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While the golf in­dus­try has ex­ploded over the past few years with var­i­ous ini­tia­tives to grow the game and get young peo­ple started in the sport, few have taken the steps of in­tro­duc­ing young­sters to equip­ment that is made and fit­ted specif­i­cally for them.

TGA Pre­mier Ju­nior Golf has po­si­tioned it­self as the first com­pany in the golf in­dus­try fully ded­i­cated to grow­ing the game through pro­gram­ming ini­tia­tives and pro­vid­ing its own prop­erly fit golf clubs to ju­niors.

As one of the na­tion’s lead­ing introductory and recre­ational golf pro­grams, TGA Pre­mier Ju­nior Golf has ex­panded its pro­gram lineup to of­fer its own line of cus­tom fit golf clubs for boys and girls.

“Since 2003 TGA has be­come a lead­ing ex­pert on introductory and recre­ational ju­nior golf in­struc­tion,” said TGA’s founder and CEO, Joshua Ja­cobs. “By ex­pe­ri­enc­ing first-hand how ju­niors learn, swing and re­act to equip­ment, we have de­vel­oped ju­nior clubs that kids will find es­thet­i­cally pleas­ing and well per­form­ing, which will fur­ther ex­pand our ex­per­tise and cred­i­bil­ity among our golf con­sumers.”

To bring the new clubs to mar­ket, Ja­cobs called on 30-year golf in­dus­try man­u­fac­tur­ing veteran Ross Kvinge of Plus One Sports, who has worked with high pro­file man­u­fac­tur­ers like Nick­laus Golf and Spald­ing and has most re­cently pro­duced the suc­cess­ful Air Force One brand of clubs. Kvinge has wit­nessed first- hand the im­pact that TGA has on the in­dus­try and be­lieves adding equip­ment to its model will only in­crease its mar­ket pres­ence and ex­po­sure.

“As a long time veteran in sourc­ing, man­u­fac­tur­ing and dis­tribut­ing golf equip­ment, I am proud to be part of TGA’s grass­roots model and de­velop the TGA Pre­mier Ju­nior Golf line of equip­ment,” said Kvinge. “In ad­di­tion, as a TGA fran­chise owner my­self and see­ing the rapid suc­cess of the model, pro­vid­ing prop­erly fit golf equip­ment and cre­at­ing a path­way from en­rich­ment to equip­ment was only nat­u­ral.”

TGA’s equip­ment is de­signed with tech­nol­ogy that makes it eas­ier for be­gin­ning and ex­pe­ri­enced ju­nior golfers to ex­cel. This is es­pe­cially true with the driver, which is one of the largest driver heads on the mar­ket for ju­niors fea­tur­ing a light­weight hot forged de­sign.

Not to be out­done is the tech­nol­ogy in the TGA ju­nior irons. In its con­tin­ued ef­forts to pro­vide a fun golf ex­pe­ri­ence for kids, TGA dis­trib­uted weight from the hosel out along the top-line of the club, cre­at­ing a well-po­si­tioned sweet spot in the cen­ter of the club­face cre­at­ing eas­ier and more con­sis­tent shots.

“Our TGA equip­ment was cre­ated and de­signed with the ul­ti­mate fo­cus group; ju­nior golfers them­selves along with ju­nior golf in­struc­tors and PGA Pro­fes­sion­als through en­rich­ment pro­grams at schools, camps and leagues na­tion­wide,” ex­plained Kvinge. “Through our equip­ment, ju­nior golfers will have a fun ex­pe­ri­ence, im­prove quicker, and be­come vested in the sport long-term.”

The vari­a­tions in this lineup of ju­nior clubs is im­pres­sive both vis­ually with its ar­ray of col­ors and the cus­tomiza­tion avail­able for both right and left handed play­ers.

TGA Pre­mier Ju­nior Golf boxed sets are avail­able in seven color-coded sizes based on height with right and left handed op­tions for both boys and girls-- mak­ing it con­ve­nient and af­ford­able for par­ents to fit their ju­nior golfer. Yel­low for boys/girls un­der 3’, Or­ange for 3’-3’8, Red and Pink for 3’8-4’4, Blue and Laven­der 4’4-5’ and Black for 5’-5’6. Sets will range from $89.99 - $149.99 de­pend­ing on size and in­clude 3-6 clubs, a stand bag and head-cov­ers. A per­cent­age of each pur­chase will be do­nated to the TGA Sports Foun­da­tion.

TGA will of­fer its ju­nior golf equip­ment through na­tional re­tail out­lets, golf fa­cil­i­ties and on­line club sales through its web­site. TGA will also of­fer a trade up pro­gram for fam­i­lies to keep their kids fit­ted prop­erly.

The new TGA club lineup is just part of the over­all pro­gram that has taught 500,000 ju­niors and in­volved 1.5 mil­lion fam­i­lies in the sports in more than a decade. It is one of the lead­ing in­dus­try mod­els bring­ing new play­ers into the game. The fran­chise busi­ness model, the only one of its kind and rec­og­nized by En­tre­pre­neur Mag­a­zine as a “Top 10 Fran­chise Value,” em­pow­ers en­trepreneurs, PGA Pro­fes­sion­als, PGA Sec­tions and Golf Man­age­ment Com­pa­nies to ac­ti­vate youth (ages 3-13) and their par­ents (ages 25-45) through introductory pro­grams at el­e­men­tary and mid­dle schools, child­care cen­ters and com­mu­nity cen­ters.

TGA’s cur­ricu­lum fo­cuses on in­still­ing a pas­sion and skills de­vel­op­ment of golf while in­cor­po­rat­ing char­ac­ter de­vel­op­ment, STEM core aca­demics and phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity. Introductory pro­grams feed into recre­ational pro­grams at golf cour­ses that in­clude camps and leagues.

For more in­for­ma­tion about TGA Pre­mier Ju­nior Golf—in­clud­ing its new club lineup-visit www.playtga.com

Most play­ers are fa­mil­iar with a mem­ber­ship at golf clubs or in or­ga­ni­za­tions, but prob­a­bly not that as many know there is a high-end golf ball brand that also re­quires a mem­ber­ship—much like a coun­try club—and are pro­duced on a limited ba­sis and of­fered at an in­vi­ta­tion.

Clear golf balls are not clear (they are white like the ma­jor­ity of balls) and sports “the most so­phis­ti­cated tech­nol­ogy and the finest ma­te­ri­als” for two types of balls: A Red Clear, which is a 3-piece ball and a Black Clear, a 4-piece ball.

This is an ex­clu­sive ball for sure. They are man­u­fac­tured on a limited ba­sis and un­dergo

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