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Golf Help / June 1, 2018
5 best public golf courses in the DC area

5 best public golf courses in the DC area

By Oliver Mauk

The DC metro area is quite large, covering portions of both Maryland and Virginia. The area is filled with golf courses, many of them private. There are great public courses too if you know where to look, so here are the 5 best public golf courses in greater DC.  

Northwest Golf Course: One of the most difficult 18 holes in the DMV, along with a short and simple practice course called "the inside 9" make up Northwest's 27 holes of golf. Located in Sliver Spring, MD, the course is in a great location for anyone living in the DC, Bethesda, Silver Spring, or Rockville areas. The course also offers heavily discounted rates during non-peak hours, so is actually one of the more affordable courses in the area. It's also a member of Montgomery County Golf, which has eight other courses to enjoy. 

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Golf Help / May 16, 2018
4 tips for re-gripping your golf clubs

4 tips for re-gripping your golf clubs

By Connor Brown

One of the more overlooked aspects of taking care of your golf clubs, re-gripping is a vital aspect of playing your best golf. Unbeknownst to a lot of golfers, your grips break down every single time you play and when your clubs sit in the basement or car between rounds. Using your clubs is not the only reason your grips break down. Humidity, dirt and the oils on your hands aid in breaking down grips. To be on your way to playing your best golf, most grip manufacturers and club fitters recommend changing your grips once a season or every other.

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Golf Help / May 15, 2018
5 golf tips for beginners

5 golf tips for beginners

By Ross Krapfel

It’s finally golf season and everyone is getting the itch to hit the links. For some of you, golf comes easy. For others, the game can be incredibly difficult and frustrating. Golf has so many clubs, shaft, and loft options to choose from, that picking the right clubs and balls to play can get quite confusing for the average golfer. 

To help out golfers, getting lessons from a PGA Pro is always a great option to help improve your skill, but there are also great informational magazines, videos, and blogs like this one to give you some pointers. We wish you the best of luck this spring and summer as you hopefully play many rounds! Have fun!

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Golf Help / May 4, 2018
5 ways to get deals on tee times

5 ways to get deals on tee times

By Kris Hart

Even though golf seems like an expensive sport, the average cost of a tee time in the US is under $40 per round according to a study by WeAreGolf. Since many young adults in the Nextgengolf community ask us how to save money on a tee time, we thought this article would be helpful to read for any golfer on a budget.

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Golf Help / April 20, 2018
April monthly rules quiz

April monthly rules quiz

By Cameron Bullman

April is the best month of the year for golfers, period.  It's the start of the season for many across the country and most importantly, Masters week kicks off the PGA Tour's first major of the year.

Everyone saw what defending champion Sergio Garcia did on the 15th hole in round 1 just a year after playing the hole brilliantly. He hit five, yes FIVE balls in the water.  Sergio dropped 4 balls into play and properly followed the procedures for relief from the water hazard.  The 15th is remembered often as the hole of great controversy when Tiger Woods took a questionable drop after his ball caromed off the flag stick into the same pond in front of the green.

In light of Serio's 4 drops on the way to carding a 13 and the start of the golf season, I thought it would be fun to share a rules quiz for April!  You will find 10 questions with the answer at the bottom (don't peak!)

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Golf Help / March 30, 2018
Fun Golf Tournament Formats

Fun Golf Tournament Formats

By Oliver Mauk

Regular old stroke play can get boring after a while, so why not try something new? Here are some fun golf tournament formats to introduce more variety into your competitive or recreational rounds. 

Bingo! Bango! Bongo!: A much newer tournament format, each hole has a total of three points: One for first on the green, one for closest to the hole once everyone is on the green, and one for first in the hole. The person furthest away form the hole always goes first, creating an interesting strategy. Do you lay up off the tee so that you get to hit into the green first? Do you put your ball just short so that you can chip it close? The different strategies with this format are endless, which makes it so much fun for golfers of every level. 

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Golf Help / February 12, 2018
Best places to get golf club reviews

Best places to get golf club reviews

By Connor Brown

 

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Golf Help / January 29, 2018
Best golf shots from the past ten years

Best golf shots from the past ten years

By Mike Devlin

 

With all of the talk about Tiger's return to golf (again), it got me thinking that come July it will be ten (!!) years since Tiger's last major championship win. Since that time there has been a lot of great golf played and shots we'll never forget. But  which ones are the best? After a lot of consideration and tough decisions, below are the five best golf shots of the past ten years. 

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Golf Help / January 23, 2018
Ten best golf quotes of all time

Ten best golf quotes of all time

By Ross Krapfel

 

It's always good to have a few golf quotes in your mental holster to dish out on the course or when you're watching on TV-- and not just the corny ones your dad or uncle mention every round. After doing some research and talking amongst the Nextgengolf team, we've compiled a list of the ten best golf quotes of all time.  

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Golf Help / January 19, 2018
5 Mental tips to help your golf game

5 Mental tips to help your golf game

By Joe Oriola

 

Golf is 'game between the ears' and is hands down the most frustrating sport. There's nothing like crushing a drive 300 yards down the fairway, then following it up with a perfect iron shot landing 15 feet from the pin… then, of course, proceeding to three putt for a bogey. The inconsistency in this game is what makes it so discouraging. However, there are a few mental suggestions I have to help overcome those aggravating times.

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Golf Help / January 3, 2018
Indoor Golf: Places to Play Around Chicago

Indoor Golf: Places to Play Around Chicago

By Nextgengolf

 

Play 18

Play 18 is known to be Chicago’s most realistic golf simulator. Players are able to play over 50 of the world’s most prestigious golf courses, get in a quick round of 18 or just hit the driving range to work on your game. A must try if you are in the area and looking to escape the busy city life.

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Golf Help / December 21, 2017
How to play golf in the wind, and play well

How to play golf in the wind, and play well

By Mike Devlin

 

If you're playing golf in windy conditions expect your scores to go up (and everyone elses). However, if you can apply these few tips to your game then you'll have a big advantage against your competitors:

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Golf Help / December 21, 2017
Unforgettable golf hats we've seen from professionals

Unforgettable golf hats we've seen from professionals

By Mike Devlin

 

It's always fun when someone makes a "fashion statement" on the golf course, like John Daly's vibrant pants. It isn't often that you are able to spruce up the attire while playing professional golf but our list below showcases the 5 players that have worn unforgettable golf hats during their rounds. 

If you are in the market for custom golf hats for any golf event or other occasion then check out Imperial Hats. Nextgengolf members save on all custom orders; see the player shop here.

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Golf Help / December 20, 2017
5 Ways Golf Rangefinders Can Be Useful

5 Ways Golf Rangefinders Can Be Useful

By Nextgengolf

 

Rangefinders are becoming a widely used tool in the game of golf, especially after their approved usage in certain tournament. Below we've listed 5 ways rangefinders can be useful to you on the course.  

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Golf Help / December 14, 2017
What to eat on and off the golf course

What to eat on and off the golf course

By Mike Devlin

 

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