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College Golf / February 27, 2020
Spring 2020 preseason rankings

Spring 2020 preseason rankings

By Oliver Mauk

The Spring 2020 NCCGA season begins next weekend. For those of you that haven't played in the spring before, the season is pretty condensed and happens fast, Nationals in Atlantic City will be here before you know it! We start with 3 tournaments March 7th & 8th and go from there. 

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College Golf / February 20, 2020
How I started an NCCGA club golf team

How I started an NCCGA club golf team

By Zach Van Dorn

Golf has always had a huge impact on my life. and for years I knew I wanted to play competitively beyond high school. In the fall of 2018 I eagerly arrived at Northwest Missouri State, but unfortunately for me my dreams and goals of playing collegiate golf went unfulfilled. Thankfully I stumbled upon the NCCGA, and they gave me the opportunity to compete in a fun environment with my peers. From there, I spent a semester getting the Northwest club golf team up and running.

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College Golf / February 10, 2020
3 Reasons business majors should learn how to play golf

3 Reasons business majors should learn how to play golf

By Chelsea Sedlar

Golf and business have been linked for as long as the game has been around. The Starwood Hotel chain ran a survey with the executives who stay at their hotels and found that 97% of executives use golf to establish a closer relationship to a business associate and that 92% of businessmen and women use golf to make new business contacts. Many colleges and universities offer golf lessons or course usage to business students at a discounted rate so cost should never be an excuse. Below highlights my top 3 reasons why every business major should play golf or want to learn how to play.

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College Golf / January 3, 2020
Howard University's journey from club to varsity golf

Howard University's journey from club to varsity golf

By Ross Krapfel

Howard University started competing in the NCCGA during the spring of 2018. Howard is an HBCU, which stands for Historically Black College or University. They are the first HBCU to play in NCCGA events and I got a chance to ask Otis Ferguson, the Club President, some questions on his background and how Howard is turning into a varsity program soon. 

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College Golf / December 17, 2019
First NCCGA club golfer passes PAT on path to becoming a PGA Professional

First NCCGA club golfer passes PAT on path to becoming a PGA Professional

By Griff Jayne

This article was written by Griff Jayne, a Senior at Furman University. The NCCGA is operated by Nextgengolf, a subsidiary of the PGA of America.  The NCCGA National Championship is a Player Ability Test (PAT) optional round. This is Griff's journey from when he first decided he wanted to work in golf to his decision to take the PAT at the Fall 2019 National Championship at WinStar Golf Club in Thackerville, Oklahoma. For more information about the PAT or the NCCGA, please email matt@nextgengolf.org. 
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College Golf / November 25, 2019
How Clemson won back-to-back National Championships

How Clemson won back-to-back National Championships

By Kris Hart

On November 16-17th at the NCCGA Fall 2019 National Championship, Clemson University won for the 2nd straight semester setting an all-time Nationals team record score of (733). The Tigers are the third team in NCCGA history to win back-to-back Championships. After the tournament I spent a few minutes with the team to understand why their squad has been so successful. If you are an NCCGA Club team looking to take things to the next level, maybe you can steal the Tigers secret recipe.

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College Golf / November 21, 2019
Fall 2019 Nationals recap

Fall 2019 Nationals recap

By Oliver Mauk

The NCCGA's first Nationals trip to Oklahoma was a success, and after two days of great weather and some very competitive golf Clemson University and The University of Texas were able to capture titles. Individually, Virginia's Jacob Kuchta and Stanford's Jack Barber won medalist honors. Here's a full rundown of what happened at each tournament.

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College Golf / November 14, 2019
Fall 2019 Nationals preview

Fall 2019 Nationals preview

By Oliver Mauk

Fall 2019 Nationals is finally here! It’s been a great season of tournaments, culminating with 352 players this weekend in Oklahoma. The National Championship is taking place at the WinStar World Casino & Resort in Thackerville, OK with the National Invitational taking place just down the road at Dornick Hills Country Club in Ardmore, OK. 

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College Golf / November 12, 2019
Nebraska wins region for first time, poised to make a Championship run

Nebraska wins region for first time, poised to make a Championship run

By Ben Tyler

It has been a steady growth over the last few years for the Nebraska Club Golf team, who will make the trip to Oklahoma this weekend to compete for the National Championship at Winstar World Casino & Resort. After taking home the National Invitational title in 2018 at Barefoot Resort in Myrtle Beach, Nebraska will be making its second straight National Championship appearance, and this time they will come in as Twin Cities Regional Champions for the first time in program history. 

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College Golf / November 6, 2019
Fall 2019: Nationals power rankings

Fall 2019: Nationals power rankings

By Oliver Mauk

The regular season is over and it's time to look towards the National Championship and National Invitational coming up November 15-17. Here are the NCCGA power rankings headed into the season's culminating event, with a little about each team's season. 

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College Golf / October 31, 2019
Fall 2019 week 8 recap: Nationals field becomes clearer

Fall 2019 week 8 recap: Nationals field becomes clearer

By Oliver Mauk

Nationals bids were on the line this past weekend, with Nebraska, South Carolina, Auburn and Florida playing well enough to lock in bids. Here's everything that happened in the last weekend of regional tournaments.

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College Golf / October 25, 2019
3rd annual Careers in Golf event heads to Oklahoma

3rd annual Careers in Golf event heads to Oklahoma

By Oliver Mauk

On Friday November 15th, 2019 the NCCGA staff will host the 3rd annual Careers in Golf Networking event at NCCGA Nationals in Oklahoma. The event will take place from 2-5 PM at the WinStar Golf Club driving range at the WinStar World Casino & Resort. If you are a student looking for an internship or seeking part time, full time, or volunteer work in the golf industry, the NCCGA staff is dedicated to helping college-aged golfers succeed off the course.

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College Golf / October 24, 2019
NCCGA week 7 recap: Providence, Virginia & Illinois St. capture Nationals bids

NCCGA week 7 recap: Providence, Virginia & Illinois St. capture Nationals bids

By Oliver Mauk

Week 7 in the NCCGA saw more teams claim Nationals bids, including Providence and Wisconsin who finished off their regions in strong fashion. Western Washington and Wake Forest were new teams to capture a victory this season.  Here's a recap of all the week 7 action. 

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College Golf / October 17, 2019
Fall 2019 week 6 recap: RMU & Michigan win regions

Fall 2019 week 6 recap: RMU & Michigan win regions

By Oliver Mauk

Week 6 of the Fall 2019 NCCGA season is in the books! Teams are beginning to lock in bids to Nationals, be sure to check out the National Rankings to see where you stand. Here's what happened in the regionals that took place this past weekend. 

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College Golf / October 10, 2019
Fall 2019 week 5 recap: Pitt beats RMU, Iowa beats Nebraska

Fall 2019 week 5 recap: Pitt beats RMU, Iowa beats Nebraska

By Oliver Mauk

There was a battle in the Atlantic region this past weekend at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course in Gibsonia, Pa where the University of Pittsburgh and Robert Morris University came in first and second. Robert Morris had a 7 shot lead over Pitt until Sunday when Pitt fired 370 to complete a come from behind win by 9 shots. Pitt was lead by Jack Orr and Max Johnson while RMU was lead by Tanner Kutek and Damian Fubio. 
 
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