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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 / May 10, 2016
Best Golf in the Triangle Region of North Carolina

Best Golf in the Triangle Region of North Carolina

By Travis Richardson

Written By: Faheem Amod | @faheemamod

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Golf Help / April 9, 2016
Introducing the 2016 Srixon Ambassadors

Introducing the 2016 Srixon Ambassadors

By Travis Richardson

Written By: Matt Weinberger | @bergsUD

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Topics: Golf Equipment

Golf Help / March 31, 2016
5 Best Public Golf Courses in the Bay Area

5 Best Public Golf Courses in the Bay Area

By Travis Richardson

Written By: Sean Leahy 

The ‘best public golf course in the country’ isn’t far from the Bay Area. But at $495 for a round of golf at Pebble Beach Golf Links, playing that beautiful course might just be a once-in-a-lifetime moment for many. Fortunately for Bay Area golfers there are a number of excellent public golf courses that can be played for much less than half the cost, while also saving a bit on gas. Here's my list of the best public golf courses in the Bay Area.

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Golf Help / March 30, 2016
Why I Switched To Better With Srixon Golf Balls

Why I Switched To Better With Srixon Golf Balls

By Travis Richardson

Written By: Alex Rosato | @arosato012

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Golf Help / March 25, 2016
Want to be a PGA Tour Rules Official?

Want to be a PGA Tour Rules Official?

By Travis Richardson

After attending my first 4-day PGA/USGA Rules of Golf workshop, it made me think of how cool it would be to be a PGA Tour rules official someday. Every week on tour, you see some type of new situation come up which makes the rules of golf unique when you compare it to the rules in other major sports. We've had some unique rulings here at Nextgengolf events, but nothing quite like Tiger and the boulder (see below). After going through all 34 rules in the Rules of Golf rule book, here are some of my key takeaways from the workshop

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Golf Help / March 22, 2016
A rich history at Denver golf courses

A rich history at Denver golf courses

By Travis Richardson

Written By: Trainor Walsh | @trainorwalsh
About a year and a half ago I had the great fortune of moving to Denver. This wasn’t my first time in Denver or Colorado – my family is a ski family, albeit one from the Midwest. Every weekend for about nine years my siblings and I would trek to our local hills in Michigan or Wisconsin for ski race practice on Saturdays and races on Sunday. Then, every year, usually in late winter/early spring, we’d make a family pilgrimage to Vail or Breckenridge for our annual Colorado ski trip. I never gave much thought to golf in Colorado, particularly for a guy who grew up in Michigan and Chicago, two locations with rich golf histories.
Imagine my surprise then, upon moving here permanently, that I discovered that not only was there great golf in Colorado, but a large, thriving golf community that filled up tee sheets weeks in advance.
Of course that didn’t alleviate the problem of finding people my own age to play with every weekend. Other than a couple buddies that occasionally tee it up, I typically found myself playing with guys far older then me. Enter the Nextgengolf City Tour.
When I first came across this unique opportunity for 18-34 year olds to play organized tournaments, without the pressure of handicaps or opponents 20 years older, I was hooked. I applied to add Denver to the tour and, after a few phone calls, Denver was the newest addition to the Nextgengolf family. Which is a good thing for 18-34 year old golfers living in the metro area. Why?

