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College Golf / August 27, 2020
Instagram tips for golf clubs and teams

Instagram tips for golf clubs and teams

By Chelsea Sedlar

Whether you are building a club from the ground up or are looking to improve your current club team, social media will be an important asset!  There are over three billion people that use social media, one billion of those are people on Instagram. Instagram has quickly become one of the most used social media platforms for high school and college aged persons. Using social media to give members a platform to share their love for what they're doing at your club can become a powerful acquisition tool. Here are some Instagram tips for golf if you are starting or growing your club golf team Instagram along with some examples of club teams that have the process down! 

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College Golf / August 20, 2020
How the NCCGA is helping save college golf this fall

How the NCCGA is helping save college golf this fall

By Matthew Thompson

With college campuses ramping up for students to go back to school this fall, a big question on everybody's minds is "will I be in physically on campus?" An even bigger question to varsity athletes is if they will have a fall golf season. Although many conferences have "cancelled" all fall college athletics, golf is an individual sport where players are naturally socially distancing outside and should be considered different than other college sports. Although golf may seem like one of the most responsible sports to operate, the majority of colleges will not be hitting the course this fall. 

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College Golf / August 19, 2020
What to Expect at NCCGA tournaments for the Fall 2020 Season

What to Expect at NCCGA tournaments for the Fall 2020 Season

By Connor Brown

We are excited that the NCCGA will be operating this semester across the country. We worked hard to secure venues for events and make this semester a great experience for club golfers and any college players. There will be some major changes to the way NCCGA operates this semester which are highlighted below. 

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College Golf / August 12, 2020
The benefits of being a club president

The benefits of being a club president

By Chelsea Sedlar

 

The most common questions we get from students interested in starting a club golf club is: What is it like to be a club president and are there any benefits? There are a plethora of different ways we could answer this question because of the many different experiences that can come from being a leader on campus. That’s what makes being a club golf president so great! Although all presidents have unique experiences, we thought we'd list three of the core benefits of being the president of your club golf team.  

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College Golf / April 13, 2020
My first missed NCCGA Nationals in 10 years

My first missed NCCGA Nationals in 10 years

By Matt Weinberger

 

Who didn’t experience that empty feeling the Thursday of Masters week this April? The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a lot from us, sports being one of them (albeit low on the overall priority list).  However, it’s helped me recognize how much I consume and enjoy sports and how sports has greatly changed my life. 

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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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