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Travis Richardson

Travis is the Marketing Manager and NCCGA Director at Nextgengolf. Having worked in almost all facets of the sports industry, he is passionate about growing the game of golf. Travis is a graduate of the University of Kansas and Wichita State.

Recent Posts

Golf Help / October 13, 2016
Golf Rules Quiz: Another Group Hit My Ball!

Golf Rules Quiz: Another Group Hit My Ball!

By Travis Richardson

This past weekend, one scenario came up at an NCCGA regional tournament which caused some confusion for groups. As we do each week, we wanted to highlight the situation and the golf rule that was applied.

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Topics: golf rules

Golf Help / August 5, 2016
A Trick to Find the Proper Golf Grip

A Trick to Find the Proper Golf Grip

By Travis Richardson

One of the first lessons you'll typically learn when first beginning to golf is how to properly grip a golf club. However, for those that learned on their own, or grew up gripping the club a certain way, re-learning the proper golf grip can be difficult. It's a problem I've struggled with myself. The good thing though is that there are no shortage of resources available to help teach the correct way, as well as tips and tricks to help you remember it the next time you are on the golf course.

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Topics: Golf Tips

Golf Help / July 29, 2016
Chipping Tips: Drag a Wet Towel to Emphasize Following Through

Chipping Tips: Drag a Wet Towel to Emphasize Following Through

By Travis Richardson


A popular golf expression is "Drive for Show, Putt for Dough". It's used quite often to show that while the longest hitters might get the most attention, the golfers with the best putter tend to win more (and on the PGA Tour, that means more money). It's intended to show just how important the short game is to your overall golf game. After all, bombing a drive 400 yards means nothing if you land off the green and struggle getting it the rest of the way in the hole.

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Topics: Golf Tips

Golf Help / June 25, 2016
A Guide to Finding Golf Courses Near Me

A Guide to Finding Golf Courses Near Me

By Travis Richardson

Who doesn't love playing a new golf course for the first time? The thrill of arriving to the course, hitting the practice green, and the surprises you see on every hole as you attempt to conquer it for the first time. But so often we find a golf course we enjoy, and just keep playing at the same one over and over.

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Topics: golf courses

Golf Help / June 5, 2016
3 reasons playing golf alone helps your golf game

3 reasons playing golf alone helps your golf game

By Travis Richardson

Do you hate playing golf alone? Yeah, me too. Playing golf with great people can make or break whether you enjoy your golf experience or not. Golf Digest recently wrote about the 8 worst things about playing golf alone. Since most of us can only play a limited number of rounds during the year, playing with enjoyable people is a requirement for a weekend round. If you are a golfer like me that strives to improve your game, here are 3 reasons why playing golf by yourself once per month can really help your golf game.

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Topics: Golf Alone

Golf Help / May 22, 2016
How Cleveland and Srixon Golf Helped Me Make Nationals

How Cleveland and Srixon Golf Helped Me Make Nationals

By Travis Richardson

As a Nextgengolf City Leader for the 2016 City Tour season, I was presented with the opportunity to be an ambassador for Cleveland and Srixon Golf, which was accompanied by the chance to put 14 shiny new clubs into play. Being a college student and an extreme golfer, the idea of free and golf together was mind blowing. The weeks that came later were filled howwith research and planning as to which clubs I would select.

A few short weeks after the order, the clubs arrived. Miraculously they arrived on my last day at school for spring break, 45 minutes before I left for home. The Delaware club golf team takes a trip to Myrtle Beach each year for spring break which was a perfect opportunity to put the clubs in play before our first tournament the following weekend. My first round with them took me about 3 swings before I was sold on the clubs. Everything about them makes a player exude confidence when standing over any shot. The look, feel, consistency, and performance is enough to quickly turn any critic into a believer.

The first tournament arrived for our team. Along with our event came the worst possible weather, high temps of 40 degrees with wind gusts that exceeded the temperature. The new clubs and ball performed as exceptionally as my golf game allowed. Playing in this wind made me realize how much more my old ball and club combo was affected by wind. The end result was a 9th place finish and a team finish of 2nd, 3 shots back.

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Topics: Srixon Brand Ambassador

Golf Help / May 10, 2016
How to take relief from cart path

How to take relief from cart path

By Travis Richardson

Welcome back, everyone. Just like the Rocky movies, we’re back again with another edition of the Nextgengolf Rule of the Week. This week, we will examine how to take relief from immovable obstructions, specifically cart paths, under Rule 24-2b.

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Golf Help / May 10, 2016
5 Best Public Golf Courses in South Florida

5 Best Public Golf Courses in South Florida

By Travis Richardson

Written By: Matt Jonah 

Florida has a reputation as home to some of the best golf in the country. It's home to many golf organizations like the PGA Tour and hots several high-profile golf tournaments. Whether you are a resident of South Florida or snow bird coming to the south for the winter, I hope this article highlighting the 5 Best Public Golf Courses in South Florida is helpful to you. 

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Golf Help / May 10, 2016
5 Best golf courses in Minnesota

5 Best golf courses in Minnesota

By Travis Richardson

Written By: Jonathan Van Den Einde | @CityTourGolf

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Golf Help / May 10, 2016
4 Houston Golf Courses Hosting City Tour This Summer

4 Houston Golf Courses Hosting City Tour This Summer

By Travis Richardson

Written By: Kevin Hamori | @CityTourGolf

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Golf Help / May 10, 2016
Best Golf Apps You'll Actually Use

Best Golf Apps You'll Actually Use

By Travis Richardson

In an article from January 2016 titled “5 Lessons learned at the PGA Show”,  I included a statement which said that there are just too many golf apps out there. Fast forward 5 years, there are many more golf apps on the market and this article for the best golf apps you will actually use is even more relevant. Many apps attempt to do the same functions as the other, with only minor improvements over the existing apps.

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Topics: golf technology

Golf Help / May 10, 2016
Which golf personality are you?

Which golf personality are you?

By Travis Richardson

Written By: Peter Kratsios | @GolfMatchApp

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Golf Help / May 10, 2016
Top 5 Austin Golf Courses

Top 5 Austin Golf Courses

By Travis Richardson

Written By: Brandon Chezbro

Austin, Texas is one of the hottest cities in America right now, but this time we’re not talking about the weather. In 2015, Forbes named Austin as one of the “15 Best Cities for Young Adults”. Austin has quickly become known as the tech hub of Texas, and boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates and highest job growth rates. This self-proclaimed Music Capital of the World loves to “Keep Austin Weird”, which is evident while exploring south Austin, or the up-and-coming east side. What's the golf scene like in Austin though?

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Golf Help / May 10, 2016
Where to watch the Masters?

Where to watch the Masters?

By Travis Richardson

Finally the golf season is here....To celebrate the start of the season, Nextgengolf is hosting 7 Master's viewing parties across the country. Whether you are an avid golfer or just a fan of the game, we would love to have you join us.

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Golf Help / May 10, 2016
5 reasons the Nextgengolf City Tour is awesome

5 reasons the Nextgengolf City Tour is awesome

By Travis Richardson

Written By: Matt Weinberger | @bergsUD

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