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Matt Weinberger

Matt is the COO and City Tour Director at Nextgengolf. During college Matt became President of the NCCGA and became instrumental in it's growth across the country. Matt is a graduate of the University of Dayton.
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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 / 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 / August 13, 2018
Srixon / Cleveland Golf: An evolution of the brands through our eyes

Srixon / Cleveland Golf: An evolution of the brands through our eyes

By Matt Weinberger

It was April of 2013 when Mike Dunphy, from Srixon / Cleveland Golf’s Tour Department, first attended the NCCGA National Championship at Purdue University. Mike was very accustomed to scouting and recruiting NCAA varsity golfers to the PGA Tour, but noticed something different when he paced the practice green and watched club golfers prepare for the season’s culminating national event.

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Golf Industry / July 18, 2018
Benefits of playing a 2-person scramble or best ball format

Benefits of playing a 2-person scramble or best ball format

By Matt Weinberger

When we started the City tour in 2015, our goal was to identify a unique, team-based tournament format that welcomed players of all ability levels. With all the feedback we received, we implemented a competitive yet relaxed 2-person format option.

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Golf Industry / May 25, 2018
4 things I found on my Myrtle Beach buddies trip

4 things I found on my Myrtle Beach buddies trip

By Matt Weinberger

Each year since 2013 my group of 8 friends takes an annual golf trip to a new destination. In 2018, we ventured to Myrtle Beach, SC and found it to be one of the best values and most enjoyable trips to date. Here are 4 things I found this year during my Stay and Play package!

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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 / 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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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 / 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 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 / March 2, 2017
How the USGA Rule Changes will Impact the NCCGA

How the USGA Rule Changes will Impact the NCCGA

By Matt Weinberger

By now you have heard the exciting news that the USGA has unveiled the plan for a simplified set of rules going into effect in 2019. While NCCGA rules will remain in accordance with the current USGA Rules of Golf in 2017, I thought it'd be fun to look ahead at some of the key changes that will affect NCCGA players nationwide when they go into effect in 2019.

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Topics: golf rules

Golf Industry / November 30, 2016
4 Ways Srixon and Cleveland Golf Clubs Improved My Game

4 Ways Srixon and Cleveland Golf Clubs Improved My Game

By Matt Weinberger

We're always hearing from players in the NCCGA and City Tour tournaments that the Srixon Z-Star and Z-Star XV balls they receive are the best balls they have ever played. With the inaugural Srixon/Cleveland Golf Ambassador program coming to a close, where players from across the country played the equipment all year, it’s a perfect time to reflect on just how great the clubs are as well.

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Topics: Srixon Cleveland Golf