Adapting to a new generation of golfers

Golf Industry / October 11, 2017
Deloitte Represented on the City Tour

Deloitte Represented on the City Tour

By Matt Weinberger

 Deliotte Arlington hanging out with PGA Professional Harold Varner at the City Championship

In 2017, Deloitte began a unique initiative to provide their employees with a new benefit: playing golf. Not necessarily the first health and wellness benefit would expect to receive from their employer, but the results and impact were great.

Employees were able to compete in team-based golf City Tour tournaments nationwideAs a result, co-workers had the chance to bond outside the office, network with other local professionals and enjoy golfing in a competitive, yet relaxed environment. Here are 3 ways Deloitte leveraged the City Tour in 2017:

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Golf Industry / September 25, 2017
Have you heard of Sticks for Kids?

Have you heard of Sticks for Kids?

By Kris Hart

 

At Nextgengolf, we love hearing about great youth golf organizations growing the game. There are a number of great junior golf organizations out there, but we recently learned about a golf program called Sticks For Kids which provides underprivileged youths free golf clubs and the opportunity learn the game in a meaningful way. Sticks For Kids is run by the Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA) which is one of golf’s governing bodies that many of us probably did not know exists. Learn more about the GCBAA and their programming below.

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Golf Industry / September 21, 2017
2017 City Championship Recap

2017 City Championship Recap

By Mike Devlin

 

Twenty-three teams traveled from 13 cities across the country to make up the 120 person field at the 3rd annual City Championship this past weekend in Myrtle Beach.  The bothing hosting courses, True Blue and Caledonia, were in prime shape and posed a unique challenge for both the Scramble and Best Ball Divisions. True Blue's five par 5s and five par 3s made for a great team based venue. The beauty and difficulty of Caledonia brought a different flavor for the players; demanding more precise shots and resulting in slightly higher scores. 

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Golf Industry / September 12, 2017
City Championship 2017 Preview

City Championship 2017 Preview

By NCCGA Staff

 

The City Championship is finally here. 120 players from 13 cities across the country will make their way to Myrtle Beach to take on two of the top courses in "golf capital of the world". Of the 23 teams competing only 1 will hoist the trophy in their respective format come Sunday. Follow tourney scores all weekend long on our Championship Leaderboard page or LIVE scoring through the 18Birdies App. Download the app: create an account, click “Play” at the bottom, choose “Tournament” at the top, and enter in the tournament codes to follow along:

Saturday gallery codes: 2542 and 1301

Sunday gallery codes: 5698 and 6109

*Due to tournament play on 2 courses Saturday & Sunday, there are respective codes per course per day

 

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Topics: #CityChamp

Golf Industry / August 25, 2017
Dell Technologies Championship– 4 best spots to watch on the course

Dell Technologies Championship– 4 best spots to watch on the course

By Kris Hart

 

Navigating golf courses for PGA Tour events is often difficult, especially if you are a first timer going to the tournament. If you're heading out to the Dell Technologies Championship Labor Day weekend, consider watching from one of the 4 best places to view at TPC Boston. 

The Front Nine

Hole 2 green and Hole 3 Tee box

The 2nd hole at TPC Boston is a reachable par 5 with a large pond protecting the green. Spectators will cheer if a player hits the green in two shots and boo if a player finds the water; making for an exciting hole. While waiting for players to clear the green on the 2nd hole, check out the tee shots on the long and difficult par 3, 3rd hole.

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Topics: Dell Technologies Championship

Golf Industry / August 4, 2017
Top 5 Golf Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Top 5 Golf Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

By Mike Devlin

 
It's funny to think that Facebook is developing artificial intelligence robots, Tesla is creating self-driving cars and the craze sweeping the media world is ... the podcast? And for a radio-style media channel, it's not just the older population that's listening, actually, quite the contrary. In a recent   survey conducted by LinkedIn , 42% of their millennial users are listening to podcasts. So how does this relate to golf? Well, golf is often criticized for being out of touch with younger generation, it's encouraging to see that industry leaders are evolving and providing content through golf podcasts.
 
