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Travis Richardson

Travis is the Marketing Manager and NCCGA Director at Nextgengolf. Having worked in almost all facets of the sports industry, he is passionate about growing the game of golf. Travis is a graduate of the University of Kansas and Wichita State.
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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 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 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

College Golf / September 27, 2016
Bulldogs fire historically low team score in club golf victory

Bulldogs fire historically low team score in club golf victory

By Travis Richardson

The Fall 2016 NCCGA season kicked off with a bang this past weekend, with 10 tournaments taking place all across the country. 10 teams took the first step in qualifying for the National Championship at Walt Disney World Resort, and many more teams with some ground to make up in the second tournament.

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Topics: Tournament Recap Club Golf NCCGA NCCGA Recap

College Golf / August 12, 2016
5 Ways to Grow Your Club Golf Team

5 Ways to Grow Your Club Golf Team

By Travis Richardson

One of the most important aspects of building a club golf team, and maintaining it, is a solid recruiting plan. Even if you have the best college golf club team in the nation, eventually the players will graduate and you don't want to be standing there with an empty cupboard. Even if you attend a massive school, failing to spread awareness to the student body will prevent your club from growing beyond a few people.

Does your school have club golf?

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Topics: NCCGA Tips Club Golf NCCGA

College Golf / July 21, 2016
Tournament Locations Announced for Upcoming Club Golf Season

Tournament Locations Announced for Upcoming Club Golf Season

By Travis Richardson

We are excited to announce the dates and locations for the NCCGA Fall 2016 season! In less than two months over 300 college golf club teams will begin the journey to the National Championship at Walt Disney World Resort. One team has already punched their ticket, the University of South Carolina, as the defending national champions. 29 more team spots, and 16 individual, are up for grabs.

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Topics: Club Golf NCCGA

College Golf / June 29, 2016
What to Do If You Didn't Get Any NCAA Varsity Golf Scholarships

What to Do If You Didn't Get Any NCAA Varsity Golf Scholarships

By Travis Richardson

It's a sad reality, but the overwhelming majority of high school golfers will not play varsity in college. The statistics have been stated frequently, but according to the NCAA only 5.8% of high school boys golfers will play in the NCAA, and 7.2% of girls. That leaves more than 90% of high school golfers left to wonder what to do next.

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Topics: recruiting College golf

College Golf / June 9, 2016
Fall 2016 Club Golf Schedule Released

Fall 2016 Club Golf Schedule Released

By Travis Richardson


100 Days.

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Topics: Club Golf

College Golf / June 5, 2016
Part 1: What are the average college golf scores?

Part 1: What are the average college golf scores?

By Travis Richardson

One of the biggest questions junior and high school golfers might have is: "What do I need to shoot to play varsity golf in college?". The answer isn't an easy one, but let's take a look at the average college golf scores at the varsity level from the 2016 NCAA Division 1 Men's and Women's College Golf Championships.

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Topics: College golf

College Golf / May 19, 2016
Heinze Excelling with Michigan State College Golf Team

Heinze Excelling with Michigan State College Golf Team

By Travis Richardson


 

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Topics: Varsity Golf Michigan State University

College Golf / May 11, 2016
AJGA Recruiting Interns at NCCGA Nationals

AJGA Recruiting Interns at NCCGA Nationals

By Travis Richardson

Written By: Lauren Shelly | @AJGAcareers

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College Golf / May 11, 2016
Life as a freshman NCCGA college golfer

Life as a freshman NCCGA college golfer

By Travis Richardson

Written By: Chris Johnson | @ChrisJohnson776

Coming out of high school, I faced a decision that many high school golfers face after graduating. While I wasn’t good enough to play varsity college golf for a big Division I school, I could have taken the route of playing for a smaller Division III or NAIA team in college. Going to one of those schools also meant that I wouldn’t have been able to pursue the kind of engineering degree I would like to earn, as I wanted to go to a large university setting for my secondary education.

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Topics: NCCGA

College Golf / May 11, 2016
Alternatives to playing college golf

Alternatives to playing college golf

By Travis Richardson

 

Not everyone can play varsity golf in college. It's simply the truth, and is true in every sport, but the odds are especially staggering in golf. According to Read More

Topics: Varsity Golf Club Golf

College Golf / May 11, 2016
Colleges cutting varsity golf budget

Colleges cutting varsity golf budget

By Travis Richardson

2016 has been a rough year for men's varsity college golf programs. In 2016 alone there have been 7 men's golf programs cut from their school's athletics. Compare that to 4 cuts in 2015, and 0 in 2014 (after Furman reinstated their program after cutting it briefly). The main culprit, at least according to public statements, has been budgeting. There's simply not enough money to go around, and golf has been on the chopping block.

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Topics: Varsity Golf