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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 [...]

By | 2018-08-16T12:23:47+00:00 August 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Masters Takeaways

One of the best takeaways a young player can get from Masters week is to watch the Masters on the Range coverage. If you don't get a chance to watch, here are a few takeaways from how the pros warm up: 📌 Most aren’t going to get too technical the morning of a tournament round 📌 They focus on balance and tempo with their swings 📌 They give themselves different lies around the practice greens 📌 They focus on putting fundamentals, usually with a training aid or some tees 📌 They take their time and focus on every shot they hit 📌 They aren’t rushed or anxious Your warmup is NEVER the time to get frustrated or in your head about not hitting it perfect or not feeling 100% confident. It’s the time to accept what is going on that day, trust your abilities and not fight [...]

By | 2018-04-05T11:35:10+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Player Performance Articles|0 Comments

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|Player Performance Articles|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|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|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|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|0 Comments