Do You Know the Rules of Amateur Status?
Article by Nicky Goetze
If you’ve been pursuing college golf for any length of time, you’ve likely heard about the importance of following the rules related to recruiting, academic eligibility, and amateur status. Junior golfers who want to play college golf should be aware of the key rules and timelines that must be fulfilled. Visiting the The NCAA Eligibility Center and the previous Going to College article, What is the Purpose of the NCAA Eligibility Center?, are two suggested resources to get you up to speed.
But, let’s talk a little more about amateurism. As I work with junior golf families, I’m often asked whether it’s permissible to receive reimbursements for competition-related expenses, to accept prizes in tournaments, or to take advantage of free equipment provided by golf manufacturers—and these are just a few items creating uncertainty.
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Do you have aspirations of playing golf in college? Is your goal to obtain a golfing scholarship to help defer the costs of college? What if you have a great tournament but all there is are your name and scores? Are you making it difficult for a coach to know more about you?
Getting a coach's attention is about two things: visibility and making it easy for the coach to contact and follow you. So ask yourself, how does a player develop a proactive strategy that helps his name stay on a coach's short list of recruits for his graduating class? By presenting yourself professionally and being as visible as possible.
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The Mental Game is Authored by Michael Riggs
The relationship between a player’s optimal level of arousal – how revved he is – and performance is one of the most studied, and difficult to pinpoint, concepts in the field of Sport Psychology. Each golfer has an optimal state of mental stimulation that allows him to think and feel “ready” to play. If the golfer is under-aroused, less than peak performance may be the result. Conversely, over-arousal can lead to a sense of panic and feeling “out of control.”
As is true with all aspects of the mental game, learning to recognize different states of beingis the first, and thus, a critical step. It is important to become aware of how “keyed up,” “ready,” or “mellow” you tend to be when you are playing your best golf. Each player has a different level of optimal arousal; therefore, each player needs to be self-aware what that level is in order to “go” there to play his best.