College Bound

College Bound


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.

DIRECTORS

Dustin Jensen
13 years – Golf Administration – Colorado Golf Association
4 years – College Golf Coach – University of Jamestown (NAIA)
4 years – College Student-Athlete – University of Jamestown (NAIA)

Erin Gangloff
11 years – Golf Administration – Colorado Golf Association, LPGA Tour
4 years – College Student-Athlete – University of Northern Colorado (NCAA Division II)

COUNSELORS

Holly Champion, PGA
4 years - PGA Professional Instructor
1 year - Golf Administration – Colorado Section of the PGA
4 years - College Student-Athlete – Methodus University (NCAA Division III)

Ashley Barnhart
4 years – Golf Administration – Colorado Golf Association
4 years – College Student-Athlete – University of Jamestown (NAIA)

Emily Olson
7 years – Golf Administration – Colorado Golf Association, Senior PGA Championship, The First Tee
4 years – College Student-Athlete – University of Denver (NCAA Division I)

Mikayla Tatman
4 years – College Student-Athlete – Colorado State University (NCAA Division I)
1 year – Golf Administration – Colorado Section of the PGA

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