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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 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 / September 7, 2016
Fall 2016 Preseason College Golf Rankings

Fall 2016 Preseason College Golf Rankings

By Nextgengolf

The start of the Fall 2016 NCCGA season is less than two weeks away! The #drivefordisney will officially begin in Georgia as the South Region will host the first regional of the year on Sept 17/18. Over 300 college golf club teams are expected to take part this season, with the ultimate goal of qualifying for the NCCGA National Championship at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. Only 30 teams will qualify, meaning the only guaranteed way to make nationals is to win your qualifiyng region.

The beginning of the season means it is time to finally unveil the Fall 2016 Preaseason Top 25 college golf rankings!

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Topics: College golf NCCGA Rankings NCCGA

College Golf / April 1, 2016
Why I transferred from varsity golf

Why I transferred from varsity golf

By Nextgengolf

When I was a senior at Weddington High School, I was accepted to 6 different schools but still didn't know where I wanted to go. All I knew is I wanted to play varsity golf in college. I had played golf in high school, and also on the AJGA and HJGT summer tours. With less than two months remaining before graduation, I accepted an offer from Belmont Abbey College to play on their men’s golf team.

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Topics: Varsity Golf

College Golf / March 15, 2016
My Story: Playing varsity golf in college

My Story: Playing varsity golf in college

By Nextgengolf

The most frequent question that I get when I tell people that I transferred from Clemson University to play golf at Greensboro College is, “Why did you do that?”. Clemson is like a dream college, and Greensboro College is a very small school that sits in the shadow of University of North Carolina-Greensboro. I always say that while I loved Clemson, I followed my dream to pursue golf in college.

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Topics: Varsity Golf

College Golf / March 3, 2016
Former All-American plays club golf in graduate school

Former All-American plays club golf in graduate school

By Nextgengolf

From the United Kingdom to the United States, and from Division 1 college golf to NCCGA college golf, Daniel Park of Auburn University has quite a story when it comes to his golf career.

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College Golf / October 16, 2015
So How Does My Club Golf Team Make It To Nationals?

So How Does My Club Golf Team Make It To Nationals?

By Nextgengolf

Years ago, when only 96 players in total were invited to nationals, determining how many teams per region would qualify for nationals was very simple. But as the NCCGA has grown from 5 regions in 2009 to 28 in 2016, much has changed in the way the top teams from across the country are selected to represent their region at the NCCGA National Championship.

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College Golf / October 6, 2015
5 Stereotypes of Women's Golf Broken Down

5 Stereotypes of Women's Golf Broken Down

By Nextgengolf

There is a common misconception that golf is an acronym for “gentlemen only, ladies forbidden.” While this is far from true, the statement is not so far off base. The origin of the sport itself has often been attributed to a way for gentlemen to get away from their wives and female friends. Golf has been a male-dominated sport for far longer than women have been allowed to play, and this has made it difficult for women to wedge their way into the game without confronting prejudice today.

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College Golf / September 23, 2015
The Ultimate NCCGA Tournament Guide

The Ultimate NCCGA Tournament Guide

By Nextgengolf

Yes, sports fans, it’s Game Week.

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College Golf / September 9, 2015
NCCGA Appoints Director of Women's Golf

NCCGA Appoints Director of Women's Golf

By Nextgengolf

When I was informed that the NCCGA was creating a new position within its Student Leader hierarchy, Director of Women’s Golf, I was excited about the opening of a new professional opportunity. Most of all, I was thankful that female golfers would have an opportunity to be recognized and heard within a wonderful organization.

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Topics: NCCGA Women's Golf Wake Forest University

College Golf / August 26, 2015
5 reasons why every PGM student should play club golf

5 reasons why every PGM student should play club golf

By Nextgengolf

Not only is the PGA of America the world’s largest sports organization, but it is also committed to teaching and growing the game of golf. One of the cornerstones of their organization is the collegiate Professional Golf Management (PGM) program, which is administered by 19 different colleges across the U.S. According to the PGA, the PGM program provides college students the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to become a successful member of the golf industry.

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College Golf / June 11, 2015
Match Play in College Golf?

Match Play in College Golf?

By Nextgengolf

The college golf season has officially come to a close. Congratulations to Stanford (Women) and LSU (Men) on taking home the NCAA Division 1 National Championships!

