TGA’s Founder and CEO, Joshua Jacobs, joined Matt Saternus on the Plugged In Golf podcast to discuss how he created the program, why it’s been so successful, and where he sees it headed in the future. Click here to listen to the podcast.
The Southern California Tennis Association is a USTA section which also owns the TGA of San Fernando Valley tennis franchise. We caught up with their award winning Franchise Director, Nancy Abrams, to chat about how her role within both organizations empowers her to grow the sport she loves. Nancy has been on a roll and was recently recognized at our […]
TGA of North San Antonio Chapter Director James Wilson was featured on Andrew Torres’ “Nothing is OB” golf podcast and discusses everything from his history with the sport to his craziest story on the course. Keep listening to learn about the “Real Life Kids Camp” benefits the under-privileged youth in San Antonio. Tune in here to […]
For 30 years USPTA Professional Mike Owens was directly involved in the club and tennis business helping to grow the sport through a successful operations and coaching career. In 2017, he went looking for a new career opportunity in the sport he loves and discovered a business opportunity where entrepreneurialism is changing the landscape of […]
When Washington Mutual was bought by Chase in 2008 and the bank’s new owner began cutting costs, Brad Kirkpatrick found himself out of a job. A graduate of Pomona College and USC where he earned a Master’s degree in accounting, Kirkpatrick was experienced and qualified, but finance jobs were hard to come by following economic […]
TGA Premier Golf founder Josh Jacobs and his TGA franchisees are not only continuing to spread the gospel of golf by “fishing where the fish are” but they’ve also figured out a way to have those new congregants pay for the introduction. Perhaps just as importantly, given golf’s apparent problem in luring Millennials into the […]
TGA Premier Golf founder Joshua Jacobs is interviewed on the Golf Channel and explains how his junior program teaches beginners in schools, provides equipment, and extends into STEAM education. Watch the video below.
When Tiger Woods won the Masters in 1997 and the First Tee was launched soon after, the golf industry was rewarded with a potential influx of new and inspired youth golfers. The only problem, the influx didn’t create a sustainable solution to golf’s numbers game. According to the National Golf Foundation, junior golf […]
To get a new generation of youths hooked on golf, Josh Jacobs knows that getting them on the golf course is crucial. But travel, green fees and time, as all players know, can be obstacles. “So I thought of a different approach,” said Jacobs, whose solution was to bring the golf course to them, so […]
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 […]