Each year we have the largest list of junior golfer college signings. You can see the list for 2016 Grad Year early signees by selecting the More . . . link below.
To all 2016 grads, if your name is not on the list, send us a copy of your NLI letter or have your future coach contact us! You can send us a copy of page 1 of your National Letter of Intent (NLI) by Email or by (FAX) 804-527-0834.
Best of luck 2016 Grad Year Junior Golfers!!
As of today, we have received and posted over 850 Signees!
What Should Junior Golfers Do Before Their High School Years To Start Pursuing College Golf?
Article by Nicky Goetze
If your child is still a year or more away from high school, college is likely a distant thought. Kids grow up quickly though, and the challenges of finding the right college to attend will begin soon enough. Perhaps the biggest challenge will be finding a school that provides the proper setting—one that will support your child as a student and as a golfer.
Fortunately, the difficulties presented by the search for a “best-fit” college can be reduced. Getting a head start on several key action items during your son’s or daughter’s middle school years will allow you to effectively guide your junior golfer toward a fulfilling college golf future.
Most, if not all, of what you need to reach your playing potential has already been created, marketed, and is readily available to you. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel… just get it rolling along.
Great players know how to make the best use of their time and resources. Players on the fast track to reaching their potential become masters at using other people’s ideas and techniques and simply incorporating them into their games.
As a matter of pure time availability, it would be impossible to personally experiment and figure out everything you need to know about proper equipment, effective diet and nutrition, course management, and swing mechanics. Great players are great copy cats.
The second Mid-American Junior Golf Tour tournament of the 2016 season concluded Sunday after two rounds of competitive golf. In the Boys Division, Chip Savarie (2018) of Winnetka, Ill., took top honors with a two-day total of a 1-under-par 139. Penelope Tir (2019) of Winnetka, Ill., took the Girls Division with a tournament total of 11-over-par 151.
The 2016 North Shore Open is a 36-hole stroke play competition featuring 123 junior golfers representing Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Wisconsin. The Boys Division played the par-70 Wilmette Golf Course from 6,363 yards, while the Girls Division played from 5,544 yards
Instruction will focus on improving the student's swing, short game, putting, chipping and course management skills. Campers are grouped by ages and skill levels. Each group (maximim 10) will be guided by a skilled instructor and counselor throughout the camp.
Instruction will be provided by some of the most outstanding collegiate golf coaches, PGA and LPGA teaching professionals and former and current ASU collegiate players. Campers will have the same swing instructor daily for consistent teaching.
What are you doing to make yourself stand out 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 2015 Grad Year Resume owners and the colleges they are attending.
Over the last year we have seen an increasing number of questions about the Strength of Field (SOF) factor that is used in the rankings. There are a number of misconceptions that seem to be prevalent so a few insights may be helpful.
First, SOF is 25% of the ranking calculation, making scoring almost three times more important. Scoring is what drives a player's ranking.