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HOW DO I GET RECRUITED TO PLAY COLLEGE GOLF?

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Coach Jonathan Bowden of NEXT Level Golf will be offering a FREE College Golf Night webinar featuring UNCW Men's Head Golf Coach, Daniel Bowden, on Saturday, December 17th at 7:00 PM for parents & guardians and junior golfers of all ages.

It’s no secret that the college golf recruiting process is often confusing and frustrating. This event will simplify the process by providing a proven blueprint that allowed both Jonathan (Furman University) and Daniel (Georgia Tech and Furman University) to earn Division I college golf scholarships and one that every junior golf family can use if they want to provide their son or daughter the best opportunity to compete at the next level.

The most common question that Jonathan and Daniel are asked by junior golf families is...

“How can my son/daughter earn a college golf scholarship?”

Jonathan and Daniel will share their personal experiences as Division I college athletes and college golf coaches. Jonathan will share his student-athlete journey from a "walk-on" freshman to eventually earning a full golf scholarship by the start of his senior year. Daniel will share his personal experiences as a top-ranked and highly recruited junior golfer, an accomplished collegiate athlete, successful playing professional, and head coach of a Top-60 ranked men's Division I college golf program.

Along with learning more about the college golf recruiting process; webinar attendees will become more informed on topics relating to the development of junior golfers and the college golf experience overall.

There will be 10-15 minutes for attendees to ask Jonathan and Daniel questions relating to junior golf and college golf.

This is a unique opportunity for junior golfers and their parents to learn more about junior golf and college golf together. Please feel free to share the link to the event with other junior golf families who you think would also be interested in joining this webinar.

Thank you for your support and for all you do to give your junior golfer the opportunity to grow and be successful both on and off the golf course!

UNCW Men's Head Golf Coach Daniel Bowden

  • 2018 & 2019 CAA Champions and CAA Coach of the Year

  • Named UNCW Head Men’s Golf Coach in Summer of 2017

  • Bowden’s teams have recorded 10 team titles and 7 individual titles over the past 5 seasons despite having just 3 full seasons of play (2019-2020 & 2020-2021 shortened due to Covid) 

  • Led his Seahawk teams to 3 consecutive NCAA Regional berths from 2018-2021 (2018 Bryan Regional, 2019 Athens Regional, 2021 Noblesville Regional) 

  • Coached 2 PING Division I All-Region Honorees and 15 Division I GCAA All-America Scholars in 5 seasons 

  • Coached four players to Top 50 Golfstat National Ratings (Segundo Oliva Pinto – 12th, Blake McShea – 29th, Christofer Rahm – 44th, Patrick Cover – 48th) 

  • Bowden’s team set the program record with the 8th best National Scoring Rating in Division I Golf during the 2020-21 season 

  • Earned eighth-place finishes on both the Web.com Tour and Mackenzie Tour PGA Tour Canada

  • Won 12 professional golf events across the United States during his 5-year professional playing career (2011-2015)

  • Coached the first UNCW Men's golfer to make the cut in a PGA Tour event in Blake McShea and also Patrick Cover who has made multiple starts on the PGA Tour at the Wells Fargo Championship & Mayakoba Golf Classic presented by UNIFIN.

Coach Jonathan Bowden
Jonathan has enjoyed continuing to share the experience he has acquired through years of playing and coaching the game of golf to successfully mentor junior golfers who want to improve all aspects of their game and navigate the college golf recruiting process.

Jonathan is the founder of NEXT Level Golf - a College Golf Recruiting and Golf Performance Coaching consultancy, located in Wilmington, NC.

For over 30 years, Jonathan has either been preparing to play Division I college golf, coaching junior and college golfers, recruiting talented golfers from around the world to play college golf, or caddying for top-ranked amateur and professional golfers.

Before starting a career in coaching, Jonathan attended Furman University, located in Greenville, SC, to study Business Administration and play four years of college golf. In the years following his collegiate playing career, Jonathan has had the opportunity to coach hundreds of golfers both young and old, while also developing his coaching knowledge by learning from several top instructors (including his father Bo Bowden) across the United States, coaches like Daniel Gray, Dana Dahlquist, Paul Woodberry, Steven Boo, James Oh, James Sieckmann, Mike Bender, and Sean Foley.

 

Jonathan was previously an assistant men's and/or women's college golf coach at Washington and Lee University (Division III), The University of Memphis (Division I), Coastal Carolina (Division I), and The University of North Carolina at Wilmington (Division I).

Jonathan utilizes TPI, BodiTrak, Trackman, Sportsbox 3D Golf, Blast Golf, Capto Golf, SAM PuttLab, and CoachNow training technology to help his athletes improve all aspects of their golf game.

Jonathan offers his College Recruiting Programs and Performance Coaching Programs both in-person and online to golfers around the world.​

You can read more about of Jonathan's passion for the game of golf and his accomplishments here.

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