When you think of golf, you think of legends such as Tiger Woods, Danny Willett (One of ours!), Luke Donald, Paul Casey, or Russell Knox (Another one of ours!). Around 65% of the professionals currently on the USPGA Tour used to play collegiate golf in the States. Did you know collegiate golf is thought to be the best route to a pro golf career because of several factors, including intense competition. Playing week in and week out against some of the best amateur golfers in the world and on world class golf courses such as TPC Sawgrass, Pebble Beach, Augusta National and many more.
If you’re looking for a route to develop your golfing abilities and academics, Golf scholarships are ideal for achieving your goals. Golf Scholarships are awarded by universities and colleges to very talented golfers, which allows the athlete to participate in collegiate, intercollegiate matches and national championships.
Not all colleges that are eligible to offer scholarships will choose to do so. For example, Ivy League universities do not to offer athletic scholarships. Golf is an equivalency sport which means all scholarships are not full scholarships. For example, in NCAA D1, men’s golf coaches can divide the value of the 4.5 scholarships available to them between as many players as they see fit.
Earning a golf scholarship is more than just about shooting low scores; it’s about shooting the scores in the right tournaments. Don’t expect to be found just because you are playing in tournaments. Our Talent Management Team make the effort to get in contact with college golf coaches and continually update them when you have significant tournament results to report.
Coaches will only come to your tournaments once we have established contact and proven you are an active recruit. Often, coaches are very particular about the tournaments they visit, so be prepared to go to those tournaments first.
With golf being a non-revenue sport, having good academics will help open-up more opportunities. The more universities you can qualify for academically, the higher your chance will be of earning a scholarship.
College golf coaches want to recruit athletes who have great potential and strong fundamentals. Showing your potential goes beyond just playing golf.
The academic requirements for what a college golf coach is looking for varies based on university and division level.
These are the general guidelines for what coaches look for in a golfer. If you fall outside of these general requirements it is still possible to play at that level, but there will be fewer opportunities.
A call with our USA Education Consultants is your first chance to discuss your future academic or sporting pathways with an expert.
During the call, you will: