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Kris Hart

Kris Hart is the CEO of Co-Founder of Nextgengolf. A former varsity golfer, Kris has a passion for helping college students and young adults stay involved in the game of golf. Kris is a graduate of Bryant University.

Recent Posts

College Golf / August 20, 2019
4 reasons why every PGM student should play club golf

4 reasons why every PGM student should play club golf

By Kris Hart

Professional Golf Management (PGM) Students are the future of the golf industry. Given Nextgengolf is now part of the PGA of America family, it’s important that all PGM students know that NCCGA Club Golf is an option for them and understand why it is important that PGM students play collegiate club golf. Here are 4 reasons why every PGM student should consider playing collegiate club golf.

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College Golf / August 3, 2019
How to walk-on to a varsity college golf team

How to walk-on to a varsity college golf team

By Kris Hart

Playing golf at your dream school, especially if you are looking to play DI college golf is very difficult. The fact is, over 93% of high school golfers will not play varsity college golf at any level. If you are a senior in high school or current college student trying to walk-on the varsity golf team, playing in competitive tournaments gives you your best chance.

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College Golf / August 22, 2018
List of companies that offer golf internships

List of companies that offer golf internships

By Kris Hart

Getting an internship in the golf industry is difficult. There are tens of thousands of college students who love golf and want to work in the game. As the CEO of Nextgengolf, it was alarming to me that many students were sending me emails in April, May, and June seeking a summer internship. It’s okay to procrastinate sometimes, but when you are seeking highly competitive jobs or internships timing is key, so I put together this list of golf companies that hire interns.

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College Golf / August 24, 2017
Major Colleges without Club Golf Teams

Major Colleges without Club Golf Teams

By Kris Hart

 

The NCCGA has been rapidly growing over the last few years and helping thousands of college students get out on the course. Our mission is to ensure every college student golfer has a place to play golf while in school. The foundation to a great club golf team is a strong leader and club president for the team. The good news is that big schools like Ole Miss, Western Kentucky, Navy, Airforce, Marshall, Temple, University of Washington, UNC Charlotte, Utah, Princeton, Kansas State, and St. Johns all recently got new leaders who are working on forming clubs on their campus. Unfortunately, the schools below do not have club golf leaders or teams on campus. Do you know any friends on these campuses that might want to play club golf?

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Topics: #ClubGolf

College Golf / April 13, 2017
Which NCCGA Teams Top the Power Five College Golf Rankings

Which NCCGA Teams Top the Power Five College Golf Rankings

By Kris Hart

The NCCGA just wrapped up the spring regular season and we are happy to present a new feature to our platform showcasing conference rankings for college golf club teams.

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College Golf / February 23, 2016
What goes into booking an NCCGA National Championship?

What goes into booking an NCCGA National Championship?

By Kris Hart

The pinnacle of each club golf season is the NCCGA National Championship. It's where the top club golf teams and individuals from all across the country meet to determine a champion. The Spring 2016 Championship will be hosted at The Resort at Glade Springs in Daniels, West Virginia.

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Topics: National Championship NCCGA

College Golf / April 1, 2015
How to Not Get a Golf Job

How to Not Get a Golf Job

By Kris Hart

First off, Happy April! For many of our NCCGA seniors, graduation is right around the corner. I’m sure you have started the process of looking for jobs. Many websites and blog articles are written each year about the Do’s and Don’ts of how to get a job. Travis Richardson even wrote an article back in December about using LinkedIn to find a career in golf. There are some amazing golf companies to work for such as, PGA Tour, AJGA, Golf Channel, and PGA of America to name a few. We feature as many golf jobs as we can on our job board, too.

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Topics: Golf Jobs

College Golf / March 4, 2015
Earning a golf scholarship: Am I good enough?

Earning a golf scholarship: Am I good enough?

By Kris Hart

Every week students reach out to the NCCGA and are relieved to find that there is club golf at their school, and they do not have to be disappointed if they did not get an athletic scholarship. The fact is that getting a scholarship is not easy to do. Since golf teams are very small and golf is not a financial asset to a college, golf scholarships are hard to come by. We put together the list of resources below that can provide a deeper context and consultation about getting a golf scholarship.

Also check out our blog article on "How to get a golf scholarship" - featuring a Q&A with the head golf recruiter at the NCSA and a deeper look at earning golf scholarships.

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Topics: High School Golf recruiting Junior Golf

College Golf / September 25, 2013
UGA Takes "Peach Cup" over Georgia Tech

UGA Takes "Peach Cup" over Georgia Tech

By Kris Hart

One of the best parts of my job is working with club presidents to help them grow and improve their teams. An interesting trend I continue to hear is that Presidents are beginning to collaborate with one another (Virginia Tech and UVA already compete in the Commonwealth Cup) and have their own Ryder Cup style tournaments. I had the chance to interview UGA's President Richard Hardeman about a "Peach Cup" event they recently competed in against their rival Georgia Tech.

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College Golf / September 18, 2013
The Top 5 Boston Area Golf Courses for College Students

The Top 5 Boston Area Golf Courses for College Students

By Kris Hart

Golf can be tough for Boston area students, but Nextgengolf wants to help make playing affordable and convenient. With over 250,000 college students in the Boston/Cambridge area, we have ranked the top 5 most college-friendly Boston area golf courses near the city:

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Topics: Boston golf courses

College Golf / September 14, 2013
5 Reasons to Play in the 2013 CGP Fall Collegiate Open

5 Reasons to Play in the 2013 CGP Fall Collegiate Open

By Kris Hart

With students settling back into campus and classes starting, college golfers are frequently hitting the links with their CGPs across the country. Although we've expanded a lot over the past year in broadening our course network, we love sticking to our Boston roots and are gearing up for our 2013 Fall Collegiate Open at Putterham Meadows in Brookline, MA.

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College Golf / September 9, 2013
Golfweek Extending College Reach with NCCGA & CollegeGolfPass

Golfweek Extending College Reach with NCCGA & CollegeGolfPass

By Kris Hart

We are excited to announce that Golfweek has become the official media sponsor of NCCGA and CollegeGolfPass.

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College Golf / September 3, 2013
#CollegeGolfBoys Golfing Orange at the Deutsche Bank Championship

#CollegeGolfBoys Golfing Orange at the Deutsche Bank Championship

By Kris Hart

As many of you know, we've been working with the Deutsche Bank Championship to promote their college ticket sales for the past two events. In a fun effort to build awareness around the special promotion, a dozen of CGP's most faithful were rocking orange #CollegeGolfBoys shirts on Monday's final round of this year's second FedEx cup event.

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College Golf / August 26, 2013
Fast Start at First FedEx Cup Tournament

Fast Start at First FedEx Cup Tournament

By Kris Hart

The “Race for the FedEx Cup” has officially begun boys and girls! If you thought the first playoff event of the 2013 season was going to be a real sleeper, then WAKE UP, because you’re in for a heap of fun and adventure!

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College Golf / August 19, 2013
Team USA Prevails in CGP Ryder Cup Finale

Team USA Prevails in CGP Ryder Cup Finale

By Kris Hart

We capped off the CGP Summer Tour with a Ryder Cup-style match play event. Team USA represented our country patriotically yesterday at Triggs Memorial, delivering an impressive win. Perhaps the US Women--who lost to 18-10 in the Solheim Cup, the women's equivalent to the Ryder Cup Event--could have used our help!

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