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Golf Help / August 2, 2017
Make more putts with one simple drill

Make more putts with one simple drill

By Connor Brown

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Almost all good putters will tell you the same thing: having your eyes over the ball is important to holing more putts. Although the all-time greats of putting may have had differences in their posture or tempo it's truly fascinating (and telling) that all the greats maintain this common approach of keeping their eyes directly over [or slightly inside] the ball at address. 

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Golf Help / July 27, 2017
9 Places to Buy and Sell Used Golf Clubs

9 Places to Buy and Sell Used Golf Clubs

By Kris Hart

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Buying new clubs is not always the right decision especially if you are a millennial golfer on a budget or someone who is new to the game. Recently, I was cleaning out my garage and decided to sell some of my old golf clubs online and was amazed to see the number of places where you can buy and sell used clubs. I thought the list below could be helpful to anyone in the Nextgengolf community who is looking to buy or sell golf clubs in the future. Note that this list is in no particular order and I do not have a bias towards any of these companies.

1. Craigslist – I would not recommend Craigslist if you are searching for specific clubs given the limited selection, however, there are people selling [typically older] sets of golf clubs inexpensively on here.  It may be worth checking out before other sites on the chance you get lucky and find someone who is moving and looking to sell a decent set. For example, I came across someone selling ping irons for $100 (as seen below)... pretty darn good, even though they were a few years old! 

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2. 3balls.com Yeah, I know it does not sounds like a golf site, but this company has a huge selection of used golf clubs. As of July 2017, they advertise having nearly 40,000 clubs for sale. The site is easy to navigate and there are often promotions to save some extra bucks. 

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Topics: Used Golf Clubs

Golf Help / July 23, 2017
Playoff formats for golf's four major championships

Playoff formats for golf's four major championships

By Mike Devlin

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All major championships have unique, great moments and traditions. Many of the most memorable majors are those that hadn't concluded after 4 full rounds of golf and demanded extra holes in the form of a playoff. However, it's tough to remember which major follows what playoff format. To make it easy, we thought we'd lay out each major and the playoff structure that they follow:

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Golf Help / July 20, 2017
The difference between golf leagues and golf tournaments

The difference between golf leagues and golf tournaments

By Kris Hart

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If you are joining a golf league or playing in golf tournaments, both are great options to compete, network, and build relationships on the golf course. We often get the question from Nextgengolf City Tour players if we run a golf league or host golf tournaments. There are some significant differences between golf leagues and golf tournaments which we thought it was important for golfers to know. We hope that you will get out there and join a league or a tournament in the future.

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Golf Help / May 9, 2017
Best Driving Ranges in Boston

Best Driving Ranges in Boston

By Kris Hart

If you are looking for a driving range in Boston, hopefully you have a car since there are not too many options close to the City. No driving ranges in Boston are accessible by the T, although the new range at Brookline Golf Course would be your best bet if the T was your only option.

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Topics: Golf Practice

Golf Help / May 4, 2017
Finding a Golf Demo Day

Finding a Golf Demo Day

By Kris Hart

Whether you are a new golfer looking to find your first set of golf clubs, or an avid player looking to upgrade the clubs in your bag, it is important to try out new golf equipment before you buy it.

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Topics: Golf Equipment

Golf Help / April 14, 2017
If You Want Golf Swing Help: Swing Like You, Not Like Me

If You Want Golf Swing Help: Swing Like You, Not Like Me

By Joe Gregory

Have you spent countless hours trying to find the best swing and the fixes to your common mistakes? If you are anything like myself, the first place you go is YouTube or Google. What if the best place for us to go was back to ourselves instead of anyone else’s input? As someone who just recently converted from being a high-level collegiate baseball player to a golfer with a handicap below 4 that was my answer to success.

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Topics: Golf Tips

Golf Help / April 5, 2017
5 Traits of a Good Scramble Golf Partner

5 Traits of a Good Scramble Golf Partner

By Cody Phillips

Having played golf for over 15 years, there are many skills that I have developed on the course as well as many relationships that have formed along the way. One thing that continues to escape me, as well as many other amateur golfers, is how to assemble the perfect scramble team.

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Topics: City Tour

Golf Help / March 29, 2017
How to Choose the Perfect Putter

How to Choose the Perfect Putter

By Daniel Park

The game of golf, for many, would be so much simpler without putting. Whether its judging a 40-foot winder, or keeping your nerve over a 4-foot downhiller, putting can make or break a round of golf.

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Topics: Golf Equipment

Golf Help / March 29, 2017
Golf Rules Quiz: Replacing a Moved Ball

Golf Rules Quiz: Replacing a Moved Ball

By Adam Gracik

In the first three weekends of the spring NCCGA season there were fewer rulings than past semesters, but with 17 tournaments this upcoming weekend and 24 taking place the weekend of April 8/9 there are bound to be a some unique situations that will require rulings. We will be running tournaments in about every climate and weather condition you can think of, so we are bound to have some different situations.

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Topics: golf rules

Golf Help / March 28, 2017
How Many Golf Balls Do You Need for a Round of Golf?

How Many Golf Balls Do You Need for a Round of Golf?

By Collin Dreher

Are you about to hit the golf course for a round and wondering how many golf balls to bring with you? For those of you that are not scratch golfers, this is probably a very realistic question to ask yourselves. After all, you don't want to run out, nor do you want to carry around a 50 pound bag. Below are 5 tips to know approximately how many golf balls you should need:

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Topics: golf balls

Golf Help / March 23, 2017
Which Srixon Golf Ball Should I Play?

Which Srixon Golf Ball Should I Play?

By Connor Brown

One of the perks that comes with participating in a Nextgengolf tournament (including NCCGA and City Tour) is every player receives a sleeve of Srixon Z-STAR golf balls. However, one of the common questions we receive is "Which type of golf ball should I pick?"

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Topics: Srixon

Golf Help / March 15, 2017
Understanding Golf Equipment Terms: Part 1

Understanding Golf Equipment Terms: Part 1

By Connor Brown

If you've looked into buying or upgrading golf equipment lately, you might have noticed the process can seem like being in 11th grade physics class all over again. There's certain golf equipment terms thrown around by club fitters, sales associates, and PGA Tour analysts that you might not understand.

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Topics: Golf Equipment

Golf Help / March 14, 2017
How to Run a Golf Outing: 5 Tips

How to Run a Golf Outing: 5 Tips

By Kris Hart

Are you involved with a charity, company, or organization that is thinking about running a golf outing? Especially if you are not a golfer, the first few years of running a golf event can be tough. Below are 5 simple tips which should help you learn how to run a golf outing.

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Topics: Golf Tournament

Golf Help / March 1, 2017
Golf Rules Quiz: Hazard or OB?

Golf Rules Quiz: Hazard or OB?

By Adam Gracik

 

Following each NCCGA regional tournament weekend I will be sharing the most unique rule situations that came up with the NCCGA community to further educate golfers on the rules in case any of these situations present themselves in your group.

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Topics: golf rules