Tap In To College Golf
  • Brandi Jackson
32 episodes
Bringing you tips, stories, and insight from some of the most accomplished coaches, players, and experts in the world of college golf


E32: University of Tennessee Coach Judy Pavon
2020 Sep 1147m 13s
Season 3 continues with another stellar episode featuring Coach Judy Pavon. Coach Pavon has led the Volunteer women's golf program for the past 20 years. As college coaches continue to navigate life in the midst of the pandemic, Coach Pavon took the time to share what she has learned during this time and her advice on the transition from junior golf into college golf.
E31: Playing Competitive DIII Golf with Rhodes College Coach Mike Clary
2020 Sep 0154m 59s
This episode kicks off the 2020 Fall Season with insight from one of the most competitive DIII women's golf programs in the country. The Rhodes College women's team has won 3 National Championships (2014, 2016, 2017) and has a head coach with 40+ years of coaching and leading the athletic department at Rhodes. If you want to learn more about how the DIII athletic route might be the perfect fit for you as a prospective student-athlete then be sure to listen in as Coach Mike Clary shares his experience leading the Lynx ladies golf team.
E30: Huddle Up and Listen Up Volume 1
2020 Apr 221h 5m 20s
Ever wanted to be in the middle of a group of coaches as they’re chatting? Well, you’re going to get that chance in this Huddle Up and Listen Up series of virtual coach panels! You can hear the audio version of that conversation here on the Tap In To College Golf podcast. And this first group is quite the powerhouse of coaches: 💥 #84 ranked USF Head Coach Erika Brennan with her endless passion and energy for coaching 💥 #42 ranked U of Denver Head Coach Lindsay Hulwick Kuhle coming off a record-setting year 💥#17 ranked U of Arkansas Head Coach Shauna Estes-Taylor wrapping up her 18th season with the program 💥 #8 ranked U of Arizona Head Coach Laura Myerscough Ianello and 2018 National Champions 💥 #6 ranked Kent State Head Coach Lisa Strom with 5 team wins in her shortened first year
E29: UNC Chapel Hill Women’s Head Coach Jan Mann
2020 Apr 0652m 24s
This episode is another special one for me as Coach Jan Mann recruited me back during my junior golf days when she was the coach at UNC Wilmington. How that experience played out is a major influence on my approach to Brandi Jackson Golf and the impact that the recruiting process can have on a young female's maturity and growth.
E28: University of Florida Women's Head Coach Emily Glaser
2020 Mar 3055m 2s
After a stellar collegiate and amateur career, followed by a 6-year professional golf stint on both the LPGA and Symetra Tour, Coach Glaser thought she would leave the golf biz and head in a totally different direction. After the opportunity to serve as the assistant coach at Duke University presented itself, she entered the college coach field and has made her mark there as well.
E27: Interview with Michigan Women's Golf Coach Jan Dowling
2020 Mar 2649m 36s
Despite pursuing a career as a professional golfer, Michigan Women’s Head Coach Jan Dowling always felt she wanted to get into coaching. She is a self-proclaimed golf nerd, and the impact her college coach at Kent State made on her left a lasting impression. When offered the chance to join the Kent State program as their assistant coach, she made the move into college coaching. Finishing up her 7th season at Michigan, Coach Dowling and her team were just gaining some momentum as the season came to such an unexpected end due to the COVID-19 virus. She talks about the emotional end to the season and all that she has learned over her time as a college coach.
E26: Seeing the Positives with Furman’s Natalie Srinivasan
2020 Mar 2341m 36s
At the time that college sports all around the country were coming to an unexpected and emotional end, Furman University's Natalie Srinivasan was the #1 ranked college golfer in the country according to Golfstat. She had 2 wins during the fall season and a runner-up finish in their last tournament. Natalie discusses how disappointing it was to have her senior year cut short but how she is looking at the positives as she gets ready for the next phase of her life, professional golf. She shares about her time at Furman and the advice she has for those getting ready to take on college golf in the coming years.
E25: UNC Charlotte Head Women's Coach Holly Clark
2020 Mar 1156m 40s
You may not think much when you hear the name UNC Charlotte. Even Coach Holly Clark admits she didn't when she was considered for the first-ever women's head golf coach back in 2015. But that has certainly changed. Coach Clark joined the UNC Charlotte coaching staff after 6 years as the assistant coach at Vanderbilt. Prior to that, she started the Carson Newman women's golf program. When the opportunity to build another program from scratch presented itself, Coach Clark and her husband headed to Charlotte and with that came a determination and confidence for not just building a program, but being one of the best. Tap in and listen to her story and journey that led her to UNC Charlotte and how the excitement for their program's success continues to grow.
E24: Take 3 on Funded Programs, Qualifying in College, and Parents on Visits
2020 Mar 0413m 53s
In the Take 3 Series, I cover your questions about recruiting, junior golf, college golf, player development, parent involvement, and much more.
E23: Interview with FSU Women's Head Coach Amy Bond
2020 Feb 2758m 16s
Coach Amy Bond didn’t have plans of being a college coach, but when the opportunity to continue playing professional golf while also being the assistant coach at her alma mater was presented, she felt like it was a no-brainer. That was the awakening of her new-found passion for being a college coach. She went on to be the head coach at Princeton for 4 years, before the chance to return back to Florida State as their new head coach was given to her in 2010. And she has loved every minute of it and shares that love for coaching in this episode.