Adapting to a new generation of golfers

Golf Industry / April 17, 2018
Best 4 Srixon Tour Pros

Best 4 Srixon Tour Pros

By Connor Brown

Being a fan of golf and the PGA Tour, this time of year is exciting as any because of the four majors to come and big names scattering leaderboards on weekends. If you’re like me, you are always rooting for your favorite players  to make moves on Saturday or close out on Sunday. Srixon tour pros have been filling those leaderboards and hoisting trophies this PGA Tour season. Besides being great to watch on TV, here are some tour pros that go the extra mile to impact millennial golfers.

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Golf Industry / April 11, 2018
Join a golf team: Whether you're 15 or 50, there's something for you

Join a golf team: Whether you're 15 or 50, there's something for you

By Matt Weinberger

 

Youth sports are critical in developing teamwork skills for kids. Whether it be basketball, soccer, baseball etc., many important life lessons and skills are gained through team sports at a young age.

Golf as a whole often gets a bad rap as an “individual” sport. While this can be true for stroke-play tournaments, there is a growing emphasis on team golf. Over the past 15 years, the industry has recognized the importance of incorporating the team aspect into golf. Not merely as a way to get more kids into the game, but also to grow and sustain golf participation.

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Golf Industry / April 2, 2018
OUUL is the newest player in custom team bags

OUUL is the newest player in custom team bags

By Matt Weinberger

We are excited to begin working with OUUL bags in 2018.  OUUL, the newest custom bag brand, started last year and provides great bags for golf teams.  They are also unique to the industry in that they produce all of their materials and own the warehouse that creates the products. 
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Golf Industry / March 26, 2018
Hottest Club on the Market: Srixon Utility Iron

Hottest Club on the Market: Srixon Utility Iron

By Connor Brown

As a Srixon ambassador, I am always on the lookout to improve my journey to better with Srixon. I’ve been playing the ZStar XV ball since 2014 and when I had the opportunity to put a set of 765 irons in the bag last year, it helped my game tremendously. This year however, I was able to put the Z U65 Utility into my bag which I believe will be the next breakthrough in my game.

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Golf Industry / March 26, 2018
18Birdies Skybox Experience: Arnold Palmer Invitational

18Birdies Skybox Experience: Arnold Palmer Invitational

By Leia Schwartz

This past weekend, I had the chance to attend the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill thanks to Nextgengolf partner 18Birdies. Being a student in close proximity at Stetson University, I have been to the tournament before, but nothing tops this experience.               

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Golf Industry / March 22, 2018
2018 Major Championships: What you need to know

2018 Major Championships: What you need to know

By Oliver Mauk

The calendar is getting ready to turn from March to April, and for golf that means Major Championships season is upon us. Here is what you need to know about this years biggest tournaments. 

The Masters: April 5-8, Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia

The one major that takes place on the same course every year, the green jacket is perhaps the most coveted prize in all of golf. The biggest draw this year will be the return of Tiger Woods. He's the favorite to win thanks to the Vegas odds makers, even though he hasn't won a major since the 2008 US Open. Jordan Spieth, Rory Mcilroy, and Dustin Johnson are the other big names with a huge chance to win at Augusta. 

Projected winning score: -14 

The scores have fluctiated here throughout the years, but if the weather is nice you can expect a few guys to go pretty low. 

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Topics: US Open PGA Championship British Open Masters

Golf Industry / March 19, 2018
Srixon PGA Tour Shadowing Experience

Srixon PGA Tour Shadowing Experience

By Don Koomar

Through the Srixon Ambassador program with Nextgengolf, I participated in an exclusive Srixon/Cleveland Golf shadowing opportunity at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Matt Weinberger, COO at Nextgengolf, helped connect me with Michael Jolly, who works in Player Development at Srixon Golf, for a day full of incredible experiences.

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Golf Industry / March 19, 2018
Millennial golf apparel - 5 reasons why Haus of Grey is one of the best

Millennial golf apparel - 5 reasons why Haus of Grey is one of the best

By Kris Hart

 

If you are part of the Nextgengolf community you may not be familiar with the name Haus of Grey. Big brands in golf such as Nike, Under Armour, and Travis Matthew are common in golf apparel, but did you know there are hundreds of golf apparel companies? Even though Haus of Grey may not be a household name to the common golfer, I am going to explain why Haus is the new official apparel partner for Nextgengolf and one of the best millennial golf apparel brands out there.

