What are you doing to make yourself standout 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 2014 Grad Year Resume owners and the colleges they are attending.
Repeating a Grade in High School or Pursuing a Post-Grad Year – Part Two
Article by Ted Gleason
In a Part One of this article series, the “repeating a grade” option was explored and examined. Now, let’s explore the “post-grad year” option.
For years, post-graduate programs have afforded students the opportunity to mature and grow emotionally, strengthen their academic profiles in an attempt to gain admittance into higher ranked universities, develop more proficient study habits and time management skills, and enhance their community service/overall resume for the college admissions process. In recent years, the post-grad option has been considered by student-athletes, as well, in an effort to bolster their athletic profiles.
In golf, many people mention rotator cuff exercises but neglect the shoulder blade/scapula. While exercising is very important, if your scapula is protruding, your shoulder will not be as strong or as stable as it should be. Your stabilizing muscles in the rotator cuff are attached to the floating bone that is designed to assist you during a golf swing.
Read about the benefits of improving your shoulder posture in my article by selecting "More..." below.
Jeff Doty broke through for his first win on the Golfweek Junior Tour, beating Andrew Lewis by four strokes on the Warren Course at the University of Notre Dame. Doty fired rounds of 70-71—141 and closed with a bogey-free 2-under-par closing nine to separate himself from the field.
Lewis, who shared the first-round lead with Doty, held a 1-shot lead after the opening nine holes Sunday but struggled on holes 12-14 with two bogeys and a double bogey. Before Sunday’s victory, Doty had posted four second-place finishes on the GJT included in eight appearances in the top ten.
While there are many elements to “The Right Mind,” one particular ingredient comes to mind right away – learning to stay in the moment by keeping your cool on the course.
There is possibly no other sport that requires a calmness of mind and emotion more than golf. An excellent golf swing is one of tempo and fluidity – rigidity and forcefulness are the enemy to a great swing. When a player becomes angered or frustrated on the course, it is a foregone conclusion that his swing will become choppy and stiff. He stops swinging the club and begins to hit the ball. There is a difference.
As a vital component to our full-time Junior Elite Program at the Mike Bender Golf Academy, practicing smart can make the difference between progressing toward your goals in an efficient and timely manner verses spinning your wheels and wasting your time on the practice tee. What should you practice? How long and why? All great questions for the amateur, junior, and professional player alike.
At the MBEGA we make it our goal to help all of our students understand what and when to practice. In fact, we have broken it down into a science; a science that involves specific assessments and test performed at various times of the year for each of our Elite junior golfers.