Junior golf continues to grow in large part thanks to Tiger Woods. As more and more student-athletes join Junior golf, there is an obvious increase in competition for college golf scholarships. Because of this fact, I thought it would be important to share with you some of the common parameters a college golf coach is looking for in new recruits.
One thing I want to stress to student-athletes is that what I am about to share with you are SIMPLY guidelines. If you are able to offer a college coach certain intangibles that he/she is looking for they may still offer you a college scholarship.
I know intangibles are an important part of a college coaches recruiting process. I speak from experience. I am a 6′ guy that played quarterback in the Pac-10. Typically, coaches want their quarterbacks in the Pac-10 to be at least 6’2″.
I hope this gives you HOPE even if your scores do not currently match up to what college coaches are looking for in their prospective golfers.
It is important to note that the fundamentals of college recruiting are still critical to your success. Be sure to do well in the classroom, and put together an athletic resume with video to promote to college coaches.
Preferred grades are 3.0+ GPA and a 24+ACT/1000+SAT
One thing I often get asked by parents and players is, “What do I need to shoot in order to play in college?”
Division 1 coaches are typically looking for their male golfers to have a scratch handicap, and their female golfers to have a 0-5 handicap.
A D2 coach is looking to recruit male golfers with a 0-4 handicap and female golfers with a 0-10 handicap.
A D3 coach is looking to recruit male golfers with an 8-13 handicap and female golfers with a 10-20 handicap.
ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
D1 schools can have a total of 4.5 male scholarship golfers on the team, while the woman’s golf team has a total of 6 scholarships.
D2 schools have 3.6 male golf scholarships, while the female team will have 5.4 scholarship for the team.
The NAIA schools are alloted 5 scholarships for both their male and female teams.
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