This weekend I'm meeting some friends in Phoenix to play a couple of really cool golf courses. The trip I'm going on gave me the idea to write about the idea of going on girls golf scholarship trips. Depending on your situation this may or may not be feasible, but even on a modest budget you can probably go spend a weekend somewhere within driving distance.
In an earlier post I talked on girls golf scholarship tips I about how it can be beneficial to go out and meet with girls golf coaches. Often times golf programs that aren't playing at the highest Division-I level don't have very large recruiting budgets. Although a lot cane be done online now with recruiting services there is still nothing that can really replace to face-to-face meetings.
Here's what I'm suggesting aspiring ladies college golf players do: go visit the schools you're interested in. Turn it into a weekend (ideally long weekend) trip with a parent, friend, or relative and make a it a combination school visit and golf weekend. This doesn't have to be expensive. Of course if you're not careful with your budget, costs can quickly spiral out of control but there are all sorts of reasonably priced golf courses all over the country. You can take advantage of specials when you book online or start later in the day and get twilight rates. Basically, you can make this happen.
So, I say figure out what schools you're most interested in and email and/or call ahead and see if you can sit down with the golf couch for coffee or a quick meeting in their office. It doesn't have to be anything very formal. Just explain that you're there with your dad (or whoever) and wanted to tour the campus and say hello. That reminds me, setting up a campus tour can be a great idea too. These are free and happening pretty much every day and probably multiple times a day. My suggestion is to call the admissions office and explain that you'll be in town and would love to sign up for a campus tour. They'll tell you when and where to show up. Campus tours are usually great opportunities to learn a lot more about the school than if you just walked around by yourself. Of course, you can do both and I'd even suggest doing both if you have time. Another idea if you really want to immerse yourself in the culture is to setup a meeting with a professor in a subject that you're interested in. Pretty much all professors have office hours and are more than happy to meet with current and prospective students (and even former students). If you think it's a little forward to go meet with a professor one-on-one then consider just going to sit in on a class. I'm not suggesting that you sit in on a twelve person creative writing class, but there are probably history and science classes with more than a couple of hundred people in each class. You can almost certainly just walk in and sit in the back and take in the experience.
Whatever you decide to do just make sure that you collect as much information as possible so that you can make an informed decision. If you're not sure about which schools are options in your area, then I suggest checking out the girls golf scholarships by state post on this site. If you want to go to play girls golf in California you can look at all of those options. If you'd prefer to check out the schools that have girls golf scholarships in Florida, there's a page on this site for that too. In fact, if you can't find something that you're looking for on this site, then please leave a comment with your question or suggestion and I'll get an answer to you ASAP. I seriously want this to be the most helpful girls golf college scholarship blog on the internet.