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The Path to College Golf

Now accepting new junior golfers!

Let's take your golf to the NXT Level

The college golf recruiting process can feel confusing and exhausting at times, but it doesn't have to be that way. Coach Bowden enjoys educating junior golfers on how they can find the best college golf program for them based on their goals, post more consistent and lower scores by developing all areas of their golf game, while also sharing life skills that will allow them to be successful both during and after college.


Coach Bowden provides several valuable recruiting programs and will do what we can to make sure they are affordable for every junior golf family.


Feel free to contact Coach Bowden should you need financial assistance.


Brothers Jonathan and Daniel Bowden with the
University of North Carolina at Wilmington 
Men's Golf Team


Recruiting Approach

Coach Bowden knows first-hand how competitive and challenging the college recruiting experience can be, as he transitioned from not receiving a Division I scholarship offer as a junior golfer to then having the opportunity to join the Furman University golf program as a walk-on before eventually earning a full scholarship his last two years as a team member.

Coach Bowden is fortunate to have formed strong relationships with head coaches throughout Division I, II, III, NAIA, JUCO, and the NCCAA

Coach Bowden will get to know more about your junior golfer's golf game so that he can help you as a family navigate the recruiting process; discussing future goals and providing advice regarding how to successfully find the best college program for each junior's academic and golf needs.

Learn more about our Recruiting Programs!

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As a Performance Coach and College Placement Consultant, Jonathan Bowden is dedicated to helping each golfer unlock their full potential and guiding them through the college recruiting process, so they can find the college or university golf program that is a best fit.

Jonathan also assists players with tournament selection and preparation, yardage book design, on-course decision making, equipment fitting, and overall practice planning. He has helped create performance programs at the Washington and Lee University, University of Memphis, Coastal Carolina University, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and several private clubs throughout the southeast.

The same improvement process used by the top college and professional golfers worldwide.
Employing an all encompassing team approach that includes golf fitness, mental game performance, clubfitting, and tournament preparation.

More About Coach Bowden

Jonathan has been passionate about the game of golf since the age of 3 when his father Bo Bowden, deceased PGA Life Member, first placed his hands on a golf club. He is a native of Valdosta, GA. and has been working in the game of golf since he graduated from Furman University in 2009 as a member of the men's golf program. Jonathan has competed in many state and regional competitions as both a junior and amateur golfer. He is grateful to have been as an assistant golf professional, a college coach, a performance development coach, and college placement advisor to this point his career.

As an assistant golf professional at Green Valley CC in Greenville, SC, Jonathan helped golfers of all ages and skill levels grow their passion for the game and improve their scores. Through his role as a teaching professional, Jonathan was responsible for player development through private, group, clinic instruction, and junior golf camp experiences. He has developed game improvement programs, on course learning experiences, and mental game workshops. Jonathan has also had the opportunity to partner with several TPI professionals to help his students improve their golf performance through individual programming for improving mobility, flexibility, strength, and speed.

Beginning the 2017-2018 season through the 2021-2022 season, Jonathan was the Men’s and Women’s Assistant Golf Coach at UNCW. Jonathan was previously an assistant coach at Washington and Lee University, The University of Memphis, and Coastal Carolina where he focused on budget administration, scheduling team and individual player practice plans, coaching and mentoring players one-on-one, analyzing tournament statistics to aid in each player's development, post-tournament administration, and recruitment both domestically and internationally. 


Jonathan’s younger brother and former mini-tour golfer, Daniel Bowden, recently completed his 6th season as the Head Men's Golf Coach at UNCW.
Jonathan is Titleist Performance Institute Level 1, Smart2Move, Sportsbox 3D and Trackman certified. Jonathan is also knowledgeable with regards to SAM PuttLab, Capto, Blast Golf putting technologies. Jonathan is also comfortable using several statistical analysis and course management tools including Clippd, Upgame, Shots To Hole, and Decade Golf.

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