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Golf Help / January 22, 2021
Indoor Golf: 5 Places to Play Around Los Angeles

Indoor Golf: 5 Places to Play Around Los Angeles

By Ben Tyler

There are times where getting outside to play golf just isn't viable. Below are five options for indoor golf near the city and a few comments about each facility. Please note, we have not been to all of these facilities, but are doing our analysis based on the facilities online presence.

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Golf Help / January 21, 2021
Indoor Golf: 5 Places to Play Around Kansas City

Indoor Golf: 5 Places to Play Around Kansas City

By Kris Hart

If you want to enjoy some beers while getting some swings in, if the weather isn't cooperating, or you just don't feel like heading to the course it's nice to have the option to play some indoor golf around the greater KC area.  Below are a few of the best places to get some swings in.

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Golf Help / December 13, 2020
5 Mistakes to Avoid during Golf Job Interviews

5 Mistakes to Avoid during Golf Job Interviews

By Kris Hart

Lets face it, getting a golf job is tough! There are thousands of people who want to work in the golf industry and there are only a limited number of golf jobs available. Over the last 10 years while working at Nextgengolf and hiring many employees over the years, I have seen some great candidates not get the job or internship we were hiring for given they made some mistakes during the interview process. The list of 5 mistakes to avoid during golf job interviews showcases true stories which happened to me personally or I heard from my colleagues during the interview process

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Golf Help / December 11, 2020
5 ways to improve your golf fitness

5 ways to improve your golf fitness

By Cooper Anibal

Improve golf fitness

The game of golf is one of the few sports where the most athletic person in the group is not necessarily going to be the best golfer. To be good at golf you don't have to be the strongest, run the fastest or jump the highest. Golf is a game that requires technique, superior hand-eye coordination, balance, and core strength. If you are looking to get your body in shape for golf, here are the top 5 things to focus on for a golf specific workout

  1. Periodization
  2. Building strength and power output
  3. Increasing mobility
  4. Balance and core strength
  5. Endurance

These five categories are guaranteed to improve your golf fitness, which will have a direct impact on improving your golf game. Learn more about all the exercises and follow our examples on YouTube and linked articles shown below.

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Golf Help / November 17, 2020
A Daily Golf Workout Plan to Improve Strength and Power

A Daily Golf Workout Plan to Improve Strength and Power

By Cooper Anibal

Taking lessons from a PGA Professional along with playing often, are two great ways to help improve your golf game. However, if you are really looking to take your game to the next level, adding in a golf workout plan is necessary. Paired with good technique, some performance on the course can be attributed to your fitness and physical capabilities. The most important aspect in training for golf is to understand your goal and how you are going to achieve it. Is your goal to hit the ball farther or improve your endurance on the back nine? Either way, if you are disciplined and workout with your goal in mind you should see improvements on the course.

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Golf Help / August 13, 2020
Coolest Custom Wedges

Coolest Custom Wedges

By Connor Brown

Do you ever get jealous when looking at whats in the bag for tour pros and seeing their custom stamped wedges and personalized artwork on their clubs? I look at those and dream of having my own identity and style come out through my wedges and clubs. There are plenty of options for custom wedges and cool designs but here are a few of the coolest custom wedges I've seen.

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Golf Help / July 23, 2020
How to get to a Golf Course without owning a Car

How to get to a Golf Course without owning a Car

By Matthew Thompson

Photo Credit by Alan P. Pittman

Living without a car didn't seem like a reality to me. Born and raised in rural New Jersey, cars were the only way you could get around. Everything was so spaced out, public transportation was limited, and taxis were a rare sight. So when I began planning the move to Boston, doing so without a car was a radical new idea. I quickly found out that not only is it possible, but I was far from alone. A large number of people function without a car, relying on the city's public transportation system. Golfing without a car was another story though.

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Topics: Golf Tips

Golf Help / July 8, 2020
How to protect your golf clubs

How to protect your golf clubs

By Kris Hart

Protect your golf clubs when traveling

Photo Credit: mrtopesgolf.com

If you are an avid golfer, protecting your golf clubs from damage, loss or even theft is something to plan for. Over the last 20 years, I have been relatively lucky to have only one incident where my clubs were damaged while traveling and a second incident where items were stolen out of my bag. To help protect your clubs and golf equipment you’ll find my tips below.

