RecruitPKB Front 2018-03-22T15:46:00+00:00

What is the RecruitPKB platform?

The path to collegiate golf can be difficult and intimidating. The first step in the recruiting process is establishing a game plan. That is where we come in. We are here to help you understand the process and help you achieve your dreams of playing college golf.

RecruitPKB offers a way to connect current PKBGT players with opportunities in the collegiate game. This new service offers advice from our college consultant, insight into the recruiting experience and ways to become a more complete golfer. Our network of over 650 PKBGT alumni in the college ranks along with our resource center can help you on your way to playing college golf.

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Where do I go from here?

 GET STARTED IN THE PROCESS

 Begin to understand the recruiting process and where your daughter fits in

 Do your 30-Minute Free Consultation with Consultant Brandi Jackson » to learn about the recruiting process
 Research the recruiting landscape and best practices from the RecruitPKB articles archive »
 Attend a Seminar » to learn about what it takes and ask questions
 Develop a “Game Plan” with our College Consultant Brandi for guidance in the process »

 GET SEEN & IMPROVE YOUR PERFORMANCE

 Understand the keys to maximizing your success and peak performance at the next level

 Become a “Complete Player” with the help from our Performance Experts »
 
Play Tournaments with the PKBGT » or others in your area »
 Read articles from our expert consultants » to find out what it takes to succeed at the highest levels
 Attend a Seminar » to learn about what it takes and ask questions

 MAKE THE RIGHT CONNECTIONS & FIND YOUR RIGHT FIT SCHOOL

 Research schools in the college resource center and compare your player to PKBGT alumni

 Connect with our College Consultant Brandi for guidance in the recruiting process »
 Research Schools & Coaches in the Resource Center »
 Learn what coaches are looking for at a Recruiting Seminar »
 Find & Connect with PKBGT Alumni »
 Read articles about the recruiting process from our experts »
 
 
 Recent College Commitments
5/31 Olivia John - High Point
5/30 Emma Charles (V) - Anderson
5/24 Sophie Membrino - Samford
4/25 Madison Isaacson - UNC Wilmington
4/14 Amanda Tully - Quinnipiac
4/13 Kendel Abrams - Converse
4/4 Morgan Pankow (V) - Miami
3/19 Emelia Pack (V) - Queens
3/15 Michelle Harn (V) - High Point
3/4 Nina Kouchi - Grinnell
2/24 Madison Jordan (V) - Lander

Featured Player | PKB Girls Golf Tour | Recruit PKB


Jordan Cornelius
Class of 2018
Bethesda, MD
Towson University
Colonial Conference
Commitment Date: 11/18

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Learn From Our Experts

RecruitPKB: Embrace Being Different

We were all made to be unique individuals. We all look different, think different and act differently. But as a middle school or high school student, it can sometimes be difficult to accept the things about yourself that are different. It is so tempting to want to fit in and be part of the popular crowd. But, the truth is the people who learn to embrace the things about themselves that make them unique tend to be the ones that go on to be more successful than those that don't. They are more confident and secure because they know who they are and they know that their uniqueness sets them apart from everyone else. I promise that what you think is popular now will mean very little a year from now and especially once you get to college. Growing up it wasn't necessarily "cool" to be a girl who played golf. This was before Tiger Woods came along and made the game of golf [...]

PerformPKB: #1 Thing College Golf Coaches Do to Hurt Their Teams’ Scores and Speed

I have been getting a lot of questions, particularly from collegiate golfers, asking about the benefits of running during the in season. This has always and will continue to be one of the biggest shocks to me.  The short of it is this: a lot of running in season is perhaps the most counter intuitive training that a golfer can do on multiple levels. Asking for Injuries The first reason this is just senseless is that it unnecessarily increases the chances of injury for the players.  Most injuries in golf happen because of repetitive use, so why would we want to add more repetitive use into the equation? When we look at athlete load and risk for injury, the most likely place for it to occur is when there is a spike or drop in the overall load the athlete has on their body.  This can be swings taken, loads lifted in the weight room, miles walked, travel requirements etc.  When an athlete is [...]

July 13th, 2018|Categories: Physical Performance Articles|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Tournament Results

Now that we are in the full swing of summer golf, many of you have accumulated an array of tournament results. It's a great time to make sure you put them together in a nice format and send them out to college coaches. The results need to be easy for a coach to read and understand. Putting them in a chart or bullet point list is recommended. You need to include the date, tournament name, golf course, scores, finish and stats. Stats would include the par, yardage, slope and rating if available. A big majority of coaches will know the conditions and strength of field for many of the tournaments but if you are emailing coaches outside of your region they may not know them all. If you have already sent an intro email to coaches then use this as a time to email them your results from this summer and include some insight into your game and what has been going on both [...]

