Build Your Resume Tips

Building a quality resume is one of the most important steps in the college recruiting process. While your game will speak for itself out on the course, your resume will be the first insight a coach has into you as an all-around person. Having an online resume that contains all of the necessary information is the best way to create and maintain a resume. This makes the information accessible and easy to navigate. A document form is completely acceptable as well.

You don’t want a coach to have to go out of their way to find the information they need to know about you. Their time is very limited and valuable. You want to capitalize on the one chance you may have that a coach reads your email. If you have to resend a swing video, test scores or tournament results they may overlook that second email and never see it. If a coach has to open 5 different attachments to one email they may not take the time to look at all of them.

Also, you don’t want to send a coach on a wild goose chase to find all of your tournament results on 5 different junior tour websites. Building a quality resume online that houses all of the information that coaches need is crucial in the beginning of the college recruiting process.

  • Headshot
  • Personal Statement
  • Academics
  • Awards
  • Activities
  • Volunteer work
  • Tournament results
  • Stats
  • Swing video
  • Parent and player contact info
  • Reference contact info (swing or high school coach)
  • Upcoming schedule (if available at the time)

If you don’t want to build your own resume from scratch and maintain all of your tournaments results, then the paid online service I recommend utilizing is at Junior Golf Scoreboard. 


If you need more assistance please check out my in-depth online college recruiting program HERE or contact me about my one on one services.

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