Real College Golfers’ “I wish I had….” List

books and golf ballsWe have had so many great high school golfers go off to college and they all say the same thing….”I wish I had…”

With that in mind, we thought it would be helpful to list out the Top 10 things that we hear from our collegiate golfers and even post-collegiate golfers who are now playing professionally when they are discussing their college careers.

The following 10 point are actual comments we have heard from our players.

Here they are:

    1. I wish I had known what time management was and how to fit everything into my day.  (ie. Classes, Homework, Travel, Practice Workouts, Study Hall and Friends)
    2. I wish I had asked specifically how the coach determined who played at each match. Is qualifying 1 round, a series of rounds, or does coach just pick based on their own subjective opinion?
    3. I wish I had asked about how the team eats on the road.   I didn’t realize they only went to Bojangles!
    4. I wish I had been able to spend time with the girls/guys on the team before I went.  I really don’t get along with any of them.
    5. I wish I had asked to see their workout program before I went.  I didn’t realize they do the baseball team workout.  I hurt my back doing that workout first semester and couldn’t play all second semester.
    6. I wish I had asked who would be doing my rehab if I got hurt.  How would I schedule appointments for treatment and what sort of qualifications do they have?
    7. I wish I had understood nutrition better before I went.  I had dessert every day in the dining hall and put on a ton of weight.  I also didn’t have any idea how to pack and plan for food/water on the course.  I didn’t realize how much of that my parents did for me and I felt like I was just eating anything I could find…more often than not it was candy from the clubhouse.
    8. I wish I knew what specific mobility needs I had when I went to college.  They don’t screen us for our specific needs and we have had 4 different interns as our “strength coach” over the course of 2 semesters.  I am literally just doing whatever the guy in front of me does because I have no idea what I need to be doing.
    9. I wish I had picked the school that I want to based on the school, not the coach.  The coach that recruited me left after the first semester and the rest of the year was terrible.  I don’t like the school or the kids on the team.  I am going to transfer now.
    10. I wish I hadn’t gone there just because it was Division 1.  I wish I had gone to one of the other D2 or D3 schools where I would have played every tournament instead of only traveling once all year.

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"I am 66 years old and was referred to Chris after decades long back issues that were worsening. In three months time, Chris, through “hands on” physical therapy and a complete redirection of my exercise regimen, has rid me of these nagging back problems. Most importantly, now working with Greg, I am gaining substantially improved mobility, stability, and balance through a progression of “golf centric” training exercises. Working with our Director of Golf here at Governors Club, I am “relearning” how to properly swing the golf club with my improving physical capabilities. The integration of the separate processes happens through Chris’ communication with my “swing instructor” and completes the path to improvement in my golf game. My current golf handicap index is 2.7, and I am confident it will be lowered as a result of working with Chris’ team at Par 4 Success."

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