TGA franchise expands into Pacific Northwest
Monday, July 16, 2012
TGA Premier Junior Golf, a franchise business that runs school- and community-based golf programs, has established a post in North Seattle.
Franchise rights were acquired by local businessman Brad Kirkpatrick. TGA has been welcomed by industry leaders who have made it a priority to halt slumping participation and grow the game. Though promoting golf among youngsters long has been a growth strategy, its success often has depended on volunteerism. TGA adds an economic incentive and makes junior golf a viable business venture, according to its founder Joshua Jacobs.
“Brad’s business background along with his passion for youth and sports is a perfect recipe for TGA success and growing the game of golf and impacting youth in the Seattle area,” said Jacobs, TGA’s chief executive officer. “TGA now covers every region of the country and we are very excited about the opportunity to bring our first TGA golf franchise to the Seattle area and enriching the lives of youth through our unique five level golf enrichment program.”
The TGA franchise in North Seattle is expected introduce golf programs at elementary and middle schools, child-care centers and community based organizations. Its aim is to transition students to local partner golf courses via summer camps and parent-child clinics.