Before I get into the real substance of this post I'd like to point out that the first post on this blog is from back in November of 2009. That means that later this year this blog will reach it's 3 year anniversary of helping young women achieve their goals of getting girls golf scholarships. That's a feat we're quite proud of, and not surprisingly one we bring up at parties or basically any opportunity we get to boast about ourselves and spread the word about the helpful content on this blog. In fact, if you find this information helpful or know either a young female golfer or someone with a daughter interested in golf please do us all a favor and forward or share this information with them. After all, if our message isn't getting out, we're just spinning our wheels.
There are really three main things on the minds of both aspiring college female golfers and their families that want to see them be successful.
- Can you get money for college by playing girls golf
- How good to you have to be at golf to get money for college
- How can I get good enough to get a golf scholarship for girls
Interestingly, as we've outlined in other parts of this blog there are lots of girls golf scholarships unused every year. This is because despite the fact that the game is a great lifetime sport, there are typically more available spots that go unused than are actually filled.
A big reason why so many girls golf scholarships go unused is because not everyone has access to golf courses on a regular basis. It stands to reason that almost everyone can compete in a sport like track and field or find a basketball hoop somewhere, but golf not only requires expensive equipment and access to golf courses (generally also expensive), but countless dollars spent on driving range balls, possibly money spent on professional coaching from golf pros at local courses, etc.
It's a great game, but no one is arguing that it's cheap. Certainly, it can be done in an affordable manner for most household budgets, but compared to some other sports there are clearly more barriers to entry.
In some parts of the country and in society in general golf isn't considered a cool sport for kids to play. Tiger Woods changed that to some extent, but Tiger has aged and his indiscretions off the course have made him even less popular with America's youth today, and particularly young women.
Are America's best female athletes playing golf?
Not really. However, all that means is that it can be easier to excel in this sport because the competition is lighter. It's like the old saying that "the fishing is best where no one else is fishing." While there are certainly some flaws in the logic in this old saying the gist is that it's easier to thrive in environments or places that have less competition.
Is there more competition for a girl's basketball scholarship than a girl's golf scholarship?
Yes. Because more girls are playing basketball. However, the actual value in terms of scholarship money to a college or university is the same whether a young lady is playing basketball or golf.
Those are just some things to keep in mind. Please come back to visit this blog for more information and continuous updates.