More than 1300 universities in the US offer scholarships for guys and girls that would like to combine their golf career with academics in the US.
College Golf in the US is the ultimate way to improve your game, improve physically and mentally and to make friends with student-athletes from all over the world!
This all serves a great platform and preparation for your future career: whether it’s on or off the golf course.
Did you know that big names such as Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Daniel Berger, John Ram, Thomas Pieters, Tim Sluiter & Lars van Meijel played college golf as well?
How does college golf work?
College Golf is probably a bit different than the “regular” golf you are used to back home. The biggest difference is that you will not only play for yourself, but also for the university and your college team.
The average team consists of 6-10 golfers. As a team you will play in tournaments and conferences against other college teams. A typical golf tournament consists of 3 rounds of 18 holes.
Rounds will be played in groups of 3 or 4 players from different universities who play each other. Competitions are held in different formats such as the “shot-gun” format or “tee-times” format.
Competitions can be played in “strokeplay” or “matchplay” format. In a strokeplay competition, every stroke counts towards a player’s total score. The player with the lowest score wins. In a matchplay competition, every hole is seen as a separate match. Every time a golfer scores best on a single hole, it will count as one point towards the total score. The player who wins the most holes, wins the total competition.
Slamstox college golf players
Slamstox golf players compete for many different universities throughout the USA. From West Coast to East Coast, college golf is very popular throughout the US.
Check out more Slamstox players here.
College golf fun facts. Did you know that…
- Nearly 80% of the top 100 golfers worldwide played College Golf?
- Tiger Woods won the NCAA D1 championship in 1996? He was a college golf player for Stanford University!
- Jack Nicklaus won the NCAA D1 championship in 1961? He was a college golf player for Ohio State University!
- Two top level golfers in the women’s rankings, Annika Sorenstam and Grace Park, won the NCAA D1 championships?
- During school holidays, you can play other tournaments all over the world?
- Slamstox organizes golf clinics, tournaments and activities for future college golf players?
- Our Slambassador Lars van Meijel, who played college golf for University of Memphis, is now active on the European Tour?
- Slamstox tries to create a strong collaboration between your Dutch coach and your future golf coach in the US? We believe that this is the best way to develop yourself, even during holidays back home!