How do I get a college golf scholarship?
Golf scholarships are becoming more accessible and are being awarded to more international athletes than ever before. However, it is essential that a player actively pursues a coach or they may be overlooked.
How do I get a college golf coach to see me?
Playing in the right tournaments will allow for the greater possibility of a coach making a trip to see you. Coaches will target certain tournaments as a scouting exercise every year so it is best to know these tournaments and play in them
How do I improve my chances of getting a college golf scholarship?
Having a competitive handicap and consistent results in match play and tournament play.
Good grades will help in getting a scholarship. The more schools where you can qualify academically as well as athletically the higher the chance of a scholarship you have.
What are the academic requirements for a college golf scholarship?
Every college has a different level of academics required.
What are the athletic requirements to receive a golf scholarship?
Each coach and team will have a different level of athletic requirements based on their needs and opinions.
How many college golf scholarships are available?
Golf can offer some of the best scholarship opportunities if you know where to look. Each division level and school has a different amount of scholarships to offer.
NCAA-National Collegiate Athletic Association http://www.ncaa.org
The NCAA endorses three divisions of collegiate golf
4.5 full scholarships available for men (can be divided partially)
6.0 full scholarships available for women (head count only)
Currently sponsor 294 male and 238 female golf programs
3.6 full scholarships available for men (can be divided partially)
5.4 full scholarships available for women
Currently sponsor 200 male and 135 female golf programs
Must enrol in Initial Eligibility Centre for both Division I and II in order to be eligible. www.eligibilitycenter.org
No financial aid allocated to athletes
Currently sponsor 277 male and 166 female golf programs
NAIA-National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics http://www.naia.org
The NAIA endorses one division of collegiate golf
Students do require a SAT or ACT score to be admitted
5.0 full scholarships available for men (can be divided partially)
5.0 full scholarships available for women (can be divided partially)
Must enrol with the NAIA eligibility centre http://www.playnaia.org
Currently sponsor 175 male and 123 female golf programs
NJCAA-National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association http://www.njcaa.org
The NJCAA endorses three divisions of collegiate golf
Athletes at NJCAA institutions predominately compete for two years while completing their academic requirements
After completion of an Associate Degree, athletes can transfer to an NCAA Division if they have successfully completed all the academic requirements
8.0 full scholarships available for men (can be divided partially)
8.0 full scholarships available for women (can be divided partially)
Students do not require a SAT or ACT score to be admitted
Must be approved by the NJCAA Eligibility Centre regarding Academics
Currently sponsor 241 men’s and 123 women’s golf programs