Well, you may not know it but Colorado is home to not only several world-class courses but has been witness to many of the game’s finest moments. While I certainly wasn’t alive in 1960, I have read first hand accounts of Arnold Palmer’s stunning comeback in the final round of that’s year’s national championship. It was here, at Cherry Hills that Palmer staged the greatest comeback in U.S. Open history, erasing a seven-stroke deficit during the final round to win his only U.S. Open title.
Most golfers are aware that one of golf’s great architects, the legendary Donald Ross, played a large role in shaping the famous East and West courses of The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs (home to Jack Nicklaus’s first U.S. Amateur victory), but few know that right in downtown Denver, not far from Cherry Hills, is a public course Ross designed while working on The Broadmoor project. That’s right, for a mere $27 you can go to Wilshire Golf Club and play a Donald Ross original design.
Common Ground Golf Course, in Aurora, is home to the Colorado Golf Association and is an excellent daily fee golf course. They have a superb caddy program that not only teaches local kids about golf but also responsibility, integrity and the value of hard work. Caddies are free with advance notice (but leave a tip for the effort) and make the Common Ground experience that much more meaningful. Oh and the course? It’s an absolute delight to play.
And if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of Denver, you can head west and play some of the best golf in the country at courses like Keystone Ranch and River Courses, Lakota Canyon (which is an absolute steal at $99) and even further West, the critically lauded Redlands Mesa, one of Golf Magazines Top 100 Courses You Can Play in America.
And which courses will the Nextgengolf Tour visit in 2016? We’re still working on a few locations but so far we’ve lined up a couple of tracks that are sure to provide a challenge for golfers of all abilities:

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Golf Help / March 18, 2016
Top 5 Kansas City Golf Courses

Top 5 Kansas City Golf Courses

By Travis Richardson

Written By: Brenden Leis 

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Golf Help / March 18, 2016
Alabama club golfer creates viral golf video

Alabama club golfer creates viral golf video

By Travis Richardson

Written By: Travis Richardson | @travis_richson

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Golf Help / March 2, 2016
5 tips to golf for less this season

5 tips to golf for less this season

By Travis Richardson

Written By: Kris Hart | @collegegolfguy

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Golf Help / February 20, 2016
Where was the NCCGA when I was in college?

Where was the NCCGA when I was in college?

By Travis Richardson

“Why didn’t someone tell me about the NCCGA earlier!?” That was my first thought after the NCCGA reached out to me on twitter just a few short months after I graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Once I looked into Nextgengolf and the NCCGA after they tweeted at me, I was jealous that I missed out on my opportunity to play with my college buddies in a semi-competitive setting. I was never anywhere near qualified to play golf at a varsity collegiate level, but that has never stopped my competitive side from showing itself on the golf course.

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Golf Help / February 19, 2016
10 Ways to Improve your Golf Game this Winter

10 Ways to Improve your Golf Game this Winter

By Travis Richardson

Written By: Paul Kerdpinyo | Penyo Golf

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Golf Help / February 18, 2016
Announcing the 2016 City Tour Championship Location...

Announcing the 2016 City Tour Championship Location...

By Travis Richardson

Written by: Matt Weinberger | @bergsUD

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Golf Help / February 14, 2016
3 tips for the PGA Show - A first-timer's experience

3 tips for the PGA Show - A first-timer's experience

By Travis Richardson

The PGA Merchandise Show is an annual event in Orlando, Florida that features almost every person and organization affiliated with golf. From the biggest companies, such as Cleveland and Srixon, to small start-ups hoping to show their product to decision-makers, everyone is there.

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Golf Help / February 12, 2016
Big changes for the City Tour in 2016

Big changes for the City Tour in 2016

By Travis Richardson

2016 marks the second year of the City Tour presented by Nextgengolf. The first year was a rousing success, and we are ready to keep it going. We have a new logo and a new purpose as we look ahead to what the future has in store for the exclusive tournament offering for 18-34 year olds.

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Golf Help / December 12, 2015
Thank You NCCGA National Championship Sponsors

Thank You NCCGA National Championship Sponsors

By Travis Richardson

It takes a lot of work and support to run a National Championship event. Our sponsors helped make the 2015 Fall NCCGA National Championship a reality. There were more than 260 college golfers at TPC San Antonio, and many took advantage of the Friday night kickoff party. There were equipment demos, showcases, as well as tons of giveaways. They also helped fill each team's gift bags with delicious snacks, headwear, golf balls, and more. In appreciation for all that they do for the NCCGA and Nextgengolf, check out some of our favorite pictures from the weekend at TPC. Featuring Cleveland and Srixon Golf, Oxford Golf, OGIO, Arccos, State Traditions, PlayKleen, New Balance, and GolfBuddy.

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