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College Golf / December 20, 2016
Presenting the NCCGA 2016 Hole in One Club

Presenting the NCCGA 2016 Hole in One Club

By Travis Richardson

It's one of the rarest achievements in golf: the elusive hole in one! The odds of an amateur golfer scoring hole in one is 12,500 to 1 according to Golf Digest. Despite the odds, the NCCGA had eight golfers hit a hole in one at regional tournaments during the Spring or Fall seasons. We wanted to take a minute and recognize their incredible accomplishment, and hope it leads to many more!

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College Golf / December 14, 2016
Top 5 NCCGA Club Golf Team Performances in 2016

Top 5 NCCGA Club Golf Team Performances in 2016

By Travis Richardson

Earlier we took a look at the Top 15 college golf tournament rounds from the NCCGA season. While the numbers were impressive, something was missing. NCCGA tournaments aren't about individual scores, they are ultimately about the team's score. One hot individual performance doesn't necessarily mean the team comes out victorious. A team victory requires five scores, and teammates picking each other up when a bad round happens.

Let's a take a look at the Top 5 NCCGA team scores from 2016 (Spring and Fall season), including a mind-boggling performance in the Southeast Region.

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Topics: Club Golf NCCGA

College Golf / December 12, 2016
Top 15 College Golf NCCGA Tournament Rounds in 2016

Top 15 College Golf NCCGA Tournament Rounds in 2016

By Travis Richardson

Each year we recap the top performances of the NCCGA, and this year there were some particularly low scores. The lowest single round in 2015 was 66, and this year we not only saw a 65, but there were MULTIPLE 65's! It was great to see such high-quality college golf play, but it did made putting the list together more difficult.

Here's the Top 15 NCCGA tournament rounds in 2016, based on round score, including both the Spring and Fall semester. We understand the list isn't exhaustive, and there were plenty of other performances that could have easily warranted a spot on this list.

Were there any performances that we missed? We'd love to hear from you on Twitter @NCCGA!

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Topics: NCCGA

College Golf / November 27, 2016
Georgia Club Golf Kings at Walt Disney

Georgia Club Golf Kings at Walt Disney

By Travis Richardson

 A teammate coming down with food poisoning the night before Round 1 of the NCCGA National Championship wasn't the start the Georgia club golf team drew up.

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Topics: NCCGA National Championship georgia

College Golf / November 18, 2016
Dayton Club Golf Back at Nationals After 6 Years

Dayton Club Golf Back at Nationals After 6 Years

By Nextgengolf

 

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Topics: NCCGA National Championship dayton arizona state NCCGA Fairfield

College Golf / November 18, 2016
Georgia Club Golf Credits New Focus on Successful Season

Georgia Club Golf Credits New Focus on Successful Season

By Mike Kersys

The UGA club golf team has always been solid, but never quite the perennial powerhouse team that everyone in the region feared. Joe Reichard came in as club president and decided that needed to change.

“UGA is growing with all of its educational programs." Reichard said. "With so many students here, you know there has to be some great golfers on campus”.

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Topics: NCCGA National Championship georgia NCCGA

College Golf / November 17, 2016
For Minnesota Club Golf: Two is better than one

For Minnesota Club Golf: Two is better than one

By Nextgengolf

Golf in Minnesota has had it’s fair share of excitement over the past few months. Between the Ryder Cup madness that was bestowed upon Hazeltine and the surrounding communities, there has been no shortage of excitement for the game in and around Minneapolis. That includes the NCCGA Twin Cities Region.

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Topics: NCCGA National Championship NCCGA

College Golf / November 17, 2016
Oregon Club Golf Ready to Finish the Job at Nationals

Oregon Club Golf Ready to Finish the Job at Nationals

By Mike Kersys

Oregon club golf is back at the NCCGA National Championship for the 3rd time in only four semesters of existence.

The team has been perennial champions of the Northwest Region since the team formed, and they always maintain high expectations. Kevin Mackin is the co-founder and Regional Coordinator for the Northwest Region while CJ Sitton is the co-founder and current club president of the team.

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Topics: NCCGA National Championship oregon NCCGA

College Golf / November 16, 2016
Tulsa Club Golf Off to a Dream Start

Tulsa Club Golf Off to a Dream Start

By Connor Brown

For Tulsa, no dream is too small when it comes to playing golf. After the University of Tulsa decided to cut its long time men’s varsity team, some students who played golf were left with nowhere to play.

Luckily, sophomore Matt Wells stepped in this summer and founded the club golf team on campus.

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Topics: NCCGA National Championship NCCGA Tulsa

College Golf / November 16, 2016
UNCO Ready for Trip of Lifetime at NCCGA National Championship

UNCO Ready for Trip of Lifetime at NCCGA National Championship

By Mike Kersys

The Northern Colorado team turned two years old this fall, and to celebrate they are heading to their first ever NCCGA National Championship.

