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Why Every Camper Should Play High School Golf

February 26th, 2019

For junior golfers everywhere, golf camps are a great opportunity to receive world-class instruction, learn about the game and have fun with their friends.  As many approach high school, decisions are made on what sports and activities to take part in. There are over 222,000 high school golfers that compete nationally each year. On top of that, there are opportunities for every high school golfer to play golf in college. Below highlights just a few reasons why every junior should play high school golf.

Team-Based Competition

Golf is widely thought of as an individual sport, and in many respects, this is true. However, high school golf provides a junior an opportunity to compete in a team atmosphere and create bonds with teammates and coaches. With the exception of PGA Junior Leagues, almost all junior and amateur golf are exclusively individual when it comes to competition. In high school, a junior is able to not only compete for themselves but their school as well.

Local, Regional, State and National Tournaments

As a high school golfer, you have the chance to play in local, regional, state, and even national events. Imagine playing locally and even on a national scale. In 2019, the NHSGA is hosting the High School Golf National Invitational in Orlando, Florida where 348 of the top high school golfers will compete for a national title. This event will be held on a yearly basis in conjunction with national junior golf organizations to help elevate high school golfers to the national stage, celebrating and recognizing their play.

Representation of school

Not just the football team at a high school can get all the love when it comes to school spirit or pride. High school golfers are playing for the name on their bag and the mascot on their shirt, giving a sense of belonging that is not felt in a typical junior event. Only 7% of high school golfers go onto play at any varsity level in college, so high school golf could be the only opportunity for some to represent their school.

Preparation for college golf

Every high school golfer can play golf in college. Whether you are looking to get an NCAA scholarship or play club golf with the National Collegiate Club Golf Association (NCCGA), high school golf will help you get prepared to play in college. Since most golfers cannot play varsity, the NCCGA provides a competitive playing opportunity for any boy or girl who does not compete on the varsity team at their college. Whether you shoot 65 or 125, all swings are welcome.

If you are interested in learning more about topics surrounding the high school golf, be sure to check out the NHSGA’s high school golf news.