Step Two: Building Your Athletic Profile
Compete in Nationally Ranked Golf Tournaments
Competing in the nationally ranked tournaments not only gives you more exposure and improves your ranking, but the experience gained by playing against the best players on the best courses is invaluable. Cautiously select a tournament schedule that is challenging and fits within your budget.
If you are new to junior golf tournaments and tours, experience some success locally and statewide before entering top level tournaments. StraightShot Inc. suggests selecting tournaments based on National Junior Golf Scoreboard criteria so you can have the best ranking possible.
College coaches pay attention to rankings and it's important that you and your parents can find area tournaments that provide points toward your ranking!
Find Nationally Ranked Tournaments
Know Your NJGS Ranking
Years ago college coaches would travel to many tournaments during the summer to find possible recruits, but now with so many tournaments and hundreds great players, they rely more on resources like National Junior Golf Scoreboard to locate possible recruits. Visit www.njgs.com to understand how the rankings are determined and select a tournament schedule that will maximize your ranking.
Through their paid subscription service at www.njgs.com, you can create a resume that coaches can access, see your tournament history and access information that will help you in the college recruiting process.
Betty Baird Kregor can help create a tournament schedule for 2016 that fits your budget and gameplan to play college golf. Visit www.straightshotinc.com to schedule a consult with her.
Betty Baird Kregor is an LPGA Master Teaching Professional and owner of StraightShot Inc., specializing in the DISC personality system to mentor and advise athletes of all ages and abilities.
In 2014, Kregor retired from over 27 years of teaching golf to consult athletes in the mental aspects of sport an serve as a "performance coach" for goals, scheduling, practice programs, college advising and more.
Her LPGA education in DISC profiling allows an athlete to maximize their performance with "self awareness" of their strengths and weaknesses. It is also an important tool in finding the right college fit which is a component of Kregor's expertise. College athletic consulting is a service that benefits 9-12th graders in learning how to market their talents, schedule college visits and value the importance of academics.
If you are interested in contacting Betty regarding a consult or workshop please visit www.straightshotinc.com for more information.