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 Path To College Golf Program

Drip Golf is excited to partner with former Division I and III college golf coach and former Division I athlete, Jonathan Bowden, Founder of NEXT Level Golf,
to launch our Path to College Golf Program.

Jonathan 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.

Jonathan will be providing juniors extended resources with his expertise in performance coaching and college golf recruiting.

Path to College Golf members will receive:

College Golf Questionnaire to streamline communication with families looking for recruiting help​​
Free Monthly Virtual Seminars focused on the college recruiting process featuring top college golf coaches from around the country
Tarheel Junior Golf Tour and Cavalier Junior Golf Tour participants will have their scores shared with 500+ Division I, II, III, National Junior College, and NAIA college golf coaches 
Monthly newsletter and articles detailing the college recruiting process and game improvement concepts shared by Coach Bowden

A 1-Month Free subscription to Clippd Stats Analysis & Game Improvement Program
Free 30 min introductory consultation with a Clippd Consultant and Coach Bowden

Special Pricing for NEXT Level Golf Recruiting Programs and Performance Coaching Programs including Evaluations & Practice Rounds alongside Coach Bowden


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

College Golf Recruiting Approach

The college 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 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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Jonathan Bowden
NEXT Level Golf

As a Performance Coach and College Recruiting Consultant, Coach 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.

Coach Bowden 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.

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. He continues to share the knowledge he has gained from caddying in the U.S. Amateur, and several Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying School and Korn Ferry Tour events. 

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, Boditrak, Sportsbox 3D and Trackman certified. Jonathan also utilizes SAM Putt Lab, Capto, Blast Golf putting technologies. Jonathan is also comfortable using several statistical analysis and course management tools including Clippd, Circles, Measured Practice, Anova Golf, GameForge, Upgame, Spider Golf, and Decade Golf.

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