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#1 Honeybadgermax

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:54 PM

I'm currently living and schooling in Spain at a British international school.

I'm looking to come to the USA in 2 years time to try and play some college golf while studying.

Could you guys please outline some good colleges to play at, in all 3 divisions.

I also believe I have to take SATS as the American unis won't accept English qualifications?

Also if you have some advice on when to start getting in contact with coaches and colleges.

Not quite sure when or where to start, so anybody's input is much appreciated.

Please include anything else I've missed or should know about this move.

Cheers.


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:24 PM

Go to certain college websites, and find coach email. Contact them. Some respond, some don't. It depepnds on them. But honestly they want to see TOURNAMENT scores. Handicap means nothing.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:24 PM

View Postlilmike24, on 09 November 2012 - 05:24 PM, said:

Go to certain college websites, and find coach email. Contact them. Some respond, some don't. It depepnds on them. But honestly they want to see TOURNAMENT scores. Handicap means nothing.

perfect advice

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:31 PM

You may already know this, but there are certain regions of the U.S. that are more conducive to practice than others due to weather. Keep it in the southern half of the country...unless you WANT to play in the snow.
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:21 PM

For academic requirements look up the University sites on-line, they usually have a section for International students. My eldest son, a non golfer, just took the SATs in England but he is 17 and looking to go to MIT next year, I'm not sure that all Universities in the US are so rigourous.

You don't say how good you are but other than having a handicap near or better than scratch you really do need to have some results in the major junior tournaments in Europe, go to the EGU site and look up their amateur rankings, you'll get a good idea of what tournaments there are. Remember the US colleges have thousands of very good American golfers to choose from, for you to stand out you realy need to have won one of those big tourneys or at least got close in a few.





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