RecruitPKB: Prepare for Coach Calls

As the coach communication process officially kicks off on June 15th for 2024 recruits and continues to heat up for 2022 recruits who still trying to find a college golf home, phone calls are very important. Since an initial call could be your one shot at earning a spot on the coach's potential recruit list you need to make sure you are prepared. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for that initial call: Have questions written down that you would like to ask the coach. Make sure these questions are relevant to the current timing of the process. Have some insight and facts about the school, golf program, coach, and team available for reference and talking points. Have some answers for potential questions that a coach may ask you. Be sure you have thought through your answers and they are honest and personal to [...]

By |2022-06-07T18:33:33-04:00June 12th, 2022|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Tournament Schedule Insight

I often get asked advice on which tournaments/tours and how many tournaments a junior golfer should play. I wanted to share some of my advice on why this isn't a question that has a simple answer. There is not a "one size fits all" plan when it comes to tournament scheduling because all players have different goals, expectations, resume, family demands, priorities, and financial means that determine what a tourney schedule should look like. A few factors that dictate variations in tournament schedules include (but are not limited to): A player's goals for playing college golf and her current tournament resume will dictate the quality and quantity of playing in tournaments. Some top-ranked players may opt for a multi-day national-level event over playing 2 state-level tournaments so that player may actually play fewer tournaments. But a player still building a resume who doesn't qualify for bigger [...]

By |2022-02-23T11:05:15-05:00February 23rd, 2022|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Austin Ernst Q and A

This past week Austin Ernst was kind enough to answer some questions as part of the PKBGT Invitational festivities. She was down in Florida preparing for her upcoming LPGA event, where she had a hole in one and won a 2-year lease for a Lamborghini when she sat down and filmed these for us. WATCH HERE   -Brandi Jackson, RecruitPKB College Consultant For questions or to schedule your free PKB 30 Minute Initial Consultation send an email to bjackson@pkbgt.org

By |2021-11-11T09:54:40-05:00November 11th, 2021|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Pressel Sisters Live

As a kickoff for PKBGT Invitational week, I had the pleasure of hosting Morgan and Madison Pressel for a live discussion. I knew it was going to be a great segment, and it definitely did not disappoint. In case you missed it you can watch it here WATCH HERE   -Brandi Jackson, RecruitPKB College Consultant For questions or to schedule your free PKB 30 Minute Initial Consultation send an email to bjackson@pkbgt.org

By |2021-11-04T13:48:19-04:00November 4th, 2021|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Excellence over Perfection

"Perfection is motivated by fear. Excellence is motivated by love." One thing I've come to notice in the 12 years of consulting, evaluating, and watching female golfers, their tendency to seek perfection in the game of golf. The girls have a mentality that makes them fear they are going to do something wrong or that if it's not perfect then it's not good enough. They expect every shot to be perfect. They worry a bad shot or missed putt means they made a mistake. They worry about what will happen if they miss a green. Or if they make a double bogey. Or if they hit it OB. They fear they are letting their coach or their parents down. They fear they won't get recruited to play college golf. Instead of seeking perfection on the golf course, focus on seeking excellence. Excellence is driven by a [...]

By |2021-10-28T17:32:25-04:00October 27th, 2021|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: James Madison University Coach

Catch another episode of Tap Into College Golf with some great insight from James Madison University’s Head Women’s Golf Coach Tommy Baker. In just his 4th season at JMU, Coach Baker has led the team to record-breaking season, team, and individual honors. With one of his go-to mottos, "competitor vs participant" he has created a player-led program that sets their goals high and works together as a team to achieve them. Hear all about it in this 35th episode! LISTEN HERE   -Brandi Jackson, RecruitPKB College Consultant For questions or to schedule your free PKB 30 Minute Initial Consultation send an email to bjackson@pkbgt.org

By |2021-10-14T16:39:13-04:00October 14th, 2021|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Columbia University Coach

Catch another episode of Tap Into College Golf with some great insight from Columbia University’s Head Women’s Golf Coach Amy Weeks. Even if you aren’t looking to play at an Ivy League institution this chat with Coach Weeks is insightful and entertaining! One of her philosophies for the team is that you have to contribute somehow, so if it’s not with scores, it’s gotta be some other way. You must contribute to the team! The team’s favorite food is Pho. Columbia University was recently ranked #2 among national universities Hear all about it in this 33rd episode! LISTEN HERE   -Brandi Jackson, RecruitPKB College Consultant For questions or to schedule your free PKB 30 Minute Initial Consultation send an email to bjackson@pkbgt.org

By |2021-09-30T10:01:37-04:00October 7th, 2021|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Update Your Goals

I had a dream when I was 8 years old that I wanted to play on the LPGA Tour and I am beyond grateful and proud of the fact that I can say I achieved my dream. The problem is I never thought to readjust that dream as my golf career progressed and create an even bigger dream. I may have thought it in my mind but eventually, I grew to a state of just wishing it would happen for me. Finish in top 10 Win a tourney Finish top 30 on the money list Make Solheim Cup Rookie of the Year Play in Evian and British Open Etc... I never made the effort to get out there and actually make it happen! I was stuck in the effort it took to get there and never readjusted the plan to do more. Dreams and goals are great [...]

By |2021-09-30T09:57:09-04:00September 30th, 2021|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Western Kentucky Coach

With over 16,000 total plays through the first 3 seasons, we are back with all-new episodes of Tap Into College Golf: Season 4 Coach Adam Gary has had quite the impact on the Western Kentucky women's golf program since he got the coaching job 7 years ago. The program has earned its spot in the Golfstat Top 100 for the last three years. His love for the game of golf and player development is evident in his passion for coaching. Hear all about it in this 33rd episode! LISTEN HERE   -Brandi Jackson, RecruitPKB College Consultant For questions or to schedule your free PKB 30 Minute Initial Consultation send an email to bjackson@pkbgt.org

By |2021-09-22T17:28:06-04:00September 22nd, 2021|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Tips for Making Your Decision

As the decision-making time continues for many 2022 recruits and starts for 2023 recruits here are a few tips on things to consider as that time comes for you. Keep in mind, these are just a few general suggestions. The decision-making part of this process is a very specific and personal process for each individual recruit. Many factors have different levels of importance that play a role in what decision is best for you. Every recruit does need to ask plenty of questions, consider their priorities, see this as a long-term commitment, and take their time to make a decision. VIEW HERE   -Brandi Jackson, RecruitPKB College Consultant For questions or to schedule your free PKB 30 Minute Initial Consultation send an email to bjackson@pkbgt.org

By |2021-09-17T15:28:51-04:00September 17th, 2021|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments
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