Thursday, February 26, 2015

TGA Premier Junior Golf Franchise Acquired in Denver by PGA Professional

Kevin Carlson, PGA, will expand and grow the TGA Chapter in Arapahoe County

(Denver, CO) – Kevin Carlson, a PGA member and professional golf coach at Fitzsimons Golf Course near Denver, has acquired the TGA Premier Junior Golf (TGA) Chapter in Arapahoe County.

“I am excited to combine my training as a PGA Professional with TGA’s infrastructure to grow golf and build equity in a business,” Carlson said. “We already have a solid foundation in over 20 schools in Arapahoe County and the potential growth is significant with more than 100 schools in the community. The opportunity to add TGA to my business, impact youth in my community and grow the game is very rewarding.”

Carlson, who has an MBA from Florida International University, has been a PGA member since 2000. TGA is the leading golf industry program that is successfully creating and bringing new golfers ages 3-13 and 25-45 into the sport with 65% of its participants having never played golf before.

“The economics of PGA professionals have changed over the last 20-years,” Carlson said. “We no longer own golf shops or get percentages of carts, and in some cases we are earning less income. The TGA model has created an excellent business opportunity and pathway for us to develop future customers in our marketplace.”

Carlson and his TGA Chapter will impact thousands of youth annually by introducing the game at elementary and middle schools, child care centers and community organizations in the Cherry Creek, Littleton, and Aurora school districts. In addition, he will transition students and families from schools and community centers to local golf courses through camp programs, clinics, play days and parent junior events creating new golfers and generating revenue and rounds for the golf facilities.

“It is exciting to have a PGA professional with Kevin’s passion, experience and business schooling join the TGA family of Chapter owners,” said Joshua Jacobs, TGA’s founder and CEO. “He has a great opportunity to own and grow an asset that increases participation and drives revenue and rounds to facilities.”

For more information about TGA Premier Junior Golf, visit or follow @TGAJuniorGolf on Twitter.