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Player Pathways: The Next Level
4th February 2020

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In June of 2009, at Sycamore Hills Golf Course in Macomb, MI, Danielle Staskowski attended TGA’s very first summer camp session. She was an enthusiastic 7-year-old who was clearly falling in love with the game. This spring, Staskowski will be finishing her freshman year at Central Michigan University and her first season competing on the collegiate women’s golf team.

Staskowski’s TGA pathway has been a multi-level experience from that first golf camp to becoming a TGA assistant coach at 15. Her success on the golf course culminated her senior year of high school when she won her third straight Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Division 3 State Tournament, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Champion. She is only the fifth girl in Michigan history to win three straight state titles.

“I remember Danielle showed incredible enthusiasm when she attended our camp,” shared Dave Robinson, the TGA owner/chapter director for her camps. “I also knew she had the potential to be an excellent player, but of course I had no idea she would grow up to win three state titles. But I am most impressed by her work as a TGA assistant coach.  She is mature, responsible, energetic and has a wonderful connection with the kids.”

When your child is young, it is hard to imagine how they will grow into their own person, have their own opinions, and picture where a simple TGA summer camp could take them. Although, Staskowski’s amazing success may not be the norm for the majority of our TGA kids, we are committed to every child’s Player Pathway to success!

The TGA team of coaches and staff have a critical understanding that ‘this’ class may be your child’s first experience with a racquet, golf club, or lacrosse stick. The specifically developed curriculum, and station-based activities are all designed to help your child learn and grow through each of the Five Levels of TGA sports skill. Level I – understanding the sport, Level II – learn the fundamentals, Level III – practice with purpose, Level IV – prepare for play/performance, and Level V – become a leader.

Click here to see our next available sessions and to sign up today; who knows where a TGA program could lead your child!

Keep Playing!® and reach The Next Level with the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship open to boys and girls aged 7-15 years old! The Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is an annual, free, nationwide junior skills competition that concludes at Augusta National Golf Club.

Registration is now open at qualifying sites all over the country. Visit here for a qualifying location near you. (Drive, Chip and Putt is a joint initiative of the Masters Tournament Foundation, United States Golf Association (USGA) and The PGA of America.)

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