Are there opportunities to receive a scholarship for golf in college?

A very important question : How many scholarships are available in Women’s Golf?

Each full funded Division I Women’s golf program has 6 scholarships. You will find Women’s golf team typically are small with between 7 – 10 players on average. Each Division II school has 5.4 scholarships.

There are 262 womens’ golf programs in Division I schools. 139 womens’ golf programs in Division II schools.

What does this mean? It means there are over 2,300 women’s golf scholarships each year (if each program is funded).

Is it challenging to receive a scholarship?

At The G2 Academy, we work hand in hand with our students and their families throughout the college placement process. From resume building to a communication outreach plan, to college visits and final decisions, our goal is to help find the best fit school for our students.

It is a process that requires time and commitment. It isn’t easy, but we know our process works. With the proper training, tournament play and college process we can help you find the best school for your collegiate future!

In fact, The National College Athletic Assn. (NCAA) estimates that every year 200 college golf scholarships for young women go unclaimed. Too few girls compete in the sport to qualify for these scholarships, which means many young women are missing an opportunity that could make all the difference to their education, their income and their future (LA Times).

How can I best prepare for college?

Being a student-athlete isn’t always glamorous.   In fact, it rarely is.  Being a successful student-athlete requires a lot of hard work, ethic and discipline.    The transition from high school to college is challenging for most, but can be extra challenging for student-athletes as they embark on their collegiate career. 

Here are 7 ways to know if you are ready for the next step and playing your sport in college.

1. Time Management – The NCAA states that a student-athlete spend between 4.4 and 8.6 hours per day on their sport.   This also includes the off season.  Student-athletes are expected to maintain their academics on top of the time commitment to their sport.   Time Management is key for success as a student-athlete.   If you are able to manage your time successfully in High School, it will help prepare you for your time as a student-athlete in College. At The G2 Academy we work with you on time management and assist you in the transition.

2. Academics – The higher your GPA and test results are in high school, the more options you will have for College.   The more you can maintain your Academic standing in High School the more prepared you are to succeed in College.  The habits you use to study and organize your academics in high school will translate to College.    Prepare yourself ahead of time, practice good study habits, strong attendance and work hard in school.   It will help with your transition into College.

3. Independence – In High School you should be independent and handling things on your own. This is how you will know if you are ready for college.  How involved are you in the recruiting process, are you still asking your parents to do your work, or ask your teacher a question etc.  When you have moved on depending on your parents for simple tasks you will know you are ready for College and your career as a student-athlete.  

4. Competition Level – Are you going to school that fits your athletic ability?   Are your expectations on track to get you ready for your collegiate sports experience?  Don’t take the summer off before school starts, stay competition ready and prepare yourself for success as a student-athlete.  

5. Accountability – Are you holding yourself accountable or are you waiting for others to hold you accountable?  Moving from High School to College is a big step up in responsibility.  Hold yourself accountable for the choices you make and always ask yourself how this could affect your future.

6. Confidence – Are you ready to take charge?  Are you confident enough to look people in the eye when speaking to them?  Have a firm handshake?  These are things that will tell you if you are ready for your next step as a leader on your athletic team.

7. Finances - You have a plan with your family for the financial side of your College Career.  You understand the annual financial commitments for your schooling.   You are ready to budget yourself and take control of spending money you will spend while in school.  This is important and will not only help you in college, but further into your life.   Once habits start they are easy to keep!   Budgeting is a good habit to get into and will help you feel less stressed as this will be one area you have control!

Start asking yourself, am I prepared to transition into the College World?  What can I do to improve the transition?  What are my areas of strength?  Where do I need to improve?