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Shows students and parents the difference between junior and college tournament scores
Since 1989, almost 90% of the college golf scholarships nationwide have gone to readers of the PING Guide including PGA and LPGA Tour players
Tiger Woods, Justin Leonard, Zach Johnson, Bubba Watson, Charles Howell, Brandt Snedeker, Jason Dufner, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan, Ryan Moore, Dustin Johnson, Kevin Kisner, Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson, Rickie Fowler, Harris English, Bud Cauley,
Peter Uihlein, Kyle Stanley, Russell Henley, Patrick Reed, Brooks Koepka, Patrick Cantlay, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Bryson DeChambeau, Xander Schauffele, Scottie Scheffler, Collin Morikawa, Viktor Hovland, Matthew Wolff, Angela Stanford, Lorena Ochoa, Gerina Piller, Brittany Lang, Stacy Lewis, Azahara Munoz, Lizette Salas, Austin Ernst, Celine Boutier, Jennifer Song, Marina Alex, Danielle Kang, Ally McDonald, Alison Lee, Brittany Altomare, Gaby Lopez, Annie Park, Cheyenne Knight, Jennifer Kupcho, Andrea Lee and Maria Fassi.
Other PING Guide readers who turned professional instead of playing college golf include Kevin Na, Joaquin Niemann, Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome, Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressel, Inbee Park, Michele Wie, Jessica Korda, Jaye Marie Green, Lexi Thompson, Brooke Henderson, Angel Yin, Megan Khang, and Nelly Korda.
The PING Guide contains vital help for junior golfers who want to continue their golf career at the collegiate level. It includes information on every scholarship and non-scholarship golf program in the U.S. (more than 1,200 colleges and community colleges), and it answers the questions facing college-bound students on subjects including:
The feature of the online Guide that is important in college coaches' eyes is the PING Guide-Golfstat Interactive Score Conversion program that helps junior golfers and parents project where their adjusted junior scores would place them in actual college tournaments.
- taking advantage of the numerous opportunities for both men and women to play college golf.
- understanding recruiting guidelines, entrance and eligibility requirements, letters of intent and scholarships.
- learning about new NCAA regulations and their effect on prospective and current student-athletes.
- planning your high school career to ensure adequate preparation for college testing, counseling and timely application.
- matching yourself athletically and academically to one or more schools.
- maximizing your exposure to college coaches.
- preparing your golf resume and promoting yourself if you are not recruited.
- handling interviews and meetings with coaches.
- knowing the importance of the campus visit.
- qualifying for financial aid.
- preparing to enjoy your college golf experience no matter what level of competition you seek.
The talent levels among college golfers span the spectrum. The best players frequently post sub-par rounds; however, there are hundreds of men playing on college golf teams whose average score is in the 80s or higher and hundreds of women playing college golf who shoot in the 90s or 100s.
You do not need to be a scratch golfer to play or earn a golf or non-golf scholarship. All you need is a strong desire to attend college and play golf while you are there.
The Guide is highly recommended by college coaches from coast to coast and in all divisions of collegiate competition.