Bringing you tips, stories, and insight from some of the most accomplished coaches, players, and experts in the world of women's college golf
E35: James Madison University Head Coach Tommy Baker
In just his 4th season as the JMU Women’s Head Coach, Tommy Baker has led the team to record-breaking season, team, and individual honors. With one of his go-to mottos, "competitor vs participant" he has created a player-led program that sets their goals high and works together as a team to achieve them.
E34: Columbia University Head Coach Amy Weeks
From a collegiate golfer and head coach at a Power Five conference program to a move to NYC with no college coaching plans, Amy Weeks shares her journey of becoming the head women's golf coach at Columbia University. An Ivy League in the heart of NYC certainly has its share of perks and advantages, but it can make life a bit difficult for the girls on the golf program as they balance golf course time with their studies. We dive into their program and season, plus some insight on the recruiting process for Ivy League programs.
E33: Western Kentucky Head Coach Adam Gary
Coach Adam Gary has had quite the impact on the Western Kentucky women's golf program since he got the coaching job 7 years ago. The program has earned its spot in the Golfstat Top 100 for the last three years. His love for the game of golf and player development is evident in his passion for coaching. Hear all about it in this episode.
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
Brandi is the best! If you want to play college golf you need to follow her and listen to what she has to say!
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!