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    College Placement & Recruiting

Over the past decade, the Mistwood junior programs have a legacy of helping student athletes achieve their goal of playing college golf. Every players goals are unique and our staff is dedicated to guiding each individual player on a path to meet their goals.

Our coaches are dedicated to ensuring our students and parents are making the best choices in the recruitment process. We routinely talk to college coaches and recruiters to better guide our staff and players on the proper steps. Weve found the process is different from school to school, division to division, and coach to coach.

College Friends of the Program:

Regularly our staff makes the effort to talk with coaches on both the mens and womens side at all NCAA levels to be mentored on best practices. These coaches share their opinions on recruiting, ideal player make-up, stories from their programs, and also, some tips to help better prepare our juniors for the college game. Stay tuned regularly to our Mistwood Golf Club YouTube channel, and the College Coach Connection playlist.

Mike Small

University of Illinois
Head Men’s Golf Coach

Jeff Roche

Bradley University
Head Men’s Golf Coach

Lisa Strom

The Ohio State University
Head Women’s Golf Coach

Justin Wyeth

Aurora University
Head Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach

Caroline Haase-Hegg

Augusta University
Head Women’s Golf Coach

Jim Ott

Illinois Wesleyan University
Men’s Golf Coach

College Placements Include:

  • University of Illinois
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Iowa
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Miami-Ohio University
  • University of Missouri
  • University of South Carolina
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Illinois State University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Southern Illinois University
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Depaul University
  • University of Western Kentucky
  • Butler University
  • Western Carolina University
  • University of New Orleans
  • Western Michigan University
  • Bradley University
  • University of Dayton
  • Rollins College
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • University of Tampa
  • Creighton University
  • Loyola University
  • University of Southern Indiana
  • Sonoma State University
  • Holy Cross University
  • Morehead State University
  • St. Francis University
  • Lewis University
  • North Central College
  • Carthage University
  • Chicago State University
  • Eckard University
  • Benedictine University (IL)
  • St. Joseph College
  • University of Augustana
  • Saint Marys University
  • Valparaiso University
  • University of St. Ambrose
  • Depauw University
  • Carson – Newman University (TN)
  • Tusculum University
  • Bellarmine University
  • Dennison University
  • Lincoln College
  • Aurora University

Common FAQs or Myths that we can answer:

  • How early should you start the recruiting process?
  • What’s the difference between D1, D2, D3, and NAIA?
  • If I’m a good player regionally, coaches will recognize me! (False)
  • What events should I play in to get recruited to my dream school?
  • How do my high school scores correlate with college scores I’m seeing?
  • You texted/emailed a certain college coach and he/she isn’t calling you back. We can help answer this question and guide you through the next steps.
  • Should the coach, parent, or player be first to contact a college coach?
  • What’s the right fit for your game?

Our staff is prepared and able to maximize your options in the recruiting process.