College Golf Prep 101

College Golf Prep 101 – A One Minute Lesson

It is easy to get overwhelmed when preparing for college, especially if you are a student-athlete trying to earn an athletic scholarship. The transition can be difficult, confusing, and stressful. Below are some helpful words of advice to help you navigate the process.

  1. Do your research. The information is out there, you just have to find it. This will help you trim your list of colleges down to just a couple, making your final decision less difficult.
  2. Involve your family, teachers, or counselors. Ask those around you that have your best interests at heart for help or advice. It never hurts to have extra resources.
  3. Develop a routine. This is especially critical for student-athletes because once in college, your life will become a routine of training, studying, going to class, practice and competition. It is better to get into that mindset now, rather than going into your freshman year unprepared.
  4. Stay on schedule. Give yourself adequate time to prepare for everything. Remember important dates for applications, tests, or official visits and arrange these on your schedule in the most manageable way possible.
  5. Relax and enjoy it. Don’t lose sight of the big picture. After all, you are deciding where you want to spend the next four or five years of your life. You should be able to enjoy this experience while being focused at the same time.

If you follow these steps you will find yourself in a desirable position going into college. As a student-athlete, you will also have to continue training and competing while you prepare for college. Your work ethic and dedication have to be above the norm. There will be times when you question yourself but remember that the extra hard work is what earns you the scholarship!