Leading Golf Organizations Create More Access to Golf Courses
(PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.) – Youth on Course – the non-profit organization providing young people with subsidized golf, college scholarships, paid internships and a caddie program – has announced a partnership with TGA Premier Sports, the nation’s leading introductory and recreational junior golf program.
This partnership between two of the industry’s premier youth golf organizations will provide more Youth on Course membership opportunities for junior golfers and further strengthen TGA’s Player Pathway by increasing the number of new players and families who transition from off-course to on-course programs.
“TGA Premier Sports shares our goal of providing young people with life-changing opportunities through sports,” says Adam Heieck, Youth on Course CEO. “We’re proud to partner with TGA to provide members with on-course experiences at more than 1,200 available YOC venues.”
Beginning this month in Northern California, parents who register their kids in TGA golf camp programs will receive a complimentary Youth on Course membership. In addition, parents who register their kids in TGA after-school enrichment programs will have the opportunity to add a Youth on Course membership where they will have affordable access to more than 1,200 partner courses. The partnership will expand to additional regions in 2020.
TGA summer camps and after-school enrichment registration details and locations can be found here.
TGA has impacted more than 700,000 kids to date through its after-school golf enrichment and camp programs. More than 70% of TGA’s participants and their families are new to the sport while 42% of its total participants migrate to local golf facilities.
“TGA introductory programs at schools and community-based organizations break down barriers to entry for new golf consumers and provides access for kids and families to learn the sport,’” says Joshua Jacobs, CEO of TGA Premier Sports. “Youth on Course does the same for golf courses with junior golfers making them a perfect partner to further develop the Player Pathway and ensure young golfers and their families continue playing and become lifelong golfers. Together we create a seamless transition from non-green grass to green grass facilities.”
Youth on Course has more than 70,000 active members across the country. Since 2006, juniors have played more than 925,000 rounds while the organization has helped generate more than $6.2 million in tee-time revenue reimbursed back to individual golf courses.
About Youth on Course
The core purpose of Youth on Course is to provide youth with access to life-changing opportunities through golf. Members play hundreds of courses for $5 or less, benefit from employment through the caddie and internship program, and receive college scholarships. Headquartered in Pebble Beach, Youth on Course is a 501(c)3 organization that began as the charitable arm of the Northern California Golf Association. Since 2006, more than 925,000 rounds have been played by Youth on Course members and more than $1.7 million has been raised for college scholarships. In the United States Youth on Course serves Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin with the goal of delivering affordable golf in all 50 states by 2021. The program has expanded to Alberta, Canada with plans on servicing every province by 2022.
About TGA Premier SportsTGA Premier Sports (TGA) is a leading introductory and recreational youth sports program delivery system for Golf, Tennis, Cheerleading, Flag Football, Floor Hockey, Lacrosse, Ultimate, and Volleyball). Through an innovative franchise business model, TGA empowers passionate entrepreneurs to impact the lives of youth and families by bringing youth sports enrichment programs into their communities. TGA is the first youth sports franchise company to align with the American Development Model (ADM) created by the U.S. Olympic Committee, which stress the importance of age-appropriate activities that emphasize motor and foundational skill development, multi-sport participation, as well as a progressively challenging atmosphere.
TGA franchises can be found in more than 77 markets across 28 states, as well as internationally in Canada. Its continued growth has impacted more than 875,000 youth and made these sports available to 1.75 million families through its education-based programs and the TGA Sports Foundation, which provides access for all children and promotes the physical, educational, social, and character-building elements of these sports. TGA is on target to register its ONE-MILLIONTH student by 2020.
For more information about TGA Premier Sports, visit www.playtga.com or follow @TGA_Sports on Twitter.