5 Best College Golf Teams in 2021
Taking up any sort of sport in life is important because it gives you an upper hand come your professional years. An upper hand because you will had more years in the sport and understood the dynamics more than the others who are maybe getting into the sport for the very first time. This works for literally every sport and golf is not an exception.
Over the years, we have seen more and more parents encouraging their sons and daughters to take up golf from a junior age and this has been instrumental in ensuring that America keeps producing world class golfers. It is no surprise therefore to learn that golf is an actual competitive sport in most colleges in the USA. Some high end high schools do offer golfing classes and training as well. Just like football and basketball, most of the prolific professionals in golf were stars back in College. People like Dustin Johnson took up the sport from as early as 5 and look where he is today.
Today we want to look at some of the best college golf teams in America today. We want to look at some of the reasons why these teams are so successful and whether they have managed to produce professionals. Here are the rankings as provided by the National Collegiate Club Golf Association;
5. Stanford Golf
Stanford has been one of the most consistent colleges when it comes to competitive golf. Their first success in a college competition dates back to the early 1920s and they have never looked back ever since. Over the years, they have managed to remain in the elite college sports’ teams. The success of this golf team has to be largely attributed to the world class facilities they have on campus. Their outstanding golf course has 18 holes and enough yardage. The school has good trainers as well and provide the team with all the equipment and gear they need. They take part in all college golf competitions and have always come out on top.
4. Oklahoma State University Golf Team
The other college that has been on the front line when it comes to producing golf professionals is the Oklahoma State University. The Cowboys-as the golf team is referred to, have been competing in college championships ever since the golf team was formed over 80 years ago. All along, they have managed to remain in the top tier of college golf teams in the United States and have produced very many professionals. The school is known to support the Cowboys and takes them to watch some of the biggest golf tournaments in the world. They have a golf course on campus and professionals tasked with ensuring that the young golfers master their shots and compete at the highest level.
3. University Of Georgia Golf Team
The masters take place every year in Augusta Georgia, close enough to University of Georgia for their golf teams to attend the event and take notes of what the top professionals in the world of golf do. This proximity to Augusta might not fully explain the success of this team over the years. This is a college team that has won more than a fair share of tournaments and remained in the top tier of college sports teams for more than 50 years. A lot of golf professionals in the United States today, have their roots somewhere in Georgia. If they didn’t school at University of Georgia, they have used the University’s golf facilities at one point in their lives. They are ranked as the third best college team in the United States.
2. Illinois Golf Team
They have won a lot of championships in the recent past but their success story dates back to the 1950s. Their most recent success came at the Southern Highlands Collegiate with the likes of Nick Hardy and Michael Feagles shining. This is a team comprised of local and international students from all over the world. Their consistency over the years has been remarkable and this can be attributed to the school’s commitment to developing and nurturing the best golf professionals I the country.
1. University Of Texas Golf Team
The top ranked college golf team in America this year are the Longhorns of Texas. University of Texas is renowned for its active participation in Collegiate Sports over the years. They have managed to produce top professionals in various disciplines and Golf is one of the most outstanding. Their good golf facilities and the school’s commitment to training the students have been instrumental to the success of the Longhorns. It is no surprise therefore that they are the top ranked college golf team.
Well, there you have it, a list of the top ranked colleges in Golf. These rankings change from time to time but most of these teams are consistent and will always remain among the top ten.