Tiger Woods attended Stanford University for 2 years, where he studied Economics. Whilst at Stanford he won back to back US Amateur Championships in 1995 and 1996, adding to his success in 1994, won the NCAA individual championship in 1996 and was voted Stanford’s Freshman of the Year. A multi million dollar contract with Nike followed and was enough to lure him into the professional ranks, where it could be argued, he went on to do quite well…
Luke Donald attended Northwestern University, Chicago where he graduated with a degree in Art. He goes down as one of the most decorated US College golfers in history: a 4 time All-American, 3 time Big 10 player of the year and NCAA individual champion in 1999 where his score of 284 broke Tiger Woods record by a single stroke.
ProDreamUSA founder Lorne Kelly attended Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina before going on to gain Walker Cup and Eisenhower Trophy honours. Some years later a certain Dustin Johnston played for Coastal Carolina before going on to become World No1 golfer
In 2017, 91% of PGA Tour players were former US College golfers!
ProDreamUSA has produced national champions in both the men’s and women’s game at every level of US College Golf!
There are 2201 US College Golf Programs: 1249 for men and 952 for women
Grant Forrest became the first former ProDreamUSA client to represent Great Britain & Ireland in the 2015 Walker Cup matches at Royal Lytham. Grant attended University of San Diego where he played under Tim Mickelson, brother and now caddy of Phil
Former Lynn University standout Maha Haddioui recently became the first Arab to gain playing privileges on the Ladies European Tour. Maha was recognised as the top ranked player in NCAA Division 2, and a 3 time All-American. She graduated in 2010 and turned professional shortly thereafter.
In the NCAA Division 1, a women’s golf team can share up to 6 full scholarships between their roster, whereas a men’s team can share only 4.5. Therefore more women than men receive 100% scholarships!
In the 2017 Times Higher Education guide, 7 of the top 10 universities in the world were based in the USA!
2017 European Solheim Cup team standouts Anna Nordquist and Carlota Ciganda both attended the prestigious Arizona State University. Arizona State has a great track record of training winners in the men’s and women’s game, with other standouts including Phil Mickelson, Paul Casey and most recently, Jon Rahm!
The 2017 NAIA National Championship was held at TPC Deer Run in Illinois, home of the PGA Tour John Deere Classic!
The latest NCAA College Basketball television deal will see CBS Sports paying over $1bn per year. Yes, that’s over $1bn to watch students playing basketball!