Srixon/Cleveland Golf Ambassador Program

Share your #JourneyToBetter experience by becoming a brand ambassador
Srixon Ambassadors 2019
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Launched in 2016, Nextgengolf’s Srixon/Cleveland Golf Ambassador Program is designed to help celebrate our relationship with one of the top golf brands in the country.

We want to know where you’re at in your #journeytobetter and how Srixon/Cleveland Golf products have helped elevate your game to the next level. The ambassadors:

  • Represent Srixon/Cleveland Golf products at events
  • Receive early access to the latest Srixon and Cleveland Golf products 
  • Receive Srixon tour staff shadowing experiences at local PGA Tour tournaments
  • Enjoy “Ambassador only” experiences with Srixon/Cleveland Golf PGA Tour professionals at Nextgengolf championships
  • Srixon Headquarters Tour
  • Create content for Nextgengolf and Srixon/Cleveland Golf, including blog articles, social media posts, and testimonial videos
  • Act as an expert on the brand during regional tournaments, city tour events, club meetings, and everything in-between
  • Share co-branded material with host golf courses, students, and young professionals on-site
  • Provide feedback on new product/technology launches, including product reviews
  • Share your love of Srixon/Cleveland Golf from the mountaintops!
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2017 Srixon/Cleveland Golf Ambassadors as the Spring NCCGA National Championship with Mike Dunphy and Michael Jolly from Srixon.


  • Adam Marcoulier – Boston, MA
  • Andrew Hope – Chicago, IL
  • Anthony Banks – University of Arizona
  • Aubrey Hopkins – Liberty University
  • Brandon Bone – Cal Poly University
  • Brandon Ciaramitaro – Boston, MA
  • Brian Howard – San Francisco, CA
  • Brian Jasiak – Boston, MA
  • Brian Mann – Dallas, TX
  • Cameron Bullman – Liberty University
  • Chris Mari – University of Central Florida
  • Chuan Ma – Boston University
  • Cody Phillips – Lincoln, RI
  • Chance Redd – Houston, TX
  • Chris Chao – Denver, CO
  • Dan Buckley – Kennesaw State University
  • Don Koomar – United States Naval Academy
  • Drew Jacobs – Drexel University
  • Doug Terc – High Point University
  • Ethan Zimman – Washington D.C.
  • Faheem Amod – Raleigh, NC
  • Ian Bro – Milwaukee, WI
  • Jake Bradbury – Pittsburg State
  • Jacob Weis – Missouri State University
  • Jared Shingledecker – NC State
  • Jared Sloan – Missouri State
  • Jay Babu – University of Nevada – Reno
  • John Figueroa – Cal – Channel Islands
  • Jonah Sacks – Washington University
  • Josh Johns – Cincinnati, OH
  • Joshua Field – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Judson Bro – Chicago, IL
  • Justin Shelley – Baltimore, MD
  • Kevin Hamori – Calgary, Alberta Canada
  • Kevin McCollom – Chicago, IL
  • Laura Kinsman – Pinehurst, NC
  • Lewis Raboy – University of Maryland
  • Luke Stull – University of Michigan
  • Liam Bhakta – University of Oregon
  • Michael Koomar – Baylor University 
  • Mitchell Rostowsky – University of Georgia
  • Nick Bavaro – DePaul University
  • Parker Wallace – Virginia Tech
  • Pascal Garneau – Quebec, Canada
  • Patrick Mulvaney – DePaul University
  • Peter Santo – Emerson College
  • Phil Lodzinski – University of Michigan
  • Robby Grotts – East Central University
  • Robert Manalo – Stetson University 
  • Russell Sheldrake – Seattle, Washington
  • Scott Brinkman – San Francisco, CA
  • Seth Glanowski – Canisius College
  • Tanner Kutek – Robert Morris University
  • Tyler Allen – Charlotte, NC
  • Will Haller – University of Maryland
  • Will McMahon – Grand Canyon University
  • William Cunningham – Chicago, IL
  • Zachary Van Dorn – Northwest Missouri St.
Josh Johns

Josh Johns

Handicap: 8
Z85, U85 Combo Set

Profile: Josh is a City Tour player in Cincinnati, and consistently attends National Nextgengolf events such as the City Championship.

Biggest Change: Since switching to Srixon, I definitely have the best looking clubs in my group. I’ve also convinced some jealous friends to switch as well. The U85 long irons allow me to be confident when staring down a long approach shot, and the Z85’s allow me to dial in the accuracy with my shorter clubs. 

