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Groundbreaking program grows reach with ‘Sports Change Lives’ Campaign

Los Angeles, CA – TGA Premier Golf (TGA), the leaders in introductory and recreational youth golf programs across the U.S., recently announced franchise expansions in three markets. TGA’s innovative golf curriculum, which combines multi-dimensional golf development with academic STEAM lessons, is growing its reach in Long Beach, CA, Cleveland, OH and Denver, CO.

TGA (Teach, Grow, Achieve) delivers introductory youth golf programs directly at schools, community centers, and local golf course partners through before- or after-school enrichment programs, camps, family events, leagues and physical education programs. The programs incorporate multi-level, station-based learning curriculums that promote progressive skill development in sports along with academic subjects, life lessons, physical fitness, and rules and etiquette.

The program’s differentiator is the curriculum and how students participate in interactive STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) lessons that allow them to explore and relate concepts such as gravity, aerodynamics, and simple machines through the sports like golf that they are playing.

TGA’s three new entrepreneurs/franchise owners are excited about bringing TGA’s innovative and impactful programs into their communities:

KEVIN OLIVER, Long Beach, CA: I have been an active sports enthusiast my entire life with an entrepreneurial side that together, is the perfect combination for TGA. I am very excited to bring these programs to area schools and community centers and positively impacting the lives of children in our neighborhoods, through golf, the same way it had an effect on me at their age.

RUPAL DRUV, Cleveland, OH: I have always had a desire to do something for the community where we live while also successfully running a business. I am very excited to be part of the TGA family. It’s a great golf platform with how it incorporates STEAM and I could not be happier to see that youth in our community will be able to participate and experience this.

MARK STRANGELAND, Denver, CO: I was trying to figure out how to merge my business education and my passion for golf for several years. TGA Premier Golf fills a void in local golf programs for youth by bringing the enrichment curriculum and equipment to the schools and students in a structured, parent-funded, after school-program that is fun and challenging for the kids.

TGA is the only youth sports franchise program dedicated to the sport of golf, and the first to align with the American Development Model (ADM) created by the U.S. Olympic Committee, which stress the importance of age-appropriate activities that emphasize motor and foundational skill development, multi-sport participation, as well as a progressively challenging atmosphere.

INVESTING IN FUTURE GOLFERS
TGA recently completed a $750,000 curriculum and business infrastructure investment to streamline operations across its eight sports platforms including golf. The investment helps facilitate franchise growth and lays the foundation for future expansion strategies across the TGA system including 50-75 new franchises and increasing the number of programs from 7,200 to 15,000 by 2021. TGA currently has 125 franchises in 75 markets across 28 states. TGA is on target to register its ONE-MILLIONTH student by 2020.

“This buildout was critical to servicing our families, providing the best experience for our students and helping our existing franchises growth more efficiently,” TGA founder and CEO Joshua Jacobs said. “We have now created a higher value proposition for potential and current franchise owners, our schools and facility partners and our customers.”

TGA is making a mark in the golf industry with 68 percent of its participants and their families being new to the sport and funneling 42 percent of its total participants to golf facilities. TGA is spurring growth at the grassroots and golf course levels through this unique opportunity for entrepreneurs and professionals passionate about sports, youth and their community to own a sports franchise and become vested in the success of families and students by Changing Lives through Sports.

For more information on TGA Premier Golf, visit www.playtga.com and follow @TGA_Sports on Twitter.

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