About TGA Premier Sports of The North Bay - After School Enrichment Programs - Golf Camps

We believe sports change lives

Teach, Grow and Achieve with TGA Premier Golf

Golf promotes fitness

All programs include physical activity and muscle development

Golf is educational

Many lessons use math and science including scoring, distance and shot making

Golf builds life skills

Our programs promote respect, honesty, perseverance and sportsmanship

Golf is a life-long sport

Play with family, friends, colleagues and clients

Drive, chip, and putt!

Discover how fun and exciting golf can be with TGA

TGA is hiring coaches for the 2019/2020 school year.  No golf experience required.  Click on the “Employment” button to fill out an application.

TGA of The North Bay

Testimonials

Meet the Team

Sherman Leland
Chapter Director

sleland@playtga.com

Founded TGA in North Bay 2006

Sherman’s golf history began at the age of 12 with a short driver and a bucket of balls. Having grown into a full set, Sherman has been an avid player and believer of the values, traditions, and lessons learned from over 35 years of enjoying golf. Sherman coached the Head-Royce School Varsity golf team from 2002 – 2005 and is the current Head Coach for San Domenico High School. He brings his passion to each and every class, and he has high hopes of growing the game of golf in The North Bay for all to enjoy.

Chris Howe
Territory Director / Marin County

chowe@playtga.com

With TGA since 2015

Chris is a coach. He has coached youth football, baseball, and now golf. His son got him interested in TGA when he came home with a flyer. Chris served in the Navy for six years followed by years of account management for a technology company. Currently back in School studying Political Science, he is now the Territory Director for all programs in Marin County.

Keith Marion
Head Coach

With TGA since 2011

Certified Golf Teaching Professional / USGTF (United States Golf Teachers Federation) & NRPGI (National Registry of Professional Golf Instructors)

Keith comes from Ohio where he spent his youth either on skates playing hockey or caddying at the local club and for friends. He is a master craftsman having designed and built furniture. Keith’s approach to our classes stems from the positive experience he had with his hockey coaches. Keith believes that golf is both a physical and mental challenge that helps teach a person how to become successful in the game, as well as in life. He coaches with practice and patience, balance and integrity. Keith is the Varsity Coach for Sonoma HS Girl’s Golf

Andy McMillan
Head Coach

With TGA since 2009

Andy is studying to become an educator as a second career, and TGA is benefiting from his new found calling. As a father of three, he knows how to manage small crowds and keep kids focused and engaged. A talented golfer, Andy plays weekly and practices what he preaches in his classes.

Erika Lonson
Head Coach

With TGA since 2016

Erika is a starter on the Novato HS Varsity Golf Team.  Currently a Senior, she excels in the classroom, as a snowboarder, and as a role model for junior golf.  She volunteers as a “Buddy” to elementary schools helping to educate kids about Bullying Awareness.  She will graduate in 2017 with the hopes of playing college golf.

Zack Lamphere
Assistant Coach

With TGA since 2015

Zack was TGA student as a 2nd and 3rd grader, earning his Black Level Status.  Now a HS Freshman, Zack has returned and is now an Assistant Coach.  He plays on a Junior Golf Tour competing every summer.  More mature than his age indicates, Zack demonstrates good control and communication to the kids in his classes. He is a member of the varsity golf team at San Marin High School

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.