What Letter Will You Write to Your Younger Self

Article by Nicky Goetze

Today, I'd like to share a letter I recently wrote to "my younger self", my "junior golfer self" of 30-plus years ago, with advice I wish I could time-travel to tell him.

I've been fortunate (in my past) to achieve success as an AJGA junior golfer, Division I collegiate player at Clemson, and even as a tour professional in Canada and Asia. But, I'm certain sage advice from my experienced "older self" would have made my journey in golf as a youngster a bit smoother and likely more successful.

Prepare like a Champion to be a Champion

Article by Ray Bikulcius

Late afternoon tee times give competitive golfers plenty of time to obsess about their upcoming round. Nervous anticipation can lead to thoughts of previous bad rounds, bad scores and undesired outcomes.


We are now Listing 2019 Signees!

Each year we have the largest list of junior golfer college signings and non-scholarship commitments to play. You can see the list for 2019 Grad Year early signees by selecting the More . . . link below.

To all 2019 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 2019 Grad Year Junior Golfers!!

As of today, we have received and posted over 820 Signees and Non - Athletic Scholarship Commitments!

Junior Golf Scoreboard Rankings ® (Boys)
# Name Hometown St/Prov Events Class
1 Akshay Bhatia Wake Forest NC 11 2020
2 Joseph Pagdin Orlando FL 5 2020
3 Karl Vilips Perth -- 11 2020
4 Travis Vick Houston TX 6 2019
5 Ricky Castillo Yorba Linda CA 9 2019
Junior Golf Scoreboard Rankings ® (Girls)
# Name Hometown St/Prov Events Class
1 Lucy Li Redwood Shores CA 5 2020
2 Rose Zhang Irvine CA 7 2021
3 Lei (Angelin Ye Shanghai -- 4 2019
4 Rachel Heck Memphis TN 7 2020
5 Alexa Melton Covina CA 9 2019


National Events

FCG Texas Championship 13-18 World Series
April 13 -14, 2019

NGJG - John Tillery Golf College Showcase at Cuscowilla
June 2 - 3, 2019

NGJG - North GA Junior Championship
June 17 - 18, 2019

FCG International Junior Championship (World Series)
July 1 - 5, 2019


Too Cold to Play Golf?

Now is the time to finalize your Golf & Academic Resume!

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.

You can view previous junior golfers who made the decision to create their Golf and Academic Resume and where they are playing golf in college by clicking here!

So with the exciting possibility of playing college golf, think about creating your Junior Golf ScoreboardSM Golf and Academic Resume.