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Golf Help / January 20, 2017
Indoor Golf: Best Options in Cincinnati

Indoor Golf: Best Options in Cincinnati

By Matt Weinberger

Winter weather in Cincinnati can be a major obstacle when trying to stay on top of your golf game year-round.  By the time December rolls around, the cold weather makes getting in 9 or 18 holes almost impossible until March.  Luckily, there are options for keeping sharp and even having fun during the cold offseason.

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Topics: Winter Golf Golf Tips

Golf Help / December 20, 2016
Spring Break Golf Trip - 7 Items You Need to Pack

Spring Break Golf Trip - 7 Items You Need to Pack

By Kris Hart

Going away on a spring break golf trip? Being a last minute packer myself and forgetting items on trips often, I thought this list of 7 items golfers forget to pack would be helpful for anyone taking a spring golf trip. If your spring golf trip involves some competition, Jack’s words about being prepared may inspire you too-  “I couldn't control Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Tom Watson or Lee Trevino. The only person I could control was me. The only person I could prepare for events was me. And if I didn't play well, I didn't play well, and I wasn't going to compete.” -Jack Nicklaus.

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Topics: spring break

Golf Help / December 9, 2016
3 Tips for Buying Golf Clubs

3 Tips for Buying Golf Clubs

By Connor Brown

 If you are like myself and many other golfers, the start of winter and end of the golf season can be bitter-sweet. We look back upon the many rounds with friends, competitive NCCGA and City Tour rounds and long evenings at the range.

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Topics: Golf Equipment

Golf Help / December 7, 2016
Top 3 Ways to Have a Productive Driving Range Session

Top 3 Ways to Have a Productive Driving Range Session

By Matt Weinberger

 

Heading to the driving range to work on your golf game? Practice makes perfect, but you want to make sure your session at the range is productive. It can be tempting to simply swing away with the driver and call it good, but you might find your game isn't improving when you step on the actual course.

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Topics: Golf Tips Golf Practice

Golf Help / December 1, 2016
4 Tips for Planning a Golf Trip

4 Tips for Planning a Golf Trip

By Kris Hart

Planning golf trips can be a lot of work. Between booking travel, getting the right tee times at good golf courses, and coordination of who can go on the trip, it becomes a lot to handle.

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Topics: golf trip spring break

Golf Help / October 19, 2016
Golf Rules Quiz: Missing Out of Bounds Stake

Golf Rules Quiz: Missing Out of Bounds Stake

By Nick Heyrman

This weekend the NCCGA held 11 tournaments across the country, and as always we had several unique situations arise that required golf rulings. These aren't your typical golf rulings about cart path relief, lateral hazards, or any of the basics. These are situations that only come up once every semester. As part of our weekly series, we wanted to share the situations with you, as well as the corresponding golf rules that apply.

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Golf Help / October 13, 2016
Golf Rules Quiz: Another Group Hit My Ball!

Golf Rules Quiz: Another Group Hit My Ball!

By Travis Richardson

This past weekend, one scenario came up at an NCCGA regional tournament which caused some confusion for groups. As we do each week, we wanted to highlight the situation and the golf rule that was applied.

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Topics: golf rules

Golf Help / October 7, 2016
5 Ways Golf and Yoga Work Together

5 Ways Golf and Yoga Work Together

By Maggie Weinberger

As a former NCAA Division I varsity golfer, I remember getting lectured on how weight lifting and strength training was the best way to gain power and length on the golf course.  I never really bought into this ideology because of my relationship with yoga and the benefits I received through practicing for years.

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Topics: Golf Exercises

Golf Help / October 5, 2016
Golf Rules Quiz: Hit Wrong Ball Twice?

Golf Rules Quiz: Hit Wrong Ball Twice?

By Nick Heyrman

This past weekend we had 12 club golf tournaments taking place across the country, and there were three scenarios that came up which caused some confusion for groups. Here are the three scenarios below, what would you have done if this happened to you or someone in your group?  The result and corresponding golf rules (or NCCGA rules) are listed below to see if you chose the correct result:

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Topics: golf rules

Golf Help / September 28, 2016
Golf Rules Quiz: Week #1

Golf Rules Quiz: Week #1

By Matt Weinberger

Each weekend NCCGA players tee it up across the country inevitably rules questions arise.  Regional Coordinators do a great job collecting all the relevant information about the situation, and then come to me to render an impartial ruling. During this process, coordinators leave out all team and player names and simply provide scenarios so a fair decision can be made. Avoiding bias is the reason we ask regional coordinators to always ask us about rulings, so there's no chance their team affiliation will influence the decision.

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Topics: golf rules

Golf Help / August 18, 2016
Srixon Golf Helps Lysher win Jackson County Open

Srixon Golf Helps Lysher win Jackson County Open

By Cody Lysher

Where did all the hype of Srixon come from?

