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College Golf / July 19, 2018
Meghan Zech: Why I play collegiate club golf

Meghan Zech: Why I play collegiate club golf

By Meghan Zech

What I enjoyed most about high school golf was that every players could create their own experience. Some players could make it exceptionally competitive, while other players could just have fun and not worry about the competition, I fell in the middle of that spectrum, right where I wanted to be. I always want to play well and improve my game, but also want to be able to spend time with the people I play with and have fun on the golf course.  

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College Golf / July 12, 2018
GCU coach John Wasson leads his team to National Championship

GCU coach John Wasson leads his team to National Championship

By Brandon Bone

Perhaps having a coach really does make a difference. It sure worked in favor for the NCCGA’s 2018 Spring National Champions, Grand Canyon University. Heading into Nationals at Norwood Hills Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri, the Antelopes were on top of the national rankings and felt confident in their chances.

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College Golf / June 25, 2018
How Driven helped Oklahoma State win the NCAA Championship

How Driven helped Oklahoma State win the NCAA Championship

By Kayla Hourihan

Golf Channel presented the show Driven, which took us inside what college golf is all about. The show went behind the scenes of the Oklahoma State Cowboys and their race for the NCAA Division I Golf Championship. The championship took place at Karsten Creek Golf Club, which is OSU’s home course. The show also focuses on their biggest rival, Oklahoma University, who won the championship in 2017. The tournament took place from May 25-30th. with the final match between Oklahoma State and Alabama. Ultimately, OSU was victorious in all five matches. The real question is did the show have an impact on Oklahoma State winning the title?

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College Golf / June 18, 2018
1st and 10th tee bars: Start your day right!

1st and 10th tee bars: Start your day right!

By Meghan Zech

When I brought out four boxes of 1st tee bars to the 10th tee at the National Championship tournament in St. Louis this past April, I was mostly thinking the 80 power bars were going to make excellent weights for the NCCGA branded
tablecloth on a windy day.  What I found was that before all the groups had even finished making the turn, I had to ditch the runaway table cloth because all the 1st tee bar boxes were empty and I had lost my weights.

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College Golf / June 13, 2018
Billy Casper Golf: World's largest golf outing

Billy Casper Golf: World's largest golf outing

By Grant Johnson

Hello all! Many things have happened in my life since I finished my term as President of the NCCGA in 2017. For starters, I wrapped up my 4-year NCCGA career in April and graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in environmental science and policy. I thoroughly enjoyed my undergraduate years, highlighted by many tremendous experiences with the NCCGA and Nextgengolf. Thanks to the opportunities they provide, I was able to continue playing competitive golf in college and made many lifelong friendships along the way.

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College Golf / June 12, 2018
Fall 2018 Nationals heads back to Barefoot in Myrtle Beach

Fall 2018 Nationals heads back to Barefoot in Myrtle Beach

By Matt Weinberger

 

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College Golf / June 5, 2018
5 reasons why the Srixon Z-star is the best ball for college golfers

5 reasons why the Srixon Z-star is the best ball for college golfers

By Bobby Frazzini

In the past, large companies dominated the golf ball market. However, in the last couple of years I have become more and more familiar with a brand that produces a golf ball that beats the performance of top brands. The Z-Star golf ball is arguably the best ball on the market today, and Srixon has made their presence felt at the collegiate level. Here are five reasons why the Srixon Z-Star golf ball is the best ball for college players.

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College Golf / May 29, 2018
NCCGA teams continue team-based play with Nextgengolf City Tour

NCCGA teams continue team-based play with Nextgengolf City Tour

By Oliver Mauk

NCCGA season might be over, but club teams from around the country are continuing to play team golf over the summer with the Nextgengolf City Tour. These tournaments are a great way to stay competitive over the summer, while giving team members the opportunity to network with local young professionals and have fun playing the game they love. 

