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Golf Help / May 30, 2020
Best Public Golf Courses in Atlanta

Best Public Golf Courses in Atlanta

By Connor Brown

Golfing in Atlanta is made easy because of the many public options available in all parts of the city that offer great value and quality. If you are thinking about getting out and playing golf, here are the best public golf courses in Atlanta. 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 / May 29, 2020
Best Public Golf Courses in Houston

Best Public Golf Courses in Houston

By Connor Brown

Golfing in Houston is made easy with the abundance of great options for both private experiences and public courses. Having spent a lot of time visiting a lot of courses in the greater Houston area and seeing players on the City Tour enjoy many of them, here are some of the best public golf courses in Houston you can get out and play. To be considered for the list, courses need to be at most 30 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 / May 7, 2020
Best golf activities to do while social distancing

Best golf activities to do while social distancing

By Connor Brown

Being a golfer during these times is difficult. With many courses and states having restrictions in play, many golfers like myself are looking for answers as to what to do before we can get back to normal. Besides rewatching old PGA Tour tournaments and majors, here is a list of great games or things you can be doing to keep golf in mind.

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Golf Help / April 28, 2020
Why you should regrip your golf clubs during quarantine

Why you should regrip your golf clubs during quarantine

By Connor Brown

It’s Spring 2020 and there was no Masters, no golf on TV and a rather bleak looking schedule in the golf world for at least the next month. Many states have said no to golf during many of the stay at home advisories and shelter in places. Since many golf courses are closed, what do you do now? My recommendations, you should start by taking care of your clubs. Start with a simple re grip. 

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Golf Help / March 11, 2019
How to get tickets for The Masters

How to get tickets for The Masters

By Connor Brown

The Masters Tournament signals a change in the golf world every spring. Not only is it the first major of the year, it's the beacon of better things to come. For many of us cold weather golfers, The Masters is the first glimpse of green grass, the bright azaleas and the towering pines that we have all come to know. If you are lucky enough to ever attend the tournament and go to Augusta National, here are a few ways you can realistically get tickets.

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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 / 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 / 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 / December 6, 2017
The holiday golf gift guide: What not to buy

The holiday golf gift guide: What not to buy

By Connor Brown

 

We’ve all been in a scenario when the holidays come around and someone in your family knows you play golf. The holidays are a golfer's dream as unwrapping a brand new club is among the greatest gifts you can get. On the flipside however, there always seems to be those golf gifts that, well, aren’t that great. We've listed out the worst holiday golf gifts below. Have you received a bad golf gift we didn't mention? Show them off on social!

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Golf Help / October 31, 2017
The 7 Worst Golf Clubs Ever Made

The 7 Worst Golf Clubs Ever Made

By Connor Brown

 

Everyone can admit that as a golfer you always have that one buddy who has played with their Dad’s hand-me-down set from the 80’s or 90’s. These garage or basement dwelling sets aren't complete without at least one club from our list of the worst golf clubs of all time below. Know of a club deserving to make the list? Chirp at us on social.

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Golf Help / September 29, 2017
The 6 Worst Golf Balls Ever Made

The 6 Worst Golf Balls Ever Made

By Connor Brown

  

We threw around a few potential titles for this blog: "The 6 balls you wouldn't bother picking up in the woods", "Top golf balls you'd find in a hacker's bag", "Six balls your dad probably uses" ... but ultimately we decided it's best summed up as "The 6 worst golf balls ever made" or at least in mainstream golf.  Did we miss any? Tweet at us @Nextgolfer.

1. Pinnacle Gold

The ultimate fisherman's golf ball. When you see the telescopic rod come out near the par 3 over water, you know what golf ball is being scooped out of there: Pinnacle Gold. Enjoyed by weekend warriors, this is certainly not the ideal catch when fishing the hazards.

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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

 

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 / 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 / December 9, 2016
3 Tips for Buying Golf Clubs

3 Tips for Buying Golf Clubs

By Connor Brown

 If you are like myself and many other golfers, the start of winter and end of the golf season can be bitter-sweet. We look back upon the many rounds with friends, competitive NCCGA and City Tour rounds and long evenings at the range.

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Topics: Golf Equipment