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TGA Team

Joshua Jacobs - Founder & CEO

Joshua founded TGA (Teach Grow Achieve) Premier Junior Golf in 2003.  He was named by Golf Magazine and Sports Illustrated in 2010 as one of the Top 40 most influential people in golf under 40 and in 2013 was recognized as one of golf’s “Innovators” by Golf Inc. In 2010, he launched the 501c3 TGA Sports Foundation, dedicated to changing lives through sports. In 2011, Joshua orchestrated TGA’s expansion into tennis facilitating a National Partnership with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and creating TGA Premier Youth Tennis.

Joshua graduated from Emory University in 1998 and currently serves on the PGA Golf 2.0’s National Building Blocks Committee, TGA Sports Foundation’s Board of Directors, the Southern California PGA’s Foundation Advisory Committee and the Southern California PGA’s Growth of the Game Committee. Joshua’s passion for sports and coaching youth began at an early age. His goal is to continue breaking down barriers and opening doors for all youth to grow through individualistic and team sports.

LeeAnn O'Donnell - Marketing Director

LeeAnn joined the TGA team in January of 2010 as the Marketing Coordinator and has grown with the company over the years.  LeeAnn is currently the Marketing Director, overseeing all aspects of consumer and franchise marketing with a specific focus on implementing technology systems and features to improve efficiency and effectiveness of franchisee marketing efforts.

A native of Boston, MA, LeeAnn graduated from Boston University in 2007 with a degree in Communication and concentrations in Advertising and Graphic Design.  From a young age, she had creative and leadership aspirations that she expressed through art, dance and sports.  LeeAnn can attest to the many positive benefits and lessons that sports have provided throughout her life and loves that she can utilize her role at TGA to influence more girls to get involved in sports.  LeeAnn currently lives in Los Angeles, CA and enjoys playing sports, hiking, traveling and making the most out of the SoCal weather and lifestyle.

Paul Maskill - Business Development Director

Paul originally joined the TGA team in January 2014 as a Business Development Consultant while owning two TGA franchises in Wake County, North Carolina. In 2015, Paul invested in two additional franchises as he continued to grow golf and tennis in the Wake County area. At the end of 2015, Paul sold all four of his TGA franchises at over 6x his initial investment. Shortly after, Paul had the opportunity to expand his role with TGA as the Business Development Director. He now works with prospective owners in developing their financial and business model by taking a 360 degree view of their potential business. Paul also supports the top-performing franchise owners to help them build an organization by putting the right people, processes and systems in place in order to decrease the business’s day-to-day reliance on the owner.

Paul graduated from the University of Michigan in 2006 with a degree in Finance and relocated to Chicago to work in Corporate America. After three years in Chicago, he relocated to Raleigh, North Carolina where he started TGA of Wake County. A lifelong athlete, Paul saw the opportunity to combine his business experience with his passion for coaching and sports and hasn’t looked back.

Nate Wright - Programs Director

Nate Wright joined TGA in 2003 as a coach in the first after-school programs in Los Angeles.  He continued to assist in the development of TGA through the summer camps, clinics and tournaments in 2004-2008 before assuming the role of Program Director for the Los Angeles & West Valley territories.  As TGA’s Program Manager, Nate will spearhead product development, curriculum updates, instructor training certification and junior player development.

Holding a background in theater, sports, music, dance and youth camp development made Nate a natural fit for TGA.  He is inspired by the opportunity to introduce the next generation of golf & tennis through the TGA model.

Nate is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a degree in Music and lives in Culver City.

Jordan Turner - Marketing & Sales Coordinator

Jordan is the newest member of the TGA team, having joined in February 2016. His role is to support consumer and franchise marketing initiatives as well as franchise sales

Born in Los Angeles but raised in Las Vegas, his love of sports started young, as he played little league baseball, youth soccer, neighborhood basketball, and participated in yearly golf and tennis summer camps. Jordan returned to Los Angeles to attend Loyola Marymount University, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing.

Jordan is excited to use his degree to help TGA impact the lives of more children around the world.

Robin Casey - Project Coordinator

Before joining TGA in August 2016, Robin lived in Liverpool, UK, where he devoted his time to working with many nonprofit organizations in delivering community sports and music events while earning a Business degree from Liverpool John Moores University. Sports, in particular soccer, have been part of Robin’s life since he was young. He transitioned from a successful playing career into a position coaching.

Robin is excited to use his experience working with Barclays Bank PLC and the UK Government to support and expand TGA’s position in the market. He is committed to building and delivering programs he would be proud to send his own children to.

Cary Martin - Graphic Designer

Cary joined the TGA family in September 2016 as the new graphic designer and creative Swiss army knife. His role is centered around supporting and developing the Marketing Department with various creative projects.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Cary was surrounded by the art, technology, and entertainment industries from an early age.Those influences would become the foundation for his never-ceasing passion and dedication for everything art and software related. This would eventually lead him to earn a Bachelor’s Degree from San Diego State University in Applied Arts and Sciences.

Cary is enthusiastic to share and grow his skills to help TGA make positive contributions to the futures of children everywhere.

TGA Company Milestones

Below are some important milestones we have achieved throughout our history at TGA.  We look forward to adding more milestones that include you!

Fall 2003
Launched first Golf Enrichment Program in Los Angeles
2004
Launched first Golf Camps & Clinics
2006
Began Franchising TGA Premier Junior Golf
2009
TGA Premier Junior Golf received first Franchise 500 ranking
2010
TGA named one of 10 best franchise deals by Entrepreneur
2011
TGA hits 50 golf franchises and launches TGA Premier Youth Tennis in partnership with the USTA
2012
TGA launches first international franchise in Madrid, Spain
2013
TGA continues to expand internationally with two franchises in Canada
2014
TGA Premier Youth Tennis received first Franchise 500 ranking
2015
TGA launches STEM component in enrichment programs
2016
TGA launches Master Franchise with USTA Mid-Atlantic Section

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Accolades

2016
Ranks TGA Premier Youth Tennis #16 in their Top New Franchises for 2016
2015
Ranks TGA Premier Youth Tennis #36 for Top New Franchises for 2015
2013
Ranks TGA Premier Junior Golf #49 for Top Franchises You Can Launch for Less than $50,000
2012
Named a Top Home Based Business Franchise
2011
Named one of 10 "Top Franchise Values"
2011
#4 Best Youth Fitness Franchise
2011
#21 Best New Franchise System
2009
TGA Premier Junior Golf Ranked #450
2011
TGA Premier Junior Golf Ranked #319
2012
TGA Premier Junior Golf Ranked #320
2013
TGA Premier Junior Golf Ranked #295
2014
TGA Premier Youth Tennis Ranked #424
2016
Ranks TGA Premier Golf & Tennis as Top Child Service Franchises
2016
Ranks TGA Premier Junior Golf as one of their Best Franchisee Opportunities
2015
TGA Premier Golf & Tennis as "Top Low Cost Franchise"
2015
TGA Premier Golf & Tennis ranked #1 Best in Class Satisfaction Award Winner (5th year in a row)
2013
TGA Premier Golf & Tennis as "Top Low Cost Franchise"
2016
TGA Premier Junior Golf ranked #27 and Premier Youth Tennis #72 on Best Franchise Opportunities
2016
TGA Premier Junior Golf #6 and Premier Youth Tennis #8 on Top 10 Children's Franchises
2015
TGA Premier Junior Golf #1 and Premier Youth Tennis #4 on Top Children's Franchise Opportunities
Ranks both golf and tennis as two of their hottest businesses in children's enrichment
2008
Player Development and Business Achievement Award