Northern California Programs are Leading the Growth of Junior Golf The Future Is Now: Diverse Approaches Spur the Growth of Junior Golf in Northern California. By Judd Spicer. Sporting a confluence of golf programs ranging from introduction to high-level tournmanet play, the diverse junior golf scene in Northern California is blossoming with opportunity. With affordability, access, […]
Golf has a big problem. It’s the pervasive – and lazy — narrative that the sport is dying. It’s not just misguided, it’s wrong. But it’s a story often regurgitated because golf is an easy target, with detractors saying it’s too slow, too expensive and too exclusionary. The naysayers insist the sport must be in […]
When Tara Fitzpatrick-Navarro became the executive director of the United States Tennis Association’s Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA-MAS), she focused on creating a culture of innovation to inspire new tennis players. But after partnering with school districts and homeowner associations to implement USTA programs in underserved communities, in-school programming still lacked. Then, TGA—Teach, Grow and Achieve—Premier Youth […]
The Motor City and its large metropolitan area has a new glowing and growing reputation, thanks in part to TGA Premier Junior Golf (TGA). It’s a place where the game of golf is growing. Southeast Michigan is one of 57 markets across the country where thousands of youth are in full swing with TGA chapters […]
Mike Lipsey took his love of tennis halfway across the world to teach under-privileged children in Liberia. After retiring from the tech industry at the young age of 45, he found his second career in sports. Lipsey is the founder of TGA of Silicon Valley, which teaches children how to play golf and tennis, his […]
Golf Digest‘s “Family Issue” covers a wide variety of topics, including how TGA students delve into a variety of topics on top of learning the game, such as science and history. Read Golf Digest‘s guide here.
Mark King admits he’s been part of the problem. As the CEO of TaylorMade Golf he’s been an industry insider for the last two decades, and with insiders leading the game some estimates have golf hemorrhaging participants at a rate of approximately 500,000 to a million people a year. “People who play golf once […]