What are you doing to make yourself standout amongst junior golfers in your grad year?
Do you want a college coach to know how to contact you?
Did you know that 100 times a month coaches look at the resumes here on the Scoreboard?
Do you want them to put you on their “watch” list?
Do you have tournaments that you play that coaches don’t know about like qualifiers and high school events?
Do you have accomplishments outside of golf you are proud of and want to share?
If you own A Golf and Academic Resume with the Junior Golf Scoreboard, you will be steps ahead of your competitors who are competing for those limited college golfing scholarships. For Grad Years 2015 & 2016 junior golfers, now is the time to let college coaches know you want to play college golf. Coaches are watching! Click Here to learn more about this great tool!
And click the More . . . link below to see the list of 2014 Grad Year Resume owners and the colleges they are attending.
While there are many elements to “The Right Mind,” one particular ingredient comes to mind right away – learning to stay in the moment by keeping your cool on the course.
There is possibly no other sport that requires a calmness of mind and emotion more than golf. An excellent golf swing is one of tempo and fluidity – rigidity and forcefulness are the enemy to a great swing. When a player becomes angered or frustrated on the course, it is a foregone conclusion that his swing will become choppy and stiff. He stops swinging the club and begins to hit the ball. There is a difference.
In golf, many people mention rotator cuff exercises but neglect the shoulder blade/scapula. While exercising is very important, if your scapula is protruding, your shoulder will not be as strong or as stable as it should be. Your stabilizing muscles in the rotator cuff are attached to the floating bone that is designed to assist you during a golf swing.
Read about the benefits of improving your shoulder posture in my article by selecting "More..." below.
When Should Junior Golf Prospects Expect to Receive Offers from College Coaches?
Article by Nicky Goetze
The recruiting process in junior golf has become very accelerated, with top-ranked prospects verbally committing to college golf programs in the early stages of their high school careers and even during 7th or 8th grade. Because of this reality, junior golfers and their parents often become anxious if they haven’t yet found college golf opportunities. Thoughts like “everyone has committed except me” and “my chance has passed me by” are all too common. This inaccurate perspective can lead to unnecessary stress.
Remember, just because some players make early commitments to coaches doesn’t mean that final recruiting decisions are happening early for most prospects.
With exceptional play in the final round of the sixth Texas Girls’ Invitational at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club, Anne Chen separated herself from the pack and laid claim to the championship title, winning by four shots.
Heading into Sunday in a three-way tie for the lead, Sugarland’s Chen stayed calm and consistent on her way to a second round of 4-under-par 68, bringing her two-day total to 4-under 140. “I tried to focus on hitting greens, hitting fairways, and trying to make putts, not try to force anything,” said Chen, the 2015 Spring Preview Champion. “If I force things it just doesn’t go my way. I don’t want to try to win, I just want to play the best I can and see what happens.”
As a vital component to our full-time Junior Elite Program at the Mike Bender Golf Academy, practicing smart can make the difference between progressing toward your goals in an efficient and timely manner verses spinning your wheels and wasting your time on the practice tee. What should you practice? How long and why? All great questions for the amateur, junior, and professional player alike.
At the MBEGA we make it our goal to help all of our students understand what and when to practice. In fact, we have broken it down into a science; a science that involves specific assessments and test performed at various times of the year for each of our Elite junior golfers.