Adapting to a new generation of golfers

Golf Industry / April 10, 2019
Best Masters social contests in 2019

Best Masters social contests in 2019

By Oliver Mauk

Everyone in the golf community gets excited when the Masters comes around every year, but what's often overlooked are the great social giveaways that golf companies to do promote their brands leading up to the event. To help you try and win some free stuff we listed out the 5 best social contest you should join TODAY.

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Golf Industry / April 4, 2019
2019 Major Championships: What you need to know

2019 Major Championships: What you need to know

By Oliver Mauk

Major Championship season is upon us! With a new calendar this year, we will get four straight months with a major so strap in and get ready for a wild ride. The biggest story of the year will obviously be Tiger's chase for his first major since 2008, but McIlroy, Spieth, and Mickelson are all attempting to achieve the career grand slam making for an excellent sideshow. Here are some things you need to know about each major as well as my predictions for each tournament. 

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Topics: US Open PGA Championship British Open Masters

Golf Industry / March 25, 2019
Life as an Assistant Golf Professional

Life as an Assistant Golf Professional

By Chris Mari

Graduating from UCF almost a year ago, if you told me where I would be post-graduation I’d say you were insane. As a club golfer involved with anything and everything Nextgengolf related, experience was the key. I knew what I wanted to do, coach golf! In order to achieve this in the golf industry, you need experience. I had plenty of connections thanks to my time as a club golfer, but the one thing still missing was PGA certification.

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Golf Industry / March 19, 2019
Srixon ambassador experience: THE PLAYERS Championship

Srixon ambassador experience: THE PLAYERS Championship

By Justin Shelley

As part of the Srixon/Cleveland Ambassador Program through Nextgengolf, I was given the opportunity of a lifetime to attend THE PLAYERS Championship with the Srixon Tour staff. Rodney McDonald (VP of Tour Operations at Srixon/Cleveland Golf) allowed me to shadow him for the day and get a behind the scenes look at one of the largest PGA Tour events of the season..

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Golf Industry / March 15, 2019
4 reasons why Under Armour sunglasses are the best in golf

4 reasons why Under Armour sunglasses are the best in golf

By Oliver Mauk

Under Armour eyewear is the newest sponsor of Nextgengolf and the NCCGA. They bring high quality sports sunglasses to our equipment offerings for the first time, giving all of our players the opportunity to play in style. Here are four reasons why you should order a pair today! 

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Golf Industry / February 22, 2019
Golf industry leaders and how they impact the game

Golf industry leaders and how they impact the game

By Kris Hart

A colleague of mine at Nextgengolf said that before he started working here, he had no idea who does what in golf. This colleague is an avid golfer who grew up around the game but interesting enough, he did not know much about golf’s governing bodies and what they really do. I asked a few friends if they knew what the USGA, PGA, and CMAA did, and they had mixed answers. I thought it would be helpful to create a simple guide to golf’s most important associations and governing bodies so golf consumers can better understand the sport and what each organization does. Please note that the list below is not comprehensive, and each organization does more than what is described.

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Golf Industry / February 14, 2019
Best new Srixon products of 2019

Best new Srixon products of 2019

By Matt Weinberger

Srixon has come out of the box swinging in 2019 (no pun intended). In the month of January alone, Srixon launched the 6th generation Z-STAR balls along with the unbelievable Z-FORGED irons. Additionally, Srixon continues to add more soft goods and accessories on the site. Here are their best new products of 2019 so far.

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Golf Industry / February 4, 2019
Myrtle Beach Spring golf specials

Myrtle Beach Spring golf specials

By Oliver Mauk

Do you love Myrtle Beach Golf? If so, then pay close attention to these amazing spring golf deals happening at some of Myrtle's best golf courses. Tidewater, Arcadian Shores, Grande Dunes, and Prestwick are just a few of the courses offering deals this spring. Packaging your golf and lodging together is a great way to save even more money on a 1st class golf trip. Here are some of the details. 
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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

 

Photo Credit: Matt Adams Fairways of Life Golf Show

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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