Scholarships available for golfers; learn how to get them

By: Matt Long Telegraph Sports Editor
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If you’re a parent of a youth golfer who hopes to one day play at the collegiate level, Will Robins Golf has an event planned that you shouldn’t miss. At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28 at Empire Ranch Golf Club, Robins and his coaching staff will host a seminar entitled “Your Child’s Path to College Golf.” During the seminar for parents of high school golfers, as well as the golfers themselves, Robins and his staff will present a step-by-step process that will inform golfers and parents what needs to be done to make playing collegiate golf a possibility. “The seminar is for parents of golfers interested in playing in college, as well the students themselves,” Robins said. “Basically, we’re going to take them through the steps of what they have to do if they’re interested in getting a golf scholarship. The opportunities are there, particularly for girls, as 10 percent of golf scholarships for women went untaken last year.” Robins described a female player who started playing golf last year and was shooting a 120 but in a year’s time cut her score down to 87. In that short time, she has created an opportunity for herself to potentially earn a scholarship. “Girls who average an 82 have a good shot at a collegiate scholarship and the opportunities are there,” Robins said. About 1,800 youth golfers are members of the First Tee of Greater Sacramento, about 300 of those from Folsom and El Dorado Hills, who play at Empire Ranch Golf Club. Being an accomplished golfer goes a long way and is more important than just being able to shoot a good score. “In the First Tee program athletes learn many core values and life skills as well as learning how to play the game,” Robins said. “Being a one-digit handicap golfer and being out there on the course with a potential employer or boss shows your commitment and focus.” As someone who played golf in college and now has his own business, Robins is a big believer in collegiate golf and he’s willing to help anyone improve their game and help them achieve their goals. At this seminar, parents and youth golfers will learn how to pick a college, research the team, learn how to put a package together marketing themselves and more. The seminar will end with a question and answer session. To reserve a space at the seminar, send an e-mail to or call 596-0001. How to earn a golf scholarship What: Seminar discussing steps needed to take to earn scholarship By: Will Robins Golf For who: High school golfers wanting to play golf in college; and their parents When: 6 p.m. March 28 Where: Empire Ranch Golf Club Info: E-mail Will Robins at or call 596-0001.