My favorite thing about 2018 was playing TPC Louisiana in the City Tour National Championships, because it allowed me to represent my city on a PGA level course!

Jake Weis Srixon Ambassador

Jake Weis

Handicap: 2.5
Z 785 , U 65, 785 Combo Set, RTX 4

Profile: Jake is the NCCGA Club President and player for the Missouri State University Club Golf Team

Biggest change: The biggest change I have experienced is in the wedge game. Consistency is something I look for in a golf club and nothing is more consistent than the RTX 4. Multiple times in each round I can trust the shot I want to play because I know how the ball is going to react off different types of lies. I would recommend these wedges to any player who wants to take their creativity and control to the next level.

Lastly, the new Z 785 drive is simply unreal. I’ve never hit a driver that has produces such a high rate of ball speed with such a soft fell at impact. I have picked up a consistent 10+ yards off the tee that has allowed me to reach more 5’s and score more with my wedges on shorter par 4’s.

Chris Chao Srixon Ambassador (1)

Chris Chao

Handicap: 7.9
Z 765 & Z 565 Combo Set

Profile: Chris is a former Plymouth State University Club Golf President, and currently works for the Southern Texas PGA.

Biggest Change: I switched to Srixons Z 565 and 765 irons spring of 2018 after previously playing the previous 4 seasons with Taylormade SLDR irons. My ball flight used to be very low and inconsistent and after visiting one of Srixons custom fitters my ball flight is much higher and more consistent. I feel very comfortable standing over the ball confident that I can hit the shot I want especially with the extra forgiveness in my long irons.

The Z Star XV is a perfect compliment to the irons, it cuts through the wind and spins great around the greens

2019 ambassador of the year

Pascal Swinging

Scott Brinkman

Handicap: 8.2

My path to golf has been different than most ambassadors. Growing up I played and coached competitive hockey here in the Bay Area. It wasn’t until my hospitality career gravitated towards golf after college with an offer from Pebble Beach that I picked up a club and got hooked. Being spoiled
by playing Del Monte on a frequent basis made it easy to practice the game and I quickly fell in love with the chase and started playing 50+ rounds a year since then. It wasn’t until I got involved with Nextgengolf that I experienced organized golf and was able to be exposed to the rest of the golf industry.

Now I had never been a “brand loyal” guy having only played clubs I was able to buy from friends. Naturally, when Nextgengolf offered the opportunity to apply to be a brand ambassador for Cleveland/Srixon, I was insanely curious. I knew a lot about Cleveland wedges having had them exclusively through friends but didn’t know much about Srixon and the rest of the company.

From the minute I was awarded the opportunity, I was hooked on the Srixon/Cleveland brand. Becoming a part of a brand that is fun to work with allowed me to feel like I was making an impact in golf while sharing my passion for the game in my own way. I experienced being fit and buying my first brand new set of irons through this program, Srixon 565’s. The process was incredibly easy, starting with a quick fitting from a friend and then to the Srixon website where inputting custom lengths, lofts, lies, and grips was a breeze.

Irons were quickly followed by my first set of brand-new Wedges from Cleveland that I again, customized and built with ease through the custom catalog. Then came my love for the Z-Star XV’s. Like many newish golfers, I played any balls I could find while learning but those days are long gone. Z-Stars XV’s entered my bag and haven’t left. I have grown to love challenging everyone I play with to try them against their ball with many deciding to make the #switchtobetter. Being able to share my experience with Z-Stars and along with my Srixon irons gave me pride in what I was representing and showed a lot of people how to become open minded towards the Srixon/Cleveland brand.

Thank you to the Srixon/Cleveland brand for allowing me to share my passion for golf in my own way while improving my game in ways I haven’t previously experienced. I wish everyone in 2020 more golf, lower scores, lasting memories, and new friends as that is what this game is all about.


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Srixon and Cleveland Golf have been sponsors of Nextgengolf since 2014 and are excited to support an ambassador program. Since joining forces in 2007, Srixon and Cleveland Golf have continued producing high-quality clubs and golf balls. They have the support of an impressive stable of professional golfers, including:
  • Keegan Bradley

  • Cameron Champ

  • Graeme McDowell

  • Hideki Matsuyama

  • J.B. Holmes

  • Shane Lowry

  • Will McGirt

  • Smylie Kaufman

  • Inbee Park

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