What Junior Golfers Really Think About the College Recruiting Process
At the 2018 National Golf Coaches Convention in Las Vegas, I spent a lot of speaking to coaches about the recruiting process. Based on the feedback, I decided to do something a little different; look at the recruitment process from the perspective of the junior golfer. With the feedback I collected I created a 10-question [...]
Does being a First Team All-American in the AJGA predict professional success?
Does being a First Team American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) All-American predict success in professional golf? We decided to crunch the numbers and share our results! Examining results from 1978 to 2008, we found that 237 different players earned the honor of being named an AJGA First Team All-American, with 42 individuals earning the honor [...]
How good do you REALLY have to be to compete at a high-level in college golf?
One of the major complaints I hear from parents is, “schools don’t email my son back.” In October of last year, I published a story with data from college coaches called “Stop Bothering Me! Why NCAA coaches already get too many emails.” The story demonstrated the overwhelming demand of time coaches need to respond to [...]
Strength of Junior Golf
There is a growing theme in college and junior golf; going deep! I mean deep, here are some examples: Andrea Lee of Stanford shots 58 in practice Cal Berkley wins Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate with -47 as a team College of Charleston wins Loyola Intercollegiate with -48 as a team UNLV wins National Invitational Tournament with [...]
In this month’s article, I would like to address the issue of early commitments. As many of the readers might be aware, Brad Dalke, a member of the 2017 NCAA Championship team at the University of Oklahoma Golf committed when he was 12 years old. Since that time, many more young men and women are [...]
The Skill of Breaking Par
In our previous article, NCAA Handicap, we provided data on the tournament handicaps of the #1 players at DI, DII, NAIA and Junior College. In this article, we are going to talk about the importance of the skill of breaking par including providing data on the number of rounds under par by junior golfers and [...]
Starting this year, I have partnered with the Northern California to provide junior golfers, their families and golf professionals more data about junior golf development and the college search process. For our first article, we are going to examine the question: How good are the #1 players at Division 1, Division 2, NAIA and Junior [...]