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 

Rules/Tips to Remember:

  • Coaches are watching your development throughout high school at camps, in school and on the field
  • Athletes can receive non-recruiting materials from college coaches, such as questionnaires, camp brochures and college admissions materials 
  • D3 and NAIA coaches can contact you at anytime
  • Important to 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
  • D1 coaches can start communicating with recruits via phone, email and private messages starting on June 15 after sophomore year 


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:

  • D1 – Official/unofficial visits and off-campus contact is prohibited before August 1 before junior year 
  • Contact coaches at least once a week
  • If you haven’t heard from D1 coaches, start reaching out to D2, D3, 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 October 1 
  • Sign and commit to a school and program – 

    the D1/D2 Signing Period is between November 13, 2019 – 

    August 1, 2020 

  • Find out the summer workout schedule
  • Get ready for an experience of a lifetime 
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