Kris Hart played varsity golf at Bryant University his first three years in college, but life got in the way senior year and he wasn’t able to compete on the team.
“It really stunk being a non-varsity golfer. I couldn’t play free golf any longer, get free balls or equipment, and there was no competitive outlet for golfers like me,” said Hart. Three years after graduation, Nextgengolf was founded to help solve some of the fundamental problems with non-varsity collegiate golf.
Nextgengolf originated as a Boston-based affordable golf membership program for recreational college students called CollegeGolfPass, which helped make golf more affordable for college students. The company expanded nationwide after merging with The National Collegiate Club Golf Association (NCCGA) in 2013. In the first year of the merger, the company started 100+ new club golf programs and supported over 10,000 student golfers. Prior to Nextgengolf taking over the NCCGA, our COO Matt Weinberger built the NCCGA into a true National organization while he was a college student in 2012 and 2013.
Over the next two years college golfers kept coming to us saying “thanks for all the help in college”, but kept asking “what do I do now” after graduating college. CollegeGolfPass and NCCGA rebranded as Nextgengolf in January 2014, knowing we could help graduating college golfers. As a result, in 2014 we developed the Nextgengolf City Tour which provides team-based golfing opportunities for young adults in their 20’s and 30’s near major cities.
Between the NCCGA and City Tour, Nextgengolf is the leading entity for golfers in their 20’s and 30’s in the US. At the core of our organization we run great golf tournaments and are in the golf experience business. Beyond running great events, we work hard to provide meaningful content and information to young adults and the golf industry at large. Our organization does not focus on the best golfers, rather we support “the rest” and care about the future sustainability of golf.
As of April 1, 2019, Nextgengolf was acquired by the PGA of America. Read the press release
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We’re a team made up of former varsity golfers, club golfers, beginners, PGA Professionals, weekend warriors and everything in between. We love being able to mix our passion for golf into our jobs, and enjoy bringing great golf experiences to life. Call or text us anytime – 617-453-8732. We would love to hear from you.
Went to PSU (not the one you think).
Likes whiskey and Chili’s.
Never made a bogey in a scramble. Go Pats.
MA born. Married to Kenz.
Bryant Bulldog. Boston sports fan. Golf lover.
Ohio U Grad.
Sports Trivia King. I once stumped the Schwab.
Noob Golfer. Loves everything tech. Cricket fan. Traveler. Plans to settle down on Mars.
Cincy sports fan (who-dey!). It’s DePauw, not DePaul. Young gun in the office.
Holy Cross College grad (yes, the Rudy school). Knows every Caddyshack line. Go Irish.
MA native. Coastal Carolina alum. Boston sports fan. Felger and Mazz enthusiast.
Dayton grad. Club golf guy.
Boring golf rules nut. My wife beats me in golf.
Making sure the office is safe.
I enjoy belly rubs, naps and treats.
At the core of the NCCGA are our Student Leaders. The NCCGA has 4 executive positions (President, Director of Tournament Operations, Women’s Golf Ambassador, and Marketing Leader). Annually, students are elected to these positions as the highest level of leadership in our organization. Learn more
The NCCGA has brand ambassadors called “Regional Ambassadors” who are student representatives in 29 regions across the country that volunteer their time to help out at NCCGA events. These students help the on-site golf course staff make the experience of club golf amazing. When you see one of these girls or guys at a tournament, say thank you for their service and help volunteering!
Nextgengolf also has brand ambassadors called “City Ambassadors” who volunteer their time to help Nextgengolf and the golf course staff locally in over 20 cities across the country. These folks are the people at the local level who you will see on-site coordinating with the golf course professionals to bring the best social golf experiences to you.