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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 / 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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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 / 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 / December 20, 2016
Spring Break Golf Trip - 7 Items You Need to Pack

Spring Break Golf Trip - 7 Items You Need to Pack

By Kris Hart

Going away on a spring break golf trip? Being a last minute packer myself and forgetting items on trips often, I thought this list of 7 items golfers forget to pack would be helpful for anyone taking a spring golf trip. If your spring golf trip involves some competition, Jack’s words about being prepared may inspire you too-  “I couldn't control Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Tom Watson or Lee Trevino. The only person I could control was me. The only person I could prepare for events was me. And if I didn't play well, I didn't play well, and I wasn't going to compete.” -Jack Nicklaus.

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Topics: spring break

Golf Help / December 1, 2016
4 Tips for Planning a Golf Trip

4 Tips for Planning a Golf Trip

By Kris Hart

Planning golf trips can be a lot of work. Between booking travel, getting the right tee times at good golf courses, and coordination of who can go on the trip, it becomes a lot to handle.

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Topics: golf trip spring break

Golf Help / August 3, 2016
5 Questions to Consider Before Joining a Private Golf Club

5 Questions to Consider Before Joining a Private Golf Club

By Kris Hart

As the CEO of Nextgengolf, I often get emails from young adults in our community asking me about the best private golf clubs to join in the Boston area, which clubs are looking for junior members or if we have any tips for joining a private golf club. I’ve never been a member of a private golf club, but am fortunate to have many friends who have invited me as their guest.

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Topics: Private Golf Clubs

Golf Help / July 25, 2016
The Top 3 Traits in a Solid Best Ball Golf Partner

The Top 3 Traits in a Solid Best Ball Golf Partner

By Kris Hart

We all love team golf! Whether you are playing with a partner against two other golfing buddies on the weekend, or part of a larger team playing in a Ryder Cup format event, team golf is a lot of fun. Just ask Brian Costa from the Wall Street Journal who recently wrote a great piece about team golf.  

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Topics: Golf Tips

Golf Help / July 7, 2016
4 must dos every time you practice on a golf driving range

4 must dos every time you practice on a golf driving range

By Kris Hart

 

Do you love going to a golf driving range? Banging balls at the range is fun especially if you are doing it at a Topgolf where you are listening to music and enjoying some drinks. For the range goers who are serious about their practice sessions and more importantly the average golfer that is going to a golf driving range for fun, below are 4 simple must dos for every practice session.

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Golf Help / May 10, 2016
3 steps to find the best golf ball for your game

3 steps to find the best golf ball for your game

By Kris Hart

The average golfer spends a lot of time working on their swing, finding a club that can hit the ball 5 yards further, and getting new wedges annually to put extra spin on the ball. Golfers rarely get fit for the right golf ball and often do not know how to find the best golf ball for them. It’s pretty easy for a single digit handicapper to figure out they need a premium ball, but is the Bridgestone, Srixon, Titleist, TalyorMade, Callaway or Nike the best premium ball for your game?

Before you keep reading, I need to confess that I’ve never had an official golf ball fitting. As a junior golfer I played the Titleist Tour Balatas, and then the Titleist Pro v 1’s since those were the balls I often found while caddying at Oyster Harbors on Cape Cod. The price was right, but was it really the right ball for my game? I, like many of you, probably do not think as much about the golf ball I play, and will most likely purchase whatever ball is stocked in the pro-shop.

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Golf Help / September 14, 2015
7 reasons anyone in their twenties should learn to golf

7 reasons anyone in their twenties should learn to golf

By Kris Hart

Learning to play golf is really hard.

For those of us that grew up playing the game, we take the teenage learning curve for granted. If you are a young adult and are thinking of taking up the game, here are 7 reasons why anyone in their twenties should learn to golf.

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