As the coach communication process officially kicked off on June 15th for 2026 recruits and continues to heat up for 2025 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 you, not what you expect the coach to want to hear.
  • Try to allow the conversation to flow. Don’t just ask questions to be asking them, really listen to the coach’s answer and see if it might spark a conversation instead of a continuing Q and A.
  • Don’t hesitate to take a moment to gather your thoughts before you answer questions. Silence isn’t always a bad thing during conversations.
  • Write down any notes or important answers the coach gives you so you don’t forget.
  • Be ENTHUSIASTIC and ENERGETIC. Coaches want to know that you are excited about the chance to chat with them!
  • MANNERS are so important, say “yes ma’am/sir”, “no ma’am/sir”, “thank you” and “you’re welcome”. Be POLITE and GRACIOUS.


-Brandi Jackson, RecruitPKB College Consultant

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