Seven DI California coaches + 17 other top programs converge in Arizona for all-things college golf and recruiting
For competitive junior golfers and their families, the dream of playing on a college golf team looms enticingly large. Parents see talent and potential in their junior golfer and want to support his/her dreams but don’t understand the recruiting process or how to get the attention of the college coaches. Before you know it, thousands of dollars are invested each year chasing rankings points while entering local and regional tournaments.
Players then hope to graduate to higher-level tours, get invited to invitationals, aspire to play on the AJGA Tour, and try to qualify for U.S.G.A. events. All the while, coaches are watching players from behind trees at junior tournaments will little connection or getting to know a player beyond their golf swing. CGX Top100 camps help players make those connections, get comfortable performing in front of coaches, find their fit and spot on a college golf team, improve their game and hear accurate information straight from the horse’s mouth…the coaches.
“At CGX Top100 Camps, I like to stress to juniors the importance of being really proactive. Whether that’s in the recruiting process and making sure they’re asking all the questions they have, or just developing a plan for their practice routine and sticking to it. All of those things add up once you get to the college level and need to take ownership of everything on your plate,” said USC Women’s Associate Head Coach Tiffany Joh. “Overall, the camp is a great opportunity to learn from an amazing variety of incredibly experienced veteran coaches and ask anything you want to know about the recruiting process.”
The upcoming CGX Top100 West Camps will take place at The Wigwam Golf Resort in Phoenix, Arizona. The Girls Showcase Camp is December 2-3, and the Boys Showcase Camp will follow on December 16-17. California golf coaches participating include girls coaches Laurie Gibbs from Pepperdine and Alicia Um Holmes at UCLA along with boys coaches Walter Chun at Berkeley, Ryan Donovan at San Diego State, Mark Hankins at USC, and Michael Beard at Pepperdine. The camp will also feature additional DI collegiate coaches and golf programs from around the country.
At every CGX Top100 Camp, juniors and their parents engage with the top-level coaches over two days where they experience: immersive education sessions on college golf and the recruiting pathway, NIL conversations, open Q&A sessions, and on-course coach engagement and instruction during simulated college golf practice and tournament rounds. The real-time evaluation and personalized feedback from the coaches is helping players discover the right collegiate program fit.
To learn more about CGX or to register for the Top100 West Showcase Camps in Arizona, visit www.collegegolfx.com/camps