Read first: I sincerely hope you find the girls golf scholarship information you're looking for here. If you're trying to figure out (1) what scores you have to shoot to get a scholarship, (2) how to maximize your exposure for college golf coaches, or even just trying to (3) find all of the girls college golf teams in your area those things are all in this site. If you have any questions or there's content you'd like to see on here just leave a comment and I'll personally get back to you and find the answers to your questions. This site is monitored daily by a real person.
I've been getting a lot of questions and since I don't have time to answer all of them I'm referring everyone to a book that answers what I'm being asked, including: contact information for every women's college golf coach/program, a sample letter to send them, etc. You can get the book with all the information about girls college golf scholarships here (link opens to the book's website). This is the only resource that I recommend and I genuinely think that if it gets you even 1% closer to getting a scholarship then it's money well spent and worth the investment. If you're not looking to spend any money, there's plenty of free information on this blog that should answer pretty much all of your questions. If you don't see the answers to your questions the posts, then ask them in the comments sections and I'll answer them ASAP. I"m trying to post a couple of times a week anyway, so that'll give me something to talk about.

Girls Golf Scholarship Trips

girls golf scholarships campus tourThis 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.

girls golf college scholarships campus visitSo, 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.

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Girls Golf Scholarships by State

If you've been to this blog before you've maybe noticed the new map on the bottom of the site that I added last week. (There's a smaller version below.)

A lot of people have been looking for a way to sort girls golf scholarships by states. I want to say that my current list and the map below only represent a start to this process. I'm sure there are some girls golf college programs that aren't on the list that should be. If you happen to catch something that's missing, please leave a comment and I'll update the list ASAP.

This list also incorporates junior college girls golf programs. I'll continue to add to these lists, please see comments if you see that schools are missing.


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Girls Golf Scholarships Recruiting Services

Some of you have probably seen the websites that let high school athletes post profiles and contact college colleges. I'd be curious to hear from you how well these work and which ones you've used. I know that some are free like beRecruited.com and others you have to pay for. Since I'm not a high school golfer right now I can't really speak to how well these work from first hand experience. Again, though I'd love to see some comments about this.

I suppose that at the end of the day how good you are at golf is probably the most important factor, followed by what kind of exposure you can get, and finally what kind of person and student you are. Let's be honest. No college is going to give a girls golf scholarship to someone just because they're a good student, great girl, and have done all the right things to maximize their exposure. Summer golf camps, recruiting services, playing in tournaments, visiting college coaches, etc. You can run the whole gambit, but if you can't shoot a respectable score, you'll need to be realistic about your odds.

Of course, as has previously been written about on this blog there are lots of opportunities at the junior college level to save money on college. For starters, we've already identified that there are more girls college golf scholarships than boys college golf scholarships. We've also seen that there are more boys playing golf on high school teams than there are girls playing in high school. Already the odds are really in your favor. Even further compounding the likelihood that you can get some money for college by playing golf is the fact that the junior colleges have the most scholarships to give and accept the girls with the worst golf scores. Sure, most girls would love to play golf at Stanford, Duke, or UCLA - but at the end of the day money for college is money for college. Plus, if you do go the junior college route and do well enough or improve your game enough you can always transfer to your dream school. At the end of the day your degree (and eventually your resume) will say Stanford, Duke, or UCLA (or wherever it is you really want to go.

I used to work with a guy who was a big USC fan, took advantage of all the USC alumni networking opportunities, and went to the football games most Saturdays in the fall. It was months before I learned that he paid his own way through school. For him going to get local junior college, getting straight A's (the classes probably are a bit easier), and then transferring to his dream school was the way to go. Because of how inexpensive the junior college was, it was essentially like he went to school for half-off. Sort of like he'd only paid for two years of full tuition to get a degree that took four. Plus, his grades when he graduated were excellent and he graduated magna cum laude because while a lot of freshmen were partying and getting their feet wet the first year of college he was acing easy community college courses. I'm not saying all community college courses are easy or that you should go this route, I'm just describing what happened to one friend of mine. It's a story that makes a ton of sense for his position.

Having said all of that there's really no substitution for being at the same college four or five years. Particularly the freshmen year can have such a huge impact on the people you're friends with for possibly the rest of your life (it was in my case). For those reasons I always felt bad for people who transferred after their freshmen year because they could have lost all those connections and often times they failed to make them at their new schools.

Anyway, enough about my opinions. PLEASE share what you think about the online recruiting profile websites. Are the ones you have to pay for really that much better than the free ones.

This is the only free one I've pulled up so far: beRecruited.com. It's 100% free. My thought is basically why not sign up for it, even if you're using other paid services as well.

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