Are You Being an Effective Self-Advocate?
Article by Nicky Goetze
As a junior golfer in pursuit of college golf opportunities, you likely know that campus meetings with coaches can boost your candidacy as a prospect. You also know itís very important to properly prepare for these interviews. What does preparation entail? Well, beyond doing basic research on the coach, golf program, and college or university, it means that you (the recruit) are ready to:
This prep is essential in presenting yourself as a mature and knowledgeable high school recruit who is passionate about a college golf career.
We Have Made Some Changes to the Rankings!
We are always looking for ways to improve the rankings, making it fair for everyone. After consulting with others in junior golf here is what we have done. 18 hole scores will be used in the rankings calculation when posted with a WD, DQ, NC, NS, weather shortened event or a tournament with a 18 hole cut. You can read more details about this change by selecting the More . . . link below.
We are also excited to announce that Titleist has become the presenting sponsor of the Junior Golf Scoreboard Rankings. We are proud to be a part of a relationship with them for more than 12 years.
Bishops Gate Golf Academy
Weekly Sessions June 11th
through August 5th, 2017
Built around you, Summer Camp at Bishops Gate Golf Academy provides junior golfers with a plan and strategy to get better. You will have the opportunity to experience the training and excitement of the year-round program in a week of camp and get to know what the life of an academy student is like.
BGGA Campers will receive individualized fitness, mental, and technical training techniques they can take home with them to continue improving their individual game. Campers get to take the fun home with them with a camp pack that consists of a backpack, t-shirt, water bottle, hat, towel and training book to make sure the fun and the learning donít have to end.
Will you be joining Junior Golf Scoreboard Resume 2017 Signees next year?
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!
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.
So with the exciting possibility of playing college golf, think about creating your Junior Golf ScoreboardSM Golf and Academic Resume.
Runnin' on Empty?
The Mental Game is Authored by Michael Riggs
Are you aware that your brain, when in an intensely concentrated state, burns over 33% of the bodyís available energy?
With this fact in mind, you should begin to consider ways to save mental energy and develop strategies to reduce the strain on your brain during a round of golf.
Consider this metaphor Ė youíre in your car waiting at a stoplight for the light to turn green, but instead of gently idling to keep your engine at a very low rpm, you put your left foot on the break and push your right foot on the gas pedal simultaneously. Your engine begins wail away. Your car wants to lunge forward but is held back because your breaks are applied.