About TGA Premier Sports of Greater Seattle Enrichment Programs - Summer Camps - Leagues

We believe sports change lives

TGA Programs combine athletics, academics, and life lessons

Cradle, pass, catch, and defend!

Discover how fun and exciting lacrosse can be with TGA

Mark, catch, and throw!

Discover how fun and exciting Ultimate Frisbee® can be with TGA

Swing, volley, and serve!

Discover how fun and exciting tennis can be with TGA

Drive, chip, and putt!

Discover how fun and exciting golf can be with TGA

Meet the Team

Brad Kirkpatrick
Owner

Brad Kirkpatrick is an accomplished golfer and tennis player with a commitment to youth sports. A former financial, business and team leadership consultant working for such companies as Ernst & Young, Kibble & Prentice and Washington Mutual, Brad opened the first TGA franchise in the Seattle area in June 2012.

“I have always had a passion for both golf and tennis. I still play frequently, and also love working with and coaching young kids. TGA has allowed me to fulfill a dream of having a career in sports while impacting the lives of youth along the way,” Kirkpatrick says. “Golf and tennis are lifetime sports, and I am thrilled to have an opportunity to introduce young kids to both of them.”

TGA’s Five Level Enrichment Program empowers kids to improve their skills from one level to the next, while building self-esteem. The program fosters each pupil’s individual ability to be successful at both sports while also encouraging improvement in school. TGA’s unique curriculum is designed to enrich young people’s lives through a combined emphasis on physical fitness, health and nutrition, character building and education, and also includes academic lessons in math, science, history and English.

Jim Cramer

Jim is a semi-retired Sport/Recreation professional who has devoted 40 plus years to working with Sport Programs at the local, regional, national, and international levels. As an Administrator/Instructor, he has worked with with both athletes and coaches and is certified in several sports. Jim’s goal has and continues to be that of having a measurable and positive impact on those he interacts with through sports!

Company History

2003

TGA launched its first Golf Enrichment Programs at six Los Angeles schools. TGA’s focus was to provide PK – 8th grade students with an opportunity to learn golf through an innovate 5 level after-school program. This program made golf affordable and accessible for children, and received an overwhelmingly positive response from schools, parents and students. TGA expanded its programs within Los Angeles area schools to accommodate the demands from students and parents who wanted a golf program within the safe, convenient environment of their schools. The curriculum also provided transition for students to go from their schools to programs at the golf course.

2004

TGA’s first camps and clinics were offered at golf courses. TGA also incorporated the expansion of physical fitness and education components as well as adding a character development initiative within its school programs.

2006

Golf professionals along with entrepreneurs began expressing their interest in the unique sustainable and scalable model of TGA. By the end of 2006, after three years of honing and improving the TGA business model and curriculums, TGA began offering geographically exclusive franchisees which became the TGA Premier Junior Golf Program now running throughout the United States.

2008

The USGA approved TGA’s curriculum under the rules of amateur status and TGA became National Partners with the After School Alliance and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness.

2009

TGA achieved its first ranking in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500, and won two industry awards for Business Achievement and Player Development.

2010

Golf Magazine named TGA’s CEO, Joshua Jacobs to Golf’s 40 Under 40 list. TGA was named as one of 10 Best Franchise Deals around the world by Entrepreneur, along with jumping 131 spots in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 ranking from #450 to #319. TGA was also termed the 4th best youth fitness franchise. TGA also formed the 501c3 TGA Sports Foundation, to be able to apply for grants and funding to serve under-resourced areas as well as mentally and physically disabled youth.

2011

TGA gained its 50th franchise along with having seven multiple franchise owners across the country. TGA also branched out into the sport of tennis, signing a National Partnership with the United States Tennis Association (USTA). TGA’s model is now being offered in both the golf and tennis industries and is known as a leading initiative to grow both sports while providing small business ownership and job opportunities. The TGA / USTA proprietary Enrichment Curriculum is solely used by TGA Franchises within schools. TGA works with USTA National along with USTA Sections, Districts and CTA’s to complete the Player Pathway and help feed the USTA’s adult and junior initiatives to grow the sport.

2012

TGA signs its first tennis franchise. TGA’s Youth Sports Franchise model is now one of the fastest at growing junior golf and youth tennis participation amongst 3-13 year olds. TGA’s motto is to Keep Swinging!® and we strive to provide all American youth with the opportunity to learn golf and tennis in a fun and educational environment.

2017

TGA launches a third franchise opportunity that includes 6 team-based sports: cheerleading, flag football, floor hockey, lacrosse, ultimate, and volleyball.

2018

TGA celebrates its 15th anniversary and impacting over 775,000 children through sports programs across the U.S. and Canada.