RecruitPKB: How to say I am not interested

I've had this question asked several times by players over the years and again recently it was brought up as many  2023 recruits have been making their decisions, "how do I tell a coach that I am not interested?".  This may be a question you face at different stages of communication with a coach so I wanted to address a couple of scenarios and give you some insight into how I have my players address this topic. If you receive an initial email from a coach at a school that you know you would not attend no matter what, it is still common courtesy to send a reply back. Even if your resume is much stronger than the girls who play for that program, NEVER think you are better than the players, the school, or the coach. We have all been at different stages in our games, we [...]

By |2022-06-16T08:30:25-04:00June 15th, 2022|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

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: What is Confidence

"Confidence is the knowledge that I can give my best effort regardless of circumstances" - Ben Bergeron After hearing this definition of confidence on a podcast I listen to it got me thinking about the real meaning of confidence. But what catches my attention in this quote is the use of the word "knowledge". Typically the words faith and belief are used when defining confidence but I believe the use of the word knowledge is what defines true confidence. According to the Merriam-Webster definition of knowledge, it is "the fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience". As opposed to the definition of belief, "something that is accepted or considered to be true or honest" and the definition of faith, "something that is believed especially with strong conviction".  Having faith and belief in yourself are almost these vague words to give you the [...]

By |2022-05-26T18:42:41-04:00May 25th, 2022|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Why Won’t The Coach Reply?

First, we are going to assume the NCAA rules allow the coach to respond (current 2022 and 2023 recruits). Once that is established there are several reasons why you may not get responses with the most common usually being that you aren’t being realistic with the strength of the golf program. But here are a few reasons why the coach may not be responding to your attempted to contact them: 1. The golf program isn’t realistic for your resume 2. Your academics aren’t strong enough for the school 3. It was a poorly written intro email 4. Your resume doesn’t have all the necessary info 5. They are done with your recruiting class 6. They are busy and just not focused on recruiting 7. They just simply aren’t interested or not seeking out new prospects I know it’s very frustrating to not receive responses back from [...]

By |2022-01-19T07:56:02-05:00January 15th, 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: 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
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