13 08, 2023

RecruitPKB: Parent Tip #3

By |2023-08-17T16:22:10-04:00August 13th, 2023|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

As your daughter gets older it is extremely important to give her the freedom and independence to manage herself at tournaments. Keep extra snacks and water for her. Carry extra rain/cold gear if needed. Help her prepare and provide reminders, but allow her to take ownership of her preparation, warm-up, and tournament round. Just a few ways to give her the responsibility and freedom…. Let her decide when she wants to arrive at the course - give her the responsibility of time management for her warmup Have her check in at registration if necessary - the more people and staff she can meet the more impressions she can make, and the more she has to speak for herself, the more confident she will be She can double-check her bag for what she needs - she’s been playing golf long enough to know what she needs for each [...]

1 08, 2023

RecruitPKB: Parent Tip #1

By |2023-08-03T19:37:39-04:00August 1st, 2023|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

"Do not initiate communication with a college coach before your daughter does." This is such an important reminder. It’s ok to reach out to a coach, get to know them during the process, and discuss the financial and logistical aspects. After all, you are handing your daughter off to them for 4 years so a coach will expect you to have some questions as parents. But keep in mind, the initial and majority of communication MUST be directly from your daughter. She needs to be writing emails, making the phone calls, setting up the video chats, and carrying the conversations during the visits. Not only are you harming your daughter's chances to get recruited if you do everything for her but you are also preventing her from developing life-long skills that she will need.

17 07, 2023

RecruitPKB: Free 30 Minute Consultation

By |2023-07-19T20:12:13-04:00July 17th, 2023|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

I wanted to take this week's article to share with you about the free initial 30-minute RecruitPKB consultation for National PKB members and how it can help you. If you are planning to start the recruiting process but don't know exactly what to do or how to begin then this will give you that insight and those steps. This is the outline that we will cover and discuss more specifically. General overview of tournament experience, scoring average, and academics Your goals and expectations General overview of NCAA Rules for recruiting based on current grad year.  Do you have a resume/video?  If yes, have you sent out any intro emails? If no, provide an overview of resume/video details and intro email expectations Have you spoken with a college coach via phone?  If yes, what type of ongoing communication has occurred If no, discuss the importance of coach communication [...]

12 07, 2023

RecruitPKB: Excellence over Perfection

By |2023-07-13T14:53:43-04:00July 12th, 2023|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

"Perfection is motivated by fear. Excellence is motivated by love." One thing I've come to notice in the 14 years of consulting, evaluating, and watching female golfers, is their tendency to seek perfection in the game of golf. The girls have a mentality that makes them fear they are going to do something wrong or that if it's not perfect then it's not good enough. They expect every shot to be perfect. They worry a bad shot or missed putt means they made a mistake. They worry about what will happen if they miss a green. Or if they make a double bogey. Or if they hit it OB. They fear they are letting their coach or their parents down. They fear they won't get recruited to play college golf. Instead of seeking perfection on the golf course, focus on seeking excellence. Excellence is driven by [...]

5 07, 2023

RecruitPKB: How to say I am not interested

By |2023-07-06T09:45:18-04:00July 5th, 2023|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

I've had this question asked several times by players over the years and again recently it was brought up as many 2024 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 [...]

28 06, 2023

RecruitPKB: Tips for Making Your Decision

By |2023-06-29T15:30:36-04:00June 28th, 2023|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

As the decision-making time continues for many rising seniors and even some rising juniors here are a few tips on things to consider as that time comes for you. Keep in mind, these are just a few general suggestions. The decision-making part of this process is a very specific and personal process for each individual recruit. Many factors have different levels of importance that play a role in what decision is best for you. Every recruit does need to ask plenty of questions, consider their priorities, see this as a long-term commitment, and take their time to make a decision. VIEW 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

10 06, 2023

RecruitPKB: Don’t Take It Personally, Learn From It Instead

By |2023-06-14T16:29:52-04:00June 10th, 2023|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

One of the tougher parts about advising young girls through the college recruiting process (and even college grads who come back to me for advice on internships and job interviews) is the rejection and disappointment of not being recruited or offered a scholarship or position on the team. Not having the scores is usually a pretty obvious and understandable reason that can somewhat easily be accepted by a young golfer. But when a young golfer finds out that a friend of theirs, or rival player, or someone whose scores weren’t as good as theirs, ends up getting recruited or offered then it can be very difficult to not take it personally and wonder what you did wrong. Well after almost 14 years of working in this industry, I wanted to share some of the reasons and insight into why this might happen and how you can [...]

7 06, 2023

RecruitPKB: It’s Finally Here – June 15

By |2023-06-07T14:10:56-04:00June 7th, 2023|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

For all of you 2025 recruits who have been waiting, now is your time! Starting June 15th, college coaches can now communicate with you via email, text, phone, and video chats. Hopefully, you have already taken the initiative to reach out to them over the last few months. While the communication begins on their end, the expectation for you to initiate communication has been there for months now. Keep in mind though that not everyone is going to hear from coaches on this date. For some top-ranked recruits who are being recruited by the top-ranked golf programs, it's a bit more of a sprint, for all of the others it's more of a marathon that is likely to continue throughout junior year and into senior year. Also, many coaches at the DII, DIII, and NAIA levels are still working to finish up 2024 recruiting and aren't [...]

2 05, 2023

RecruitPKB: Starting the Process – Create a Resume

By |2023-05-04T10:12:47-04:00May 2nd, 2023|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

Create a resume. Seems pretty simple right? Wrong. It’s amazing how many resumes I’ve seen that are difficult to read, hard to access and don’t contain the information a coach needs to begin their initial assessment of you as a potential recruit. I’ve had players send me resumes that don’t even include a single tourney score. There are several ways to format resumes that are all acceptable - document, personal website, an online resume service. For the most part, a coach doesn’t care about the format you use, they just need it to be accessible, easy to read, organized, and contain the information they need to see. At a minimum include: ✔️ Name and grad year ✔️ Picture ✔️ Personal contact info ✔️ Tourney results in a nice format that is easy to follow ✔️ Stats/Ranking ✔️ Academics ✔️ Extracurricular activities ✔️ Awards and accolades (golf, academic, [...]

20 04, 2023

RecruitPKB: When Do I Start The Process?

By |2023-04-20T21:37:55-04:00April 20th, 2023|College Recruiting Articles|0 Comments

A question I get asked often through social media, consultations, and during seminars is "When should I start the process?" As with many things in the process, there are rarely definitive answers and this is definitely one of the tougher ones to answer. When the NCAA changed recruiting rules back in 2019 it shifted the process and prevents communication with college coaches until June 15th prior to your junior year. While that June 15th date is the start of the coach communication phase of the process, there is plenty that can and should be done prior to that point. When and what needs to be done is more about the strength of a player's resume than their age. Some 8th and 9th graders who are shooting in the 70s from 5800+ yards, top-ranked in their recruiting class, and have a goal of playing high-level DI likely need [...]

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