This is part 10 of a series of How to articles that will help your junior golfer achieve their dream of playing golf in college and get a college scholarship.
I am going to take a break from the rankings and schedules to discuss your Resume. The resume is an ongoing process and it will include the results from your tournaments. So, it seemed like a good time to get you started on this.
Take this opportunity to tell the schools that you have an interest in who you are and why you would be a good fit for their program. College coaches want to know more than your scores. They want to know about your civic involvement, your character, your work ethics and more importantly your academics. Coaches are excited to have academic scholarship money available for those players who qualify so that they can stretch their golf scholarship money further. It allows them the flexibility to offer you as much scholarship money as possible.
The basic information will include the following:
Name, Address, Telephone, Birth date, Social Security Number, Height, Weight, Name of High School, Month and Year of Graduation, Grade Point Average, Class Rank, SAT or ACT Scores, USGA or State Handicap Index, High School Stroke Average, List Other Sports and Extracurricular activities
Now for the most important part, you need to list your tournament results and highlights:
Event name and location
Number of players in the field
Course rating and distance
Unusual weather for the event
Yardage for the course
This part of the resume is where you show a college coach how well you play tournament golf. You may want to break this down by year, so coaches can see improvement from year to year.
If you are currently playing at a Junior College you will need to submit a resume to your next school of choice that you wish to play at during your junior and senior year.
Now go make some birdies!