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Testimonial
“Believe me, my son is playing college golf thanks to John Brooks’ help and guidance.”
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Endorsement
 
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
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testimonials | Red Numbers Golf | Golf Coaching

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"Do you want an insider's view of college golf, college golf programs, coaches and universities? John knows. He is the "answer man" for every question you have or should have about the recruiting process. He will tell you what college coaches may not want to tell you. He will tell you where you should be looking, and where you should not. He will tell you the way it is, and the way it is not. He is a fantastic resource and a great guy. Both my son and I thoroughly enjoyed working with John and appreciated his insight during a difficult process."

Eric Gielow, Muskegon, Michigan

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 "John Brooks, through his Red Numbers Golf® Program, fills a much needed void in preparing both competitive juniors and their parents to successfully manage the transition to collegiate golf. John's experience, individual attention, and professional guidance have dramatically improved all aspects of my son's preparedness to compete at the collegiate level. I strongly encourage any junior golfer contemplating competing at the collegiate level to enroll in the Red Numbers Golf® Program to maximize their opportunities."
Eric Schneider, Sea Island, Georgia

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"We first met John Brooks when he spoke to an audience of parents at the Optimist International at PGA National regarding the expectations, myths and realities of college golf recruiting. He explained what it takes to move from the thousands of very good junior players to the ranks of a recruited junior player striving to earn a college golf scholarship. I came to the realization that John was very knowledgeable on all of the various junior golf tournaments in Eastern America. He is an invaluable resource when advising a prospective college golfer on how to target "best fit" schools while factoring in playing time and scholarship opportunities.

John has always been matter of fact and early on will tell the family that it is up to the player to exercise time management skills in order to succeed in college.  John provided the expertise and guidance for my son to have the proper exposure among college coaches and continues to help us with summer tournament scheduling. I'm sure that if your child has the desire to succeed in college golf, then John Brooks can and will serve as a wonderful resource for you." 

Mark McAndrew, Barrington, Rhode Island

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"John Brooks is a meticulous professional. He is committed to navigating young players through the tournament maze to earn a possible spot on a collegiate golf team. Coach Brooks is highly regarded among the golf world and knows how to recommend potential "best fit" schools for your son or daughter.  When Coach Brooks is in your corner he is totally honest with the parents as well as the player. He communicates efficiently and exhibits total belief in his charges. That belief bolsters incredible confidence in a young player. We think of John Brooks as our golf guru!"

Christine B. Fulford, Rocky Mount, North Carolina

"Red Numbers Golf® is a unique consulting service that helps young golfers develop a game and a resume for college consideration. Their guidance, recommendations, and assistance in organizing a representative resume highlighting my child's golfing abilities has been extremely helpful. From his college coaching experience, John Brooks knows how to direct familes so they can package this information in a manner that appeals to college golf coaches.  I feel this professional approach has created opportunities for my son, which will allow him to continue competitive golf at the college level."

Dr. Jim Barsamian, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

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"If you want to know what it takes to play college golf and how to get there, John Brooks is your source for the straight story. Our experience with John exceeded our expectations and made a big difference in our son’s development as a player and a person. His ability to communicate with young student-athletes and serve as a coach and mentor during the ups and downs of junior golf provided an invaluable service. If you are serious about maximizing your potential with the goal of playing college golf, we highly recommend John and the Red Numbers Golf® program."

Dan & Carol Dressel, Malvern, Pennsylvania 

"We began working with Coach John Brooks of Red Numbers Golf® when our son was in 11th grade. This was a very critical time period in the college recruiting process. While we were uncertain about how the process would work and how our son should make his final college decision, Coach Brooks helped clarify his goals and identified several best fit schools for him. In addition, our son learned many other invaluable life skills from Coach Brooks through the way he taught him how to respond to college coaches."

The Han Family, China

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"We met Coach Brooks during my son's junior year in high school and during the past two years he has helped us navigate junior golf and manage the college evaluation and selection process. Coming from the northeast, we were uncertain as to what college golf opportunities were available for our son. Coach Brooks' honest and accurate advice was very reassuring and proved to be correct. He always responds quickly to our calls and emails and continues to show concern for my son's progress both on and off the golf course. I would recommend Coach Brooks to any junior golf family who is looking for experienced, honest information and advice regarding both junior and college golf."

Jeff & Debbie Kulbin, Needham, Massachusetts

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"We came to John Brooks at a difficult time for our son and his potential college golf career. Our son was a very competitive junior player and because of my connections through the golf world, we thought everything would fall in place without any problem. The services Coach Brooks brought to us through Red Numbers Golf® were extremely helpful to both our son and our family. The road map to success, a focused training regimen, tournament schedules, a list of colleges that best fit him, and finally assistance in restoring our son's confidence all proved to be valuable. Our son is very happy at college and his game continues to improve. I highly recommend the Red Numbers Golf® program to anyone who is trying to navigate their way through the maize of junior golf while preparing for a collegiate career."

