Adapting to a new generation of golfers

Golf Industry / February 1, 2019
5 funniest golf Instagrams to follow

5 funniest golf Instagrams to follow

By Mike Devlin

It’s no secret that Instagram has become a powerful media tool, especially in the golf industry. In fact, in our recent annual golf industry survey over 50% of respondents said they turn to Instagram to consume golf content. A large portion of this golf content comes in the form of humor, so we thought we’d list out the 5 funniest golf instagrams that you should be following.

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Golf Industry / January 29, 2019
5 places to find awesome golf art

5 places to find awesome golf art

By Kris Hart

Considering I have zero artistic talent to paint a picture and I know nothing about art, finding and understanding golf art is certainly a challenge. Although golf memorabilia is appealing to me, my wife would never allow me to put up a picture of Arnold Palmer or Tiger Woods in our home. Over the holidays I spent some time looking for some really cool pieces and came up with 5 places that offer awesome golf art. Be sure to check out these cool golf art sites. Enjoy!

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Golf Industry / January 22, 2019
Different types of golf grips

Different types of golf grips

By Connor Brown

Like the tires on your car, golf grips are something you use every time you pick up a club. Similar to your tires, you may not even know how they affect the performance of your product. Golf grips in general are something that can have a big effect on the feel of the club, its performance, and ultimately your score when playing. When selecting new grips for your clubs, consider some of these main points and differences. 

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Golf Industry / January 2, 2019
Ambassadors test new Srixon prototype

Ambassadors test new Srixon prototype

By Matt Weinberger

Several hand selected Srixon Ambassadors were delighted to find prototype Z-STAR and Z-STAR XV balls on their door step last week accompanied with a handwritten note.  These Ambassadors are ending 2018 on a high note as some of the first players to ever test the new generation of Srixon balls. Tyler, Iggy, and Chris took the new balls to their local courses to give their assessment. Let's hear what they had to say. 

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Golf Industry / November 28, 2018
10 funniest golf jokes

10 funniest golf jokes

By Aidan McCusker

Jokes are told by people when they may be in an uncomfortable situation or meeting new people. It can be a helpful tool to interact with new golfers in your foursome or a way to be entertained during a round of golf with old friends. There are a variety of different people that play golf and love the sport, but golf can be frustrating at times. Telling the following jokes or others during your next round will ease frustration and help golfers change their mindset.

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Golf Industry / November 27, 2018
Ambassador experience: Dedicated individuals make Srixon / Cleveland Golf flourish

Ambassador experience: Dedicated individuals make Srixon / Cleveland Golf flourish

By Adam Marcoulier

Earlier this month, I was extended the unique opportunity through Nextgengolf to tour the Srixon / Cleveland Golf headquarters in Huntington Beach, CA. As a self-admitted golf junkie and brand ambassador of Srixon / Cleveland, I was quite excited to see how a world class golf equipment manufacturer operates behind the scenes.
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Golf Industry / November 12, 2018
A list of every golf podcast

A list of every golf podcast

By Kris Hart

Are you a golf enthusiast looking for a good podcast? I was looking for a new golf podcast the other day and could not believe how many of them exist. Given Nextgengolf does not have a podcast, I thought it would be a good idea to highlight all the different golf podcasts so you can find a good one that is right for you. We break up podcasts into 5 categories including Professional Tours, Game Improvement, Junior Golf, Fantasy Golf, and Entertainment. Podcasts are certainly growing in popularity given there are 40 golf podcasts on this list! If we are missing any, please let us know
(info@nextgengolf.org) so we can update the list. The names on these lists are in no particular order. Happy listening!

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Golf Industry / November 6, 2018
Eight of the coolest golf tee markers

Eight of the coolest golf tee markers

By Kris Hart

Want your golf tournament or golf course to stand out from the crowd? Get some cool tee markers that everyone will want to take a picture. Be different than the standard blue, white, and red. Below highlights eight really cool golf tee markers we found that leave a lasting impression.

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Golf Industry / October 29, 2018
Worst PGA Tour chunks

Worst PGA Tour chunks

By Oliver Mauk

We all know golf is a difficult sport. Every shot matters, and when the pressure is on golfers are capable of making some enormous mistakes. One of these common mistakes is a chunk, or hitting too far behind the ball causing it to land well short of your target. We are all susceptible to the occasional chunked shot on the golf course, but it's quite rare that we see that from a professional golfer. Here are the worst chunked shots by members of the PGA Tour. 

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Golf Industry / October 23, 2018
Attending Ryder Cup in USA vs. Europe

Attending Ryder Cup in USA vs. Europe

By Matt Weinberger

If you’re debating whether or not you should go to a Ryder Cup in the future, just do it. It’s an amazing experience. I had the chance to attend the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine and also made my first trip across the pond to France in 2018. Here are a few ways the experiences differed between attending in the US vs. in Europe.

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Golf Industry / October 23, 2018
Networking - Why golf is a top networking tool

Networking - Why golf is a top networking tool

By Kris Hart

Golfers love to talk about golf, and it’s often described as an addiction or a passion. It’s no secret that golf is a very popular sport in America, especially in business communities. No matter what industry you are in, there is a good chance your company or management at the company are involved with the game of golf in some fashion. If you are looking for a secret weapon to networking, golf networking is the way to go. Here’s why:

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Golf Industry / October 16, 2018
New Srixon Z785 driver is the real deal

New Srixon Z785 driver is the real deal

By Connor Brown

Waiting for launches from your favorite club producer can be one of the most anticipated waiting periods for any golfer. When Srixon initially teased it’s new driver, I couldn't help but get excited for something that was promised to be a game changer for the brand. Seeing the feedback from tour players, golf forum communities, and ultimately the people that I trust most, Srixon ambassadors from Nextgengolf, I was sold on the idea that the new Z785 driver is the real deal.

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Golf Industry / October 9, 2018
5 things we learned from the 2017-18 PGA Tour season

5 things we learned from the 2017-18 PGA Tour season

By Oliver Mauk

This 2017-2018 PGA Tour season was a good one, with lots of fantastic golf and the return of the GOAT. Even though the new season started last week with the Safeway Open, it's not too late to look back at last season. Here are five things we learned from the PGA Tour season and how I see them panning out heading into next year. 

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Golf Industry / September 28, 2018
Millennial golf experience: Myrtle Beach World Amateur

Millennial golf experience: Myrtle Beach World Amateur

By Oliver Mauk

With 3,000 players, over a dozen courses, and a 19th hole celebration unlike any other, the Myrtle Beach World Am is the largest and most unique amateur golf tournament in the world. This year, a group of Nextgengolf players from Cincinnati headed down to enjoy the festivities. 

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Golf Industry / September 12, 2018
11 signs of a good golfer

11 signs of a good golfer

By Kris Hart

As a former caddie for 12 years you see all kinds of golfers on the course. It’s always scary when you get a loop for a new person and don’t have any idea what type of golfer they are. Between playing golf for 20 years and experiences as a caddie, there are typically some themes on the course which suggest someone might be a good golfer. If you are new to the game, want to determine if the person you are paired up with is any good or if you just want to look good on the course, below highlights 11 tell tale signs that someone is a good golfer.

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