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Topics: GolfTravel

Golf Help / July 6, 2020
Golf Groups and Events for Female Golfers

Golf Groups and Events for Female Golfers

By Chelsea Sedlar

 

Golf is fun, exciting, and a great way to make professional connections and new friends. Whether you are a former competitive college golfer who has entered the professional world, or a girl trying to learn the game, you're going to need a place to play! I personally struggled to find golf groups and events for female golfers after college, but have found some good options for women. Golf can sometimes be seen as a “men’s game” but these four organizations are dedicated to increasing female participation in the sport and provide a fun atmosphere for female golfers to meet up and play!

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Topics: WomensGolf

Golf Help / June 26, 2020
Career Benefits of Playing Golf

Career Benefits of Playing Golf

By Dr. Brian Mann

Imagine you’re in a meeting in front of the prominent people in your field. They are highly respected in your entire community and you’re thrilled to even be in the same room as them. Suddenly, talk of a golf outing comes up. Maybe you’re invited to a 4-person scramble, or just out to join them at their private club. But you don't golf, so you end up having to turn down a big opportunity that may have helped you move forward in your career.

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Golf Help / June 8, 2020
Best Public Golf Courses in Denver

Best Public Golf Courses in Denver

By Matthew Thompson

Being an avid golfer living in the Denver area, I’ve been able to play a lot of different golf courses. The unfortunate thing about being a golfer in Denver is that many of the courses are private facilities and traffic getting to any course is no fun. The below list highlights some of the best public golf courses in Denver (within 45 mins). I chose courses within 45 minutes because that is how far I am willing to drive on an average day to play a regular weekend round of golf.

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Golf Help / June 6, 2020
Best Public Golf Courses in Detroit

Best Public Golf Courses in Detroit

By Matthew Thompson

Being an avid golfer living in the Detroit area, I’ve been able to play a lot of different golf courses. The unfortunate thing about being a golfer in Detroit is that many of the courses are private facilities and traffic getting to any course is no fun. The below list highlights some of the best public golf courses in Detroit (within 45 mins). I chose courses within 45 minutes because that is how far I am willing to drive on an average day to play a regular weekend round of golf.

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Golf Help / June 5, 2020
Best Public Golf Courses in Chicago

Best Public Golf Courses in Chicago

By Kris Hart

Chicago is a great market for golf and one of the most avid fan followings in the game. Many professional golf tournaments are held in the Chicago area due to the big golf fan market. Getting around to golf in Chicago can sometimes be a challenge with traffic, but the good news is there are an abundance of courses for you to choose from. Golf fans from outside Chicago know the city for some amazing private golf courses like Medinah, Chicago Golf Club and Rich Harvest Farms, but the city has some amazing public golf courses too. This article will highlight some of the best public golf courses in Chicago. To be considered for the list, courses need to be at most 45 minutes from city center since that is our barometer on how far someone would drive on a normal day to play a round of golf.

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Golf Help / June 4, 2020
Best Public Golf Courses in Philly

Best Public Golf Courses in Philly

By Matthew Thompson

Being an avid golfer living in the Philly area, I’ve been able to play a lot of different golf courses. The unfortunate thing about being a golfer in Philly is that many of the courses are private facilities and traffic getting to any course is no fun. The below list highlights some of the best public golf courses near Philly. I chose courses within 45 minutes because that is how far I am willing to drive on an average day to play a regular weekend round of golf.

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Golf Help / June 4, 2020
Best Public Golf Courses in Nashville

Best Public Golf Courses in Nashville

By Ben Tyler

Nashville is a sneaky market for golf with some great options just outside the city. With great courses in the surrounding area, it can be tough to decide which ones to play! Below is a list of the best public golf courses in Nashville. To be considered for the list, courses need to be at most 45 minutes from city center since that is our barometer on how far someone would drive on a normal day to play a round of golf.

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