Scott Perry, Weddington, North Carolina

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"My son and I worked with Coach Brooks for two years. He is a first class guy, very professional and we really enjoyed working with him. His consulting skills are at the highest level and, coupled with his intimate knowledge of college golf, enable him to deliver value to the client that exceeds the cost of his fees.  More importantly, he levels the playing field by providing the kind of guidance, tactics and information that enable the client to approach the recruiting process with knowledge and confidence. Since it's a critical process that we would engage in only once, we didn't want to risk 'learning on the job.' Coach Brooks listened carefully to what my son wanted and we got a great result!"

Carl Cohen, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

"We signed up with John Brooks at Red Numbers Golf® when our son was in the 7thgrade. At the end of each year, John exceeded our expectations, and we signed-up for another season. John’s mentorship and guidance with our son’s golf development truly helped him maximize his potential. As a result, when the college recruiting process started, our son was ahead of the curve and recently committed to his #1 choice Division I college program. It wasn’t our son’s #1 choice when we started the process, but it ended up his #1 choice. We have learned there is no perfect school, but there is a perfect school for each junior. With John’s mentorship, our son is well positioned to have a great college golf experience and pursue his dreams. Thank you, John, for 4 great years."

Don & Cindy Birdsey, Trophy Club, Texas

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"Navigating the waters of college recruitment was something that our family approached with caution when our son began his college selection process. He was playing well in junior golf, and we needed guidance regarding both who should be reviewing his play, and how we as a family could get it in the hands of the right people. John Brooks was there with an answer to all of our questions. Not only was he critical in helping us as parents develop a game plan we could put in place to get our son's golf game reviewed by coaches, he was also an outstanding resource for every/all questions throughout the recruitment process. He was very responsive and honest as well. We strongly recommend John Brooks for any potential student/athlete looking to play collegiate golf at any level."

Steve Starker, Purchase, New York

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"Our son decided late in the process to pursue college golf. We had little if any experience with the junior golf tournaments and programs in the U.S., and living in Canada made matters more challenging. Coach Brooks and Red Numbers Golf® were instrumental in guiding us through the process, and his frank assessment and realistic advice were critical in our son achieving his dream of playing golf in college."

Steven & Jaymie Ho, Vancouver, British Columbia

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"What do you as a parent do to help your child build a portfolio that will get the attention of college golf coaches? Why not do what we did? Ask John Brooks for help. John will personally observe your child play a tournament and then have a lengthy, informative and comprehensive discussion with you and with your child. He will suggest a timeline; including tournaments to enter that will give your child the necessary recognition to be a viable college recruit. He can provide the guidance that will direct your child to the colleges that would be the best in terms of academics and athletics. There is no doubt that he provides a service that can make a huge differ­ence in your child’s college career. 

If you have a child you think is capable of playing college golf, have John Brooks evaluate him or her. He will not only tell you the truth, but will give you the direction your child needs. Any cost will be more than offset should your child be recruited, not to mention their ultimate well-being and satisfaction with their college. Believe me, my son is playing college golf thanks to John Brooks’ help and guidance. My appreciation for his help is endless."

Dr. Alan Graham, Princeton, New Jersey

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“A "maven" is someone who accumulates knowledge.  John Brooks is a maven when it comes to junior golf and the college selection process associated with playing collegiate golf.  What sets John apart is his genuine interest in helping you find your way on this exciting yet challenging journey and get your footing on what can be a very slippery slope.  The college admissions process has its own quirks; layer in trying to play college golf and you've got an amorphous moving target.
 
The integrity that runs through the game of golf is inherent in John as an individual and as a professional.  Aside from sharing his overall knowledge of college golf with you, he'll provide you with an honest assessment of your child's game and help you target schools where he feels you'll have the best chance of being successful - as both a student and prospective college golfer.  For us, he was often the objective voice of reason who could make a point with my son when my wife and I could not; invaluable!
 
While I was initially uncertain about the idea of engaging an advisor, looking back I can't imagine having gone through this process without him.
He was responsive and accessible to my wife and me, and to our son as well, and there was never any judgment about our questions or issues.
There's no doubt that our relationship with Coach Brooks helped my son achieve his goal of playing college golf!
Talk with him - you won't regret it!”

Mel Stark, Livingston, New Jersey

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"We are very happy with the services that coach Brooks has provided to our family. I was inpressed with the personal attention that he gave to my son and the honesty which he demonstrated in approaching the recruiting process. He was always attentive to his needs and very responsive to any of our questions.

He has an intimate knowledge of college golf and understands what is required for student-athletes to succeed at the collegiate level. My son is extremely happy about the school and golf program which he has selected. As parents, we also feel that he has found a perfect fit. Coach Brooks counseled us to be patient and in the end, the result was fantastic. There is no question that this opportunity would not have been possible without John's help and guidance.

My family and I are deeply indebted to coach Brooks for all he has done for us. I would highly recommend him to any family that is looking to optimize the potential that their son or daughter may have in playing collegiate golf."

Dr. Robert Seebold, Danville, PA


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