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Recruiting for girls golf

JaimeCarrJaimeCarr Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
Hi my daughter is 16 in her junior year and is averaging 78 any advice on how I could get her out there for recruitment? She has a 3.7 GPA unweighted.

Replies to: Recruiting for girls golf

  • HImomHImom Registered User Posts: 29,534 Senior Member
    Does her golfing coach have any suggestions? I'd start there. I know two kids (in the same family) who went to U San Diego to golf. Maybe ask that U to see whether there are particular steps to get your D on their radar.
  • 2thdrinHI2thdrinHI Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    Which colleges is she considering. Go to their athletic web site, fill out prospective athlete recruit form. Also, get list of women's golf coach email address . Have daughter send an introductory email to include list of tournaments played and scores, schedule of future tournaments, if any. Keep in mind that fall season is ongoing, so coaches may be busy a little busy. Once contact is made, if you're able, schedule an unofficial visit. Hope this helps. Good luck. It is an exciting process for you and your daughter.
  • JaimeCarrJaimeCarr Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Thanks for your input. She's pretty open she wants to play golf as her career so I want to find a school that's good to prepare for that.
  • JaimeCarrJaimeCarr Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    We live In Florida
  • 2thdrinHI2thdrinHI Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    JC, Here's a different scenario since you mentioned that she wants a career playing golf. It helps that you're in FL. There are lots of great women's golf programs across the nation. Unfortunately, your daughter had a late start. Lots of these programs may be done or are wrapping up with their recruits for class of 2017 and are now in the process of recruiting for 2018 and 2019. She needs to keep playing as many tournaments, ie FL junior/ amateur/AJGA, as she can without burning out to improve her scores. Her golf coach can assist in identifying fit schools. Keep communications open with college coaches. She may need to take a gap year to get into one of these so called good golf programs.
  • lilmomlilmom Registered User Posts: 3,387 Senior Member
    My daughter is a D1 college golfer. I've PM'ed you.
  • golfcashoahugolfcashoahu Registered User Posts: 538 Member
    edited October 2015
    I'm not buying the whole "she wants to make it a career thing." I'm a very serious golfer -- evidenced by my username -- and there's a difference between the words: "wants to play," "recruit," and "career." Wants to play is it'd be great to play in college but not necessary. You play golf, but nothing too serious. Recruit is someone who could get a hook into a school because the coach wants you (not the coach has interest, the coach wants you). This is the category I think your D falls. And lastly, there are the career people: the ones who go to golf school, play in every national tournament available, and practice for hours. They have tutors for school. Golf if their life. They are the top 1% of golfers. For boys in high school, that's even par consistently. Not sure about girls...but is this really who your D is?

    Let me illustrate how hard D1 golf is from the boys perspective: There was someone in our league last year who averaged 69.5 stroke average. Impressive, right? He also had fine grades and solid test scores. Only the low-tier D1 schools were interested because he hadn't played in enough "big tournaments" and didn't have enough "under par rounds." He, like your D, started the process late. D1 golf is brutally competitive.

    If she is interested in career, I assume she wants to play D1. I advise her to lower her stroke average by 3 and keep grades 3.7+ and test scores 2000+/30+ so she is competitive academically. This will open the door at many of the best schools in the country.
  • 2thdrinHI2thdrinHI Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    ^^^^^"D1 golf is brutally competitive.'
    True for top D1 women's golf programs. For women's golf there are lots of lower tier D1 programs that gives 100 percent scholarships with scores of 75-80. Just have to find the right fit.
  • ATLMOM98ATLMOM98 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    My daughter is going to sign her NLI to a D1 school in a couple of weeks. Since your daughter is a Junior I think she will still have opportunities. Girls golf in Florida is pretty competive even in high school, which is not the case in some states The OPs are correct about the coaches already being done at top programs for 2017. She needs to play in as many regional and national tournaments as possibe the next year. Her scores now would be DII and low D1 calibre and they definitely still looking for players. The Ping College Guide is a great resource about every school that has a golf program. Check it out and start emailing and calling coaches. Good Luck to her. Golf has opened doors and taken my daughter places she never dreamed of. Tell her to just enjoy the game, work hard and the rest will take care of itself.
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