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 San Domenico High School from 2010 – 2016. 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.

Erika Lonson
Head Coach

With TGA since 2016

Erika was a starter on the Novato HS Varsity Golf Team.  Currently in college, 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.

Erika is now a summer camp counselor in our Marin County locations.

Brian Gorin-Medina
Head Coach

With TGA in 2017 and returned in 2019

Brian is an entrepreneur at heart.  While in High School he took online classes to free his time to pursue one of his interests – working with kids.  This affable young man gets the attention of the kids in his classes and really enjoys seeing them progress as individuals.

Annaliese Van Sickle
Co-Coach

Joined TGA in 2019

Annaliese is an actress.  She attends SSU and is majoring in theater with the hopes of becoming a teacher.  Having grown up around golf in her family, she knows the game and how to both engaged and entertain the kids in her classes.  Working with Hayden Callihan as “Co-Coaches” they make for a formidable pair to keep kids excited about learning golf.

Hayden Callihan
Co-Coach

Joined TGA in 2008 as a first grader!

As a first grader, Hayden signed up for her local TGA golf class and she has been affiliated with us since 2008!  After a few sessions with TGA, Hayden moved on to lacrosse but never forgot her golf roots.  She joined the San Marin HS Golf Team and played alongside other TGA alums. Now a freshman in college, Hayden is bringing her joy of kids, knowledge of golf, and TGA experience as a “Co-Coach” with Annaliese.

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.