Tanner Brown is the club team’s president and co-founder. Brown made the decision to give up his pursuit of playing collegiate baseball, and not long afterwards he found an old set of lefty golf clubs in his grandma’s basement.

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Topics: NCCGA National Championship NCCGA Northern Colorado

College Golf / November 15, 2016
Go Blue: How Michigan Club Golf Made Its Way Back to Nationals

Go Blue: How Michigan Club Golf Made Its Way Back to Nationals

By Connor Brown

Michigan club golf has already had a storybook season. Now they are just hoping for the Cinderella finish.

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Topics: michigan NCCGA National Championship NCCGA

College Golf / November 14, 2016
UCLA's Malley Balancing College Golf and School

UCLA's Malley Balancing College Golf and School

By Connor Brown

Playing varsity college golf can sometimes mean compromising on academics. After all, there's less time to dedicate to studying and lots of missed class time traveling to tournaments. As with many students that choose to play club golf over varsity, UCLA's Claire Malley chose academics but didn't want to give up on competitive golf.

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Topics: NCCGA National Championship ucla NCCGA

College Golf / November 14, 2016
Iowa Club Golf Ends Drought

Iowa Club Golf Ends Drought

By Connor Brown

 

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Topics: NCCGA National Championship iowa Club Golf NCCGA

College Golf / November 11, 2016
Texas State Junior Enjoying Club Golf and Trip to Nationals

Texas State Junior Enjoying Club Golf and Trip to Nationals

By Connor Brown

Shooting two consecutive rounds under par, finishing at -5 in a tournament, is a pipe dream for most golfers. It's a weekend that most would dream about but never come true. But for Tyler Ware of Texas State-San Marcos, that type of weekend was a reailty this season, and it helped propel him to two medalist finishes in the Texas Region, the top-spot in the final NCCGA Player Rankings, and an individual bid to the National Championship. 

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Topics: NCCGA National Championship NCCGA

College Golf / November 4, 2016
Florida Atlantic Club Golf Notches First Win in Season Finale

Florida Atlantic Club Golf Notches First Win in Season Finale

By Travis Richardson

That's it! The regional tournament season is officially complete, and the field for the Fall 2016 National Championship is set (almost). It was a small final weekend with only four tournaments taking place on October 29/30, but the ramifications it had on the rest of the country was significant.

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Topics: NCCGA

College Golf / October 28, 2016
Disney Full of Surprises for Fall 2016 NCCGA National Championship

Disney Full of Surprises for Fall 2016 NCCGA National Championship

By Matt Weinberger

Every NCCGA National Championship has something unique to offer.  Whether it is the location, the course itself, or the new ideas and activities built into the weekend, each championship creates unique memories for club golfers each semester. 

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Topics: NCCGA National Championship

College Golf / October 27, 2016
One More Week of Club Golf Till Field for Disney is Set

One More Week of Club Golf Till Field for Disney is Set

By Travis Richardson

The penultimate weekend of club golf saw golfers go low, defending regional champions successfully defend their title, and a couple new teams punch their ticket to the Fall 2016 NCCGA National Championship at Walt Disney World Golf.

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Topics: Club Golf NCCGA

College Golf / October 18, 2016
Seven More Club Golf Teams Qualify for Disney

Seven More Club Golf Teams Qualify for Disney

By Travis Richardson

 

Another week of club golf in the books, and one more week until the field for nationals is officially set. Seven more teams punched their ticket to Walt Disney World Resort, while countless others fought hard only to fall short. Congratulations to the winning club teams from this weekend. Here's the full recap of action from October 15/16 tournaments:

Atlantic

The second Atlantic Regional event took place at Lakeview Golf Resort in West Virginia. The tough course and conditions led to some struggles, but the Pittsburgh club golf team persevered and emerged victorious with a 38-stroke victory to claim the regional title. Robert Morris University finished in second, and Penn State placed third. Pitt's Sean Weber won individual medalist honors, sweeping both tournaments this season.

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College Golf / October 12, 2016
Terps, Tigers, Hawkeyes, and Badgers Club Golf Book Trip to Disney

Terps, Tigers, Hawkeyes, and Badgers Club Golf Book Trip to Disney

By Travis Richardson

Week four of the Fall 2016 NCCGA season saw four teams claim a spot at the National Championship in Disney. Overall eight tournaments went down on October 8/9, four regional finales and four regions just starting their season.

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College Golf / October 5, 2016
2 bids clinched to NCCGA National Championship in Week 3

2 bids clinched to NCCGA National Championship in Week 3

By Travis Richardson

Another week of club golf is in the books, and two teams have officially punched their ticket to the Fall 2016 NCCGA National Championship.

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Topics: NCCGA National Championship Club Golf NCCGA