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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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Meet the Team

Sean Rivera
Territory Director

Sean Rivera bought the TGA Premier Junior Golf and Tennis franchise of Southern Westchester county in November 2013 after spending nearly 18 years in the finance industry at various firms including Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and FGC Securities. He grew up in upstate New York in a town called West Hurley which is adjacent to the bucolic and well known town of Woodstock.

Sean was introduced to the game of tennis in middle school and golf in college at the State University of Albany where he majored in Finance & Marketing. Since then, he always maintained playing both life long sports recreationally and on business, only more recently introducing the games to his three young children while taking some time away from finance. “The children took one of TGA’s summer camps at Saxon Woods and they just loved it!” Having already been in the negotiating process with the then current owners, his children’s profound experience with the program confirmed the idea to proceed forward with his investment in the franchise. The USTA’s 10 and under tennis initiative making the game more feasible and enjoyable for young children also played an important role in his decision making as his children have been more avid tennis players, than golfers. “Getting involved in teaching these two great games to the children of Southern Westchester through the after school enrichment programs has been an awesome experience”

Joe Guise
Assistant Director / Lead Golf Coach

Joe has been involved in youth coaching for nearly 20 years in a variety of sports, though he is most passionate about golf and basketball. For 27 years, he was the editor-in-chief of Pindar Press, an award-winning sports publishing company in Manhattan and is still a freelance writer/editor, but he has always made time to serve as a coach in youth recreational leagues, for youth travel teams and with an elite AAU basketball program.

These days, however, he spends the majority of his time on golf. In addition to his coaching role with the TGA, Joe runs junior golf tournaments throughout the Northeast for the U.S. Challenge Cup Junior Golf Foundation and serves as a consultant for golfers pursuing college scholarships. He also helped coach Team New England to two victories over Team Florida in the annual Dave Adamonis Sr. U.S. Challenge Cup matches on the Doral Blue Monster at what is now Trump National Doral.

Joe came to golf later in life. “I grew up on Long Island playing mostly basketball and baseball. Then after going to college at Syracuse, I lived in Manhattan for many years, and it wasn’t exactly easy to play golf. I didn’t catch the bug until I moved from Manhattan to Greenwich in my late 20’s, and then it quickly became something my son, Danny, and I developed a passion for at the same time, and it’s something we will always share together. He saw me playing and wanted to try it, so he started before he entered kindergarten.” Danny rose up through the junior golf ranks and became a star at Greenwich High School, leading the team to two undefeated seasons, two FCIAC conference championships and a state title. The team lost only two matches during his four years on the team. Danny was named the Connecticut State High School Player of the Year as well as the U.S. Challenge Cup Player of the Year. He was highly recruited coming out of high school and earned a scholarship to play golf at tradition-rich Wake Forest. Danny is now pursuing a pro golf career with the hope of eventually making it to the PGA Tour.

“I had an incredible time learning about all aspects of junior, amateur and college golf through my son, and I want to share that with other children so that they and their parents can become inspired about golf and all of its benefits, such as responsibility, dedication, sportsmanship and focus, just to name a few. I love teaching children the fundamentals of the game in an energetic and enthusiastic way, but it’s also important to give them a foundation about the rules, etiquette, history and traditions. Golf is a sport for life, and the TGA reaches out to children at a young age and helps them progress at the proper pace while developing their love of the game. We all know that today’s kids have so many options, and as a result their attention spans often are very short. The TGA introduces golf in a way that gives them an opportunity to become passionate about something, and I love being a part of that mission.”

Ron Ramsey
Lead and Assistant Golf Coach

I was born in Oklahoma, and grew up mostly in the Midwest, Florida and Georgia. After setting several high school records in the mile, I went on to run track and cross country for the University of Florida, where I graduated with a business degree. Always interested in art, I started illustrating and found myself working at the Saturday Evening Post in Indianapolis. With a passion for both golf and art I got a break and illustrated a golf instructional book with the editor of Golf Magazine. I was soon hired to be their Art Director where I held that position for 18 years. I then moved on to Golf & Travel and several other golf publications, all the while illustrating for various publications and doing commissioned portraits. My art hangs at Jack Nicklaus’s Memorial Tournament, the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, Florida and Sleepy Hollow Country Club.  I was also a member of the Tournament Field Team for the Met Golf Association for 4 years. Besides illustrating, I currently teach art classes to pre-k students at the Reformed Church Nursery School in Bronxville, and will be teaching evening art classes to adults at the Bronxville High School this fall. I’m also a member of the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association and the Society of Illustrators in New York City. I’ve put together so many instructional articles over the years, that I find it very rewarding to convey some of that knowledge to the kids along with the rules and etiquette of the game. And hopefully some of them will become hooked on the greatest lifetime sport of all.

