BOURBON, MO Imperial Headwear announced today the extension of their partnership with Nextgengolf, which operates the National Collegiate Club Golf Association (NCCGA) and the City Tour. Imperial Headwear will remain the “Official Headwear of Nextgengolf” for the second year in a row.

“Imperial is proud to continue our support of Nextgengolf and their mission to grow the game for college club golfers and golfers in their 20’s and 30’s,” said David Shaffer, director of marketing at Imperial Headwear. “Nextgengolf provides tremendous opportunities for this population to engage in playing social and competitive golf.”

Nextgengolf has developed two core event-based products:

  • National Collegiate Club Golf Association (NCCGA) is the largest Collegiate Club Golf Association in the world. The NCCGA runs competitive, 2-day tournaments during the fall and spring for college students at over 400 colleges nationwide. The NCCGA National Championship is the largest college golf tournament in the US. The Spring Championship will feature 256 players from over 50 colleges on April 29th and 30th at Hot Springs CC in Hot Springs, AR.
  • City Tour provides golfers in their 20’s and 30’s with social and competitive golf experiences. Launched in Boston in 2014, the City Tour will expand to over 20 cities and over 60 tournaments in 2017.

“Nextgengolf is very appreciative for great corporate partners like Imperial Headwear,” said Kris Hart, CEO of Nextgengolf. “Imperial has been very helpful and generous with our organization, and I know their values align well with Nextgengolf’s mission.” 

About Imperial

Founded in 1916, Imperial Headwear is the leading manufacturer and marketer of premium quality headwear and accessories for the golf market. Imperial is committed to style, functionality and perfection in fit and comfort. It is this commitment that has allowed the creation of a wide variety of headwear with quality that is second to none. Renowned for its superior customer service and art customization capabilities, Imperial offers its products using the most innovative digital design, logo and embroidery technologies. For further information please visit or call (800) 950-1916. Follow Imperial on Twitter and Instagram at @ImperialHats and on Facebook at Imperial Headwear’s 100th Anniversary video can be viewed at

About Nextgengolf

From the First Tee to the AJGA, ample opportunities exist for juniors to play golf. But what happens to those hundreds of thousands of golfers that don’t earn a college scholarship or go on to play professionally? The answer is Nextgengolf. Through our NCCGA and City Tour products, we cater to golfers in college and in their 20’s and 30’s by proactively keeping golfers engaged through events and bringing new players into the game. We are redefining the golf experience for a millennial audience. Live Life. Play Golf. For more information please visit


Imperial Headwear: David Shaffer, Director of Marketing,

Nextgengolf: Matt Weinberger, Chief Operating Officer,