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
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