Narrowing Your Search

Can’t Decide Which Colleges to Contact?

A good way to narrow your search when beginning the college placement process is to make a list of potential Universities that interest you. This will help you eliminate schools that may not fit the characteristics that will help you achieve the goals for your golf career.

Here are some questions to ask when compiling this list:
Does the school offer the course work I want to take as a major in college?

  • Can I get a quality education there?
  • Is the college close enough or far enough away from home?
  • Can my athletic goals be achieved there?
  • If sports were not a factor, would I still want to get my education there?

Choosing a college requires plenty of preparation and investigation. These are just a few questions to ask when starting the process.  There is no such thing as being over prepared – after all, you are choosing the next four years of your life!

If you would like further help in researching college golf programs, contact IJGT Director of College Placement, Ann Maness.

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AnnDirector of College Placement, Ann Maness, has years of experience with the college athletics recruiting process. Ann is the second sibling in her family to join the elite college golf ranks and played for Coastal Carolina University, where she took no time to capture her first collegiate victory.

During her freshman year, Ann came from 6 shots behind in the final round of the Big South Conference Championship, firing a 68 to claim the individual conference title. To date, that 68 remains the single-round record for the Women’s Golf Big South Championship. Ann went on to capture two more singles titles at CCU.

She also participated in the 2009 NCAA Regionals, was a 4-Time Big South All-Conference Team Member, and was an 8-Time Big South Player of the Week.

You can contact Ann at and follow her on Twitter at @DCP1AManess.