Golf

How College Golf can get you onto the PGA/LPGA Tour?

By Stewart Stanbra
Did you know that a large percentage of the professional golfers currently active spent at least some time playing College Golf in the USA as a platform for their development?

Did you know that a large percentage of the professional golfers currently active spent at least some time playing College Golf in the USA as a platform for their development?

As we know, playing professionally making a breakthrough onto the tour at aged 18-21 is rare, and also very tough financially. On average it takes a number of years, much time and expenses to make the breakthrough.

Using the university golf system with a golf scholarship in the USA allows players to get regular high-level competition, quality instruction and their golf funded alongside their education. Competing on fantastic courses against the best amateurs in the world for 4 years will help develop your game.

Take a look at some of the players who went to college, some might surprise you:

 

Women:

Annika Sörenstam: University of Arizona

Natalie Gulbis: University of Arizona

Angela Stanford: Texas Christian University

Lorena Ochoa:  University of Arizona

Alison Lee: University of California, Los Angeles

Danielle Kang: Pepperdine University

Stacy Lewis: University of Arkansas

Brittany Lang: Duke University

Lizette Salas: University of Southern California

Gerina Piller: University of Texas at El Paso

Anna Nordqvist: Arizona State University

 

Men:

Adam Scott: University of Nevada Las Vegas

Arnold Palmer: Wake Forest University

Bubba Watson: University of Georgia

Camilo Villegas: University of Florida

Dustin Johnson – Coastal Carolina University

Graeme McDowell: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Hunter Mahan: Oklahoma State University

Jack Nicklaus: Ohio State University

Jason Dufner: Auburn University

Jim Furyk: Arizona State University

Jordan Spieth: University of Texas at Austin

Keegan Bradley: St.Johns University

Luke Donald: Northwestern University

Matt Kuchar: Georgia Institute of Technology

Phil Mickelson: Arizona State University

Ricky Fowler: Oklahoma State University

Steve Stricker: University of Illinois Urbana

Tiger Woods: Stanford University

Zach Johnson: Drake University

 

College Golf coaches recruit early it is one of the most competitive sports in the system to get a roster spot – so be proactive and plan ahead. You can find out more by look at our College Golf page: https://www.collegescholarshipsusa.com/college-sports/golf/

Adam Schmidt

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