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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 [...]

RecruitPKB: Pin Sheets

These days pin sheets are almost a thing of the past. Tour players must rely on them because they can only use range finders during practice rounds. Many junior golfers admit that they don't even know how to read a pin sheet. While you can find out the exact yardage to the pin with a range finder there is a lot you can't learn that could affect club and shot selection. So take the time to learn how to read a pin sheet. Pin sheets will tell you the yardage to the front and back of the green, providing you with a better idea of what club will guarantee you get to the green and which one will keep you from going over the green. Pin sheets will also tell you how much green is to the left and right of the pin so you will know [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:45:20+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|College Recruiting Articles, The Complete Golfer|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: College Coach Panel

          During the PKB Open Championships, we hosted a Recruit PKB College Coach Panel where the ECU, UNCW, UNCG, Western Carolina, UNC-Pembroke and Catawba coaches all participated. I wanted to share a little insight about some topics that were discussed during the panel. First, as many questions pertaining to the contact rules were asked during the panel I want to direct you to one of my blogs which addresses some of the important NCAA rules that you need to be aware of through the process. You can read them HERE. Top questions from the panel: "What are some of the mistakes you see players make?" - Asking a coach to return a call or email when the rules don't allow it - Not identifying your full name and graduation year - Always trying to call a coach in their office during the afternoon [...]