Monthly Archives: April 2016

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RecruitPKB: Coaches Circle

If there is one thing I can't emphasize enough it is that coaches talk to each other. Many of the coaches have known each other since we all started playing junior golf over 20 years ago. The college golf world can be a very small world and while the coaches are competing against each other both on the course and with recruiting, they are still going to talk among themselves. It can certainly be a cut-throat process but for the most part, the coaches have respect for one another and will be honest about the details of particular players recruiting process. There are some exceptions on the coaches end as well where some dishonesty takes place so always make sure you ask the right questions. You don't have to tell a coach every detail about the offers you have from other schools but NEVER lie about it. [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:50:57+00:00 April 29th, 2016|College Recruiting Articles, The Recruiting Process|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Time Management

Time management is a recurring topic that many college coaches say their players struggle with on a regular basis. So why not prepare now for that transition. Once you get to college you will have to manage classes, workouts, practice, meetings, laundry, social activities, studying and traveling. It may seem easy to manage your time now, but you won't have your parents there to help keep you on track and there are many more distractions once you get to college. You will be responsible for yourself, your time and your priorities. Your college coach will determine much of your schedule but during the season they are only allowed to schedule 20 hours/week of practice, qualifying, workouts and meetings and 8 hours/week during the off season so you will have to manage your time during the other hours of the day. And most coaches will expect you to put [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:50:58+00:00 April 20th, 2016|College Recruiting Articles, The Recruiting Process|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Take the Initiative to Call Coaches

Maybe you have sent out some intro emails but you haven’t gotten any responses, or maybe you have been communicating with some coaches through email but don’t feel like you are getting anywhere? The next step you must be willing to tackle is to pick up the phone and call the coaches. It is very easy to sit behind a computer and send emails, and often times coaches will prefer to communicate that way, but they will all be expecting you to take the initiative to pick up the phone and call them. They want to see that you are willing to make the extra effort to call and speak by phone. This not only shows your seriousness about playing for their program, but it also provides them insight into your communication skills. Coaches are looking for players with maturity, assertiveness and interpersonal skills, so a phone call [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:50:58+00:00 April 15th, 2016|College Recruiting Articles, The Recruiting Process|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Learn from Lexi

I hope many of you had the chance to watch the ANA Inspiration this past weekend, if not you missed a great tournament finish with some moments that a young girl could definitely learn a lot from. By now we all know that Lydia Ko is a phenomenal player and her attitude on the course is certainly one to pay attention to and try to mimic, but the player who impressed me the most during the final round was Lexi. She started the day with a one-shot lead, which she quickly lost on the first hole after a poor first tee shot. As any professional golfer knows by now, during a major a 3-4 stroke lead can disappear in a heartbeat so staying patient throughout the day is a must during a major championship. But it was Lexi's composure on the last few holes that really stood [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:45:21+00:00 April 7th, 2016|College Recruiting Articles, The Complete Golfer|0 Comments