Sample College Golf Athletic Resume

What to include in your high school golf resume for college coaches

Is your golf resume ready for college coaches? Below is a sample resume for Jerome Andrews, who used this to help secure a full golf scholarship to the University of South Carolina. While the paper resume has faded a little in its usefulness, it still has a place in the recruiting process, especially if you are attending events where several college coaches are in attendance and it’s very easy to hand to coaches in the short term.

While his golf skills contributed to most of his success, this resume gave potential college coaches a quick and clear understanding of his golf skills. Attached to the resume were several letters of recommendation from his high school coach and each of his instructors as well as a yearbook photograph. Also included in each recruiting package was an original cover letter addressed to each individual coach expressing his interest in continuing his golf career at the college level. His grades and test scores were included in his letter to each coach. In reality, Andrews was good enough where he probably didn’t need a resume as virtually all of the top college golf coaches knew of his talent. But we never assume anything in the recruiting process.

All the information in this resume fit on one printed page and was neatly organized giving college coaches the ability to quickly see the success Andrews enjoyed as he matured through the high school and junior ranks. While many individual scores were left out, Andrews placed well in many national tournaments and college coaches were well aware of the level of competition he was facing and the general scores needed to constantly place in the top 20 of many of these national tournaments. In this case, individual scores for each tournament were not completely necessary. It was also not necessary to include many local tournaments at the State level because of his strong national schedule and success. In some cases, state and local tournaments can be very important to college golf coaches especially if you do not always have the ability to play in many national AJGA & USGA tournaments.

Name:  Jerome Andrews

Address: **********

River Forest, IL 60305

(312) ***-****

Birthdate: August 21, ****

School:  Oak Park/River Forest High School

201 N. Scoville Ave.

Oak Park, IL 60302

Golf Highlights

  • IHSA State Champion – 1987
  • IHSA Regional Champion – 1987
  • Fenton Invitational Medalist – 1987
  • USGA Jr. Amateur Sectional Qualifying Champion – 1987
  • Oak Park Country Club Jr. Club Champion – 1986
  • Big Foot Country Club Champion – 1983,1984, 1985
  • Illinois PGA Jr. State Champion 1983, 1984
  • Western Suburban Silver Conference Medalist Champion – 1984
  • IHSA All-State Team – 1986-1987
  • High School MVP Award – 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987
  • Pioneer Press All Area Team – 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987
  • Participated in 25 National Jr. Tournaments
  • Current USGA Handicap: 1

High School Golf – 1985 (Fall)

My sophomore year, I was co-captain on the varsity golf team and played in the number one position. The team placed third in conference and advanced to the state sectional qualifying. I was the conference champion medalist and qualified through regionals and sectionals to make it to the state championship. I placed among the top 20 finalists and was awarded the team’s MVP with an average nine-hole score of 39

High School Golf – 1986 (Fall)

My junior year, I was captain of the varsity golf team, and played the number one position. The team placed third in conference and advanced to the state sectionals. Individually, I advanced through state regional sectional qualifying to make it to the state championship where I placed fourth. Again, I was honored as the team’s MVP and ended the year with a 36 average for nine-hole rounds in all match play.

High School Golf – 1987 (Fall)

As a senior participant, I remained the varsity golf team captain playing the number one position. The team was undefeated in match play, the school’s first conference championship title. I was medalist in every team match and averaged 36 for nine holes. I placed second in conference championship title and was awarded the MVP. I was the regional medalist. I also won the Illinois State Golf Championship and became the first Illinois golfer to place in the state finals four consecutive years.

Following is a list of tournament activity other than high school golf competition

Summer 1985

  • USGA Jr. Amateur Qualifying – 1st Alternate
  • AJGA American Jr. Classic – Qualified in age group-won-lost
  • AJGA Great Lakes Buick Open – 25th Place
  • Chicago District Golf Association Stroke Play Championship – 6th Place
  • Chicago District Golf Association Match Play – Failed to qualify
  • Illinois Amateur – Failed to qualify
  • Oak Park Country Club Jr. Club Champion – 1st Place
  • Big Foot Country Club Jr. Club Champion – 1st Place

Summer 1986

  • USGA Jr. Amateur Sectional Qualifying Champion – 1st Place
  • USGA Jr. Amateur-Qualified-lost, top 64 qualifiers
  • AJGA American Jr. Classic – Qualified in age group-Won-Lost
  • AJGA Midwestern Jr. – 20th Place
  • AJGA Great Lakes Buick Open – 20th Place
  • AJGA Tournament of Champions – Missed qualifying

Summer 1987

  • AJGA Oyster Reef Invitational – 4th Place
  • AJGA Midwestern Jr. Championship – 5th Place
  • AJGA USF&G Jr. Classic – 9th Place
  • AJGA Great Lakes Buick Jr. Open – 14th Place
  • AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions-Qualified-19th Place
  • AJGA Boys Championship – 18th Place
  • AJGA Woodlands Jr. Classic – 20th Place

Steve *********
PGA Golf Professional
The Oak Park Country Club

Bob ***********
High School Golf Coach
Oak Park/River Forest High School

David **********
PGA Golf Professional
Greenlefe Golf Resort