Thomas Blumenthal
Lead Golf Coach

I was lucky to have a father who introduced me to the great game of golf at an early age. He never pushed me but gently guided me and I developed a lifelong love affair with golf ever since. I currently work for a major manufacturer of golf balls and equipment. I also currently teach several adult golf classes in New York City. I have been working for TGA for three years and it has been a real pleasure to be involved in youth instruction…..Kind of like coming full circle for me.

Paul Ruvo
Lead Golf Coach

Hello! My name is Paul Ruvo, I was born and raised in Mt. Pleasant, NY and attended Mt. Pleasant School system. I graduated from Sacred Heart University with an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Elementary education and currently teach.

I have been an avid golfer since I was 7 years old, and played on the Varsity team since 7th grade. I have worked at Knollwood Country Club as a Caddie for the past 14 years, and have also caddied in a few Pro-am Tournaments. ” I totally love the idea behind TGA, bringing golf to the masses at an affordable price and thus why I joined the Team in September 2014!” “Their teaching style is a perfect complement to mine.”

Madison Carlo
Assistant Golf Coach

Coach Madison is from Yonkers, Ny and is currently a Junior at Iona College. She was a three sport athlete in high school playing volleyball, basketball and softball. Through out the past 5 years or so she has volunteered as a softball, basketball and volleyball coach for different schools and organizations in Yonkers. “I look forward to working for TGA because I know how much sports helped me growing up and I’m excited to be able to share the joy of sports with kids.”

Ryan Friedel
Lead and Assistant Golf Coach

Hi my name is Ryan Friedel. I am from Scarsdale, New York and graduated from Scarsdale High School.  I participated on the golf team in high school and I have loved playing golf since the age of 5. I am currently taking classes at Westchester Community College and will be graduating soon. I have also worked as a camp counselor for 3 years at the Scarsdale Rec Camp and loved working with kids.  I am an avid golfer and look forward to coaching and teaching all aspects of the game to your children. 

Daniel Scopp
Lead Tennis Coach

Daniel grew up in Larchmont, NY and started playing tennis at a very young age.  He quickly grew a passion for the sport that has lasted his entire life.  In high school, Daniel played doubles and singles for his varsity team and was captain for his senior year.  He attended Quinnipiac University and studied Political Science, which is also when his coaching career began during summer breaks.  After college Daniel became a USPTA certified coach and has been coaching tennis full-time for several years now privately and for different town rec. programs in Southern Westchester.  This is Daniel’s first year working for TGA and he is very excited to be working with a great team of experienced coaches!

Keith Cox
Lead Golf Coach

Keith picked up the game of golf in 2004 after moving to South Salem, N.Y., from Queens, N.Y. He was so passionate about the game that he built a 95-yard hole in his backyard and practiced every day. Within a year, he had a single digit handicap. The eldest of his three daughters, 18-year-old Kyra, picked up the game at the age of 8. When she turned 10, Keith took over all of the coaching duties, and she quickly became one of the top junior players in the country. Kyra won more than 100 tournaments during  her junior career and has been the highest-ranked female player in the state of New York since she was 15. She became the youngest female ever to win the New York State Amateur, also at the age of 15. Kyra represented the Northeast region in the National Drive, Chip and Putt Championship at Augusta National and finished third. She finished her stellar junior career in the summer of 2018 with an impressive streak of four straight victories (Liberty National Junior Invitational, Northern Junior Championship, New York State Women’s Amateur Championship and Connecticut Women’s Amateur Championship). Kyra was recruited by most of the top women’s college golf programs in  the country. She accepted a full scholarship to perennial power Furman University, where she began her freshman year in August of 2018. In addition to guiding Kyra, Keith has worked with other competitive junior golfers as well as adults. He assisted the John Jay High School golf team, concentrating on course management and short game. From 1999 to 2010, Keith owned a Nissan car dealership in the Bronx and was actively involved with the Bronx Charter School for Better Learning, supporting and mentoring kids. Since 2005, he has served as a committee member for the ARC of Westchester School’s Golfing for Kids charity event, which has raised millions of dollars for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Keith is looking forward to sharing his passion for golf with even more young players through TGA.

