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
8/22 Lauren Freyvogel (V) - Penn State
8/22 Alexis Sudjianto (V) - Carnegie Mellon
8/20 Julie Schoebel (V) - Southern Wesleyan
8/18 Anna Grace Brock (V) - UNC Greensboro
8/18 Isabella van der Biest (V) - Alabama
8/13 Jacqueline Twitty (T) - South Florida
7/31 Abigayle Hatcher (V) - USC Upstate
7/30 Lauren Denhard (V) - Belmont Abbey
7/26 Carmen Tucker (V) - Belmont Abbey
7/23 Kathryn Elliott - USC Upstate
7/22 Katherine Schuster (V) - Clemson

Featured Player | PKB Girls Golf Tour | Recruit PKB


Lauren Denhard
Class of 2019
Salisbury, NC
Belmont Abbey College (DII)
Carolinas Conference
Verbal Date: 7/30

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RecruitPKB: Club Golf in College

The goal for most young female golfers is to move on to play varsity golf in college, however, that plan doesn't always work out when the school of your choice and the golf program's needs for a player like yourself don't match up. If this does happen to you, it doesn't mean you have to give up playing golf once you get to college. The statistics on playing varsity golf in college aren’t exactly optimistic. According to the NCAA, only 2% of male high school golfers will play Division 1, and 3% for females. For students that don’t go to Division 1 though, there’s still plenty of options available. Division 2, Division 3, NAIA, NJCAA, as well as several smaller leagues provide a competitive outlet for students. One option that is often overlooked is non-varsity college golf. Club golf has grown tremendously in the last couple years in particular, with over 300 colleges now fielding a club golf team on campus. The governing body [...]

PerformPKB: A Professional Golfer Likes a Challenge – Here’s Why

When everyone else is doing one thing and you believe in something different, do you have the courage to challenge everyone else, stick to your belief, and fight for it? Seriously, think about the last time you were in a situation where everyone agreed on one idea, activity, or way of doing things and you didn’t necessarily agree. Did you go along with everyone else or did you challenge them? It is never a comfortable thing to challenge the status quo and do things differently, yet this is a common thread that the most successful people in the world share. Warren Buffet’s investment strategy was different 50 years ago and he has stuck to it regardless.  He’s done OK for himself. Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett defied the doubters and skipped college to go straight to the NBA paving the way for the likes of Lebron James and company to start making their millions without having to waste a year in the NCAA’s business. [...]

September 18th, 2018|Categories: Physical Performance Articles|Tags: , |0 Comments

PerformPKB: Shaping YOUR Success

Shaping YOUR Success is a new PerformPKB series where current players and former PKBGT alumni express their thoughts on the increasing importance of physical fitness, training and nutrition as they progress through the levels of competition in tournament golf and into their collegiate golf programs. Read as players who were once in your shoes share their firsthand experiences on how training with PerformPKB prepared them to succeed in higher levels of competitive golf and give tips and advice on how you can improve your fitness habits to take your golf game to the next level!  Our first installment of Shaping YOUR Success features Riley, a PKBGT alumni who has trained at Par4Success. She currently is in her freshman year at the University of Virginia. - - - I was primed to succeed from the moment I stepped on campus thanks to the high level of fitness that I maintained prior to college. I came ready to take on the challenge of a full schedule [...]

RecruitPKB: College Tournaments

This is an assignment that I can not emphasize the importance of enough, go watch college golf tournaments. Some teams have already played 1 or 2 tournaments but there are some great opportunities ahead to plan a trip to a college golf tournament. If you are in the midst of the process and talking with several coaches then you need to go watch them "in action". It is one thing to sit across the desk from a coach and ask questions, maybe even chat by phone and get to know each other, but you MUST get a better feel for how they are when they are coaching during a tournament. There are a lot of different coaching styles and not all are going to be ideal to your personality. If you get the chance to watch, pay close attention to how they interact with their players and how the players respond to them. Some are more intense and serious, others are more laidback and [...]

PerformPKB: Mind Over Matter for the Competitive Athlete

As a competitive athlete and strength coach, I can say with the utmost confidence that mindset is everything when it comes to performance. Whether you are at the Olympic level, a local athlete, or your average Joe looking to drop a couple lbs, if you are not in a state of mind where you can be motivated, or look to improve day in and day out, it’s going to be a lot tougher to get to where you want to be. My Experience There are numerous studies done on how things like positive self-talk and visualization helps us as athletes and humans to perform at their highest level. As a competitive powerlifter, I can attest to the fact that these two things are amazing tools in preparing mindset for competition. On my journey to my first Raw Nationals in 2017, I would go on long walks every single day. I used these walks as an opportunity to visualize myself squatting my goal weight, benching my goal [...]

