Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Golfer Goes Global


My name is Emma Herzog and I am from Katy, Texas. This year I am a junior at Trinity, studying Marketing, Management, and Geology.

This past semester I studied abroad in Vienna, Austria. I studied through a program called IES and focused my studies to Business, Music, and German. While I was in Vienna I had the opportunity to travel Italy, Paris, Slovakia, Hungary, and Thailand. One of the highlights of the semester was being able to ski the Alps during the Thanksgiving holiday.

While I was in Vienna, I also had the opportunity to intern at a local consulting company called “Schwarzconsult”. The internship gave me the unique opportunity to actually experience the difference between European business and American business, plus it enabled me to practice my German. Studying in Vienna was a great experience- I learned a lot, got to experience a new culture, and had many opportunities to travel to surrounding countries!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Are you interested in playing college golf?

These are a few things you should do to make your desire to play college golf a reality.

1. Become a better golfer. In order to improve, you need to assess your game. What are your strengths? What do your teammates/competitors do better than you? Ask your golf instructor want you need to work on. Formulate a plan with actionable steps to make you a better player. Implement the plan immediately.

2. Play tournaments. Play high school events, city events, play a local tour, play qualifiers for state and national events and play amateur events.

3. Win golf tournaments! Coach Herm Edwards explains it well here.

4. Create a golf resume and swing video. Include contact information, pertinent academic information, tournament results (tournament name, date, scores, finish, course, par and course rating) and golf pro’s name and number. Add a link to your swing video.

5. Research potential schools. Look at the university’s requirements for admission, areas of study and golf website. Are you a fit academically and athletically?

6. Send an email to the coach articulating your interest in the program. Attach your golf resume.

7. Focus on #1.

-Coach McConnell