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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: Biggest Piece of Advice from a College Coach

Over the next few weeks, I am going to share some coach responses from a recent survey I did to ask coaches their opinions. Please remember that coaches look for different things and have varying opinions, but I tried to compile some of the most common and relevant responses. Question: What is your biggest piece of advice for young ladies going through this process? Be open-minded I would suggest that they not play tournaments strictly with a focus on college placement. It starts to feel like work and generally leads to worse results. Just play the game with passion and let the chips fall where they fall. Stay open. Communicate. Network with players at schools where you want to attend. Enjoy the process and don't forget to be a kid and enjoy your time in HS. Too many show signs of too much stress and not enough enjoyment of the process and life in general. Also, show me that you actually love golf. And [...]

RecruitPKB: Stats and Data Coaches Want to See

Over the next few weeks, I am going to share some coach responses from a recent survey I did to ask coaches their opinions. Please remember that coaches look for different things and have varying opinions, but I tried to compile some of the most common and relevant responses. Question: What do you look for and want to see regarding stats and data that a player can provide? Course yardages from tournaments are helpful Launch/speed/carry info is helpful Clubhead speed!! Any trackman information with driver and 7 iron would be great. Not too much. Clearly distance is a bonus, but mostly start with scoring. Tournament results (good and bad). Trackman yardages (7i & Driver). Scoring, yardages, a nice swing video Again...simple basics. Scores, finish, tournament name, yardage. Kind of on the opposite of this...I actually don't mind seeing Trackman/Flightscope type data. Especially if it shows how far they hit each club.     If you need any assistance please contact Recruit PKB College Recruiting [...]

RecruitPKB: Red Flags in the Process

Over the next few weeks, I am going to share some coach responses from a recent survey I did to ask coaches their opinions. Please remember that coaches look for different things and have varying opinions, but I tried to compile some of the most common and relevant responses. Question: What is the biggest red flag you see among the girls and/or the parents? Too much focus on big name schools and parents too involved Big turnoff to me if I sense that a profile is created and managed by a parent (parent email addresses, etc.). It's important to see that the athlete is ready to step out as a young adult without parents hovering. Parents taking over the process. They won't be playing for us. Too much parental involvement. And not enough excitement. Don't be afraid to tell a coach you love their school if you love it. And we can tell if you are not being authentic. Signs of lack of toughness [...]

RecruitPKB: Coach Communication Etiquette Tips

A few quick tips for improving your coach communications etiquette Email Etiquette: Always address the coach specifically and have a greeting to start the email Check your grammar and spelling Make sure you attach any documents Have an appropriate email address Create multiple paragraphs instead of one big chunk of an email Reply in a timely manner Reply to coaches with a nicely written email saying thank you but that you aren't interested for schools that reach out but that you aren't interested in pursuing Phone or Video Call Etiquette: Sit up straight and be attentive and enthusiastic Smile and be engaging (even on a phone call) Try to avoid the Uhs and Ums Have questions and topics to discuss Good manners and show gratitude for their time Don't have a lot of background noise Etiquette on Visits: Be on time Good handshake, look the coach in the eyes, and smile Sit up straight Speak for yourself and be prepared with questions and answers [...]

RecruitPKB: 13 Years of Brandi Jackson Golf

This past week I celebrated 13 years since I launched Brandi Jackson Golf. I took some time to share why I decided to launch this business.... The truth is I had no plans to ever do anything besides play professional golf, from the ripe age of about 9 years old all I wanted to do was play golf for a living, that was it. Thankfully I was a good student but never came up with a career path other than one that led to the LPGA Tour. After 4 years of college golf at Furman University, where I finished with a successful senior year stint as the NCAA East Regional Champion and a berth to the NCAA National Championships, along with earning All-American honors and SoCon Player of the Year plus a US Womens Am Runner-Up finish, I began my pro golf career. After a handful of Futures Tour (now the Epson Tour) events I was ready for LPGA Q-School where I managed a [...]

RecruitPKB: Practice with a Purpose

“Always have quality practices. Don't just beat balls. Staying on the range all day does you no good if nothing is accomplished.” - Division 2 Women's Coach Learning to practice with a purpose is a skill most junior golfers don't learn until they reach college. It is difficult to have the accountability, structure, and motivation to truly practice with a purpose as a young golfer. But for those players who can learn to achieve this at an earlier age will quickly see improvements in their game and be more prepared for college golf. Have a plan of action every day you go to the golf course: Before you even step foot onto the golf course or practice facility write down what you would like to accomplish that day. Simply writing it down will create some accountability and motivation. The more specific you are about your goals the better you will see the results. Never practice without a purpose: If you don't have a purpose [...]

RecruitPKB: A Look at DI Collegiate Averages

While this process has a great deal of subjectivity to it, I've come to appreciate data and numbers more over the years. This is a chart compiled of the average scores for the top 5 individuals from a mix of DI programs (through March 27th of the 2023-2024 fall and spring seasons). Typically collegiate tournaments at this level are played from approximately 6000-6200 yards. Also, collegiate tournaments are set up more difficult with pin placements, faster greens, and overall tougher conditions given the time of year that collegiate golf is played (not summer golf weather). And the added pressure of your coach and teammates counting on you heightens the stress level just a bit when you step on that first tee each time. Many times you will hear a coach say they are trying to recruit to replace their #2 or #3 players on the team, this is how they get better from one year to another. Yes, it may seem they have unrealistic [...]

RecruitPKB: How to say I am not interested

I've had this question asked several times by players over the years, "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 and recruit better players so the least you can do is show them the respect of [...]

RecruitPKB: Recruiting Green Flag #2

Showing your interest in the program you are contacting is a definite green flag in the process. This is certainly easier at some programs if you have grown up as a fan of that particular school/program as opposed to just learning about it but you can still find ways. During the season you can always reach out about their current schedule and tourneys. Follow their social media. Keep up and follow along! Be excited and interested! Also, sometimes just showing you are interested in college or professional golf in general can be a green flag. Maybe you watched or attended an event. Or you have some questions. Just your interest and willingness to learn shows them a lot! But it has to be genuine. Don’t just do it bc you think you’re supposed to, do it bc you’re trying to learn and get better!

RecruitPKB: Recruiting Green Flag #1

Your willingness to include scores (good and bad) on your resume and emails is a huge green flag. Coaches LOVE to see scores and they LOVE transparency, honesty, and when you make things EASY for them! If you only tell them how you finished that doesn’t tell them anything. If you only give them your best scores that doesn’t show them the overall tourney experience you’re getting. If you leave out bad scores they have Google and a JGS coach login to see them all! If you don’t give them insight on what you’re learning from the bad rounds then you’re not showing them your development and growth. If you make things harder for them to get the important info they need to evaluate you then you are wasting the very limited they are spending on you!

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