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RecruitPKB: College Coach Wisdom

"All around good in every area. Over-achieve in academics, golf, life and community service. Be a role model." - Division 1 Women's Golf Coach While at times it may feel hard to do it all, especially as a high school athlete, do your best to overachieve in as many areas as you can. Manage your time wisely so that you can commit yourself to activities that don't all revolve around just playing golf. It's ok to take a little time away especially when it means you are doing some community service work to help others or focusing on your academics for an upcoming exam or test. While being an elite level golfer requires a lot of time and dedication, when you keep your life well rounded it helps you keep everything in perspective better.

By | 2017-09-13T11:44:41+00:00 September 6th, 2017|College Recruiting Tips, The Complete Golfer|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: I am Proud of Who I am

I am usually posting about college recruiting and complete player content here on the ReruitPKB blog but I wrote this post last week on my personal and BJGolf social media and it really seemed to hit home with a lot of people. I thought I would share here as well in case there is a young girl out there going through some of the same things I did as a high school and college golfer. When I was in high school, my insecurities made me easily influenced and naive. - When I was in college, my insecurities made me guarded and immature. - When I was on tour, my insecurities made me easily intimidated and anxious. - After my tour days, my insecurities made me uncertain and unsettled on who I was without being a golfer. - And now I realize that my insecurities have simply made [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:44:41+00:00 August 31st, 2017|College Recruiting Tips, The Complete Golfer|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Team Roster

Seems pretty easy but it's surprising how little a recruit pays attention to the team roster. Here are a few tips on what to look for: 🔹 How many players are on the roster? 🔹 How many seniors would leave the year before you would join the team? 🔹 Did those seniors contribute to the team? 🔹 Are there international players on the team? 🔹 If so, what percentage of the team is international? 🔹 Are there more in-state or out of state players on the team? 🔹 What are the other junior golf bios of the players on the team? These are just a few general tips for what to pay attention to when looking at the team's roster. - While you can learn a lot from the roster there are also a lot of variables that you won't know, such as, how the scholarships are divided, if the program is fully funded [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:48:13+00:00 August 10th, 2017|College Recruiting Tips, The Recruiting Process|0 Comments

RecruitPKB: Q and A with Georgia Southern Coach

Recruit PKB College Consultant Brandi Jackson recently caught up with Georgia Southern Women's Head Coach Emily Kuhfeld to get her thoughts on the college recruiting process and her own coaching philosophy. What is your own coaching philosophy? My coaching philosophy is to help my players build their characters, understand time management, and encourage and inspire them by having unlimited belief in each of them. My college coach was equal parts believe in us, love us and push us to be our best, and I really look up to her in what kind of coach I want to be. What do you love about being a college coach? I love Coaching for so many reasons. The relationships with my players and their families, helping them improve on and off the course, being ‘in the hunt’ in competition with them, and being able to work for a wonderful University [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:48:13+00:00 July 20th, 2017|College Recruiting Tips, The Recruiting Process|1 Comment

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