About - South Nashville

We believe sports change lives!

Teach, Grow and Achieve with TGA

Golf and tennis promote fitness

All programs include physical activity and muscle development

Golf and tennis are educational

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

Golf and tennis build life skills

Our programs promote respect, honesty, perseverance and sportsmanship

Golf and tennis are life-long sports

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TGA of South Nashville
Kevin Connelly, Chapter Director (724) 272-0266 kconnelly@playtga.com
Laura Connelly, Operations Mgr. (412) 877-6986 lconnelly@playtga.com

Testimonials

Rated 10/10 by F. J. on November 24, 2017

We Asked: "What do you like about our services?"

"My Children were excited to attend their weekly golf lessons, enjoyed the instructors and seemed to learn a number of golf techniques with confidence."

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Meet the Team

Kevin Connelly
Chapter Director

A passion for sports, eagerness to teach kids and love for the south has led Kevin to the latest chapter in his life.

At 26, he joined the TGA family to open the South Nashville chapter. Growing up playing golf, tennis and plenty of other sports, Kevin learned the value sports can play in a child’s life. He hopes to share those lessons, life skills and feelings of accomplishment with kids all across the Nashville area.

Laura Connelly
Operations Manager

Laura is passionate about youth sports and the role they play in character development of young people.

As an entrepreneur and the mother of three children who played sports through high school and into college, she’s seen the impact sports can have on positive personal development. It was only natural that Kevin would combine his own entrepreneurial spirit with his love of sports to launch TGA of South Nashville, and recruit Laura to handle the behind-the-scenes details.

Kyle Hope
Golf Coach

Kyle joined TGA in April 2017.

He moved to Nashville from Colorado with his wife, Ashleigh, in 2014. He has worked with teenagers for 5 years as a youth minister and has been playing competitive golf since he was 13. Kyle loves the mission of TGA and watching kids thrive as they learn the great game of golf.

Paul Root
Tennis Coach

Paul joined TGA in January 2017.

Ashley Little
Golf Coach

Ashley joined TGA in January 2017.

Sarah Scrudato
Golf Coach

Sarah joined TGA in April 2017.

She started playing golf in high school and quickly took a liking to it. As a co-captain her senior year, Sarah received the Caddy Scholarship Award from North Jersey Country Club and earned a Women’s Metropolitan Golf Association Scholarship. She enjoys coaching athletes on and off the course by not just making great golfers, but also well rounded individuals.

Chris Gregory
Golf Camp Counsleor

Chris joined TGA in June 2017.

He is a physical education teacher in Nashville, so naturally loves sports, being outdoors, and working with kids. He’s worked many sports camps through the years and looks forward to working with TGA during its summer golf camps.

Chris Farney
Tennis Coach

Chris joined TGA in July 2017.

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.