We are so grateful that we met Monica and worked with her for the college recruiting process. Monica makes everything so effortless. After one meeting with Peter and finding out what his goals were she came up with a list of colleges that would be a great fit for peter both academically and golf. She took out all the guess work and anxiety of having to pull it all together. Monica was always available to answer any questions and to guide us through the whole process from creating the resume to talking to the coaches. It was a very valuable decision for us. Her knowledge of tournaments and the recruiting process was such an asset in navigating what direction we needed to head in. Peter ended up signing with an amazing D1 school and is looking forward to starting in the fall of 2022.
Choosing to work with Monica Simoncini during the recruiting process in 2020 was an excellent decision. My son wanted to play D1 golf, and because of COVID many of the coaches halted their recruiting. We enjoyed working with Monica because she is extremely positive, organized and helpful. Monica looked at where we had started, suggested more options, and with expertise we eventually found a program for him. She helped us communicate better with the coaches via email as well as phone. Most importantly, she follows continues her relationship with former recruits to see how they are doing and continues seeking out information in order to help new recruits.
Monica is extremely knowledgeable of the collegiate golf recruitment process. She provided a thorough analysis of my daughter's golf performance, and valuable recommendations for my daughter's recruitment portfolio and website. I appreciate the time she took to share her personal experience with golf recruitment, and answer my high volume of questions. She is so dedicated and always followed up with me to check in on my daughter's progress. Monica is extremely connected to the world of golf recruitment, and I was impressed by her insight into college golf coaches, and the recruitment status for our intended year of matriculation. She helped us to identify a wide variety of schools across the country that matched my daughter’s interests and performance rankings. Unlike many recruitment professionals, Monica personally knows many junior golfers due to her daughter's junior golf experience, and her role as a junior golf tour manager. The college golf recruitment experience can be overwhelming, and I am so grateful for Monica's support, care, and expertise throughout this process. My daughter is excited to embark on her journey as a Division-1 golfer!
Tori L. Melendez
We live in Ontario, about a half hour from the Windsor-Detroit border. Our son wanted to enter into some U.S. tournaments and so he registered into a few Top50 golf tournaments that were scattered throughout Southwestern Michigan. This is where we met Monica. She was one of the tournament’s organizers. As we got to know Monica more, we realized she had a lot of knowledge and advice regarding the University/College recruiting process, how to contact coaches, what information to give to the coaches, how to decide what college/university to contact and etc. Being from Ontario, we were not familiar as to how to go about applying for an academic program at a University/College let alone receiving a sport/academic scholarship. Since Monica’s daughter had gone through the recruiting process the year before, Monica was able to share her experience and guide us, answer our many questions and help us to narrow down what schools would be a good fit for our son both academically and athletically. Monica definitely helped us to sift through the pros and cons for each choice and find which best matched our son’s goals.
Beth Marontate - CANADA
I would highly recommend College Golf Drive. Monica is very knowledgeable about the junior golf recruiting process and is a valuable resource to help you understand and navigate through it. She has a very intimate understanding of junior and collegiate golf as her daughter plays golf at the division 1 level. Monica also has many connections through this and with her role in Top 50 Junior Tour. She has helped my daughter navigate through the process to find the perfect match and we couldn’t be happier.
To all high school golfers who have the goal to play college golf:
Without Monica’s dedication, I would not have the opportunity to further my athletic career at Wayne State University in 2020. The investment with College Golf Drive may seem to be very intimidating, but I can assure you that your investment will be worthwhile. Monica is an expert in the college recruiting process. From creating an appropriate playing schedule to signing your National Letter of Intent and everything in-between, Monica will be there with you for every step of the way. Do you know what AJGA is? Junior Golf Scoreboard? How to create a player profile/resume? Or how to professionally email a college golf coach? Monica was there for me to explain every one of those, and she will be there for you too!
Max R O'Rourke
I am very grateful for having the chance to play college golf, but I am also grateful for one of the many people who assisted me in being able to play at the next level, Ms. Monica Simoncini. I had met her through the Top 50 Jr Tour and after hearing of my aspirations to play golf in college, she reached out to me and completely elevated the way I was looking at the recruiting process. She dedicated her time and effort to numerous phone calls with me, helping me develop the way I was attempting to be recruited. Ms. Monica taught me so many things I was not aware of about the recruiting process, which became extremely beneficial to me along the way. She always made time to have a phone call with me and was always checking up on me regarding my tournaments and how my recruiting was coming along. For example, I can't count how many times I finished up with a tournament and received a text from her asking about how it went, or congratulating me on my success. She is one of the most hard working, dedicated and kind people I have met. In conclusion, she took time out of her life to play a big role in the reason I am able to play college golf, which I will forever be grateful for.
Monica is very knowledgeable about junior golf and college golf recruiting. You will learn more from Monica in 90 minutes than you will learn by searching the internet for several hours. Well worth the small investment!!
Coach Danny Thomas
Monica is so enthusiastic to help, she is very knowledgeable and professional. Upon your first meeting with her, you will gain a huge amount of information to help guide you in the right direction! Definitely, the go to source!