Priscilla Accurso
Lead Tennis Coach

I am happy to join my fellow TGA coaches this season.  My passion for tennis started in high school at John S. Burke Catholic in Goshen, NY.  As a child, I liked to play all sports.

I graduated from Iona College with a B.A. in Communication Arts.  After working in the Cable and Broadcasting industry, I decided to fall back into my first love…Tennis.  I  obtained my certification in 2016 from PTR and trained and played with National, Davis Cup and talented USTA junior players. In the past, I have trained at Cary Leeds in the Bronx and Tennis Club of Hastings. This past summer,  I held my first summer camp at the Danbury Sports Dome and enjoyed creating new games and connections.

My teaching philosophy is to focus on being innovative and assist my students to push through life by using their voice and ability to play.
I love to play with my children, Natalie and Anderson and my immediate family and friends.

Sophia Cuesta
Assistant Golf and Tennis Coach

Coach Sophie is from Ossining, New York, and is a recent graduate from the State University of New York College at Oneonta, where she received a B.A. in Music Industry. She was a head camp counselor in her hometown for three years, where she assisted with teaching children the fundamentals of tennis. Shortly after, she became certified by the American Red Cross in lifeguarding, first aid, CPR, and AED. For the past three years she has worked as a lifeguard for several establishments around Westchester such as Pace University, SwimLabs Swim School, Atria on the Hudson, and Old Oaks Country Club. Additionally, Sophie completed her music internship at Eugene’s Music Studio in Port Chester, where she worked as an administrative assistant and early childhood music teacher. This is Sophie’s first season working at TGA and she looks forward to helping your child better their skills and techniques as an athlete.

Greg Rorke
Assistant Golf and Tennis Coach

I’m currently an undergraduate residential senior at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY studying to be an on-air broadcaster for TV. I’m originally from Long Island and graduated from Huntington High School in 2016. I’ve played golf for over a decade and enjoy every minute of it, so being able to help teach basic skills to the children of Westchester is truly an honor. In the past, I worked as a part-time assistant gym teacher for an extended school year summer program for special needs children. I’m also a religious education teacher at Holy Family Church in New Rochelle, NY for both Kindergarten and 4th Grade on Sunday mornings. I really enjoy working with kids and playing the game of golf so this job was a really good fit for me. I’ve been working with TGA since  March 2019 and it’s been a blast working with such great people. I plan to graduate from Iona in May 2020.

Rae Vikorn
Lead and Assistant Golf and Tennis Coach

Rae was born and raised in Thailand, where she grew up enjoying many sports with her three brothers, including Tennis, Badminton, Table Tennis, Basketball, Gymnastics and Volleyball.  Dancing is also a passion of hers and she taught and performed with a dance studio in Bangkok for several years.  

Rae studied architecture as an undergraduate in Bangkok and came to the United States to earn a Masters degree in the same field at Illinois Institute of Technology. 

She started playing golf over 10 years ago after meeting her husband and enjoys going out to the golf course together with their nine year old son and budding golfer. She and her son had fundamental trainings from both Thailand PGA and US PGA teaching pros.

Rae also teaches cooking after school, where she gained experience working, helping and understanding young kids. After joining TGA as Tennis/Golf coach, she knows that her experience and skills would help lead a successful class.

She believes fun classes help kids improve and learn faster. She wants the student to walk away from their lesson feeling they have learned something valuable and 

improved their skills.

Logan McGowan
Lead/Assistant Golf and Tennis Coach

Logan began playing tennis at 8 years old.  By the age of 13, Logan was competing in local tournaments.  After growing up in Darien, CT, Logan attended Canterbury School in New Milford, CT for grades 9 through 12.  Logan played 4 years on the school’s Varsity tennis team.  Logan had moderate success as a tennis player in high school and played #2 singles on the team in his senior year.  Logan continued to develop a passion for the game of tennis as he played tennis recreationally during his college years.  In addition, he played intramural flag football and intramural basketball while in college.  He attended college for four years where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History.  Logan plays tennis in a USTA league in the summers.  He has taught tennis to young children at a few clubs in Fairfield County.  In his spare time, Logan enjoys reading about important events in history and watching sports on television.  He pays close attention to professional tennis and professional golf.  Logan is in his second year as an Assistant Coach with TGA.  He hopes that under his teaching young students will have fun and develop a passion for the sports of tennis and golf.

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.