Want to Play College Golf?

Playing college golf at any level requires commitment, hard work and dedication. The WGA staff will use this page to post valuable information so that you will be equipped with the knowledge and tools to help you move forward in your goal of playing collegiate golf.

Advice for a Parent of a Junior Golfer

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Top 10 Recruiting FAQs by the AJGA


COMPARISON CHART – Division I, II, III, NAIA

DIV 1 Women Course yardages 6,400+. Score range 66-78 Top Finishes/Wins on national level AJGA, USGA, FCWT.
2 day events
Multiple wins at local and state level tournaments (CDGA, IJGA) High Polo Junior Golf Ranking
DIV I Men Course Yardage 6800+. Score range 65 to 75 Top Finishes/Wins on national level AJGA, USGA, FCWT.
2 day events
Multiple wins at local and state level tournaments (CDGA, IJGA) High Polo Junior Golf Ranking
DIV 3, NAIA Men Course yardages over 6600. Score ranges 70 to 83 National tournaments encouraged High finishes in local and state level tournaments (IJGA, CDGA, high school)
DIV III, NAIA Women Courses over 6100 yards. Score ranges from 70-92 National Tournaments encouraged High finishes in local and state level tournaments (IJGA, CDGA, high school)

 


DIVISION I RECRUITING GUIDELINES

  • Coaches can contact players (phone, texting and email) beginning September 1 of the prospects junior year in high school. Prior to that, coaches can send one email with a questionnaire.
  • Coaches can have on-campus contact with a prospect at any time
  • Coaches can have off-campus contact with a prospect beginning July 1 after the prospect’s junior year in high school.
  • Players can take unlimited unofficial visits.  An unofficial visit means you pay for the trip.
  • The school pays for an official visit.  During their senior year, a player can take one official visit per school and a total of 5.
  • Coaches cannot respond to emails before September 1st of the start of your junior year.  Therefore when you send them info include your swing coach/high school coaches’ contact information so the coach can contact them.
  • If a prospect calls a college coach prior to September 1 of the prospect’s junior year the coach must physically answer the call to have a permissible conversation and cannot return the call if it is missed.  If it is appropriate to speak with a coach it is best to have your high school coach or swing coach arrange the call.
  • Coaches cannot talk to players during tournaments. It is permissible for a coach to use one of their allowed contacts to speak with parents during a tournament if it is after July 1 of the prospects junior year.

COLLEGE RESUMES

Need help putting together a resume for college coaches? Use these examples to help showcase your talents on and off the golf course!

College Resume – #3

College Resume – #1