Conrad Ray (@cardcoachray) is the Director of Men's Golf at Stanford University and if you are a junior golfer, coach one or are the parent of one and they have a lot of promise, a lot of game, and they want to play at the collegiate level you are really going to want to hear what Coach Ray has to say. Not only did he play on an NCAA National Championship team as a student-athlete while attending Stanford, but he also coached the Cardinals to another National Championship.
We get into many things but most of it revolves around the college golf experience; how kids can get a scholarship and what it takes, what's expected of them as a student-athlete, the sacrifices and hard work that go into making them productive members of the team and preparing them for the next level in life.
Conrad also speaks to the differences in college golf from when he was a student-athlete in the mid-1990s when he played with fellow teammates; Notah Begay and Tiger Woods. We compare that to when he returned in 2004 to be the Men's Head Golf Coach and how both those eras compare to today. Conrad was also nice enough to speak about his recruiting and coaching philosophies and what he and other coaches around the country look for in up and coming junior golfers.
This episode is packed with a lot of great information from one of the best college coaches out there. I'm sure everyone listening; whether you're a junior, coach, or parent you're going to learn something and take a lot away from what Conrad has to say.
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