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 Make Your Recruiting Process a Hole-In-One!

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College Golf Scholarships

Securing a golf scholarship is just as strategic of a task as the game of golf. Not only do you need to play great golf, shoot low scores, but you also need to be in the right place at the right time. Shooting your lowest scores at the right tournaments where coaches are in attendance, and the pressure is high will significantly raise your chances at big time golf scholarships. It is extremely important for Golf student athletes to be proactive and take charge of their recruiting process by reaching out to coaches, creating good quality videos, and staying on top of all contacts by college coaches.  You cannot sit back and hope that every college golf coach is going to give you a call, because it does not always work like that. You must take the first steps and continue to do so as you shoot a lower score, place high in a competitive tournament or earn a new award. Below you will find the number of Golf Scholarships and golf programs that each division has to offer.

Basic Academic Guidelines to be Eligible

High school student athletes need to earn a 3.0 GPA, 24 ACT, and at least 1000 out of 1600 on the SAT in order to become eligible to compete at the collegiate level.

3.0 GPA/ 24 ACT/ 1000 SAT

Men’s Golf Scholarships

NCAA D1: 4.5
NCAA D2: 3.6
NAIA: 5
NJCAA: 8

Women’s Golf Scholarships

NCAA D1: 6
NCAA D2: 5.4
NAIA: 5
NJCAA: 8

Number of College Golf Programs

Men’s Golf

NCAA D1: 294
NCAA D2: 200
NAIA: 175
NJCAA: 241

Women’s Golf

NCAA D1: 238
NCAA D2: 135
NAIA: 123
NJCAA: 113

Golf Recruiting Process

It is important to establish strong relationships with coaches who are at programs that are within reach of your play.  Part of the recruiting process is being realistic with yourself and the level of competition you are looking to play. This will result in more golf scholarship opportunities, because the coaches you are in contact with coach programs that you are a good fit for.  Coaches will begin attending  your tournaments once you have established a relationship and contact along side proven track record of success. Coaches do not just attend any tournament, they must be strategic with their time and choice on which tournaments will showcase the most talent in one location. As a high school golf recruit be sure to have a strong academic standing, low golf scores, and plenty of extracurricular activities. Working hard in the classroom and being involved in school will open up many doors for golf scholarships and make it a lot easier on coaches. Coaches want to recruit well rounded individuals who will make an immediate impact for their college/university, on and off the course. High school Golf student athletes should be able to demonstrate their core fundamentals of the game and also that they will progress over the course of the next 4 years.

Men’s Golf

NCAA D1 NCAA D2 NAIA NJCAA
Driving Distance 270+ yards 255+ yards 250+ yards 250+ yards
Putts Per Round Under 30 Under 33 Under 35 Under 35
Scrambling 50% 45% 40% 35%

 

  • NCAA D1 Programs

    • High finishes at the AJGA, USGA, regional and state levels
    • Summer golf tournaments of AJGA, USGA, regional, state, and multiple local tournament wins
    • High Polo Golf Ranking
    • Average scores from courses that are over 6,800 yards
      • Low Side: ~ 65
      • High Side: ~ 75
  • NCAA D2 Programs

    • Participation at the AJGA, USGA regional, and state levels
    • Summer golf tournaments of AJGA, USGA, regional, state, and multiple local tournament wins
    • High Polo Golf Ranking
    • Average scores from courses that are over 6,800 yards
      • Low Side: ~ 67
      • High Side: ~ 77
  • NCAA D3 Programs

    • Participation in regional, state, and local tournaments
    • Summer golf tournaments with regional and state tournament participation with high finishes in local tournaments
    • Average scores from courses that are over 6,700 yards
      • Low Side: ~ 68
      • High Side: ~ 79
  • NCAA D3/NAIA Programs

    • Competes in local tournaments
    • Summer golf with high finishes in near by tournaments
    • Average Scores from courses that are over 6,600 yards
      • Low Side: ~ 70
      • High Side: ~ 83
  • NJCAA Programs

    • Competition in local tournaments
    • Average Scores from courses that are over 6,600 yards
      • Low Side: ~68
      • High Side: ~85

Women’s Golf

NCAA D1 NCAA D2 NAIA NJCAA
Driving Distance 225+ yards 220+ yards 215+ yards 215+ yards
Putts Per Round Under 35 Under 37 Under 37 Under 38
Scrambling 50% 45% 45% 35%

 

  • NCAA D1 Programs

    • High finishes at AJGA, USGA, regional and state tournaments
    • Summer golf  including  AJGA, USGA, regional, and state level tournaments
    • High Polo Golf Ranking
    • Average Scores from courses that are over 6,400 yards
      • Low Side: ~ 66
      • High Side: ~ 78
  • NCAA D2 Programs

    • Participation at the AJGA, USGA regional and state tournaments
    • Summer golf including AJGA, regional, state, and multiple local tournament wins.
    • High Polo Golf Ranking
    • Average Scores from courses that are over 6,400 yards
      • Low Side: ~ 68
      • High Side: ~ 82
  • NCAA D3 Programs

    • Plays in state, regional, and near by local tournaments
    • Top finishes during summer golf, state and regional tournament
    • Average Scores from courses that are  over 6,200 yards
      • Low Side: ~ 70
      • High Side: ~ 88
  • NCAA D3/NAIA Programs

    • Participation in local tournaments with good finishes
    • Summer golf schedule with good competition and high finishes
    • Have average scores from courses that are over 6,200 yards
      • Low Side: ~ 75
      • High Side: ~ 92
  • NJCAA

    • Competes in state and local tournaments
    • Average Scores from courses over 6,200 yards
      • Low Side: ~68
      • High Side: ~95

**AJGA (American Junior Golf Association), USGA  (United States Golf Association)**