The schedule of a college golfer can be hectic in general, but, a freshman is also acclimating to a new living arrangement, new friends and new classes. College golf will teach a student-athlete how to prioritize and accomplish many tasks in any given week.
Example of a weekly schedule:
Monday - Wednesday:
6:00 am workouts
8:00 am - 12:00pm class
1:00 pm - 5:00pm Practice / Qualifying Rounds
*Qualifying rounds are rounds of golf where players compete for a position on the upcoming tournament travel roster. Teams generally travel with 5-6 players out of a team of 10-12 players.
Leave for the weekend's tournament (packed with golf equipment, books, and laptop to keep up with school assignments).
Sunday: Practice rounds and tournament (arrive back on campus on Sunday evening). Some tournaments may be on a Sunday/Monday or a Monday/Tuesday.
1) Maintaining the University's, Coach's and NCAA GPA Standards;
2) Attending all classes (apart from travel);
3) If assignments or classes are missed - Tutors are available from most schools;
4) Performing on and off the golf course (representing your university, coach, and family).
You will need a strong support system while attending college as a student-athlete.
Your support system includes family, coaches, professors, tutors, teammates, and friends.
Sticking with the rigorous
student-athlete schedule may be demanding but will maximize your college experience. You will graduate with solid time management skills which will make highly desirable to potential employers.
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