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 745 Signees!
Are There Benefits to Playing on a High School Golf Team?
Article by Ted Gleason
Throughout my seven years as a Division I college golf coach and now 9.5 years as a college golf consultant, I’ve been continually asked by parents and junior golfers, “Does high school golf matter in my son’s/daughter’s quest to play college golf?” Surely you’d get varying opinions and perspectives on this topic from junior golfers and parents.
I can’t speak for all college coaches, but I will provide my opinions on the topic and tell you what I share with my own clients regarding high school golf. Ultimately, each individual must decide for himself what is the best decision for his particular high school experience.
Patience is a virtue. Because of the pace of golf, the stopping and starting in a round, and the general slooooowwww motion of the game, it is imperative that players learn the merit of this virtue. Of course, learning patience will require some patience.
Let’s face it, we live in a “here and now” culture. Our computers cannot compute quickly enough, our microwave ovens are too slow in their microwaving, in the winter our cars don’t heat up fast enough, and so on, and so on… Use yourself as a guinea pig and test how often you become frustrated because of the lack of speed of something. If my suspicions are correct, you will notice a lack of patience in yourself around every corner.
Madison Moosa goes Wire to Wire to Claim Sea Pines Junior Heritage
Blustery and cold conditions greeted the field at Harbour Town Golf Links for the final round of the 2016 Sea Pines Junior Heritage. In the ladies division, Madison Moosa (Charlotte, NC) held onto her first day lead and Kaito Onishi (Bradenton, FL) had the round of the day to both claim the Championship. Conditions were extremely tough on the 84 competitors as wind gusted up to 25 miles an hour and temperatures hovered at 45 degrees.
Moosa birdied the short par four ninth hole for the only birdie on her opening nine. Bogies on 11 and 12 allowed the field to get as close as six strokes but never any closer. Gracyn Burgess (Lexington, SC) made a charge and posted 78 over the difficult layout. Moosa held on in the tough conditions to win by seven shots.
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.
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.