“Believe me, my son is playing college golf thanks to John Brooks’ help and guidance.”

John Brooks has created a tremendous concept in Red Numbers Golf®! The world of junior golf is very complex, and John is one of the few people with the knowledge to help juniors and their parents understand the intricacies of competitive
junior golf.

Stephen Hamblin
Executive Director
American Junior Golf Association

founder and president | Red Numbers Golf

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John H. Brooks, Founder and President

Red Numbers Golf Founder, John Brooks
As a former college golf coach and someone who has worked with talented junior and collegiate players for over 30 years, I feel well qualified to help families navigate junior golf and manage college placement. For this purpose, I founded Red Numbers Golf® in 2003. Since then I have worked with nearly 500 dedicated families who are focused on helping their junior golfer realize the dream of playing collegiate golf.  My extensive coaching experience at the NAIA, NCAA Division II, and NCAA Division I levels has allowed me to witness the commitment and work ethic necessary for student-athletes to transition successfully into college.

Realizing that the college placement process can be complex and somewhat overwhelming, I strive to help each client employ a "best fit" philosophy when identifying and targeting potential colleges and golf programs to attend. During my 14 years of college coaching, I had the opportunity to see firsthand what was required for a golfer to compete successfully at the various levels of college golf — NCAA Division I, Division II and Division III as well as NAIA and NJCAA. Furthermore, I have toured and researched numerous university campuses and college golf programs in an effort to help Red Numbers Golf® clients develop a realistic list of target schools. This is a critical step in the college placement process.

In an effort to disseminate useful and practical information to an interested junior golf audience, I author "Going to College" on the Junior Golf Scoreboard and serve as College Golf Advisor for the American Junior Golf Association staff and membership. Now, through the Red Numbers Golf® program, I look forward to sharing this knowledge with the next generation of golfers and to assisting in their junior golf development and college placement.


John Brooks

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Mission Statement

To mentor talented junior golfers and their parents toward well-informed, sound decisions that will enhance their overall junior golf development, assist them throughout the college placement process, and lead to long-term success in life beyond golf.

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Spectator at Golf Tournament

Professional Biography

  • President, Red Numbers Golf® since 2003
  • Head Golf Coach
    University of North Florida (UNF) for 13 years
    • NAIA (3 years)
    • NCAA Division II (4 years)
    • NCAA Division I (6 years)
    • Member of UNF Athletics Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class

  • Coordinator of Golf Programming for The First Tee at UNF for 2 years

  • United States Golf Association (USGA) Junior Amateur Committee Member, 1996-2003

  • USGA Mid-Amateur Committee Member, 2004-2005

  • USGA Intercollegiate Relations Committee 2006-2018
  • From 1996-2013, worked periodically as a USGA Rules Official at U.S. Open, U.S. Junior Amateur, U.S. Amateur, U.S. Mid-Amateur, U.S. Senior Open, Walker Cup, and U.S. Amateur Public Links

  • Owner and Director of the Florida Collegiate Golf Coaches Summer Camp at World Woods Golf Club, 2000-2003

  • Coached 19 All-America golfers during collegiate career

  • Named by the Golf Coaches Association of America as NCAA Division I District III-South Coach of the Year, 2001

  • Led UNF team to 26 tournament titles, including two NAIA National Championships

  • Established in 2000 the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship at Sawgrass Country Club, currently known as the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational

  • Coordinated the funding, design, and construction of UNF's $2.5 million Hayt Golf Learning Center — a three-hole, state-of-the-art golf training facility designed by Mark McCumber

  • Conducted numerous volunteer junior golf clinics for The First Tee, THE PLAYERS Championship, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Golf Ministry since 1990

  • Earned NAIA All-America honors in 1989

  • Author of "Going to College" Column on Junior Golf Scoreboard

  • College Golf Advisor to the American Junior Golf Association

  • Titleist Performance Institute Advisory Board Member and Contributing Writer 

  • Served as Head Golf Coach for Team USA at the World University Games (Palma de Mallorca, Spain), 1992

  • Master of Business Administration, 1991
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