Our Story

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.

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Why we do what we do!

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Our Team

We’re a team made up of a former varsity golfers, club golfers, beginners, weekend warriors and everything in between. Everyone that works at nextgengolf is a millennial and we understand the needs of 18-34 year old golfers. We love being able to mix our passion for golf into our jobs, and enjoy bringing great golf experiences to life. Contact us anytime! We would love to hear from you.


Kris Hart
CEO & Co-Founder


Mahesh Murthy
CTO & Co-Founder

Matt Weinberger

Matt Weinberger
COO & City Tour Director


Travis Richardson
NCCGA Director & Marketing Manager

Mike Kersys

Mike Kersys
NCCGA Regional Manager

Connor Brown from Nextgengolf

Connor Brown
NCCGA Regional Manager

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City Leaders

Nextgengolf City Leaders are backbone of the City Tour.   These leaders represent the Nextgengolf locally in over 20 cities across the country. These young men and women work tirelessly to help us bring the best social golf experiences to you.

Who are the City Leaders?

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Student Leaders

At the core of the NCCGA are our Student Leaders. The NCCGA has 3 executive positions (President, Director of Tournament Operations, and Women’s Golf Ambassador). Annually, students are elected to these positions as the highest level of leadership in our organization.

Regional Coordinators are student representatives in 29 regions across the country that run the NCCGA events. These students are integral to the association and tirelessly to help NCCGA bring make the experience of club golf amazing. When you see one of these guys at a tournament, say thank you!

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Contact Us

We would love to hear from you. Send us an email at info@nextgengolf.org and one of our team members will be in touch within 48 hours!