El Segundo, CA – What started with love for a kid sister and the sport of golf in 2003, has TGA Premier Golf (TGA) currently on a pathway to introduce a million kids to the game.
Joshua Jacobs, CEO of TGA and former collegiate golfer at Emory University, recently graduated and was in the business world working in New Jersey when September 11th, 2001 struck. In the aftermath, he decided to return to his California roots and follow his passion, golf and kids.
While helping his little sister pick after school programs in the fall of 2003, Jacobs noticed golf was not on the menu of activities offered to elementary students. He recognized an opportunity to develop an innovative program that could introduce youngsters (ages 3-13) to his favorite sport.
He developed a curriculum, created partnerships with schools and started after-school programs in 6 schools that quickly became 25 in the Los Angeles area by the end of the first year. In just three years his original idea had evolved into the first and still only youth sports franchise model dedicated to golf that creates a seamless player pathway between introductory, recreational and competitive programs. Fifteen years later TGA students and families are swinging all across the nation.
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