College golf is played at over 1200 universities across all three major sporting associations in the USA. The NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA.
NCAA Division 1 (D1) men’s golf teams get 4 full scholarships per team, while their Division 2 (D2) counterparts only get 3.6 per team. D1 women golfers get slightly more with 6 Full-Rides while D2 teams get 5.4 scholarships per team. NCAA Division 3 (D3) teams do not give out athletic scholarships; however, students with good grades and top SAT scores may receive academic scholarships from coaches.
At NAIA Colleges, women golfers get 6 full scholarships per team, while the men’s teams only get 4.5. NJCAA programmes, offer the most generous amounts of scholarships to their golfers with 8 provided to both men and women.
Universities in the Western and Southern regions of the USA will compete all year round; while, colleges in the Northeast and Midwest are not able to play all year due to the harsh winters. Institutions in these areas will have high-tech indoor facilities, equipped with the best technologies to simulate real-life conditions for their golfers.
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NCAA DIVISION 1
|Province ranking||Top 5||Top 5|
|Average Driving Distance||250m||215m|
NCAA DIVISION 2
|Province ranking||Top 10||Top 10|
|Average Driving Distance||240m||205m|
Video footage is very important when searching for golf scholarships. Below is a list of requirements you need to include in your highlights video.
What To Include In Your Highlights Video
How to film for Golf
- Film from behind and from the side
- From behind, make sure the flag is in
- the shot for trajectory
- Make sure camera is steady
- Do not zoom in & out
- We want to see your swing as well as the distance you are hitting
What to film
- 10 – 15 Tee Shots
- 10 Approach Shots (100m-180m from Hole)
- 10 Fairway Shots
- 2 – 3 Rough Shots
- 2 – 3 Bunker Shots
- 10 Putting Strokes
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