For Immediate Release
February 25, 2015
TGA Premier Junior Golf Franchise Acquired in Denver by PGA Professional
Kevin Carlson, PGA will expand and grow the TGA Chapter in Arapahoe County
Denver, CO – Kevin Carlson, a PGA member and professional golf coach at Fitzsimons Golf Course near Denver, has acquired the TGA Premier Junior Golf (TGA) Chapter in Arapahoe County.
"I am excited to combine my training as a PGA Professional with TGA's infrastructure to grow golf and build equity in a business," Carlson said. "We already have a solid foundation in over 20 schools in Arapahoe County and the potential growth is significant with more than 100 schools in the community. The opportunity to add TGA to my business, impact youth in my community and grow the game is very rewarding."
Carlson, who has an MBA from Florida International University, has been a PGA member since 2000. TGA is the leading golf industry program that is successfully creating and bringing new golfers ages 3-13 and 25-45 into the sport with 65% of its participants having never played golf before.
"The economics of PGA professionals have changed over the last 20-years," Carlson said. "We no longer own golf shops or get percentages of carts, and in some cases we are earning less income. The TGA model has created an excellent business opportunity and pathway for us to develop future customers in our marketplace."
Carlson and his TGA Chapter will impact thousands of youth annually by introducing the game at elementary and middle schools, child care centers and community organizations in the Cherry Creek, Littleton, and Aurora school districts. In addition, he will transition students and families from schools and community centers to local golf courses through camp programs, clinics, play days and parent junior events creating new golfers and generating revenue and rounds for the golf facilities.
"It is exciting to have a PGA professional with Kevin's passion, experience and business schooling join the TGA family of Chapter owners," said Joshua Jacobs, TGA's founder and CEO. "He has a great opportunity to own and grow an asset that increases participation and drives revenue and rounds to facilities."
About TGA Premier Junior Golf
TGA Premier Junior Golf (TGA) is the leading golf industry model involved in developing and bringing new players into golf at the same time members of the baby boomers generation are aging and leaving the game. Its franchise business model, the only one of its kind in the industry, has empowered entrepreneurs and PGA golf professionals nationwide at the grass roots level to activate thousands of youth ages 3-13 and their parents 25-45 (new millennials).
TGA targets introductory and recreational players through an affordable and accessible golf curriculum that breaks down barriers by offering physical education and after-school enrichment programs at elementary and middle schools, childcare centers and community centers. The program also incorporates academic lessons in math, science, social studies and language.
TGA, which has become the premier feeder system to many of the industry's leading junior golf programs and events, has brought over 300,000 juniors into golf while making the sport available to 1.5 million families nationwide.
For more information about TGA Premier Junior Golf, visit www.playtga.com or follow @TGAJuniorGolf on Twitter.