Growing up in Mississippi, Jacob Ross became a Top 100 junior golfer in the country during high school and committed to Ole Miss. Through some unforeseen circumstances while at Ole Miss, Jacob found himself in a position where he needed transfer. Jacob finished his career out at Mississippi State where he had numerous solid finishes, including a T-11th at the Lone Star invitational. Today, Jacob is the Director of Instruction at The Country Club of Jackson and also consults juniors with all aspects of college golf.
One of the things Jacob prides himself on is getting his students to improve their practice. When Jacob was a college player, he did not know how to practice. He decided to reexamine his career after college, and realized that he spent enough time practicing but not in the right ways. Now, he works with his students and creates practice plans that allow them to spend time on what they need (and not spend too much time tiring themselves out).
As a former top junior golfer, Jacob had experience being recruited and would feel nervous when coaches came and watched him play. If he bogied a hole and a coach stopped watching, he figured that they were no longer interested. Now as a college consultant, Jacob knows the truth – coaches don’t care that much about your score; they care about how you carry yourself on the course.
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