What do I Need to Know About the NLI?

  As we wrap up the NLI Early Signing Period, I wanted to share some insight on FAQs about signing an NLI. What is the NLI? The NLI (National Letter of Intent) is an agreement signed by the student-athlete, parent or guardian and the institution that states the student athlete’s commitment to attend the institution for one … Read more

Don't Panic but Be Proactive

“Just wanted to let you know that for 2020 we have one verbal commitment and another offer out.  Assuming that gets accepted we would only have walk-on opportunities available for 2020.” – Top 25 Ranked DI Women’s Golf Program In consulting my 2020 recruits, I have received several responses like this from coaches who are … Read more

Q and A with UNCG Coach Janell Howland

Not only is UNCG Head Coach Janell Howland an awesome coach but she also happens to be a dear friend who I admire and respect greatly. I recently asked her to answer a few questions about her recruiting and coaching philosophy.   What is your own coaching philosophy?  People first, Students second, Golfers third.  Everything we … Read more

College Golf is an Experience Unlike Any Other

                            For those starting their college golf careers (and for those players in the recruiting process) I thought I would share some pics of my college golf days and pass along a few reminders as you begin the best 4 years of … Read more

My Mom Wants to Share Her Side of the Story

  Brandi Jackson, I think it’s time for your Mom to speak up.  So, if you will, indulge me for a few minutes.     First, let me say how very proud I am of the professional that Brandi has become.  She pours her heart and soul into her business and everything that she does. … Read more

Post College Golf Reflection by Sarah Bertram

In my last blog, I shared some insight from Howard Bertram, who’s daughter Sarah just graduated from playing 4 years of college golf at Gardner-Webb University. I asked Sarah to share her own thoughts about her college golf experience and how she feels looking back now.     What did you learn the most from … Read more

A College Parent's Perspective

I met Sarah Bertram and her father, Howard, during her junior year of high school. She had done a little work with the college recruiting process but had not gotten very far at that stage and she was one of those late arrivers to the game so we had a few things working against us. … Read more

Don't Be a Sheep

I rolled my eyes during workouts this when this was said to a few of us as we followed one athlete’s lead who put the bands around her knees as we began to do a wall sit. “Don’t be a sheep” was repeated (louder each time) by our trainer before we realized that he was trying … Read more

I Survived the Beast Mode Games

  Some of you who follow my BJGolf social media may have seen me posting over the last few weeks that I was training for the Beast Mode Games, a Crossfit style workout competition. Well, last Saturday was the day of the games so I wanted to share some pictures and a little bit of … Read more

Are Scholarships Negotiable?

  I was asked this question last week about whether or not scholarships are negotiable so I thought it was a good topic to address to those who may be curious about this question. I have faced it numerous times working with families as they make their final decision and it can certainly be a … Read more