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E32: University of Tennessee Coach Judy Pavon
Season 3 continues with another stellar episode featuring Coach Judy Pavon. Coach Pavon has led the Volunteer women's golf program for the past 20 years. As college coaches continue to navigate life in the midst of the pandemic, Coach Pavon took the time to share what she has learned during this time and her advice on the transition from junior golf into college golf.
E31: Playing Competitive DIII Golf with Rhodes College Coach Mike Clary
This episode kicks off the 2020 Fall Season with insight from one of the most competitive DIII women's golf programs in the country. The Rhodes College women's team has won 3 National Championships (2014, 2016, 2017) and has a head coach with 40+ years of coaching and leading the athletic department at Rhodes. If you want to learn more about how the DIII athletic route might be the perfect fit for you as a prospective student-athlete then be sure to listen in as Coach Mike Clary shares his experience leading the Lynx ladies golf team.
E30: Huddle Up and Listen Up Volume 1
Ever wanted to be in the middle of a group of coaches as they’re chatting?
Well, you’re going to get that chance in this Huddle Up and Listen Up series of virtual coach panels! You can hear the audio version of that conversation here on the Tap In To College Golf podcast.
And this first group is quite the powerhouse of coaches:
💥 #84 ranked USF Head Coach Erika Brennan with her endless passion and energy for coaching
💥 #42 ranked U of Denver Head Coach Lindsay Hulwick Kuhle coming off a record-setting year
💥#17 ranked U of Arkansas Head Coach Shauna Estes-Taylor wrapping up her 18th season with the program
💥 #8 ranked U of Arizona Head Coach Laura Myerscough Ianello and 2018 National Champions
💥 #6 ranked Kent State Head Coach Lisa Strom with 5 team wins in her shortened first year
E29: UNC Chapel Hill Women’s Head Coach Jan Mann
This episode is another special one for me as Coach Jan Mann recruited me back during my junior golf days when she was the coach at UNC Wilmington. How that experience played out is a major influence on my approach to Brandi Jackson Golf and the impact that the recruiting process can have on a young female's maturity and growth.
Coach Mann shares her coaching journey, along with some insight about the current scenarios we are facing amidst the COVID-19 impact on college athletics and recruiting. And she sheds some light on managing your time as a student-athlete and how the impact you can make on the team and program is more important than what it can do for you.
E28: University of Florida Women's Head Coach Emily Glaser
After a stellar collegiate and amateur career, followed by a 6-year professional golf stint on both the LPGA and Symetra Tour, Coach Glaser thought she would leave the golf biz and head in a totally different direction. After the opportunity to serve as the assistant coach at Duke University presented itself, she entered the college coach field and has made her mark there as well.
She just wrapped up her 8th season at the University of Florida, where the team had captured two titles before the season was suspended. Coach Glaser shares some insightful advice about playing college golf and managing life during these uncertain times.
E27: Interview with Michigan Women's Golf Coach Jan Dowling
Despite pursuing a career as a professional golfer, Michigan Women’s Head Coach Jan Dowling always felt she wanted to get into coaching. She is a self-proclaimed golf nerd, and the impact her college coach at Kent State made on her left a lasting impression. When offered the chance to join the Kent State program as their assistant coach, she made the move into college coaching. Finishing up her 7th season at Michigan, Coach Dowling and her team were just gaining some momentum as the season came to such an unexpected end due to the COVID-19 virus. She talks about the emotional end to the season and all that she has learned over her time as a college coach.
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What a great opportunity to sit with college golf coaches and see how they view their roles and responsibilities with their young golfers. Their commitment and concern reveals a profound interest in not just developing golf teams that win titles, but in developing young ladies who will win at life. And Miss Jackson is a prime example of that success. Listen well parents, there is much wisdom here. Listen well daughters, there are many keys to success here on these podcasts. Can’t wait for the next one.
Very well done and valuable insight into college golf. For a parent of a junior golfer who is wondering whether or not to invest the time and money to support my daughter’s training versus her other interests, this podcast sheds light into what the future may hold. Thanks Brandi!