“Of the 226,514 competitive high school golfers only 11,263 go on to play varsity collegiate golf” – Berecruited.com
NCCGA is the governing body for collegiate club golf. Our mission is to provide a competitive outlet for non-varsity college golfers. We support all college-aged golfers and do whatever it takes to help keep students in the game. We understand there is more to college than just golf. Live Life. Play Golf.
Each semester club golf teams will compete in two, weekend Regional Tournaments. Tournaments are held on Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings at central, quality locations. Regional Tournaments are qualifying events for the NCCGA National Championship held each semester for the top teams across the country.
Each semester concludes with a college golf experience like no other for the top club golf teams in the country. The NCCGA National Championship has been held at some of the best golf courses in the country including Pinehurst, Firestone, Sea Island, Barefoot Resort, and TPC San Antonio. The 2016 Spring National Championship will be held at The Resort at Glade Springs in West Virginia on April 23/24.
Each semester concludes with a college golf experience like no other for the top club golf teams in the country. The NCCGA National Championship has been held at some of the best golf courses in the country including Pinehurst, Firestone, Sea Island, and Barefoot Resort. The 2015 Fall National Championship will be held at TPC San Antonio November 20th-22nd.
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The entire country is broken up into 28 regions. You can see all the NCCGA Regions here
Each region consists of 3 – 15 college teams teams. A region is managed by a Regional Coordinator who is responsible for running the local tournaments
Each team consists of 5 – 8 players. Any college can have up to 4 teams (2 Men’s teams and 2 Women’s teams). Each school has a club president who leads the team.
If a college cannot field a team of at least 5 players, individual students can compete representing the school without being part of a team.
The National Collegiate Club Golf Association provides a governing body for collegiate club golf teams
“WE ENSURE ALL NCCGA LEADERSHIP AND STUDENT PARTICIPANTS ARE COMMITTED TO THE TRADITION, HISTORY, AND LOVE OF THE GAME.”
Through the coordination and regulation of competition, the association gives non-varsity college golfers and opportunity to interact and compete on a regional and national level
How we play the game and run the company matters
Communication and networking among our national association of schools is a top priority
All decisions are made full circle through our leadership and Regional Coordinator network
We are committed to the members of our association and their interests come first
What is the NCCGA?
The National Collegiate Club Golf Association is the governing body for non-varsity collegiate golf.
Who is eligible to compete?
Any student who attends a university (undergraduate and graduate students included) full-time, is not a varsity golfer, and is still an amateur is eligible to compete.
What is the tournament format?
NCCGA tournaments are 2-day, stroke-play events. More details here.
What do the scores look like in the NCCGA?
NCCGA tournament scores range from below par to 100.
How many players are on a team?
A club can bring 5 to 8 players to a tournament. The top 5 scores each day count towards the team score. NCCGA clubs often have over a hundred members on campus, including many recreational players as well.
What are the costs?
Team dues are $300 per semester and then tournament fees average $70-$100 per player at each event. Students competing as individuals pay a $60 due, and then the $70-$100 tournament fees. New teams receive a 50% discount on team dues their first semester participating.
Does the NCCGA help with fundraising?
Yes, Nextgengolf has its own fundraising platform (think: Kickstarter) for NCCGA teams that allows friends, family, alumni, etc. to donate directly to the team. Our sponsors have even stepped up to provide products the donors can choose to receive. Learn more information about the platform here.
What benefits does a team/student receive?
Club golf teams and all individual students that are members of the NCCGA receive discounts at local golf courses, discounts on equipment and apparel, job/internship opportunities, network events, and more.
How big is the NCCGA?
The NCCGA involves more than 250 club golf teams and 10,000 students across the country.
Where are the tournaments located?
The country is divided into regions run by student Regional Coordinators. The Regional Coordinator runs and coordinates two tournaments each semester. Regions are designed to minimize travel as much as possible for club teams. Which region would your school play?
When is the National Championship?
The spring NCCGA National Championship occurs in late April, and the fall National Championship occurs in early November. The best teams and individuals across the country qualify each semester. Qualifying procedure.
How do I sign-up?
Fill out our prospective team form and our leadership team will explain how we can help you start a club golf team on campus.
What if my school doesn't have a club team?
The NCCGA can help you through the process of starting a club golf team at your school. Everything from registering through club sports, recruiting players, and funding opportunities.
Students also have the option to compete in our tournaments as individuals if their school doesn’t have a club team participating.
What if I am a recreational golfer?
Nextgengolf is developing recreational golf events for those not ready to compete in NCCGA competitive tournaments. You can also still join your school’s club team and enjoy the access to course and product discounts.
Contact us with any questions you have about the NCCGA and how you can get involved