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Golf Industry / December 18, 2017
Switching from a feel player to using a rangefinder

Switching from a feel player to using a rangefinder

By Mike Devlin

 

I wouldn't consider myself "old" by any means. However, when I was growing up rangefinders didn't exist. When they started becoming prevalent, I was skeptical and wanted nothing to do with them.  I was stuck in my old ways of pacing off yardage from sprinkler heads, using pin-sheets when available and going with my gut on certain shots.

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Golf Industry / December 16, 2017
Proof extends beyond the product: Athletes are getting involved with this jerky company

Proof extends beyond the product: Athletes are getting involved with this jerky company

By Mike Devlin

 

Athletes have countless companies that come to them in hopes of landing a sponsorship or partnership. Aside from the monetary benefits, these players often want a company that has products that align with their brand and vice versa. With the number of athletes that have partnered up with Chef's Cut Real Jerky it truly shows the strength that this brand has come to hold in the sports community. 

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Golf Industry / December 14, 2017
Golfing in the rain: tips to scoring well in tough golf conditions

Golfing in the rain: tips to scoring well in tough golf conditions

By Adam Gracik

 

If you live in a colder or generally rainy climate you sometimes have no choice but to play when the rain starts coming down. Knowing that our days on the course are numbered, most of the time we suck it up and play. As long as it is not freezing cold (or lightning) it can be a pretty fun time. The reason a majority of us end up walking off the course is because we don’t have the right stuff in the bag that day. Anyone who carries their bag often, isn’t going to lug around the extra gear. Having just a few of the following items in your bag can be the difference between finishing the last 5 holes in the rain or calling it a day on the 13th green.

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Golf Industry / December 14, 2017
2017 Srixon/Cleveland Golf Ambassador of the Year

2017 Srixon/Cleveland Golf Ambassador of the Year

By Nextgengolf

 

For those unfamiliar, the Srixon / Cleveland Golf Ambassador Program is designed to help celebrate our relationship with one of the top golf brands in the country. The program provides players around the country with opportunities and experiences they wouldn't otherwise be able to have; i.e. meeting PGA Tour professionals, having access to the latest Cleveland Golf & Srixon equipment, etc. In 2017, there were 45 Nextgengolf members selected to participate in this amazing program. Of those 45, one ambassador stood out amongst and went above and beyond for the brand. We are happy to announce that Cody Phillips is the 2017 Srixon / Cleveland Golf Ambassador of the year. 

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Golf Industry / November 2, 2017
College Golf Combines provides an opportunity for students to get noticed by college coaches

College Golf Combines provides an opportunity for students to get noticed by college coaches

By Kris Hart

 

Although we hate to lose NCCGA players, every year a number of collegiate club golfers perform well enough to earn a spot on a varsity college golf team.  It’s not easy, but it all starts with getting noticed by a varsity college golf coach. We congratulate those students and are happy to say the NCCGA helped them achieve their dreams. Just look at how Cory Stamper, a Clemson Club Golferbecame a varsity athlete in 2014. If you are playing club golf in hopes of making a varsity team someday, you may be able to walk-on at your current university. However, it's more common that students will transfer to a different school that is seeking talent for their varsity golf team.

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Golf Industry / October 26, 2017
Nextgengolf Members Take on the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Tournament

Nextgengolf Members Take on the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Tournament

By Matt Weinberger

 

The Myrtle Beach World Am is the largest amateur golf tournament in the world. With over 3000 golfers competing over a 4-day period in late August - it’s a lot of great golf and even more fun. Four Nextgengolf members competed in this year's event. From meeting Paige Spiranac to one of the players winning the tournament, we'd say it was quite an experience. But don't take it from us, let's hear what they had to say:

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Golf Industry / October 25, 2017
Nextgengolf featured on 18Birdies Feed

Nextgengolf featured on 18Birdies Feed

By Matt Weinberger

 

By now we have all seen the 18Birdies commercials featuring stars like Paige Spiranac, Harold Varner, and Willy Wilcox. 18Birdies is blowing up and in a big way.

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