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Golf Industry / June 29, 2017
Why golf coaches should care about collegiate club golf

Why golf coaches should care about collegiate club golf

By Kris Hart

Club golf NCCGA helping students

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As a college golf coach, your main priority is building the best team possible to win golf tournaments and championships. Since the number of roster spots on college golf teams continues to decline and the demands of a college golf coach continue to increase, don’t waste your team speaking with students who cannot immediately benefit your golf program. Leading students to club golf, through the NCCGA (National Collegiate Club Golf Association), can be beneficial to you for a number of reasons:

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Golf Industry / June 28, 2017
Srixon Ambassador Receives an Unfortgetable PGA Tour Experience in Texas

Srixon Ambassador Receives an Unfortgetable PGA Tour Experience in Texas

By Dr. Brian Mann

Srixon Ambassador PGA Tour

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Srixon was generous enough to give a very few select 2017 Srixon Ambassadors the opportunity to see what it’s like inside their PGA Tour van this year.  Brian Mann shares his experiences down in Texas. 

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Topics: Srixon

Golf Industry / June 19, 2017
Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday becomes Nextgengolf’s 2nd National Partner

Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday becomes Nextgengolf’s 2nd National Partner

By Kris Hart

As many of you have seen Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday joined Srixon / Cleveland Golf as the 2nd National Partner of Nextgengolf. The Nextgengolf staff and our players are very excited about the partnership and cannot thank the MBGH team for their commitment to the game. As part of the Nextgengolf community, what does this mean to you?

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Topics: sponsor myrtle beach

Golf Industry / May 26, 2017
What's New on the City Tour in 2017?

What's New on the City Tour in 2017?

By Travis Richardson

We are excited to begin the 2017 City Tour season in just a couple weeks! This summer the City Tour is hosting over 60 tournaments in 20 cities across the country. Whether you've played before or not, we wanted to share some new and exciting changes that have been made this season.

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Topics: City Tour

Golf Industry / May 10, 2017
Top 5 City Tour Courses of 2017

Top 5 City Tour Courses of 2017

By Matt Weinberger

Each season, we use feedback and poll results from Nextgengolf City Tour players across the country to determine the ideal tournament courses. In 2017, we received great responses and suggestions to our survey indicating the best courses, and wanted to take a look at the best of the best.

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Topics: City Tour

Golf Industry / April 17, 2017
10 Best No Laying Up Golf Tweets

10 Best No Laying Up Golf Tweets

By Erik Laaksonen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you're a golfer on Twitter, there's a good chance you've heard of No Laying Up. The Twitter account has the attention of PGA Tour superstars, and has expanded to a blog and podcast. If you aren't following the account, or are just in the mood for some laughs, here's a look at the 10 best No Laying Up tweets so far in the last 6 months (and a bonus from 2016).

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Golf Industry / April 11, 2017
4 Companies Found on the City Tour

4 Companies Found on the City Tour

By Matt Weinberger

City Tour golfers are employed by many of the top national employers including Deloitte, IMG, JP Morgan and many more.  Since all players live in major cities across the country, and are either starting off in their careers or are already established in their professions, it’s great to celebrate the diversity in backgrounds and experiences.

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Topics: City Tour

Golf Industry / April 11, 2017
3 Ways Companies Can Support Golf on the City Tour

3 Ways Companies Can Support Golf on the City Tour

By Matt Weinberger

City Tour golfers represent all types of different backgrounds and professions.  Since all members are between ages 18 and 40, we find diverse tournament fields ranging from college players to golfers in their 30’s with busy jobs and kids.

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Topics: City Tour

Golf Industry / April 6, 2017
Anderson Finds Trust in Srixon Golf Balls

Anderson Finds Trust in Srixon Golf Balls

By Connor Brown

Golf is about trust. Trust in your ability to make a shot, trusting your gut and ultimately, trusting the product in your hands can get the job done, time after time. One of the more overlooked parts of golf is the actual ball itself. Can a golf ball have such a drastic effect on your game? Of course it can!

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Topics: golf balls Srixon