It is a completely different world when you play golf in the United States compared to doing so in the Netherlands. To paint the picture, the United States has over 17.000 golf courses, including the illustrious Augusta National, Pebble Beach, Cypress Point and Pine Valley. The United States is also home to some of the biggest legends of the game, such as Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus. Iconic figures that are forever carved in the worldwide history of golf. And they too were once freshmen in the promising world of college golf.
No matter how good you get, you can always get better. That is the exciting part.
-Tiger Woods, Stanford University
The structure of golf in the United States
In the United States, there are 1.318 universities offering scholarships to athletes looking to combine golf and education at an university. Are you one of the lucky ones? You will notice that golf is experienced a lot different in the United States. Another important difference is the structure of competing. In the United States, you are not only performing for yourself, but also for the team and university.
Together with your teammates, you are participating in a number of tournaments playing against other universities and their athletes. College golf is divided into various divisions, which means that whatever your level is, we can find the right fit for you.
Facts and figures
7000yardsaverage distance golf course
104College golf teamsin Pennsylvania
1996National TitleTiger Woods, Stanford University
Golf courses in the United States are like a filmset. Perfect pitches, tons of cameras and a huge amount of spectators trying to catch a glimpse of the action. Be warned though, because some spectators show up uninvited. Do not be surprised whenever an alligator tries to steal your spot in the crowd. It is all part of the game!
Perfect combination between golf and education
As a student-athlete you are absorbed in the sporting environment on a daily basis. You practice, travel and play games on an elite level. And in between all these sessions and games, you have access to the best facilities and specialists that make sure you maintain and improve your condition levels.
Besides the busy sports schedule, your study is demanding as well. As a student-athlete you will need great discipline for starters. Together with your academic advisors and coaches you will be developing your own schedule, which allows you to perform on the pitch and in the classroom.
The right match with the university, because each talent is different
Your ambitions might differ from your teammates. Perhaps your ceiling is higher than those around you, while others are already satisfied with living the American way of life. Whatever your reason to go to the United States may be, we will make sure to find the right match, that fits your athletic and academic background.
Close contact with your parents
To find the right match we look at your ambitions and capabilities, as well as what college coaches in the United States are searching for. On a daily basis we are in touch with coaches who are looking to add exciting talent to their roster. We rate universities based on their academic and athletic performance. During this complex process we are close to the action to make sure the right choices are made. Naturally, we will be in close contact with you and your parents. Due to this diligent and concerned approach KingsTalent has built a strong reputation in the United States, which has led to us receiving more requests from coaches than we could ever live up to!
Are you ready for your next step? KingsTalent guides you!
Have you made your choice? Then we will follow you closely in the USA. Not literally, of course, but we keep in close contact together and do not want to miss anything of your sporting achievements. In fact, if you want, we will report extensively on your adventures. The contacts with your home front also remain strong. Within a few days you will know whether you qualify for your life-changing experience.