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RecruitPKB: College Coaches Gut Feeling

Last week I shared a Q and A that I asked the Georgia Southern Women's Golf Coach, Emily Kuhfeld, to submit for me. She shared some great answers so if you missed that please go check it out HERE. I was reading over her answers and there was one that stood out to me that I wanted to elaborate on a bit more for all of you.  When I asked Coach Kuhfeld about questions that she uses to help her determine if a player is a good fit or not this was her response "There is also a part of recruiting which is hard to explain; it is almost like a gut reaction to the player. I listen to myself on this, and what kind of overall feeling I get with the bond between myself and the recruit." This is probably one of the best ways to [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:48:13+00:00 August 1st, 2017|College Recruiting Tips, The Recruiting Process|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Coach Communications 101

Coach Communications 101 This was the handout available this past week at the PKB Precision Jr Girls for players and parents. If you have any questions about the topics you may sign up for your free PKB 30-minute consultation with RecruitPKB College Consultant Brandi Jackson at bjackson@pkbgt.org.  Email Etiquette: Always address to the coach specifically Check grammar and spelling Make sure you attach any documents Have an appropriate email address Create a signature Avoid humor or sarcasm Being Proactive with Emails: Start early Check email daily Send updates Respond quickly If past Sept 1 of junior year ask questions Provide your reference's contact info Phone Call Etiquette: Be prepared to talk not just leave a message Try to avoid the Uhs and Ums Have questions and topics to discuss Being Proactive with Phone Calls: Follow up intro email with phone call Don't be scared Call after tourneys [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:48:14+00:00 June 20th, 2017|College Recruiting Tips, The Recruiting Process|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: A College Player’s Perspective Part 2

Louise Oxner recently graduated from the University of Louisville where she played collegiate golf all 4 years. Louise played junior golf in SC and was a member of the PKBGT. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to consult Louise on her college recruiting and we have maintained a friendship ever since. I sat down with Louise for lunch a couple of weeks ago while she was in town to catch up on her post-college plans. I also asked her to share some thoughts on her experience of playing college golf and what advice she would have for junior golfers going through the process. What did you learn the most about playing college golf? I have learned how to manage my time more efficiently and how to make better decisions on my own.  I definitely feel like I make better decisions on the golf course and [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:48:14+00:00 June 14th, 2017|College Recruiting Tips, The Recruiting Process|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: A College Player’s Perspective

Last week I shared some insight from Howard Bertram, who's daughter Sarah played on the PKBGT, before playing college golf at Gardner-Webb University. I asked Sarah to share her thoughts on her college golf experience. What did you learn the most from playing college golf? Through golf, I learned to look beyond just the game itself. From my experience, I remember the van rides, silly trick shot sessions, and spending time with my teammates in countless hotel rooms more than actually playing golf. Though golf is important (it got me to where I am today), the lifelong friendships and memories I have made along the way are what I value the most. Looking back, the things that seem little at the time are actually the big things.   How was your school, coach, and team a good fit for you?  First and foremost, Gardner-Webb is a Christian [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:48:14+00:00 June 8th, 2017|College Recruiting Tips, The Recruiting Process|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: A College Parent’s Perspective

I met Sarah Bertram and her father, Howard, during her junior year of high school. She had done a little work with the college recruiting process but had not gotten very far at that stage and she was one of those late arrivers to the game so we had a few things working against us. We did her evaluation, put her resume together and got going ASAP. After months of searching, emailing and visiting colleges she found her home at Gardner-Webb University, a DI school in Boiling Spring, NC with 2700 students. I was able to follow her college golf career, mostly through social media and her dad, which we all know social media can be a tad misleading at times when it comes to someone being happy or not. Thankfully, Sarah had an amazing 4 years of playing college golf! I asked her dad to share [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:48:14+00:00 June 1st, 2017|College Recruiting Tips, The Recruiting Process|0 Comments

Recruit PKB: College Golf Wraps Up

This week wraps up the college golf season for the women. I hope you all took the time to follow the results and maybe even watched the coverage on the Golf Channel of the DI National Championships. If you didn't keep up here are some highlights from what took place over the past week. One of the best ways to connect with a college coach is to keep up with what the team has going on. You can follow their social media and keep track through Golfweek and Golfstat. So for a little insight here is what has been happening in the college golf world. Barry University took home the women's DII National Championship by just a single stroke margin over Dallas Baptist University. The Barry team carded a 4 day total of 1,222 which is a team average of 76.375. After a rough few days of [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:48:15+00:00 May 25th, 2017|College Recruiting Tips, The Recruiting Process|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Post Season Play Continues

Two weeks ago I wrote about some of the highlights from the collegiate post-season action. This week and next will finish out the rest of the championships so I just wanted to make sure you stay in the loop on what is happening in the college golf world. One of the best ways to connect with a college coach is to keep up with what the team has going on. You can follow their social media and keep track through Golfweek and Golfstat. So for a little insight here is what has been happening in the college golf world. Rhodes College won back to back DIII NCAA National Championship titles last week after coming back from a deficit heading into the final round. They had 4 day totals of 301-300-306-310 leading to an average team score of 76.1 Christina Herbert from Bridgewater University won the DIII National [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:48:15+00:00 May 17th, 2017|College Recruiting Tips, The Recruiting Process|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Collegiate Post-Season Play

For those who keep up with the college golf world, you are aware that the teams are in post-season play right now. For those that don't keep up, I highly recommend you start ASAP. One of the best ways to connect with a college coach is to keep up with what the team has going on. You can follow their social media and keep track through Golfweek and Golfstat. So for a little insight here is what has been happening in the college golf world. All teams have finished up their conference championships (DI, DII, DIII and NAIA). For many teams, this was the end of their season. For others, a conference championship or high enough ranking earned them a big to continue their post season play. For DIII and NAIA teams they go from conference championships straight to nationals. You can see the NAIA conference championships [...]