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Topics: Club Golf NCCGA

College Golf / April 21, 2015
Spring 2015 NCCGA National Championship: Local Information Guide

Spring 2015 NCCGA National Championship: Local Information Guide

By Nextgengolf

Here is your visitor's guide to Greensboro, North Carolina, the host city for Spring 2015 NCCGA National Championship. These are a few recommendations on where to go and how to spend your free time while in the city for the tournament. For more in-depth information about the city and things to do, visit the Greensboro Tourism Website. The concierge at the Clarion Inn will have more information as well.

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College Golf / April 13, 2015
Bryan Park: Ready to Host Nationals

Bryan Park: Ready to Host Nationals

By Nextgengolf

304 players, 37 teams, 21 individuals, 1 Bryan Park. The NCCGA’s unprecedented growth has once again encouraged us to increase the field size. Adding 64 players to the field compared to the Fall National at Dancing Rabbit, April’s club golf spotlight will shine on Bryan Park Golf Center for the 2015 Spring National Championship in Greensboro, NC.

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College Golf / April 6, 2015
#ClubGolf Dominated by Towson in March

#ClubGolf Dominated by Towson in March

By Nextgengolf

The #ClubGolf campaign got kicked off the first weekend in March. One team has been dominating the competition since the start. Congratulations to Towson University Club Golf Team for taking home this season's first win! #Clubgolf was started last year by the NCCGA to promote the club golf at the college level for players who want to play competitive golf, but don't have the time or skill for varsity. The campaign itself uses all social media mediums such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for all entries. Teams receive points based on how many posts they make and the creativity of those posts.

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Topics: Social Media Towson University Club Golf

College Golf / March 31, 2015
Club Golf Academy: Ball at Rest Moved

Club Golf Academy: Ball at Rest Moved

By Nextgengolf

This week, Club Golf Academy will address what happens when your ball moves, either by accident, the fault of your playing partner, or Mother nature. For example, what would happen if a fox ran onto the green, scooped up your ball off of the green, and ran away with it, sort of like this:

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College Golf / March 24, 2015
Club Golf Academy: Dealing with Loose Impediments

Club Golf Academy: Dealing with Loose Impediments

By Nextgengolf

This week’s Club Golf Academy artcile will take a closer look at Rule 23-1 concerning relief from loose impediments. Before we can talk about relief from loose impediments, we must define what is a loose impediment and what is not. Loose impediments are objects that have become detached from their original position and are thus out of play.

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College Golf / March 17, 2015
Club Golf Academy: Ensure a Proper Scorecard

Club Golf Academy: Ensure a Proper Scorecard

By Nextgengolf

Club Golf Academy is here to help yet again! The little 4.5 x 12 inch piece of paper that you pick up in the clubhouse before each round may be more important than every club in your bag combined. Without a proper scorecard, none of your shots during the round can be accurately recorded.

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College Golf / March 10, 2015
Club Golf Academy: Identifying your Ball

Club Golf Academy: Identifying your Ball

By Nextgengolf

All you workout enthusiasts will love this week's rule Club Golf Academy article, as I cover when you can and cannot “Lift” on the course. This week’s USGA Rules of the Week will help with identifying your golf ball: Rule 12-1 and 12-2. First and foremost, you must know that the responsibility for playing the proper ball rests with each competitor. Players should put an identification mark on his/her ball that is easily recognizable. Properly marking your ball with a unique identification mark before the round takes seconds but saves time and strokes. Creating a custom ball mark can be fun, too.

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College Golf / March 9, 2015
NCCGA Tips: 8 Ways to Improve Your Club

NCCGA Tips: 8 Ways to Improve Your Club

By Nextgengolf

NCCGA tips are meant to help club golf teams organize and run more efficiently. I know that a club president's job can be very time demanding and difficult at times. Through my tenure as president of the University of Florida Club Golf Team, I have constantly attempted to find more effective ways to get the job done. I believe that managing a club golf team in a simple and efficient manner allows for a more enjoyable atmosphere for everyone within the club. These NCCGA Tips are based my own experiences as club president as well as a few other club presidents I've spoken with.

Here are 8 ways you can improve your club golf team:

Learn About the NCCGA and Club Golf

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