TGA Premier Sports, the leader in delivering junior golf programs to local communities through enrichment programs and school and community camps, was acquired by Youth Athletes United, one of the biggest brands in sports and enrichment for young people.

The acquisition creates an opportunity for TGA Premier Sports to expand its junior golf model to more markets and further increase golf player development.

TGA Premier Sports has reached over one million children, using a franchise-based model that allows owners to match TGA programs to their communities, where children and families can access them most easily.

“We are on a mission to become the largest and most comprehensive youth sports organization in the country, with the goal of positively impacting over one million children each year,” said Adam Geisler, CEO and co-founder of Youth Athletes United. “With the acquisition of TGA, we have taken another step forward by adding 40 franchise owners and the extended program for one of the most popular individual sports impacting children.”

TGA focuses on athletes aged 6 to 14, offering introductory golf programs in schools, parks and recreation centers. The company puts players on a development path which then leads golfers to move to practice and partner courses. Ultimately, kids can participate in programs supported by initiatives like Drive, Chip and Putt, Youth on Course, LPGA / USGA Girls Golf, and PGA Junior League.

“Eighteen years ago, TGA was founded with a vision that sport can change lives and a mission to create a path for our children in communities nationwide to be introduced to the long-standing sport of golf, ”said Joshua Jacobs, Founder and Advisor to the Board of Directors of TGA. . “Under Youth Athletes United, current and future TGA franchisees and TGA golfers have a greater platform and more resources to continue to develop golf.”

Golf is experiencing a period of increased participation at all levels, but youth participation in particular increased by 13.2% in 2020, according to a study by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association. Retaining and enriching the development of these children as athletes – as part of a STEAM-focused program in golf education – is an opportunity for TGA.

“As we think about our youth franchise platform, TGA is the perfect complement to Amazing Athletes and Soccer Stars,” said John Erlandson, president and co-founder of Youth Athletes United. “Where most of our current programs focus on early childhood development and the fundamentals of the sport, TGA provides a clear curriculum-based course for our older players to be introduced to the sport of golf and continue to learn sport and life specific skills within our family. brands.

Youth Athletes United will seamlessly integrate TGA into their franchise-based model, which means a smooth transition.

Having TGA within the Youth Athletes United franchise network will generate strong growth opportunities for TGA golf franchisees, thereby increasing the overall reach of children and families, ”said Laura Sappington, Senior Director of Operations for TGA. “What unites the two brands is the common passion. to make sports like golf accessible to children and the desire to have a positive impact on individuals and communities.