This has been a thrilling year for one of our international college-counseling students – a ranked golfer who has just completed his sophomore year. He and his mom have quite an interesting story to tell about their early college planning and recruitment, which she has graciously offered to share with others…
When my son broke his elbow last spring, we realized very quickly how important it is to do well in school and have a back-up. Trying to manage golf competitions, fitness sessions, practice time at the golf course, along with rigorous academics, is next to impossible in Europe. So there we were, with A LOT of time on our hands because golf had been moved to the back burner…an opportune moment to get a head start on the chase for a golf scholarship at an American university. Little did we know that the summer after 9th grade was anything but a head start! By the way, when I write “we,” I am referring to our son and his parents. We have done most everything in tandem and have emphasized to our son that his participation and effort in the process is of the utmost importance.