RecruitPKB: Advice for Incoming College Freshmen

It’s almost that time, time to enter one of the biggest, if not THE biggest transition of your life.… Being a college golfer! In case you haven’t heard, you are getting ready to embark on the 4 best years of your life. You are going to meet and make so many friends from all over the world, travel and compete with all new teammates, live away from your parents for the first time and learn what it is like to make your own decisions and choices about what you do every day. While this all may sound like a blast now as an 18-year-old female, who probably feels mature, independent, and disciplined enough to conquer this transition like a champ, you might be surprised at how much you still have left to learn. Since it has been more years than I care to count since I first stepped foot on Furman University’s campus for freshman orientation, I decided to ask some current and former [...]

RecruitPKB: Ladder Drill

No matter how good of a short game you may have, it never hurts to work on basic fundamentals. This ladder drill is a great way to work on consistency with your chipping. If you can't consistently land the golf ball where you want to on the green then you are keeping yourself from maximizing your potential. There are several different ways to keep the ladder drill engaging and creative. Lay 3 or 4 clubs or alignment sticks a few feet onto the green. Leaving about 3 feet in between each one. Try to land a ball inside each space in a row going up the ladder, repeat coming back down. If you miss a space then start over. Repeat with a different club. Try to call which spot you want to land the ball in and see how many times you can successfully hit the correct spot in a row. Repeat with a different club. Land 3 balls in a row using 3 [...]

PerformPKB: Strength Training Will Destroy Your Game -True or False?

If you’ve been playing the game for long, you’ve probably been told that strength training for golfers will get you bulky, restrict your mobility and can even get you hurt so that you can’t play the game.  But how true is this argument? This is a contested topic on many media platforms and even among coaches and golfers themselves. The curious part of this is that the people having the discussions are usually doing so with little to no good information to draw their conclusions from. If you don’t want the sports science information regarding this topic, please stop reading. If you would like to be informed, enjoy the next 5 minutes! I don’t disagree with those who say that strength training is a one of the worst things to do for your golf game. It will bulk you up, it can cause your mobility to be restricted and could even get you hurt! There are a few critical qualifiers, however, that are left [...]

June 27th, 2018|Categories: Physical Performance Articles|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Parents at Tournaments

As summer golfer continues to heat up (literally) I wanted to send a quick reminder for some tips for the parents while out watching your daughter play. One of the first experiences a coach will have when recruiting a player is the interaction that they see between a parent and child at a junior golf tournament. Below are a few tips on ways to ensure your role at a tournament is a positive one for both your daughter and a college coach. Don’t hover when they are warming up:  Try not to hover over your daughter while she is warming up to play. It is ok to watch her hit balls and to be there to assist her if she needs it but don't overdo it. It's a red flag to a coach if a parent dictates everything their daughter does during their warm up. Let her have space to warm up and get ready on her own. žHelp them with snacks and any extra gear [...]

RecruitPKB: Coaches take on Finding the Right Fit

I asked the coaches to share their thoughts on what a recruit should consider in order to find the right fit, here are some of their responses.   “The Coach, what is expected by the coach out of the student athlete, size of school, area of study, how far you want to be from home, the team.” – D1 Coach “Do they like the school, the coach and the team? Does the school have the correct major for the student. It is important to establish a relationship with the coach and to know the students on the team. The student must be qualified academically. The student has to have a solid tournament record.” – Division 1 Women’s Golf Coach “Does the school have my major field of study? How many players are on the team? Is the program set up to help me elevate my game from a practice environment”. – Division 1 Women’s Golf Coach “Learning style, class size, coaching staff, consistency and/or [...]

PerformPKB: Range Practice is Hurting You – Do This Instead

The driving range is the biggest barrier to a golfer's success.  Period.  It is a place where quantity is king, and quality is the court jester.  Repeating swing after swing in a blocked practice format actually breeds repetitive injuries and ends careers.  Minimal carry over onto the course from the range is what keeps handicaps and frustrations high, while contributing to the high number of injuries that we see on a regular basis. The sad thing is that most golfers think that taking lessons, beating balls on the range and playing in tournaments is the simple three ingredient formula to elite level success. From a mindset standpoint, it is easy to see how this happens.  If you want to get better at golf, hit more golf balls, right? Wrong! This is where we need to have the discussion about quality vs quantity and how important time management is to make room for the things that add value to your long-term improvement and overall health. [...]

June 13th, 2018|Categories: Physical Performance Articles|0 Comments