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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: šŸ“Œ Most arenā€™t going to get too technical the morning of a tournament round šŸ“Œ They focus on balance and tempo with their swings šŸ“Œ They give themselves different lies around the practice greens šŸ“Œ They focus on putting fundamentals, usually with a training aid or some tees šŸ“Œ They take their time and focus on every shot they hit šŸ“Œ They arenā€™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. Itā€™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

RecruitPKB: Parent Role and the Coaches

This week's "Parent Role in the College Recruiting Process" will cover a parent's role with college coaches. The relationship a parent builds with a college coach through the process can have a major influence on the coach's decision. Below are a few areas to be aware of as a parent so that you as well can make the best impression on your daughter's future coach. Say hi to coaches at tournaments but don't approach them:Ā Because recruiting rules can vary depending on a player's grad year, always stick to the side of caution when you see a coach at tournaments. Be friendly and say hi but try to allow them to begin a conversation if they choose to. Some coaches are more talkative and will carry on conversations with parents, others just want to be left to themselves so they can watch the players and evaluate. The same [...]

By | 2018-03-22T16:12:41+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Coach Interview with University of Albany

Coach Colleen McSween, University of Albany Head Women's Golf Coach, gives us her insight about college recruiting.   Do you prefer that a recruit fills out the online questionnaire or sends theirĀ resume? Or both? Personally, I prefer a personal email with their resume.Ā  Our questionnaire is very generic, but if they have filled it out then at least I know they have looked through our website. What do you look for when observing a recruit on the course? Demeanor is important to me on a course.Ā  Keeping emotions in tack.Ā  Looks confident.Ā  Walks tall.Ā  Acts like they know what they are doing (even if they don't) :)Ā  Also, I like kids that carry their golf bags.Ā  I'm old school.Ā  I realize push carts are maybe the future, but I still like to see the golfers picking up their bags.Ā  I also like to see them walking off [...]

By | 2018-02-22T10:43:12+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Happy New Year

Wow! Another year has flown by! I hope you are excited about 2018. As we kick off this new year, I wanted to pass along a few ideas on ways to approach the new year in terms of junior golf and college recruiting. As we all know many people like to set resolutions and goals at the start of a new year. These can range from work to fitness to financial to personal goals and resolutions. So why not take advantage of the start of the year excitement and write down a few goals of your own for golf and college recruiting. As you have read in many of my articles, outcome goals only give you a reference for creating your goals, you must dig deeper and create smaller, actionable goals in order to achieve those outcome goals. A dream is only as big as the plan [...]

By | 2018-03-06T15:54:50+00:00 December 28th, 2017|College Recruiting Articles|1 Comment

RecruitPKB: Merry Christmas

I just wanted to take this time to say a very Merry Christmas to all of the PKB Girls Tour members and their families. This is such a wonderful time to spend with family and friends. I hope you are enjoying the holiday season as much as I am. Safe travels to all of you who are on the roads this time of year.

By | 2018-03-06T15:54:59+00:00 December 21st, 2017|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: “Do Not Fear Failure”

The fear of failure is quite possibly the biggest detriment to a golfer's success, even for junior golfers. While kids tend to have a "no fear" attitude about many things, fear can easily creep into their golf game when the pressure is on. Growing up I was fearless. My sister and her friends would dare me to do something and without fear I would do it. From cutting flips off the monkey bars to jumping out of the hayloft to cutting flips off the high dive, you named it I would probably do it. Please do not try any of these though, I also ended up with 2 broke arms and a broken collarbone from my childhood antics. But the point is I did these without any fear of what might happen. But now as an adult, many times I look at an activity or task and [...]

By | 2017-10-13T21:50:53+00:00 October 18th, 2017|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Q and A with UNCG Coach

Recruit PKB College Consultant recently asked the UNCG Head Women's Golf Coach Janell Howland to answer a few questions about her recruiting and coaching philosophy. What is your own coaching philosophy? Ā People first, Students second, GolfersĀ third.Ā  Everything we do in ourĀ program revolves around those 3 things, in that order.   What do you love about being a college coach? Ā Seeing personal growth from each girl from theĀ time they get to me until the timeĀ they graduate.   What do you look for with a resume and swing video? Ā Grades, Golf Scores from multiple years to see how they are trending, Extra activities that they are involved in. I want to see an all-around person as well as an athlete.   What are some good questions you ask players on visits to help determine theĀ best fit? Ā What size of school are they looking for?Ā  What size of team are [...]

By | 2017-09-25T20:46:18+00:00 September 28th, 2017|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Find Your WHY

Motivation can be tough at timesĀ for athletes of all levels. You can get tired, burned out, frustrated or simply just lose focus. To help make sureĀ you stay motivated everyday take the time to figure out yourĀ "why". Why do you play golf? Why do you practice? Why do you play tournaments?Ā There isn't necessarily a right or wrong reason but everybody needs to know their why.Ā For some athletes it's more of an internal reason such as the competitiveness,Ā for others it's for an external reason or reward such as a golf scholarship. Take some time to think about yourself and your golf game and figure out your own personal "why". Make sure that its yours and not your parents or your friends. It has to be a reason that means something to you and makes you wake up everyday and want to get better. Write it on your bathroom mirror [...]

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 donā€™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 donā€™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 [...]