Adapting to a new generation of golfers

Golf Industry / October 9, 2020
Become a Rapsodo Golf Ambassador

Become a Rapsodo Golf Ambassador

By Chelsea Sedlar

One of the most notable changes in the golf industry over the past decade has been increased access to technology. With technology readily available, there is an increased use of training aids, range finders, indoor putting greens, launch monitors. Recreational golfers have more tools at their disposal than ever before, but sometimes it is difficult finding one that will be most beneficial to your game. This article will highlight a relatively newer brand called Rapsodo and how they have developed a following through ambassadors in local communities to understand and improve a golfer's game through a mobile launch monitor. 

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Golf Industry / September 18, 2020
Worst Golf Course Reviews

Worst Golf Course Reviews

By Matthew Thompson

Some golf courses are good, and others are great. However, many of the courses out there need some major improvements and players' experiences have been extremely negative. We dug into the web to find some of the Worst Golf Course Reviews. Enjoy reading some of these beauties! 

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Topics: Golf Course golf courses

Golf Industry / September 4, 2020
Golf Club Insurance?

Golf Club Insurance?

By Ben Tyler

We all have things of value to us that are important to protect. In some cases, golf clubs might be at the top of the list especially with the increasing cost of new toys each year. In the unfortunate circumstances that your golf clubs are stolen, damaged or lost in travel, you can now have the coverage necessary to take the stress out of the situation. Traverse Insurance, powered by Travelers, offers plans for you to protect the things you love from a cell phone to your golf clubs. I personally have never thought about golf club insurance, but having traveled with golf clubs numerous times, this seems like a no brainer.

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Golf Industry / July 14, 2020
4 Best Golf Belts

4 Best Golf Belts

By Connor Brown

Adding style to your wardrobe is not easily done. When I am looking to add a little bit of personality to my golf style without having to totally change the complete outfit, I look to my belt to make a statement. I’m not talking about a white belt or an Anthony Kim belt buckle, I am talking about a few companies that make the absolute best belts. Whether it is a logo’d belt from your favorite course or something that matches your personality, take a look at these 4 best golf belts to add to your belt loops this season. 

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Golf Industry / June 29, 2020
The best custom golf bags you can order

The best custom golf bags you can order

By Matt Weinberger

I have helped hundreds of high school and college teams order custom golf bags over the past 5 years. We have worked with several partners to fulfill orders and no matter who I work with I receive the same questions. I thought it would be helpful for any coaches and club president's looking to order custom bags to learn more about what you should be looking for and questions to consider. With that said, here are the most important questions to ask yourself when planning your custom golf bags and insight on the best custom golf bags you can order.

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Golf Industry / June 24, 2020
Best speakers for your golf cart

Best speakers for your golf cart

By Connor Brown

Music has been an increasingly big part of the golf experience. Recently on a trip to Myrtle Beach, we were able to directly link our phones to the speakers built into the cart and have music at a comfortable level and enjoyed by just our cart. Even though that was a fantastic experience, not all carts are equipped with speakers. If you are looking to have music on the course this season, these are some of the best speakers you can have on the course. 

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Golf Industry / June 1, 2020
What to expect at City Tour tournaments in 2020

What to expect at City Tour tournaments in 2020

By Connor Brown

We are excited that the City Tour will continue to operate at courses across the country.  While the start of the season was pushed back, we have rescheduled tournament dates and added new courses in each city to have around the same number of total tournaments. The City Tour Championship at Kiawah Resort will still take place during the originally scheduled dates in early December.

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Golf Industry / May 28, 2020
Top 5 coolest custom headcovers you can buy

Top 5 coolest custom headcovers you can buy

By Morgan Smith

After purchasing a sweet new set of golf clubs, you’ve got to think about how you’re going to keep them looking pristine. The best way to do that? Invest in a quality set of headcovers for your clubs. We’ve done our research, so that you don’t have to. Here are the top 5 coolest custom headcovers that we could find on the web. 

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Golf Industry / May 15, 2020
Why PGA Tour 2k21 is good for golf

Why PGA Tour 2k21 is good for golf

By Connor Brown

Every major sport has a counterpart in the video game world. Football has Madden, MLB The Show is coming to Xbox next year, hockey has an annual EA NHL game released along with FIFA and basketball has 2K in an annual fashion. Since Rory McIlroy PGA Tour was released some 5 years ago, we have yet to see a golf game gather as much attention as the Tiger Woods licensed games received back in the day. 

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Golf Industry / May 8, 2020
Luke Stull wins Rapsodo long drive contest

Luke Stull wins Rapsodo long drive contest

By Matthew Thompson

During these times when social distancing has become our normal, the Nextgengolf community hosted a virtual long drive contest using the Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor. We had four Rapsodo Ambassadors take part in our challenge, Cody Phillips from Rhode Island, Jake Alexander from Cincinnati, Cam Bullman from Virginia, & Luke Stull from Michigan with a guest appearance from Rapsodo Staffer Jake Newman. Here are the contestants and their drives:

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Golf Industry / April 23, 2020
Bucky Willett: Life as a Srixon Brand Ambassador

Bucky Willett: Life as a Srixon Brand Ambassador

By Bucky Willett

During this time of “social distancing” and “staying at home”, I thought I would reflect on my experience as a Srixon/Cleveland Golf Brand Ambassador thus far. Throughout this short time I have met several new people, learned all about two great companies, and I have made the switch to better.

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Golf Industry / April 17, 2020
Top 6 golf video games you can play

Top 6 golf video games you can play

By Connor Brown

The intersection of being a golfer and gamer can be tough sometimes, especially when the weather is nice. Do I play golf or do I pick up the controller and transport myself to a course I only have dreams of playing? Luckily for the past 20 years, I have been able to have both golf and video games together and this is the top video games that make golf more fun and enjoyable for everyone. 

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Golf Industry / April 14, 2020
6 of the worst golf hats of all time

6 of the worst golf hats of all time

By Kris Hart

We went to the depths of Ebay to search for some of the worst golf hats of all time. The funny thing about this is that I bet some people buy some of the hats below to go with a vintage look on the course. Here are the worst looking golf hats we could find. 

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Golf Industry / April 8, 2020
PGA Member volunteer opportunities with Nextgengolf

PGA Member volunteer opportunities with Nextgengolf

By Matt Weinberger

Volunteers at major golf tournaments are a must. Nextgengolf, a subsidiary of the PGA of America, operates events throughout the year at hundreds of course nationwide. We run championships for high school, collegiate, and young adult golfers at some of the countries top golf facilities.

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Golf Industry / April 2, 2020
My experience caddying on the LPGA Symetra Tour

My experience caddying on the LPGA Symetra Tour

By Chris Mari

I’ve been quite lucky in the golf industry bouncing around from one position to the other experiencing different paths you can take as an up and coming golf professional, but this time is a little different. As a teaching pro that’s just starting out, let’s be honest, you’re not going to make money right away and you need to find another stream of income. I never thought caddying a tour player would be on the table for that chance.

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