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Travis Richardson

Travis is the Marketing Manager and NCCGA Director at Nextgengolf. Having worked in almost all facets of the sports industry, he is passionate about growing the game of golf. Travis is a graduate of the University of Kansas and Wichita State.

Recent Posts

College Golf / August 12, 2016
5 Ways to Grow Your Club Golf Team

5 Ways to Grow Your Club Golf Team

By Travis Richardson

One of the most important aspects of building a club golf team, and maintaining it, is a solid recruiting plan. Even if you have the best college golf club team in the nation, eventually the players will graduate and you don't want to be standing there with an empty cupboard. Even if you attend a massive school, failing to spread awareness to the student body will prevent your club from growing beyond a few people.

Does your school have club golf?

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Topics: NCCGA Tips Club Golf NCCGA

College Golf / July 21, 2016
Tournament Locations Announced for Upcoming Club Golf Season

Tournament Locations Announced for Upcoming Club Golf Season

By Travis Richardson

We are excited to announce the dates and locations for the NCCGA Fall 2016 season! In less than two months over 300 college golf club teams will begin the journey to the National Championship at Walt Disney World Resort. One team has already punched their ticket, the University of South Carolina, as the defending national champions. 29 more team spots, and 16 individual, are up for grabs.

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Topics: Club Golf NCCGA

College Golf / June 29, 2016
What to Do If You Didn't Get Any NCAA Varsity Golf Scholarships

What to Do If You Didn't Get Any NCAA Varsity Golf Scholarships

By Travis Richardson

It's a sad reality, but the overwhelming majority of high school golfers will not play varsity in college. The statistics have been stated frequently, but according to the NCAA only 5.8% of high school boys golfers will play in the NCAA, and 7.2% of girls. That leaves more than 90% of high school golfers left to wonder what to do next.

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Topics: recruiting College golf

College Golf / June 9, 2016
Fall 2016 Club Golf Schedule Released

Fall 2016 Club Golf Schedule Released

By Travis Richardson


100 Days.

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Topics: Club Golf

College Golf / June 5, 2016
Part 1: What are the average college golf scores?

Part 1: What are the average college golf scores?

By Travis Richardson

One of the biggest questions junior and high school golfers might have is: "What do I need to shoot to play varsity golf in college?". The answer isn't an easy one, but let's take a look at the average college golf scores at the varsity level from the 2016 NCAA Division 1 Men's and Women's College Golf Championships.

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Topics: College golf

College Golf / May 19, 2016
Heinze Excelling with Michigan State College Golf Team

Heinze Excelling with Michigan State College Golf Team

By Travis Richardson


 

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Topics: Varsity Golf Michigan State University

College Golf / May 11, 2016
AJGA Recruiting Interns at NCCGA Nationals

AJGA Recruiting Interns at NCCGA Nationals

By Travis Richardson

Written By: Lauren Shelly | @AJGAcareers

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College Golf / May 11, 2016
Life as a freshman NCCGA college golfer

Life as a freshman NCCGA college golfer

By Travis Richardson

Written By: Chris Johnson | @ChrisJohnson776

Coming out of high school, I faced a decision that many high school golfers face after graduating. While I wasn’t good enough to play varsity college golf for a big Division I school, I could have taken the route of playing for a smaller Division III or NAIA team in college. Going to one of those schools also meant that I wouldn’t have been able to pursue the kind of engineering degree I would like to earn, as I wanted to go to a large university setting for my secondary education.

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Topics: NCCGA

College Golf / May 11, 2016
Alternatives to playing college golf

Alternatives to playing college golf

By Travis Richardson

 

Not everyone can play varsity golf in college. It's simply the truth, and is true in every sport, but the odds are especially staggering in golf. According to Read More

Topics: Varsity Golf Club Golf

College Golf / May 11, 2016
Colleges cutting varsity golf budget

Colleges cutting varsity golf budget

By Travis Richardson

2016 has been a rough year for men's varsity college golf programs. In 2016 alone there have been 7 men's golf programs cut from their school's athletics. Compare that to 4 cuts in 2015, and 0 in 2014 (after Furman reinstated their program after cutting it briefly). The main culprit, at least according to public statements, has been budgeting. There's simply not enough money to go around, and golf has been on the chopping block.

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Topics: Varsity Golf

College Golf / May 10, 2016
Years in the Making: Florida State at Nationals

Years in the Making: Florida State at Nationals

By Travis Richardson

Written By: Travis Richardson | @travis_richson

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College Golf / May 10, 2016
DePaul Club Golf Making Nationals Debut

DePaul Club Golf Making Nationals Debut

By Travis Richardson

Written By: Travis Richardson | @travis_richson

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Topics: National Championship NCCGA DePaul University

College Golf / May 10, 2016
5 Years Ago: ECU Starts Run at Firestone

5 Years Ago: ECU Starts Run at Firestone

By Travis Richardson

5 years ago marked the beginning of a dynasty. It was the beginning of a historic run, and it all started in Ohio. Five years ago refers to the Spring 2011 NCCGA National Championship. Taking place at Firestone Country Club in Akron, the championship shows just how much the NCCGA has grown in that time. 12 teams faced off in Akron for the National Championship, compared to 30 in the Spring of 2016. It was, however, no less competitive.

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Topics: National Championship NCCGA East Carolina University

College Golf / May 10, 2016
Indiana club golf punches their bid to Nationals

Indiana club golf punches their bid to Nationals

By Travis Richardson

Written By: Travis Richardson | @travis_richson

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College Golf / May 10, 2016
Fog Dominates Round 1 of NCCGA National Championship

Fog Dominates Round 1 of NCCGA National Championship

By Travis Richardson

The forecast for Round 1 of the NCCGA National Championship called for 70 and sunny, with only a 5% chance for precipitation. The precipitation came in the morning, raining on the first wave of tee times. The sun came out briefly, but then the fog started. And it didn't stop.

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Topics: National Championship NCCGA