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Recruit PKB: Do Your Research

"I always appreciate it when a recruit has done a little research on college golf, and my team in particular." - Emily Kuhfeld,  GA Southern Women's Head Coach Part of the recruiting process is to learn more about the school, coach, and golf program as you communicate with a college coach, but do as much initial research as you can. You can learn a lot thru the resources that are available online such as the school and team website, PING College Guide, CollegeBoard.com, Golfstat.com, Golfweek.com, and social media. Also doing your research on the NCAA rules will show a coach that you’re serious about this process and understand what can and can’t happen at different stages. This will help you not make mistakes or misunderstand why a coach may not be responding to your emails or phone calls.   If you do the research you will be much more prepared for [...]

By | 2017-11-30T13:08:24+00:00 November 30th, 2017|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Hula Hoops

Growing up I was a master hula hooper. I could keep a hula hoop going for hours if I had to, even two or three at a time. My hips don't move quite as fast as they use to so I've found a new purpose for hula hoops these days. They are awesome, inexpensive practice tools. You can use them for a number of different drills. Below are just a few of them: Chipping: Lay a hula hoop about 5-6 feet on the green and practice landing different clubs inside the hoop. Take a few steps back farther off the green and continue landing balls in the hoop with all of your wedges, 9iron, and 8iron. Set a goal to get so many out of 5 inside the hoop with each club before you move on to another club. Pitching: Lay a hula hoop about 10 feet [...]

By | 2017-11-09T14:26:35+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|The Complete Golfer|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: 6 Things to do Before the 1st Tee

Many times you may get to the first tee of a tournament round and be nervous and anxious to play. The last thing you want to worry about are the tedious things you could have done before you stepped onto the first tee. Here are 6 key tasks to remember to do before you get to the first tee so that you don’t forget and try to do them when you should be focused on starting your round. Clean your clubs - This can be done on the range after you have warmed up. Always start your round with a nice clean set of clubs (make sure you only have 14) and don’t forget the grips. They will appreciate it! Grab snacks and water - Make sure you have plenty of water to drink, especially during the summer months. And always have some snacks in your bag [...]

RecruitPKB: A Must Watch Video for Parents

This week is Junior Golf Week on the Golf Channel and an interview they conducted with Jon Gordon really caught my attention so I wanted to share the clip along with a few of my own thoughts in regards to what he is referencing. Here is the LINK to that clip so check it out first. I am sure each of you got something different from what he talked about but hopefully, it resonated a little with how you see your daughter's junior golf experience. Here are my two favorite quotes that he mentioned which relate to many of the questions I get asked about competitive junior golf, parenting, and the recruiting process. "You can't drive anyone else's bus, you have to encourage and inspire them to drive their own bus" I know it's tough to want the best for your daughter and know the impact that playing [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:44:44+00:00 October 21st, 2016|College Recruiting Articles, The Complete Golfer|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: On Course Drills

How many of you feel like the time you spend on the golf course (when it's not a tournament) can be a bit repetitive and often times not very productive? It's easy to run out and play 9 holes or maybe 18 and not really have much focus or accountability to what you are doing. Then a tournament rolls around and all of the sudden the bad shots have consequences, you have to actually hit that shot from under the trees and you have to putt out every single putt (no gimmies). Take the time when you are on the golf course to learn how to play and be creative. Try different shots from out of trees or off bad lies. Hit shots with different trajectories. Compete against others. Anything that makes you treat the time on the golf course as you would during a tournament or [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:45:19+00:00 October 4th, 2016|College Recruiting Articles, The Complete Golfer|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: 20 Questions with Mackenzie Battle

Recruit PKB College Consultant Brandi Jackson caught up with some players and asked them 20 questions to find out more about them both on and off the course. This week we hear from Mackenzie Battle, a 2018 recruit from Fayetteville, NC.   1. What is your favorite club in your bag? My 56 degree wedge 2. Do you have any pets? I have one cat named Nancy 3. Do you have any superstitions? No, I am Catholic 4. What is your favorite on course snack? I love fruit. Cherries are probably my favorite second to grapes. 5. What is your favorite golf course? I love Lonnie Poole 6. What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to major in Biology and work in Genetic Research 7. Who is your role model? My Father 8. Who is your favorite professional golfer? Rory Mcilroy 9. What [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:45:20+00:00 August 3rd, 2016|College Recruiting Articles, The Complete Golfer|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: 20 Questions with Hannah Jones

Recruit PKB College Consultant Brandi Jackson caught up with some players and asked them 20 questions to find out more about them both on and off the course. This week we hear from Hannah Jones, a 2017 recruit from Sandy Springs, GA.   1. What is your favorite club in your bag?      A: probably my sand-wedge, full shot or short game I like doing both 2. Do you have any pets?      A: I do! I have two dogs, two lizards and a fish! 3. Do you have any superstitions?      A: no, I think that superstitions lead you to think you have control when you really don't and I would rather know where I stand and let who can control the situation control it 4. What is your favorite on course snack?      A: cheerios or dehydrated apples, preferably both 5. What is your favorite [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:45:20+00:00 July 26th, 2016|College Recruiting Articles, The Complete Golfer|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Simple Short Game Drill

This is by far the most productive, true to real golf, short game drill you can practice. It is also one of the simplest ones. This was always a part of our weekly drills when I played at Furman and it made a huge difference in my short game confidence. Our coach would set it up for us and give us a target score. You can also play this as a match against a partner. If possible, I believe it works best when you set all 9 holes up ahead of time. Otherwise you may catch yourself making the last few shots easy to insure you beat your target score. Play 9 (or 18) holes of up and down. Give yourself a target score (ex. 27). Create different types of short game shots (lob, bump n run, bunker, flop). Go through your routine as if you are [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:45:20+00:00 July 20th, 2016|College Recruiting Articles, The Complete Golfer|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: 20 Questions with Alexis Jarrell

  Want to know a little more about some of the PKB girls? Recruit PKB College Consultant Brandi Jackson caught up with some players and asked them 20 questions to find out more about them both on and off the course. This week we hear from Alexis Jarrell, a 2018 recruit from Davidson, NC 1. What is your favorite club in your bag? 8 iron 2. Do you have any pets? Yes, one dog. 3. Do you have any superstitions? I have a ribbon tied to my bag for good luck. 4. What is your favorite on course snack? Apple slices. 5. What is your favorite golf course? Bolingbrook in Illinois. 6. What do you want to be when you grow up? Professional golfer 7. Who is your role model? Tiger Woods and Lydia Ko 8. Who is your favorite professional golfer? Tiger Woods 9. What is your [...]