Our founder, Kris Hart, knows firsthand what it is like to be a non-varsity golfer. Kris played varsity golf at Bryant University his first 3 years in college, but life got in the way senior year and he was not 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/equipment, and there was no competitive outlet for golfers like me,” said Hart. 3 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.
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 more than just non-varsity collegiate golfers.
Nextgengolf is the leading entity for 18-34 year old golfers in the US. At the core of our organization we are in the golf experience business. Our mission is to provide golfing opportunities and make the game more relevant for college students and young adults. We care about young adult golfers, when most of the golf industry forgets about them.
Nextgengolf is an inclusive golf organization. All swings are welcome – whether you are an avid player or brand new to the game. We understand our customers are students, lawyers, doctors, moms, dads, friends, and adventure seekers. What brings the Nextgengolf community together is the love of the game and bond through the game of golf.
We care. We listen. We are here to help you as a young adult golfer. Live Life. Play Golf.