Golf in the United States

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What is college golf in the United States?

More than 1,300 universities in America offer scholarships for boys or girls who want to combine golf and study in America.

Playing college golf in America is the ideal way to get better at your sport, get stronger both physically and mentally, and make friends with other student-athletes from all over the world!

All of this serves as a good start and preparation for your future career: whether on or off the golf course!

Did you know that big names like Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Daniel Berger, John Rahm, Thomas Pieters, Tim Sluiter & Lars van Meijel also once started playing college golf?

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How does college golf work?

College golf is probably slightly different from the “normal” golf you are used to here in the Netherlands. The biggest difference is that you are not only golfing for yourself, but also for the university and the team you are in.

The average team consists of 6-10 golfers, as a team you compete against teams from other universities in the competition or during tournaments. A typical golf tournament consists of 3 rounds of 18 holes.

The rounds are played in groups of 3 or 4 players from different universities who play against each other according to either the ‘shot-gun’ format (everyone starts at a different hole) or the ‘tee-times’ format (everyone starts at the same hole. ).

The scores can also be determined in two different ways: ‘stroke play’ or ‘match play’. In stroke play, every stroke, including the penalty strokes a player needs to complete a specific round, counts towards the final result. You may therefore never pick up the ball in stroke play. In stroke play, the winner of the game is the one who ultimately took the fewest strokes to complete the round.

A match play match is a different type of game form than a stroke play match. In match play, each hole played is a match in itself. The golfer (or duo / team) who has played the fewest strokes (including penalty strokes) on an individual hole has won the hole. For each hole won, the golfer receives 1 point. The golfer who has won the most holes at the end of the round of golf is the winner.

Would you like to see if you have a chance to play college golf? Fill out our this page and check all your possibilities.

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What about scholarships and college golf?

Studying at an American university can cost as much as $65,000 a year! An amount that is unrealistic for almost all students. This is why almost all universities with college golf teams offer the opportunity to obtain both an athletic and academic scholarship. These scholarships (scholarships) cover (partially) the tuition costs for you as an athlete! Depending on your athletic and academic level will determine how much the school pays to get you on the team.

Slamstox will help you find a scholarship to make your college golf experience affordable. Some student athletes receive a full scholarship, then you can play sports and study in America for free for four years. Other student athletes receive a partial scholarship, then a (large) part of the study costs will be covered.

College golf scholarships - Slamstox

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What are the athletic requirements for a scholarship in the America?

The college golf system is divided into many different divisions, with some 1,300 universities in it. As a result, the level of golf varies tremendously: from high playing amateur golfers in the Netherlands and top international youth to amateurs playing matches at the regional level.

Slamstox has already helped many different golfers with scholarships at many different levels. So you don’t have to be among the highest top of the Netherlands at all to have a chance at a scholarship at an American university. There are sport av for many different levels from the highest to the lowest.

Athletic requirements college golf - Slamstox

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What are the academic requirements for a scholarship?

To play college golf, you need to have completed at least high school. However, there are several options: – You have a completed HAVO or VWO diploma; – You have a completed (two-year) MBO education; – You are pursuing a bachelor’s degree; – You have a completed bachelor’s degree.

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American universities offer a wide range of degree programs at many different levels. So as long as you meet the requirements, we will make sure that the perfect match with a university is made for you!

Academic terms college golf - Slamstox

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Can I see something about other Slamstox college golf players?

Slamstox golfers come from various universities across America, from the west coast to east coast. College golf is popular throughout America! Thus, Slamstox has helped several golfers such as: Jerry Ji, Nevill Ruiter, Mayka Hoogeboom and Lars van der Vight. All golfers who are currently performing very well in America and are working hard to reach the top.

Check this page to see all our Slamstox-golfers. Or fill out this form to meet and discuss your possibilities.

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Career opportunities after college golf

After four years of golf and studying in college, there are guaranteed to be many opportunities for you, both on and off the golf course. Some of the best college golfers choose professional golf careers while many others start their work careers in the field for which they studied.

Are you ready to start working? Slamstox would like to help you kickstart your career. We do this with the Slamstox After College service, open to all Slamstox student-athletes as well as non-Slamstox student-athletes. Want to know more about the Slamstox After College service? Check out the page here!

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College golf - fun facts

Did you know that…

  • Within the global top 100 golf players, 50 of them played college golf before turning professional?
  • Tiger Woods won the NCAA Division 1 Individual Championship in 1996? He was a student athlete at Stanford at the time!
  • Jack Nicklaus won the NCAA Division 1 Individual Championship in 1961? He was then a student athlete at Ohio State!
  • Two top women’s players, Annika Sorenstam and Grace Park, have also won the NCAA Division 1 Individual Championship?
  • During the school holidays you can still participate in golf tournaments anywhere in the world?
  • Slamstox together with Slambassador Lars van Meijel organizes golf clinics for (future) college golfers?
  • Slamstox is committed to creating a good collaboration between your current golf coach and your future golf coach in America? That way you develop the best, even during the holidays in your own country!

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