Monthly Archives: February 2017

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RecruitPKB: I Survived the Beast Mode Games

Some of you who follow my Brandi Jackson Golf social media may have seen me posting over the last few weeks that I was training for the Beast Mode Games, a Crossfit style workout competition. Well, last Saturday was the day of the games so I wanted to share some pictures and a little bit of what I learned from this journey that I think could help a young female as they are competing in the junior golf world.  For starters, I had 2 awesome training friends, Kristina who was my partner for the Games and Alex who competed as well with her partner Wendy. They both pushed me over the last few weeks of training and throughout the day of the Games, along with the rest of the Knight Performance Factory (my training facility and a partner of BJGolf) coaches, competitors and supporters. It is such [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:44:42+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|College Recruiting Articles, The Complete Golfer|0 Comments

RecruitPKB Perform: 5 Golf Fitness Myths

This article is part of a guest series to the RecruitPKB "Complete Golfer" program by Chris Finn, MSPT, CSCS, owner of Par4Success in Cary, North Carolina. 1. I'm not a football player, I don’t need to weight train? The golf swing is a fast, explosive, and powerful motion. Power is an application of force. You need to have force to be able to apply it. Force is developed by gaining strength. In fact, the stronger and more powerful you are, the less work each swing requires, the longer you can play and continue to hit the ball with as much power on the 18th as on the 1st.The best gains in distance we have seen have come from players who increase strength in big athletic golf movement patterns such as squats, deadlifts, and clean variations. Becoming a fast, explosive athlete should be a priority for any junior [...]

RecruitPKB Perform: 5 Golf Fitness Questions for the Off-Season to Play at a High Level

This article is part of a guest series to the RecruitPKB "Complete Golfer" program by Chris Finn, MSPT, CSCS, owner of Par4Success in Cary, North Carolina. Why is offseason training important? For any athlete, off season training is vital to improving year after year.  This is prime time to make strength, speed and performance changes.   If you need to build muscle, speed, power or improve flexibility, the off season is the time to make that a priority.  For Golf there really is not a true "off season". The best time to make serious gains will be in the winter, when you are still playing, but can afford to make training a priority. Who should do offseason training? Everyone.  The priorities will be different but every golfer, to some degree, should train during the offseason.  For younger players this could be as simple as general athletic development and [...]

RecruitPKB: Love Yourself

As I am sure everyone was aware, this past week was all about LOVE! And while Valentine's Day is more about showing your love to others, I wanted to take the chance to remind you about the importance of loving yourself but also possessing the willingness to become a better version of who you are.  There is no doubt that you have to love who you are, some days may be harder than others to do this, but you must find the power to still love who you are at the end of the day. With that being said, there is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to be a better version of who YOU are and what you want with your life. It should actually be a priority!!   Maturity and discipline are two things I have always struggled with in my life, not that there is anything [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:44:43+00:00 February 16th, 2017|College Recruiting Articles, The Complete Golfer|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Dress the Part

Through my 28+ years of playing golf, I have certainly seen golf fashion change drastically over time, especially for females. As junior golfers, we did not have many options for cute clothing on the golf course. I can remember wearing long Duck Head shorts and baggy collared shirts for most of my childhood. I will admit that I was quite the tomboy growing up but the options were still very limited to look cute and trendy on the golf course. Even in college, golf skirts/skorts were just becoming a fashion trend. Obviously, times have changed and so has fashion on the golf course. From a college recruiting perspective, how you dress on the golf course can play a factor in whether a coach recruits you or not. It would be one of the small factors, but it is still something to be aware of as you proceed [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:44:43+00:00 February 8th, 2017|College Recruiting Articles, The Complete Golfer|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Are Scholarships Negotiable?

I was asked this question last week about whether or not scholarships are negotiable so I thought it was a good topic to address to those who may be curious about this question. I have faced it numerous times working with families as they make their final decision and it can certainly be a sensitive subject on both sides of the equation. Many instances of dishonesty have occurred, but if handled correctly, it can be a beneficial experience for both the family and the coach. The ultimate answer to the question is that "yes" athletic scholarships can be negotiable if a full ride is not offered, however, as with many parts of the recruiting process it does depend on the situation. There are some cases where the amount of money being offered is truly the maximum amount that a coach has available for you. All of their [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:48:17+00:00 February 1st, 2017|College Recruiting Articles, The Recruiting Process|0 Comments