I just finished my junior golf season and averaged just around 40. I have not yet played in any tournaments, but I plan on playing next summer.
I want to contact golf coaches but my resume would be pretty blank since I have yet to play any tournaments. I was just going to contact some d3 schools around my area and I am planning on sending a video. Any advice???
I would definitely go ahead and contact as many college golf coaches as you can even though you may not have any scores. This will help you gain exposure and give coaches the ability to check on your progress in tournaments.
You are a little late in the recruiting process in hope of getting a scholarship from a D1 or D2 school since a majority of college golf coaches have already signed or know who they are signing after a kid's junior year. I do encourage you to not lose hope though because some college golf coaches keep a scholarship available for late signers.
If you didn't contact any college golf coaches then your name would be just another number among the thousands of other high school golfers. This could be a huge mistake in the recruiting process so although you are a little late in the process, by contacting them you will gain a considerable amount of ground.
As for sending a video, film yourself from two angles, one from down the line and the other face on. Film about 2-3 swings in live motion for each angle and if possible include a slow-motion swing from each angle. The following you will find some helpful tips when filming as well 2 video examples.
Down the Line Video
Never shoot video with your camera facing the sun, an ideal location would be to have sun directly behind it
A good height to place camera when filming would be at the height of your right elbow or right bicep
Finally, be sure to aim camera at your right bicep or right elbow since this will help college coaches see your swing plane
Face On Video
Align the camera to where it is pointing directly at the center of your body
The height you should put your camera would be at the base of your neck
Finally, a good way to check to see if you have the correct camera angle is when you are in your golf stance, hold up your club directly in front of you and check to see if can see your shaft at an angle from the camera's angle. If you do this correctly you should only see your clubhead.
Last but not least, when you have played golf tournaments and have scores it will be time to send out your resume.
When you include your tournament results be sure to list the tournament you played in, score, and what place you finished. Also, be sure to list your results in reverse chronological order.
I hope this information has helped and if you have any further questions, feel free to fill out the comment form below.
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I wanted to thank you for your help so far with my golf game. I wanted to let you know that I shot a 75 the other day in a tournament round, my best round ever. I had 32 total putts and NO 3 putts. I definitely couldn't have done that before. Thanks again and I'll be back in touch soon to get some more lessons lined up.
Bo I just wanted to tell you about another tournament I played in. I went out and played and shot a 75 which is one of my best rounds this year so I think everything is coming together. I've been making alot of birdies lately and just wanted to thank you for everything!
Hey Bo when I got back from camp I played really well I’m putting great and I’m hitting the ball well. Thank you for everything at camp.
Hey Bo!!! I have been playing my best in golf, mostly because of you!!! two days ago I shot an 80 in my club tourney and came in 3rd place.
I played in a tournament when I got back from camp and shot 76 and came in fourth. I feel much more confident on the course with my mental thoughts. I used the tips you wrote down on that sheet and they have helped me alot.