Golf Recruiting Timeline

Gaining exposure at tournaments starting your Freshmen year and reaching out to coaches early will help you get on the roster. Start with sending letters, build relationships and make the highlight tapes. Just like preparing for a golf tournament, consider all your strategies- consider region, program and relationship with the coach.


Freshmen Year

  • Research 2-3 schools per week
  • Create a list of 100 prospective schools consider both athletics and academics
  • Send introduction letters to coaches
  • Go on at least 3 unofficial visits to colleges – aim for a least one college per month
  • Build relationships by making phone calls, send letters and emails
  • Attend camps with the goals of honing your skills and to gain exposure 


When does recruiting begin for college golf?


Rules/Tips to Remember:

  • Coaches are watching your development throughout high school at camps, in school and on the field
  • Standouts are proactive, it’s never too early for YOU to write a letter or make a call to coaches
  • DI and DII coaches can’t personally contact you until Junior Year, but YOU can contact them
  • DIII and NAIA coaches can contact you at anytime
  • Important to do be familiar with the school both athletically and academically


Sophomore Year

  • Continue to research prospective schools and make unofficial visits
  • Continue to build relationships by making calls, sending letters, emails
  • Join summer tournaments and send schedules to coaches
  • Fill out questionnaires
  • Make unofficial visits


Junior Year

  • Make highlights film
  • Follow-up with coaches you’ve contacted in a TIMELY manner
  • Ask coaches where you stand on their recruits list
  • Participate in tournaments and send your schedule to coaches
  • Fill out questionnaires
  • Respond to EVERY coach
  • Make unofficial visits to schools
  • Narrow down your prospective schools list


Rules/Tips to Remember:

  • DI and DII coaches will start calling this summer
  • July 1st DI coaches can start calling you once per week and schedule off campus visits
  • September 1st is the first day that DI and DII coaches can send your personalized letters and emails
  • Contact coaches at least once a week
  • If you haven’t heard from DI coaches, start reaching out to DII, DIII, NAIA programs


Senior Year

  • Make official visits – only allowed 5
  • Follow-up with coaches and respond in a TIMELY manner
  • Narrow down your top list schools
  • Apply to the schools- applications
  • Apply for Financial aid - starting Jan. 1st
  • Sign and Commit to a school and program (Signing starts in April, last day is August 1st)
  • Find out the summer workout schedule
  • Get ready for an experience of a lifetime 
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