Over the last two years Srixon has taken over the golf industry, getting involved with the pros, juniors, and various amateur events with the main focus of helping people switch to better. I am one of those lucky people to have been gifted with the opportunity to try switching to better.

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Topics: Srixon

Golf Help / August 5, 2016
A Trick to Find the Proper Golf Grip

A Trick to Find the Proper Golf Grip

By Travis Richardson

One of the first lessons you'll typically learn when first beginning to golf is how to properly grip a golf club. However, for those that learned on their own, or grew up gripping the club a certain way, re-learning the proper golf grip can be difficult. It's a problem I've struggled with myself. The good thing though is that there are no shortage of resources available to help teach the correct way, as well as tips and tricks to help you remember it the next time you are on the golf course.

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Topics: Golf Tips

Golf Help / August 3, 2016
5 Questions to Consider Before Joining a Private Golf Club

5 Questions to Consider Before Joining a Private Golf Club

By Kris Hart

As the CEO of Nextgengolf, I often get emails from young adults in our community asking me about the best private golf clubs to join in the Boston area, which clubs are looking for junior members or if we have any tips for joining a private golf club. I’ve never been a member of a private golf club, but am fortunate to have many friends who have invited me as their guest.

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Topics: Private Golf Clubs

Golf Help / July 29, 2016
Chipping Tips: Drag a Wet Towel to Emphasize Following Through

Chipping Tips: Drag a Wet Towel to Emphasize Following Through

By Travis Richardson


A popular golf expression is "Drive for Show, Putt for Dough". It's used quite often to show that while the longest hitters might get the most attention, the golfers with the best putter tend to win more (and on the PGA Tour, that means more money). It's intended to show just how important the short game is to your overall golf game. After all, bombing a drive 400 yards means nothing if you land off the green and struggle getting it the rest of the way in the hole.

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Topics: Golf Tips

Golf Help / July 29, 2016
Lessons in Golf Psychology: Thoughts are Not the Enemy

Lessons in Golf Psychology: Thoughts are Not the Enemy

By Greg Cartin

Oftentimes we attribute poor performance to negative thinking. In Jason Siff’s book “Thoughts are not the Enemy”, he describes a meditation practice that welcomes thought and allows for our minds to wander instead of trying to control or change what we think. It’s a drastic shift from the more traditional mindfulness practices that instruct us to simply be aware of thought and the wandering mind in a non-judgmental way, and when it does wander, for us to guide our attention back to our breath, a mantra, or some other type of anchor. In essence, to stop our thinking before it overtakes us.

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Topics: Golf Psychology

Golf Help / July 25, 2016
The Top 3 Traits in a Solid Best Ball Golf Partner

The Top 3 Traits in a Solid Best Ball Golf Partner

By Kris Hart

We all love team golf! Whether you are playing with a partner against two other golfing buddies on the weekend, or part of a larger team playing in a Ryder Cup format event, team golf is a lot of fun. Just ask Brian Costa from the Wall Street Journal who recently wrote a great piece about team golf.  

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Topics: Golf Tips

Golf Help / July 17, 2016
When Should You Replace Your Golf Spikes?

When Should You Replace Your Golf Spikes?

By Nextgengolf

If a golf ball is scuffed during play, a golfer will replace it with a new one. Many golfers change the grips on their golf clubs after a few rounds. Golf gloves are replaced almost as frequently as a player changes their socks. All of these items are replaced when the golfer feels that changing them will improve his/her game. Why not change your spikes? Would you drive your car on bald tires?

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Topics: sponsor CHAMP Golf

Golf Help / July 8, 2016
Motivational Golf Quotes

Motivational Golf Quotes

By Sam Oleksak

Finishing up another weekend of the Nextgengolf City Tour action in the heat of the summer,  you may need some extra motivation to skip out on the beach to hit a few balls (and make sure your next round goes as planned). With that in mind, here is a look back on some of the best motivational golf quotes to be coined over the years.

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Golf Help / July 7, 2016
4 must dos every time you practice on a golf driving range

4 must dos every time you practice on a golf driving range

By Kris Hart

 

Do you love going to a golf driving range? Banging balls at the range is fun especially if you are doing it at a Topgolf where you are listening to music and enjoying some drinks. For the range goers who are serious about their practice sessions and more importantly the average golfer that is going to a golf driving range for fun, below are 4 simple must dos for every practice session.

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Golf Help / June 25, 2016
A Guide to Finding Golf Courses Near Me

A Guide to Finding Golf Courses Near Me

By Travis Richardson

Who doesn't love playing a new golf course for the first time? The thrill of arriving to the course, hitting the practice green, and the surprises you see on every hole as you attempt to conquer it for the first time. But so often we find a golf course we enjoy, and just keep playing at the same one over and over.

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Topics: golf courses