What Can You Learn from College Golf’s Post-Season Championships?

Analyze these results to help determine your “best-fit” golf programs

As the college golf season wraps up with the Men’s NCAA Division I Championships and the busy summer season begins for junior golf families, it’s a great time to reflect back on the recently held post-season championships and to use these results to help you determine your “best-fit” list of golf programs.

For both men’s and women’s competitions, all NCAA Division I, II, and III Championships, along with the NAIA, NJCAA, and PGA Minority Championships, can be followed and researched online at golfstat.com. Over 250 collegiate teams and nearly 1,500 individuals competed in these season-ending championships during 2016. You can also review results from the earlier conference and regional championships to study a more inclusive list of teams and tournament scores. So which conference, regional, and national championship should you be striving for as you target a college golf career?

As you review these tournament results, pay close attention to each golf course that was played, what yardage it was set up to play from, the weather conditions the players faced, and the typical scores shot by the top teams and individuals at each championship. Where would your golf game fit in? On which teams would you have the opportunity to be competitive, and how would you fare against the remainder of the field? Due to course yardage, hole locations, length of rough, greens speed, fall/spring weather, and the normal 36-hole format for day one, college golf coaches typically believe junior golf tournaments are several shots easier per round than college tournaments. Try to keep this in mind when reviewing team rosters and stroke averages for college players.

I would also highly recommend all junior golf families attend at least two or three college golf tournaments each season to learn more about the world of college golf, how talented the players are, what type of team chemistry exists, and how the coaches interact with the players during the competition. It’s a fun way to watch high-level competitive golf while gathering useful information that will help you determine what teams are potential fits for a few years down the road.

If you do your homework throughout the college placement process, you are far more likely to find the right school and golf team, leading to an enjoyable, successful four-year college career.

Play Well!

Coach Brooks
Red Numbers Golf®

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