I’m not a fan of the year off and new NCAA legislation prohibits it, I think. However, I don’t view people from academies differently. I’m looking for a certain type of player and person and wherever they come from is fine with me.
These are tough situations. It’s like the dreaded “define the relationship” chat with the boyfriend/girlfriend. It’s always touchy. Still, I think being open and honest usually saves time and energy in the long run for both coach and recruit. You’ll have to just feel that one out because each situation is so different. Maybe the coach would be thrilled for you to push and maybe he is hoping you don’t.
Yes, sort of. Different compliance departments would respond differently to this. Recruiting those younger than 9th grade is certainly within the spirit of the NCAA guidelines. I still mostly avoid it but don’t have to completely avoid it.
I don’t think you should commit to any school if you think you might change your mind. The word “commit” means: “to bind or obligate, by pledge or assurance.” Only commit when you are really ready to keep that commitment.
Thanks. Me too. I know it’s cliche, but it really is about the journey and not only the destination. However, the destination can sure add to an awesome journey.
Good job. Your resume is whatever you want to make of it. Do whatever best represents who and what you really are.
Nothing tells me more about the character of a recruit than how they treat and speak of their mother.
Our event will be Sept 17-18 at Gold Mountain. Most teams have rough drafts of their schedules, but have not finalized them yet. They will be posted sometime in the early summer on the websites.
I think communicating with both would be a great idea. They will share the emails sent to one of them anyway. You might as well make it easy for them.
I can get in trouble on questions like these…………I’d probably say when they make a lot of excuses or if the parent talks to whole time and I don’t hear from the recruit.
I think the only coach that could talk to you is the one whose campus you are on.
That’s a great position to be in. You obviously have some great options. When you’ve studied it all out you just need to trust your gut. Imagine yourself in the respective uniforms. Project out if it looks like that is where you are meant to be. Think of 20 years from now…can you imagine returning to that campus for the big games and closely following all their programs? After all the careful studying of your options, trust your instincts.
One more thing…..consider life outside of golf. Most of the hours are not spent golfing and you want to make sure those are great too.
Time will tell……..
Sort of like the NCAA basketball tournament there is a committee that makes the decisions. They attempt to give it to the most deserving teams and balance out the fields the best they can. Every conference gets an “automatic qualifier” which is always the conference champion. After that, they take the best teams until the total number of teams reaches 81. There are six Regionals and five teams advance from each.
Of course, I’m talking only about Men’s Division I Golf here.
Absolutely! It’s true that the summer after the sophomore year has increased in importance with early recruiting. Many programs will be done recruiting earlier that they used to, but there are still many programs that would love to see someone that they weren’t expecting to have a great summer after the junior year do just that.
You really want to check with NCAA rules on this. I think they are not allowing this any more. Or at least it may cost a year of eligibility. I wouldn’t hold it against a recruit if it were within the rules, but I don’t necessarily understand the value of it either.
Very interesting question. Here is what my compliance officer said to this question, “A collegiate coach can participate in a competition with prospects using the bylaw and interpretation below. And, in golf, I would imagine that means having some communication with each other, especially if you’re in the same foursome. However, it does not allow the coach to have recruiting contact with the prospect for one, maybe two reasons. One, the prospect is competing and coaches may not have contact with a prospect before or during the competition until it’s over. Two, I’m assuming the prospect asking the question is a junior in high school or younger. No off-contact is permitted until after July 1 following the junior year in high school.”