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College Scholarships

Requirements for Golf Scholarships

By: Heather Levow, CPGA

Desire:

  • Does the student-athlete posses the desire to compete at the collegiate level?

  • Does the student-athlete posses the right work ethic?

  • Does the student-athlete portray the attitude that coaches want?

Golf Experience:

  • How does the student-athlete’s statistics stack up to the average college player?
  • What are the student-athlete’s tournament results?

  • What type of tournament experience does the student-athlete have?  # of years?
    • USGA / AJGA
    • State / Regional / Local
    • High School
    • FCWGT / Other Junior Tours

* A junior must be ranked national by age 16 to play at a top Division I school.

Educational:

  • SAT’s / ACT’s – must meet the NCAA ClearingHouse requirements as well as the college you wish to attend.
  • GPA – must meet the NCAA ClearingHouse requirements as well as the college you wish to attend.

Websites:

NCAA ClearingHouse – Phone #: 1 (800) 638-3731

  • Make sure your school has core courses required.

  • Make sure your student-athlete is registered and approved by the NCAA ClearingHouse before talking to any prospective coaches.

  • Be sure to have your athletic director order a free copy of: 
    • “Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete”
    • “The PING American College Golf Guide”
Things to Know:
  • Golf Scholarships Available:
    (per school / year)
4.5     Men
6.5     Women
  • Any other scholarships you may receive through other means must be counted as part of the golf team’s allowance.

  • Freshmen normally do not receive more than a 50% scholarship.

  • Over 400 women’s golf scholarships go unused every year.

  • # of Golf Programs for men in the USA:
    NCAA Division I              584
    NCAA Division II             376
    NCAA Division III            532
    NAIA                              304 
    Total                             1796
  • Recruiting Windows:

    Early Signing / Fall TBA

    Late Signing / Spring TBA

  • The formula for making the right choices: (CHART)

    Type of School:
    Arizona State – Division I (A)

    Golf Experience:  
    Low: 71.65  High: 76.74

    Education:
    SAT: 1110 / ACT: 24 / GPA: 3.0

    Geographical Area:
    Arizona, South Western USA

    $$$:
    Tuition: $12, 113.00 / year

    X-Factor: (The Coach/Schedule/etc.)
    Great! Coach, Schedule, Practice Facility, Campus, Business Program