RecruitPKB Front2020-01-15T19:22:34-05:00

What is the RecruitPKB platform?

The path to collegiate golf can be difficult and intimidating. The first step in the recruiting process is establishing a game plan. That is where we come in. We are here to help you understand the process and help you achieve your dreams of playing college golf.

RecruitPKB offers a way to connect current PKBGT players with opportunities in the collegiate game. This new service offers advice from our college consultant, insight into the recruiting experience and ways to become a more complete golfer. Our network of over 650 PKBGT alumni in the college ranks along with our resource center can help you on your way to playing college golf.

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Where do I go from here?

 GET STARTED IN THE PROCESS

 Begin to understand the recruiting process and where your daughter fits in

 Do your 30-Minute Free Consultation with Consultant Brandi Jackson » to learn about the recruiting process
 Research the recruiting landscape and best practices from the RecruitPKB articles archive »
 Attend a Seminar » to learn about what it takes and ask questions
 Develop a “Game Plan” with our College Consultant Brandi for guidance in the process »

 GET SEEN & IMPROVE YOUR PERFORMANCE

 Understand the keys to maximizing your success and peak performance at the next level

 Become a “Complete Player” with the help from our Performance Experts »
 
Play Tournaments with the PKBGT » or others in your area »
 Read articles from our expert consultants » to find out what it takes to succeed at the highest levels
 Attend a Seminar » to learn about what it takes and ask questions

 MAKE THE RIGHT CONNECTIONS & FIND YOUR RIGHT FIT SCHOOL

 Research schools in the college resource center and compare your player to PKBGT alumni

 Connect with our College Consultant Brandi for guidance in the recruiting process »
 Research Schools & Coaches in the Resource Center »
 Learn what coaches are looking for at a Recruiting Seminar »
 Find & Connect with PKBGT Alumni »
 Read articles about the recruiting process from our experts »
 
 
 
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Learn From Our Experts

RecruitPKB: Starting the Process – Get an Evaluation

Last week I hosted a webinar about starting the college recruiting process. While these weren't specific steps I included in that webinar, I wanted to talk about the importance of getting started off on the right foot with direction and guidance specific to you, your goals, and your expectations. Through the RecruitPKB Platform, there are 3 ways you can do that so I wanted to go over those ways and why they are so important for the success of the process. Then over the next few weeks, I'll be tackling each of the main steps of the recruiting process that I feel are important for a recruit to follow. What is an Evaluation or Consultation and why is it so important? Yes, these are both free and paid services we provide through the RecruitPKB Platform as part of our partnership, but I include this as part of starting the process bc it is so helpful in navigating the process more effectively and efficiently. So [...]

RecruitPKB: Starting the Process Webinar

Getting ready to start the college recruiting process? Check out the most recent PKBGT webinar for some insight on tackling those initial steps. Understand the NCAA Rules and Eligibility  Insight Into Scholarships Scoring Average Standards for Playing in College Creating a Resume and Video Contacting Coaches 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

RecruitPKB: What’s Next as a 2025 Recruit?

As a 2025 recruit, the next few months do get very specific to each individual recruit and their situation but I want to share a few thoughts to guide you. As you head into the start of junior year I'm sure you have some excitement as you wrap up the first summer of the recruiting process being active. For some of you, if you played really well this summer (as a general rule of thumb, you averaged under 75 in state and national tournaments), then you have potentially generated interest from the coaches who are actively recruiting 2025 recruits. If so you may be asked on some visits this fall and could even make your decision. Keep in mind, that it is a small percentage of all 2025 recruits who will make their decision this fall, so don't stress if you aren't in that phase of the process yet, many coaches aren't even focused on 2025 recruits yet. As with the 2024 recruiting class, [...]

RecruitPKB: What’s Next as an Uncommitted 2024 Recruit?

As an uncommitted 2024 recruit more than likely you have played tournaments all summer, kept coaches up to date, maybe had some phone calls with them, maybe even been given some offers, taken some visits and now you are wondering what to do next. This is a part of the process that does get very specific to each individual recruit and their situation but I want to share a few thoughts to guide you. As you head into the start of senior year I'm sure some anxiety has set in as you near the end of the process and hopefully make your decision soon. If you are receiving offers make sure you don't rush your decision. Consider all of your options, ask plenty of questions, and draw up a comparison list. Keep in mind, rarely does a recruit get all of their wants and compromises typically have to be made. Yes, scholarships may have a degree of negotiability, but you have to approach that [...]

RecruitPKB: Parent Tip #3

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 round. Just remind her to make sure she has what she needs. Don’t hover while she warms [...]

RecruitPKB: Parent Tip #1

"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.

RecruitPKB: Free 30 Minute Consultation

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   I would be more than happy to get your free consultation set up, please reach out [...]

RecruitPKB: Excellence over Perfection

"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 a desire to make the most of whatever you are dealt. To embrace the challenges you are [...]

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 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 all have different goals of playing (and coaching) college golf and many coaches work tirelessly to try [...]

RecruitPKB: Tips for Making Your Decision

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

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