Adapting to a new generation of golfers

Sam Oleksak

Sam Oleksak is a college student at College of Charleston in South Carolina, and communications intern with Nextgengolf.

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Golf Industry / September 1, 2016
My TPC Boston golf experience

My TPC Boston golf experience

By Sam Oleksak

This past summer, I was lucky enough to get to play TPC Boston with an old friend of mine.  Quite some time had passed since I first walked the grounds in Norton, MA, during the second round of the 2009 Deutsche Bank Championship, but since it was the only PGA Tour event I have attended, I remember the layouts of the holes as well as where I stood to watch the pros quite vividly.

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Topics: Deutsche Bank Championship

Golf Industry / July 22, 2016
Crazy Custom Golf Balls

Crazy Custom Golf Balls

By Sam Oleksak

Players on the PGA Tour have been known to make some interesting style choices over the years. From the bold wardrobe choices of Rickie Fowler and John Daly, to the unusual technique of lining up putts employed by Camilo Villegas, players do not seem to resist the spotlight.

Which is all the more reason that it is surprising no one regularly plays a colored ball on tour. Though many regularly mark their golf balls with dots, lines and letters, very few pros deviate from the traditional white golf balls.Need to save money on golf balls?

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Golf Industry / July 18, 2016
5 Funniest Golf Commercials Ever

5 Funniest Golf Commercials Ever

By Sam Oleksak

To those unfamiliar with the intricacies of the game of golf, it may seem like a dull, humorless sport. However, over the years advertisers have been able to look beyond old men wearing knickers and funny hats to take a humorous view of the game. Afterall, golf teaches players important lessons about building character while maintaining composure which can easily translate to real life. 

With that in mind, here is a look back at the top 5 funniest golf commercials of all time. Disagree? Tweet at us and let us know which funny golf commercial we missed.

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Topics: funny

Golf Industry / July 12, 2016
The Hardest Golf Trivia You've Ever Seen

The Hardest Golf Trivia You've Ever Seen

By Sam Oleksak

One of the world’s oldest sports features a complex history of rules, terminology, equipment and tradition. To honor these facts, here is a 20 question golf trivia quiz that is sure to give even the most experienced golf fan fits. The first ten questions are true or false, while the second ten are open ended. The answers are listed below. 

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Golf Industry / July 1, 2016
10 Golf Instagram Accounts to Follow

10 Golf Instagram Accounts to Follow

By Sam Oleksak

Whether you are in the mood to blow off work to get out on the course, or you just want to see an amazing trick shot or some new equipment, there is a lot of golf media out there to sift through before you happen upon the best of the best in the game. With that in mind, here is a look at the top 10 golf instagram accounts you should follow if you want more golf in your life.

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Golf Industry / June 27, 2016
5 Mini Golf Holes You Hate (to Love)

5 Mini Golf Holes You Hate (to Love)

By Sam Oleksak

Tis the season to play mini golf! As summer heats up and schools let out, people of all ages will begin to flock to miniature golf courses. Whether it is out of the love of the game or you are simply looking to pass the time, there is a strategy to playing miniature golf. With that in mind, let’s take a look at a number of common obstacles that courses deploy to raise the difficulty of the game.

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Topics: mini golf

Golf Industry / June 21, 2016
12 Golf Phrases You Probably Don't Know (But Should)

12 Golf Phrases You Probably Don't Know (But Should)

By Sam Oleksak

To an outside spectator, golf has a comprehensive set of specific jargon that could easily confuse someone who is new to the game (sometimes it's even confusing to veterans of the game). Whether you are just a beginner or a longtime player, here is a list of 12 golf phrases that you may not have heard before. Write them down, and use them during your next round of golf to impress your friends/boss/clients/etc.

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Topics: funny Golf terms

Golf Industry / June 10, 2016
Power Rankings: Best City Tour Golf Team Names

Power Rankings: Best City Tour Golf Team Names

By Sam Oleksak

The Nextgengolf City Tour is swinging into full tilt in just a few weeks, as the 2017 season gets underway in June at 20 cities across the country.

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Topics: City Tour

Golf Industry / June 8, 2016
5 Golf Jobs To Consider (and How to Get Them)

5 Golf Jobs To Consider (and How to Get Them)

By Sam Oleksak

Growing up as a non-member in a private country club community, I spent as much time as I could around the golf course. As soon as I turned the working age of 14, I went to the local country club and got my first job. Employment at a country club brings a number of perks to the young golfer seeking to improve their game, but none match the opportunity to play golf for free.

As the school year winds down, and many high school and college aged players look for their first job in the golf industry, I thought I’d share some of the golf jobs that are available to young golfers.

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Topics: Golf Jobs