out [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:45:59+00:00 September 25th, 2015|College Recruiting Tips, The Complete Golfer|0 Comments

RecruitPKB Perform: Eat and Drink for Less

This article is part of guest series to the RecruitPKB "Complete Golfer" program by Chris Finn, owner of Par4Success in Cary, North Carolina. --- What I would like you to do is create a short mental checklist of what you will do when preparing for your next tournament. If it is anything like most of the juniors I work with it will probably look something like this: Go play a practice round Practice hard the week leading up to the tournament focused on the type of shots I may need or specific clubs I will need to hit more than others based off my practice round. Map out the round including what clubs to hit off what tees, green slopes, etc. If it is away from home, make sure you have balls, all your clubs, outfits for each day, etc. Three things are never mentioned whenever I ask this question, [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:45:59+00:00 September 19th, 2015|College Recruiting Tips, The Complete Golfer|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Fitness and Nutrition

To further enhance the RecruitPKB "Complete Golfer" education that we provide to the PKBGT members we will be featuring articles from Chris Finn of Par4Success. I have spent time working with Chris and the Par4Success staff over the last few years and can attest to their knowledge and expertise on golf fitness and nutrition. These are two areas that are vital to being the complete player, while developing long term habits for being healthy. You can check out Chris's bio below and read his first RecruitPKB article: Eat and Drink for Less Chris is a licensed Physical Therapist, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a Titleist Performance Institute Certified Medical Professional and regarded as the premier Golf Fitness/Medical Expert in the Triangle. Chris' principles for physical improvement work to supplement golf instruction allowing clients to achieve results they never have before including distance, pain relief and overall [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:46:00+00:00 September 19th, 2015|College Recruiting Tips, The Complete Golfer|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Keep a Journal

This past week I read a great blog written by the Georgia Southern Women's Golf Coach about journaling. Check it out here. While I am not quite part of the techie generation where everything is done on a phone or computer, I do rely on technology for a lot of my business and personal life. However, I have always been a big believer in writing things down. I've never been one to keep a daily journal or diary, but I do constantly have a notebook or notepad to jot down ideas and thoughts and will occasionally give in to writing in my phone notepad if one isn't available. I believe that writing things down holds another level of accountability and retention. It is a great way to set goals, keep track of progress and provide an outlet for your thoughts and feelings. I think what Coach Kuhfield states [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:46:00+00:00 September 11th, 2015|College Recruiting Tips, The Complete Golfer|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: NCAA Rules and Coaches

As the September 1 deadline came around last week several questions were raised about coaches contacting players. To clarify, the September 1 deadline rule is as follows (this is for Division 1 coaches): Starting September 1 of junior year, Division I coaches can send printed and electronic communication (handwritten letters, emails, faxes, text messages, instant messages, direct Facebook and Twitter messages) directly to a recruit and their parents/guardians. They can also can make unlimited phone calls to recruits and their parents/guardians. To further clarify, prior to the Sept 1 of junior year deadline, DI coaches are only allowed to send camp brochures and questionnaires. Recently I have had several families ask me about instances where a coach contacted them before the September 1 deadline. The only thing a coach is allowed to do is send camp info or basic questionnaires. They can reply to your email to say [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:51:03+00:00 September 7th, 2015|College Recruiting Tips, The Recruiting Process|2 Comments