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Golf Help / August 7, 2018
Summer golf rules breaches

Summer golf rules breaches

By Cameron Bullman

Have you ever wondered if PGA Tour players really know their rules of golf, and if they have ever breached any of the rules set out by the USGA during tournament play? Well they absolutely have, and below are a couple examples of professional golfers breaching a rule and having  it cost them during tournament play.

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Golf Help / August 7, 2018
Best driving ranges in Philly

Best driving ranges in Philly

By Kayla Hourihan

Some of the best driving ranges in Philadelphia are listed below. They are close to the city and have many fun and exciting features For tips on how to have a productive driving range session, click here

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Golf Help / August 2, 2018
Best driving ranges in Raleigh

Best driving ranges in Raleigh

By Kayla Hourihan

Below showcases some of the best driving ranges in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. All of these facilities offer golf lessons and are highly equipped with multiple different amenities. For tips on how to have a productive driving range session, click here

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Golf Help / July 19, 2018
Best driving ranges in New York City

Best driving ranges in New York City

By Oliver Mauk

New York City is certainly a tough place to play golf. Not only are there very few places to play in the city, but getting out into the suburbs can take forever with the horrendous New York traffic. These driving ranges are accessible for anyone living in the city, and are great options to continue playing and working on your game even when living in a bustling metropolis. 

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Golf Help / July 19, 2018
Best driving ranges in the Bay Area

Best driving ranges in the Bay Area

By Brandon Bone

Below highlights the best driving ranges in the San Francisco Bay Area. All these ranges offer golf lessons, and are accessible from all corners of the bay. Whether you are going for fun, or looking to have a productive driving range session, these spots should fit all your needs. Stay tuned for more additions!

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Golf Help / July 18, 2018
How to run an office golf pool

How to run an office golf pool

By Ross Krapfel

It’s time for yet another major! A lot of offices take advantage of the four majors as it's a great way to get the competitive juices flowing. The best part about a golf pool is that you don't even have to know any players, you can just pick at random and still have a chance. There are several different ways to make your office pool fun, and this four-step guide will help you run it successfully. 

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Golf Help / July 12, 2018
Best driving ranges in Chicago

Best driving ranges in Chicago

By Oliver Mauk

Unlike most cities, a car isn't completely necessary to play golf in the Windy City. Chicago has multiple courses and driving ranges that are accessible by train, bus, or on foot. 

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Golf Help / July 2, 2018
4 tips for successful golf gambling

4 tips for successful golf gambling

By Connor Brown

With the prospect of legalized sports betting on the horizon, how does the game of golf get affected by this news? For one, golf betters will have greater access to put action on their favorite players or players who’s games fit the particular course on tour that particular week. Being able to sit at a sports book and watch golf can bring new people into the game and expand golfs reach into new populations. New to golf betting or wanting to get into it? Check out these small tips to help get you started.

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Golf Help / June 21, 2018
5 best public golf courses in the Cincinnati area

5 best public golf courses in the Cincinnati area

By Oliver Mauk

Cincinnati is a great Midwestern city with some fantastic golf. Many of the courses closer to downtown are private, but venturing a little further from the city's core provides some spectacular public venues. Here are the best 5 public courses in Cincinnati. 

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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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