So with that in mind, I decided to reach out to the National Collegiate Club Golf Association (NCCGA) and see if they needed any help with their upcoming National Championship that was to be held in Las Vegas, NV. As luck would have it, the other media company they had worked with in the past had other obligations that weekend and they were in need of someone to work with.
For those of you that don't know, I played club golf while at NC State. Myself along with some other close friends developed the team over 5 years (victory lap!). During my final year and a half with club golf, I served as a Regional Coordinator with my friend/teammate/roommate Brandon for the North Carolina Region. This entailed planning and running tournaments every semester and also trying to grow the conference. The student president of the entire NCCGA at the time was Matt Weinberger who now happens to be the COO and Co-Founder of Nextgengolf.
Nextgengolf is the organizing body over the NCCGA and focuses on providing awesome golf experiences and opportunities not just to college students but to all golfers across the country in the 18-39 age range. They're also launching an initiative to be the hub for high school golf in the country as well!
So back to November and I decide to send Matt a message on the off chance that it could work. What's the worst that could happen? They say no and I keep moving on. However, it seems as though the timing was perfect and it all came together quickly. On December 1st, they flew me out to Las Vegas to the Paiute Golf Resort to document the Fall 2017 National Championship.