about TGA

Our Story

TGA offered its first after school golf program in the fall of 2003. We started in only five schools, offering programs wherever we safely could – inside a gym, outdoors on a blacktop, a large grass field, a small grass field and even a parking lot.

The sixth school to commit was Village School in Pacific Palisades, a small private school with no grass and their outdoor blacktop was accounted for each afternoon.

I toured the campus with the school administrator, Mona Woolard, to try and find a place to conduct the program. The widest space I could find was an open, outdoor hallway with columns every 15ft. I thought to myself, what the heck, let’s give it a shot!

I went home, created the flyer and modified the curriculum based on a maximum of 16 students. I called the school a week before the first class and we had 12 students registered. I couldn’t believe it!

I called the school again three days before our session was scheduled to begin and we had sold out! Then, a day prior to class starting, the school called me saying a parent was begging to add their child to the roster. I couldn’t say no.

I remember getting off that phone call thinking TGA has a real opportunity to change the after school market and the sport of golf. If 17 parents signed up their kids for $165 for a golf program conducted in a hallway, then we were on to something. Turns out the shot we took was successful because we signed three other schools within five miles of Village School over the next six months.

The rest is TGA history.

*Mona Woolard, who facilitated our first program at Village School in 2003 passed away in 2009.  She was an amazing spirit who welcomed golf in a hallway with open arms. I will never forget her checking on the program the first few weeks encouraging the students and thoroughly enjoying the program. She is greatly missed.

— Joshua Jacobs | CEO & Founder

Our Beliefs

We believe sports change lives and strive to make them available to every child.

We seek to make our students better players and better people. We strive to teach in ways that promote growth and advancement not only on the field, course, or court but in our community, and we define achievement in the progress that we make together.

The pillars of our programming are the core of our brand and belief system.

Athletics

We strive to help individuals realize their athletic potential and utilize sport as a path toward an active and healthy lifestyle.

Academics

We use sports as a vehicle for teaching academic lessons and encourage exploration and learning through playing.

Life Lessons

We seek to help develop sportsmanship, perseverance, and leadership qualities in all of our students.

TGA Company Milestones

 

Here are some important milestones we have achieved throughout our history at TGA. We look forward to adding more milestones that include you!

Fall 2003

Launched first Golf Enrichment Program in Los Angeles

2004

Launched first Golf Camps & Clinics

2006

Began Franchising TGA Premier Golf

2009

TGA Premier Golf received first Franchise 500 ranking

2010

TGA named one of 10 best franchise deals by Entrepreneur

2011

TGA Premier Golf Eclipsed 50 franchise units

Launched TGA Premier Tennis Franchise opportunity in partnership with the USTA

2012

Launched first international franchise in Madrid, Spain

2013

Continued international expansion with franchises in Canada

2014

TGA Premier Tennis received first Franchise 500 ranking

2015

Integrated STEAM component in enrichment programs

2016

TGA Premier Golf received first Franchise 500 ranking

Eclipsed 100 franchise units

2017

Launched TGA Premier Team Sports Franchise opportunity featuring six sports products

2018

Celebrated our 15th anniversary and eclipsed 775,000 participants

2019

Restructured franchise opportunity to offer all 8 sports under one franchise agreement

Accolades

2019

Featured on the list of Hottest Franchise Trends for 2019

2018

TGA Premier Sports Ranked #58 on Top new Franchises list

2018

TGA Premier Golf & TGA Premier Tennis named Top Low-Cost Franchises

2016

Ranks TGA Premier Youth Tennis #16 in their Top New Franchises for 2016

2015

Ranks TGA Premier Youth Tennis #36 for Top New Franchises for 2015

2013

Ranks TGA Premier Junior Golf #49 for Top Franchises You Can Launch for Less than $50,000

2012

Named a Top Home Based Business Franchise

2011

Named one of 10 “Top Franchise Values”

2011

#4 Best Youth Fitness Franchise

2011

#21 Best New Franchise System

2020

TGA Premier Youth Tennis Ranked #460

2019

TGA Premier Youth Tennis Ranked #476

2018

TGA Premier Youth Tennis Ranked #460

2014

TGA Premier Youth Tennis Ranked #424

2013

TGA Premier Junior Golf Ranked #295

2012

TGA Premier Junior Golf Ranked #320

2011

TGA Premier Junior Golf Ranked #319

2010

TGA Premier Junior Golf Ranked #450

2021

Includes TGA Premier Sports on Top 200 Franchises list

2020

Includes TGA Premier Sports on Top 200 Franchises list

2019

Includes TGA Premier Sports on Top 200 Franchises list

2019

Includes TGA Premier Sports on Top Service Franchises list

2019

Includes TGA Premier Sports on Top Low Cost Franchises list

2018

Includes TGA Premier Sports on Top Service Franchises list

2018

Includes TGA Premier Sports on Top Innovative Franchises list

2017

Includes TGA Premier Golf & Tennis on Top 200 Franchises list

2016

Ranks TGA Premier Golf & Tennis as Top Child Service Franchises

2016

Ranks TGA Premier Junior Golf as one of their Best Franchisee Opportunities

2015

TGA Premier Golf & Tennis as “Top Low Cost Franchise”

2015

TGA Premier Golf & Tennis ranked #1 Best in Class Satisfaction Award Winner (5th year in a row)

2013

TGA Premier Golf & Tennis as “Top Low Cost Franchise”

2019

TGA Premier Junior Golf ranked #65 and Premier Youth Tennis #92 on Best Franchise Opportunities

2018

TGA Premier Junior Golf ranked #87 and Premier Youth Tennis #34 on Best Franchise Opportunities

2021

TGA Premier Sports Ranked in the Top Franchises Under $50K

2019

TGA Premier Sports Ranked in the Top Franchises Under $50K

2018

Ranks both golf and tennis as two of their hottest businesses in children’s enrichment

2008

Player Development and Business Achievement Award