Adapting to a new generation of golfers

Golf Industry / January 25, 2021
Srixon ZX Irons: Why upgrading your irons will improve your game

Srixon ZX Irons: Why upgrading your irons will improve your game

By Connor Brown

All new for 2021, Srixon has recently launched the ZX line of irons. Having three distinct models, the ZX line offers something for everyone. If you are thinking about new irons for 2021, your search should start and stop at Srixon ZX irons. Every Srixon iron is #BuiltForDistance while offering so many options for customization and getting the right iron in your hand for your best game in 2021. 

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Topics: sponsor Golf Equipment

Golf Industry / December 13, 2020
5 last minute golf gifts

5 last minute golf gifts

By Kris Hart

Finding gifts for golfers is tough! My wife always tells me that I am impossible to shop for because I buy golf stuff on my own and she has trouble finding golf gifts which I do not already have. I guess when you work in the golf industry you get a lot of different golf gifts so it's hard to find items which are special. Given the holidays are coming up, we wanted to showcase some last minute golf gifts for the golfer in your life. We worked to provide some discounts to help you save a few dollars too. Below highlights 5 unique and last minute golf gifts that any golfer could use.

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Golf Industry / November 17, 2020
What to expect at the 2020 City Tour Championship

What to expect at the 2020 City Tour Championship

By Ben Tyler

We are excited for the 2020 City Tour Championship to take place at Kiawah December 4-6th.  In preparation for the event, we felt it would be important to explain how the event will be operated given the unique nature of 2020.  Below you will find the Operational Guidelines along with on-site operations.  The City Tour team is looking forward to a great event and we are here to help you prepare and answer any questions. 

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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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