CGSA Guidelines For Men

GENERAL EXPECTATIONS FOR GOLFERS, BY DIVISION

Division I

    • Top-Tier DI
      • Handicap: 1 or better
      • 18 Hole Average: 73 or under
      • Success at National Tournaments, such as the AJGA, RMJGT, and USGA
      • Competes in State and Local Tournaments Championships
    • Lower-Tier DI
      • Handicap: 2 or better
      • 18 Hole Average: 74 or better
      • Competes in National Tournaments, such as the AJGA, RMJGT, and USGA
      • Competes in State and Local Tournaments Championships

Division II

    • All Tiers
      • Handicap: 3 or better
      • 18 Hole Average: 75 or better
      • Competes in National Tournaments, such as the AJGA, RMJGT, and USGA
      • Competes in State and Local Tournaments Championships
    • Some DII coaches require DI standards

Division III

    • All Tiers
      • Handicap: 4 or better
      • 18 Hole Average: 76 or better
      • Competes in State and Local Tournaments Championships
      • Preferably competes in Tournaments, such as the AJGA, RMJGT, and USGA
    • Some DIII coaches require DI standards

NAIA

    • Top Tier NAIA
      • Handicap: 3 or better
      • 18 Hole Average: 75 or better
      • Competes in National Tournaments, such as AJGA, RMJGT, and USGA
      • Competes in State and Local Tournaments Championships
    • Lower Tier NAIA
      • Handicap: 4 or better
      • 18 Hole Average: 76 or better
      • Competes in State and Local Tournaments Championships
      • Preferred Tournaments, such as AJGA, RMJGT, USGA
    • Some NAIA coaches require DI standards

Preferred Grades for All Divisions:
3.0 GPA
24 ACT
1000 SAT (on 1600 point scale)

(No scores needed for underclassmen)

MEN’S COLLEGE GOLF RECRUITING STATISTICS

Schools with Men’s Golf Programs

  • Division I: 303
  • Division II: 215
  • Division III: 288
  • NAIA: 181
  • Junior College: 216
  • Total: 1,203

Average # of Athletic Scholarships, per school:

  • Division I: 4.5
  • Division II: 3.6
  • NAIA: 5
  • NJCAA (varied by school): 8

Total Student-Athlete Population, by Division

  • Division I: 2,698
  • Division II: 2,234
  • Division III: 3,097
  • NAIA: 1,455
  • Junior College: 1,734
  • High School Student-Athletes: 157,062

#25 Ranked Team

D1:
#1 Player’s Scoring Average from the #25 Ranked Team … 70.5
#5 Player’s Scoring Average from the #25 Ranked Team … 72.78

D2:
#1 Player’s Scoring Average from the #25 Ranked Team … 72.73
#5 Player’s Scoring Average from the #25 Ranked Team … 76.7

D3:
#1 Player’s Scoring Average from the #25 Ranked Team … 71.7
#5 Player’s Scoring Average from the #25 Ranked Team … 77.9

 

#50 Ranked Team

D1: #1 Player’s Scoring Average from the #50 Ranked Team … 70.67
#5 Player’s Scoring Average from the #50 Ranked Team … 74.08

D2:
#1 Player’s Scoring Average from the #50 Ranked Team … 72.24
#5 Player’s Scoring Average from the #50 Ranked Team … 75.2

D3:
#1 Player’s Scoring Average from the #50 Ranked Team … 76.45
#5 Player’s Scoring Average from the #50 Ranked Team … 78.0

 

#100 Ranked Team

D1:
#1 Player’s Scoring Average from the #100 Ranked Team … 74.1
#5 Player’s Scoring Average from the #100 Ranked Team … 75.8

D2:
#1 Player’s Scoring Average from the #100 Ranked Team … 72.8
#5 Player’s Scoring Average from the #100 Ranked Team … 79.3

D3:
#1 Player’s Scoring Average from the #100 Ranked Team … 77.1
#5 Player’s Scoring Average from the #100 Ranked Team … 80.8

 

#150 Ranked Team

D1:
#1 Player’s Scoring Average from the #150 Ranked Team … 74.1
#5 Player’s Scoring Average from the #150 Ranked Team … 75.8

D2:
#1 Player’s Scoring Average from the #150 Ranked Team … 76.55
#5 Player’s Scoring Average from the #150 Ranked Team … 81.5

D3:
#1 Player’s Scoring Average from the #150 Ranked Team … 75.33
#5 Player’s Scoring Average from the #150 Ranked Team … 86.14

 

#200 Ranked Team

D1:
#1 Player’s Scoring Average from the #200 Ranked Team … 75.0
#5 Player’s Scoring Average from the #200 Ranked Team … 78.5

D2:
#1 Player’s Scoring Average from the #200 Ranked Team … 78.0
#5 Player’s Scoring Average from the #200 Ranked Team … 84.5

D3:
#1 Player’s Scoring Average from the #200 Ranked Team … 79.33
#5 Player’s Scoring Average from the #200 Ranked Team … 87.57