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College Golf / May 10, 2018
Nationals: From the perspective of the NCCGA President

Nationals: From the perspective of the NCCGA President

By Brandon Bone

NCCGA Nationals is a special event for all of us.  From the staff, to the participants, to the sponsors each season's final event is an amazing experience. Last December, I traveled to Fall Nationals in Las Vegas at Paiute Resort and experienced the next level of the club golf atmosphere. I had to chance to meet Matt Weinberger (COO), Kris Hart (CEO), and the rest of the Nextgengolf to express my appreciation and let them know how special the event is to each club golfer. Soon thereafter I applied for the NCCGA President position and was selected for the position in 2018.

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College Golf / May 9, 2018
4 women compete at NCCGA Nationals

4 women compete at NCCGA Nationals

By Meghan Zech

The NCCGA was thrilled to have four women competing at Spring 2018 Nationals in St. Louis. As a co-ed association, the NCCGA strives for inclusion, and having women take part in Nationals is an integral part of that process. 

Melissa Yao and Emma Vickery from the University of California Berkeley team competed in the National Invitational at Bogey Hills Country Club. Yao tied for 61st and Vickery tied for 28th. The girls helped their team place 5th overall in the Invitational, with Emma bringing in the third best score for the Berkeley team.

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College Golf / May 3, 2018
Spring 2018 NCCGA Nationals Recap

Spring 2018 NCCGA Nationals Recap

By Oliver Mauk

St. Louis- This semester's Nationals were centrally located, bringing in teams from all around the country. Norwood Hills CC and Bogey Hills CC were the host courses, both providing true tests to the best club golfers in the country. Here's a rundown of what took place over the weekend. 

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College Golf / April 27, 2018
Presidents poll: Nationals week

Presidents poll: Nationals week

By Teddy Rettinger

Presidents Poll Top 25 - Nationals Week
1 Arizona State (12)
2 Grand Canyon (9)
3 Texas (2)
4 Florida (2)
5 Florida State
6 Alabama
7 Baylor (1)
8 Golf Academy of America – Dallas
9 Georgia
10 Michigan (1)
11 Virginia
12 Mizzou
13 Michigan St
14 Wisconsin - Madison
15 Oklahoma
16 Minnesota – Twin Cities
17 Southern Methodist
18 Arkansas
19 DePaul
20 South Carolina
21 Maryland
22 Ohio State
23 Indiana
24 Virginia Tech
25 Villanova
Others receiving votes:
GAA - Chandler (433) Texas Christian (422) Clemson (343) Oregon (327) California Polytechnic (300)
Texas A & M (294) GAA - MB (292) Colorado State (201) Other Schools with less than 200 votes: 24

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College Golf / April 27, 2018
Cal-Berkeley returns to Nationals after 2 1/2 year hiatus

Cal-Berkeley returns to Nationals after 2 1/2 year hiatus

By Meghan Zech

The only previous time the University of California – Berkeley made an appearance at Nationals was the fall season of 2016 where they tied for 23rd place. They are back again this weekend, and looking to make their mark in St. Louis. 

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College Golf / April 27, 2018
Multiple women headed to NCCGA Nationals

Multiple women headed to NCCGA Nationals

By Meghan Zech

There will be three women competing in the Nationals tournament this weekend. Along with Melissa Yao and Emma Vickery from Cal-Berkeley, Claire Malley will be attending and representing UCLA. Malley is currently a junior majoring in biology with a minor in classical civilizations and is originally from Fresno, California.

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College Golf / April 26, 2018
Minnesota Coming off a win last semester

Minnesota Coming off a win last semester

By Brandon Bone

We have another powerhouse coming to Nationals. The Gophers are making their way to St. Louis to compete in the National Championship at Norwood Hills Country Club after swinging and striking a shot down the middle and into the hole for a bid. This will be the 3rd appearance for the team from the Twin Cities region. They played well at Paiute Golf Resort in the Fall Nationals. and tied for the title as champs with the Sun Devils from Arizona State. 

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