September 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recruit PKB: College Coach Perspective

Some insight from college coaches on what junior golfers can do beyond their games to prepare for college golf. What else beyond their golf game can they do to better prepare for college golf? "Time management is the biggest problem for Freshman. If you can start making a weekly schedule now it will help you when you get to college." – Division 1 Women’s Coach “Work hard in school. Take Honors and AP classes. The harder you work in high school, the easier it will be in college. You'll have a better foundation and be less stressed about golf. You cannot work too hard in high school!!” – Division 1 Women’s Coach “Academics! 9th grade means as much as 12th grade. The better your grades the better options you will have for scholarship opportunities.” – Division 1 Women’s Coach “Improved interpersonal communications skills; modern technology has all but killed the ability for young players to hold meaningful conversations. Improved time management skills to help [...]

PerformPKB: Rise Above the Competition by Trying Something New

The best note to remember in any competitive setting is that there is a big difference between losing and failing.  In fact, we want to strive to fail because this means we are learning from pushing our boundaries.  Part of daring to be different requires you to try new things as part of your personal growth towards whatever your personal goals are. This can apply to achievement in sports, business, family life and any other number of things, but what I’d like to talk about is how it relates to taking care of your body. I see and talk to so many people on a daily basis who are stuck in ruts but haven’t been willing to change.  Trying new approaches is different and most people don’t like different.  These are some of my favorites: The person who has had the same workout regimen for years and is constantly getting hurt… They swear it’s normal to get injured working out. The person who has [...]

August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Physical Performance Articles|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Preparing for September 1

This past week we hosted a webinar on Preparing for Sept 1st (of junior year). If you missed the webinar you can listen to the replay <HERE> I wanted to share a few of the highlights that we discussed on the webinar. If you are interested in scheduling your free 30-minute RecruitPKB consultation to learn more about the recruiting process please select a time from the online calendar <HERE>. Preparing for Sept 1st 1. Understand the NCAA contact rules for Sept 1 of Junior Year Electronic communication is allowed by the coaches (phone calls, texts, and emails) starting on Sept 1 of junior year. Prior to Sept 1 of junior year, coaches can only communicate with a player if the player calls and they answer or the coach speaks to a 3rd party (high school or swing coach). Official and unofficial visits are allowed starting Sept 1 of a recruit's junior year. Prior to Sept 1 recruits may visit campus but no one from the athletic dept [...]

RecruitPKB: Trying Out Competitive Golf Again

For those who may follow my social media (@bjacksongolf) you probably saw that I decided to play some competitive golf again for the first time in almost 8 years. My last full season was in 2009 where I played 11 LPGA Tour events that year and the rest on the Symetra Tour, then I only played a handful of events on the Symetra Tour in 2010 and officially gave up full time playing by 2011 so it has been quite a while since I played competitively. And within those 8 years since "retirement" I don't exactly play much golf period, except a few charity outings every year so this was quite the decision to play some competitive golf again. So for the last 4-5 weeks, I tried to commit some time each week to practicing and playing some rounds of golf. I switched my workouts from training for strength/conditioning competitions to more golf specific workouts with my trainer at Knight Performance Factory  I got [...]

PerformPKB: Train Slow to Swing Fast

*As seen in GOLFWRX* You are probably reading this article because the title made zero sense to you when you read it.  You are probably thinking, “Slow training makes me go fast? Everyone knows you have to train fast if you want to go fast. We have all seen SuperSpeed Golf’s commercials. This guy is an idiot.” With that rationale, not sure I can blame you! If you’re a golfer and you want to move the clubhead faster, with more efficiency and for many more years to come, however, I encourage you to read on with a bit of curiosity and even skepticism if that is more your flavor. What you find out might turn the way you train 180 degrees onto its head. I know it did for me. When I started training athletes more than 10 years ago, I subscribed to the “train fast to be fast” mentality for a while. Then, thankfully, I read the research out there and realized how [...]

August 10th, 2018|Categories: Physical Performance Articles|0 Comments