Scott Cartwright Cal Poly coach said he would rather have a player who can go really low one day and not so great another because it is a team sport. I would have thought the same thing until he told me that regarding what he looks for.
That may be true for Cal Poly because he knows he can't recruit the players that are going to Stanford, USC or UCLA. Plus the best players turn pro and they lose them after a year or so.
Yeah but he does have a choice between recruiting players who shoot 72-73 all the time in junior golf and the ones who shoot in the 60s some of the time and the 80s some of the time.
Different coaches look for different things and a lot of them are not afraid of a project. Johnny Vegas was not much of a player when John Fields at Texas took a flier on him, but he was a big strong kid who had gone low in the odd tournament and who looked like he might have potential, and look at how well he turned out.