TGA continues nationwide expansion with new Premier Golf franchise in Florida
Ft. Meyers, FL – TGA Premier Sports (TGA), a leading youth sports organization specializing in introductory and recreational programs, announces the launch of a new TGA Premier Golf franchise in Ft. Meyers, Florida. Brandon Baker is the first new owner of a TGA franchise in South Florida to provide golf in Lee County, Collier County, including the Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero, Ft. Meyers, and Naples areas.
Baker, originally from Cleveland, Ohio, moved to Florida a few years ago and noticed a lack of youth sports offerings in his neighborhoods. As a young boy, and high school athlete Baker played numerous sports and was even offered a position on an overseas soccer team as a teen. His passion was not just focused on one sports success, but the team camaraderie, competition, and all of the lessons learned during practice or game time.
“Youth sports played a major role in my childhood development of life lessons and healthy lifestyle habits,” said Baker. “I want to empower today’s kids with the pathway I was given as a child from youth sports to promote a healthy lifestyle and have fun!”
As an adult, Baker’s passion for sports remained, yet fueled by participating in charity events, golf outings, and bike-a-thons. His professional life grew, working for U.S. Bank, Progressive Insurance, and in his local government for past three years, always keeping an eye out for an opportunity to own his own business. After searching and researching TGA he knew it was the perfect fit, and he was in a prime location to succeed.
“I have noticed that more younger families are moving south as remote working allows more flexibility to live in their dream location. South Florida really fits that bill, and I am happy to be offering safe, fun, sports activities to all of our families,” said Baker.
TGA (Teach, Grow, Achieve) has become a leading introductory and recreational program in golf, tennis, and team sports by activating nearly one-million participants since 2003. With Baker’s new franchise, thousands of youngsters will be impacted in and around Lee and Collier Counties.
TGA impacts communities by bringing introductory golf, tennis, and team sports programs directly into schools and community centers through before- or after-school enrichment programs. By putting golf on a level playing field with other mainstream sports and youth activities, TGA creates a huge opportunity to grow golf participation in a way that starts “grassroots” but has national implications.
TGA creates a player pathway for students and their families to advance further in the sport. From introductory programs to camps, clinics and family programs, engagement in these programs can lead to juniors playing on high school and college teams.
TGA provides all the equipment for kids at no cost in the program, including its own line of custom golf equipment to provide all players an affordable option to get into the sport. The program can also be utilized anywhere on school campuses regardless of weather, including gymnasiums, hallways, cafeterias, fields, and blacktops.
Families and schools nationwide have embraced the TGA model and its programs because it creates a healthier and safer environment for students at schools and community centers. The school-based curriculum includes skill progression, education subjects and STEM/STEAM Labs, in addition to physical fitness and health components.
For more information and to register for the TGA Premier Golf and Tennis programs visit Playtga.com/southleecounty.
About TGA Premier Sports
TGA Premier Sports (TGA) is a leading introductory and recreational youth sports programming company specializing in Golf, Tennis and Team Sports (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 franchises can be found in more than 74 markets across 27 states, as well as internationally in Canada and Spain. Its continued growth has impacted over 825,000 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.
For more information about TGA Premier Sports, visit www.playtga.com or follow @TGA_Sports on Twitter.
Kevin Frisch PR