NAVIGATING THE COLLEGE GOLF PROCESS
College golf is a great avenue to expand horizons and add an additional dimension to the learning experience. We will assist any player in fulfilling their goals of taking their game to the next level. However, parents and players alike need to be realistic in their goals of playing on the collegiate level. Our job is to advise those eager to take that next competitive step, no matter their true gifts on the course.
Too often we see the game as a means to the end. The thinking is, “Junior golf leads to a college scholarship.” While we are extremely proud of our alumni that have gone on to successful college careers and professional tours, we also realize that only a select few reach this golden path.
What can the JGAC do for you?
The JGAC staff has close to 100 years of combined experience in this field! We will help you develop a plan to navigate the college process at no cost. This includes creating a strategy to contact coaches by creating cover letter and emails, resumes and reviewing how to make swing video. The most important part, this is free! We have a large database of examples to review with you and we are happy to meet with you to do it!
What should we pay for?
Nothing! The Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado is here to help our members at no cost! College coaches want to hear from the player him/herself. They do not want to hear from recruiters or the parents!
What tools do I need?
The only tool that we recommend you pay for is the PING College Golf Guide ($20-$80) . The PING Guide contains vital help for junior golfers who want to continue their golf career at the collegiate level. It includes information on every scholarship and non-scholarship golf program in the U.S. (more than 1,200 colleges and community colleges), and it answers the questions facing college-bound students.
What information is available to help me understand the process?
Our friends at Junior Golf Scoreboard
work with a talented group of writers who have answered every question imaginable in the process.
College Access Events
COLORADO COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY CAMPS
College golf camps are a great opportunity for junior golfers to be exposed to the game both through coaching and by working with some of the top players in our state. Skills taught vary from camp to camp so make sure to check out each opportunity!
The 2017 University of Colorado Elite and Buffalo Golf Camps are the official camp programs of the CU Golf Program. 2017 marks our 11th year of this successful camp program. Both camps are available to any and all boys and girls ages 11-18. The Elite Camp (July 28-30) is geared toward the tournament golfer wishing to play college golf. The Buffalo Camp (June 11-15) is designed for the golfer who wishes to improve in all aspects of their game. Both camps are instructed by the CU Men's Coaches and simulate the actual practices of the #18 nationally ranked CU Buffs. Campers stay in the newly remodeled dorms on the beautiful Boulder campus. We access numerous courses in the area including Colorado National Golf Club (Home of the Buffs).
The University of Denver will be hosting a camp July 16-19 at Highlands Ranch GC in Highalnds Ranch, CO. More information to come.
Mark Crabtree, head coach of the Louisville Cardinals men’s golf team, will guest coach a camp designed for advanced youth golfers. This camp teaches invaluable skills and provides golfers with the tools they need to play golf at the college level. The camp is a great opportunity for talented young golfers to learn from Mark Crabtree, whose passion for teaching andreputation for developing winning golfers sets him apart from the pack.
Come and join us for the Air Force Academy Golf camp hosted at the highly regarded Eisenhower Golf Course. Head Coach George Koury will serve as the camp director and will be assisted by an outstanding staff of PGA Professionals and collegiate golf coaches. All players will receive instruction in all aspects of the game. Learn from some of the best collegiate players in Colorado as they serve as camp counselors. The format and timeline for the camp has been modified to maximize contact time while accommodating the growing junior golf tournament schedule.
Regis University will be hosting an elite golf camp June 4-8 at Todd Creek GC. Instruction is designed for the player who wants to play college golf and will include practice strategies, short game, wedge play, scoring and golf course charting.
Have a camp or clinic you'd like to see listed here?
To submit your program for listing on the JGAC website, click HERE
Program listings are subject to approval by JGAC staff.