If there is one thing we can all agree on, it's that a slow pace of play is the worst. Whether it's a casual round at your local golf course, or a competitive NCCGA/City Tour event, the last thing anyone wants to do is be on the course for 6 hours. It's not just...Read more
Club Golf Academy: Relief from Hazards, OB, and Lost Balls
New Role of Volunteers to Help at NCCGA Tournaments
In order to improve the NCCGA tournament experiences, the NextGenGolf team has decided to gather volunteers to help with each regional tournament. To further understand the role these volunteers will play, we caught up with Nick Heyrman, Director of Tournament Operations.
How many volunteers will be at each tournament?
We currently plan on...
Club Golf Academy: The Provisional Ball
Each week, I will cover a rule that frequently comes into question during amateur golf tournaments. This weekly Club Golf Academy segment will be covering rules that I believe all NCCGA players should know and understand.
Why play a provisional ball?
This week’s USGA Rule of the Week is Rule 27; concerning provisional balls. A provisional...
Four Ways to Play Ready Golf
I am shooting lower scores, but my rounds are lasting longer than ever before. Shouldn't it be the other way around? Pace of play is becoming a large issue in the world of golf, regardless of skill level. Here are my four tips to speed up pace of play and hopefully we can get people to play Play...Read more
Speeding up Pace of Play with Time-Based Greens Fees
I recently published a story, In Search of Answers to Pace of Play, that has received significant feedback from avid golfers in the Golf WRX community. The article examines various pace of play campaigns such as the USGA's #WhileWereYoung and the AJGA's card-based policy. My goal in writing the piece was to...Read more