TGA of Greater Long Beach

TGA Golf Academy Partners with Titleist to take Program to new heights

Our Mission is Simple

Here at TGA Golf Academy, we believe there is a key component to teaching our kids how to build and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.  That’s why our mission is simple: to use Golf as a vehicle to train body mechanics, muscle awareness, physical fitness, and mental development in the form of “mind-body” connection.  When we achieve this goal with our students, the potential is limitless and benefits manifest in various ways.  

  • Mental growth in the form of increased focus, discipline, & positive attitude
  • Life skills such as confidence, persistence, & overcoming challenges
  • Physical development including speed, agility, balance, coordination & stability 
  • An intelligent golfer with an athletic golf swing resulting from a well rounded training approach


What is Titleist Performance Institute (TPI)?

TPI is the world’s leading educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing.  Since its inception in 2003, TPI has studied thousands of golfers ranging from professional Tour players to weekend enthusiasts.  An incredible amount of data from players of all shapes, sizes, ages, fitness and skill levels has been gathered over time.  Using that data, TPI has discovered how a properly functioning body allows a player to swing a golf club in the most efficient way possible.  Additionally, TPI has analyzed how physical limitations in a player’s body can adversely affect the golf swing and potentially lead to injury.  

Through a one-of-a-kind ‘TPI Certified’ educational program, founders Dr. Greg Rose and Dave Phillips (along with a 52 member advisory board of leading industry experts) believe there is an infinite number of swing styles but one efficient way for every individual player to swing based on what they can physically accomplish.  


How Will this partnership have a positive impact on your child’s development

Too often kids are simply taught as small adults.  Effective instruction requires specialized programming that maximizes their athletic potential within a system (TPI) that is sensitive to their biological AND developmental age.  Parents can feel confident that our lessons are appropriate for age and skill level as well as part of an overall system that is proven to yield results.  Our goal is to maximize your young golfer’s development while building their love of golf.  This was the fundamental reason that led us to partner with Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) as we decided to take TGA Golf Academy to the next level.  

Our head instructor. Michael McClean, is bridging this gap for us.  Coach Mike is a highly decorated, former professional golfer & collegiate coach.  He is also the highest TPI Certified Junior Instructor in the Long Beach and Orange County areas.  

Coach Mike has always been a supporter of ours and now is breathing new life into the way we train our young athletes.  With his “Athletes First Rule” the philosophy is that children should progress from basic fundamental movement skills to fundamental sport skills (in that order).  This is the natural progression and skipping over basic movement skills too early can be disastrous to the child’s overall development.  


Watch the video below to learn more about what you can expect as a student at TGA Golf Academy.