Where college students go for golf

How to start playing collegiate club golf

By Connor Brown

The average college golf team only has about 10 players on the roster. This doesn't leave a lot of space for many players, and often forces some excellent and passionate golfers to step aside from the game they love. For these students, club golf is a great option to not only continue playing golf, but compete on a regional and national scale. 

The NCCGA (National Collegiate Club Golf Association) is open to any male or female in college. With over 350 schools represented in the NCCGA, club golfers from across the country compete in tournaments in the fall and spring semesters. If you want to compete in the NCCGA, there are a few things you can do to get started. 

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1. Contact the NCCGA: The NCCGA has staff willing to help and answer any questions you have when considering getting involved with club golf on your campus. If your school already has a recognized NCCGA team, we are happy to connect you with the leadership of the club and get you involved. Since we work with all of our leaders at every school, we'll be able to make the introduction and get you on your way to being a member of the club. 

If your school doesn't have club golf, you have a few options in which an NCCGA team member can assist with. The first thing that you can do is start your own club golf team or you can compete as an individual in tournaments. 


2. Building a team: If your school doesn't have club golf already, you are able to start your own club. Many of the NCCGA staff played club golf in college and can help throughout the process. If you are looking to start a club team, the NCCGA can introduce you to your campus recreation staff at school and help you through the process of becoming a recognized organization at the school. 

If you plan to compete in the NCCGA as an individual, NCCGA staff is able to help select what tournaments work best for your schedule and assist with the payment process. 

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3. Get Involved: Starting a team or competing individually in tournaments can be uncomfortable for a lot of people, especially those just entering college. We know because we've been there. Make sure to reach out, ask questions and let the NCCGA help with getting you playing club golf in school. Even if you want to play more recreational golf, we are happy to help assist in running recreational events for your club.

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If you are unsure of what steps to take or have general questions about the NCCGA, you can email me at connor@nccga.org

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