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Kris Hart

Kris Hart is the CEO of Co-Founder of Nextgengolf. A former varsity golfer, Kris has a passion for helping college students and young adults stay involved in the game of golf. Kris is a graduate of Bryant University.

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Golf Help / April 1, 2020
The Top 5 Best golf pranks

The Top 5 Best golf pranks

By Kris Hart

On April fool’s day, we thought it would be fun to share some of the best golf pranks on the course. We can all use a few laughs at any time on the course given golf is such a frustrating game. If you have a good prank or video to share, please send us a direct message to the Nextgengolf Instagram. Enjoy the top 5 best golf pranks!

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Golf Help / March 27, 2020
Indoor Golf: 4 Places to Play Around Dallas

Indoor Golf: 4 Places to Play Around Dallas

By Kris Hart

Texas is a great state for golf given you can pretty much play golf nearly every day of the year. There are times when the weather gets cold or in rainy season when playing golf outdoors is not a reality. For those times when you need a place to play indoor golf or practice the game, we build the below list of the best indoor golf facilities in Dallas.

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Golf Help / March 26, 2020
Joining a golf league in Boston

Joining a golf league in Boston

By Kris Hart

Joining a golf league provides the opportunity to make friends on the course, work on your game, and compete in a fun and friendly atmosphere. I was recently looking to join a golf league in Boston and thought it would be helpful for others if I shared my research. Below highlights 5 different options near the city of Boston to join a golf league.

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Golf Help / March 24, 2020
Indoor Golf: 4 Places to Play Around Nashville

Indoor Golf: 4 Places to Play Around Nashville

By Kris Hart

Tennessee is a great state for golf given you can pretty much play every day of the year. There are times when the weather gets cold or in rainy season when playing golf outdoors is not a reality. For those times when you need a place to play indoor golf or practice the game, we built the below list of the best indoor golf facilities in Nashville.

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Golf Help / February 14, 2020
What is a golf handicap?

What is a golf handicap?

By Kris Hart

Did you know that around 90% of golfers do not have a handicap? Being an avid golfer who has held a handicap now for about 20 years, it amazes me that so many people that play the game of golf do not have one. This article provides some really simple and easy information on what a golf handicap is and why you may want to consider acquiring one.

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Golf Help / February 7, 2020
Indoor Golf: 5 Places to Play Around Philly

Indoor Golf: 5 Places to Play Around Philly

By Kris Hart

Indoor golf is becoming more popular every year and its especially important in Philly with the colder temperatures.  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 Philadelphia area.  Below are a few of the best places to get some swings in.

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Golf Help / February 5, 2020
Indoor Golf: 5 Places to Play Around Detroit

Indoor Golf: 5 Places to Play Around Detroit

By Kris Hart

Indoor golf is becoming more popular every year and its especially important in Detroit with the colder temperatures.  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 Detroit area.  Below are a few of the best places to get some swings in.

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Golf Help / February 3, 2020
Indoor Golf: Places to Play Around Austin

Indoor Golf: Places to Play Around Austin

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 Austin area.  Below are a few of the best places to get some swings in.

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Golf Help / March 22, 2019
Comparing amateur golf tournament options

Comparing amateur golf tournament options

By Kris Hart

Are you looking for amateur golf tournaments near you? Between charity events, state golf association individual stroke play tournaments, and local club events, there are many options out there for golfers looking to play in tournaments.

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Golf Help / January 22, 2019
5 places to get golf club fittings

5 places to get golf club fittings

By Kris Hart

If you are someone looking to get fit for golf clubs, the good news is that there are many options available. Club fitting has grown significantly in the last 5 years and there are many options for golfers to get the right specs for their age, swing, and body type. Getting fitted for clubs is really important versus just buying something off the shelf since there are thousands and thousands of combinations for clubs. You need to get clubs that fit your skill level, ensure you have the right shafts (stiff, regular, senior or xtra stiff), get grips that are comfortable for you, lengths that match your height and make sure the clubs look good to your eye. Below showcases 5 different places where you can get fit for golf clubs.

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Golf Help / October 24, 2018
Best golf gifts for the avid golfer

Best golf gifts for the avid golfer

By Kris Hart

With the holiday season coming up quickly, I thought it would be nice to highlight some awesome golf gifts for the avid golfer. Anytime my friends and family ask me about golf gifts, I often say “please do not get me anything” as I am very particular about my golf equipment. Instead of getting the golfer in your life the normal dozen golf balls or golf polo as a gift, get something different, exciting, and personalized this year. Here are some ideas if you are looking for a special golf gift this holiday season.

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Golf Help / August 26, 2018
Best golf trips from Boston

Best golf trips from Boston

By Kris Hart

As a Boston native who works in the golf industry and often takes golf trips, I thought it would be fun to highlight some of the best golf trips from Boston. Knowing not all swings are equal, I did my best to highlight different options to help the budget conscious traveler, family traveler, and that golf snob who is looking for an amazing experience. Fly or Drive, Friends or Family, Rich or Poor, here are some examples of the best golf trips from Boston.

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

9 Places to Buy and Sell Used Golf Clubs

By Kris Hart

 

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! 

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 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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