College Golf 101

College Golf

Recruiting Information

Top 3 things considered by coaches for scholarships:

Academics: GPA, Test Scores, and Overall Academic Performance

Ability: High School tournaments are not the only indicators of success. Coaches also evaluate players performance in outside events such as State Association, USGA, and other national/regional/local tournaments

Character: Some coaches are willing to take a shot on a player with a potential for success if the player has exceptional character

Recruiting Timeline (Freshman-Senior Year)

Freshman/Sophmore Year::

  • The player may begin to receive questionnaires, NCAA materials and other recruiting publications
  • The player can make phone calls to a coach. A college coach cannot call you.
  • The player is allowed to take an unlimited number of unofficial visits (excluding dead-periods), but cannot take any official visits
  • The NCAA recommends players to register with the eligibility center by the players Sophomore year

Junior Year::

  • Beginning September 1 of the players Junior year, all forms of electronic communication (text message, email, etc.) are allowed
  • The player may make calls to the coach and coaches can begin calling the player after September 1
  • The player is allowed to take an unlimited number of unofficial visits (excluding dead-periods), but cannot take any official visits

Senior Year::

  • Beginning September 1 of the players Junior year, all forms of electronic communication (text message, email, etc.) are allowed
  • The player may make calls to the coach and coaches can begin calling the player after September 1 of the players junior year. Unlimited phones calls from the coach are allowed once the player signs a National Letter of Intent, written offer of admission and/or financial aid
  • The player is allowed to take an unlimited number of unofficial visits (excluding dead-periods)
  • The player is allowed to take one official visit per college and up to a maximum of five (Division I) and no limit for Division II.

NCAA Eligibility Center Contact Information and Eligibility Information:

Online: eligibilitycenter.org | ncaa.org/playcollegesports

Phone: Toll Free (877) 262-1492

Additional Eligibility Information Resources


College Golf Commits

The AGA is proud to be a part of the youth golfer’s journey, from the introductory stages to the professional field. College golf is a tremendous accomplishment and stepping stone in a young golfer’s career. Several junior golfers throughout the state have gone on to play at the collegiate level and have major success. To read more about young Alabamian players to advance to the world of college golf, please click the Learn More Button below.

College Commitments

Are you committed to play golf at the collegiate level? We’d love to stay in touch and support you in your next chapter.

Class of 2021

  • Zach Ashley: Valdosta State University
  • Justin Olive: Jacksonville State
  • Mackinley Baird: University of Alabama-Birmingham
  • Paul Bruce: University of Alabama-Birmingham
  • Jon Byrd: University of Mobile
  • Cole Davidson: Auburn University
  • Hannah Dees: University of North Alabama
  • Jones Free: University of Alabama
  • Cole Imig: University of Alabama-Birmingham
  • Morgan Jones: Auburn University
  • Miriam McCoy: Mississippi College
  • Joshua Peters: Centre College
  • Brooke Rachel: Loyola University (LA)
  • Gordon Sargent: Vanderbilt University
  • Brantley Scott: Troy University
  • Ellie Smith: Mississippi College
  • Bishop Stringer: Alabama State University
  • Matthew Streitman: University of Alabama-Birmingham
  • Lauren Thompson: Lipscomb University

Class of 2022

  • Mary Grace Davidson: Truett McConnell University
  • Reagan Waggoner: Samford University

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