Top youth sports golf brand named in Franchise 500, on 'Hottest Franchise Categories for 2020' list
Los Angeles, CA – TGA Premier Sports (TGA), the go-to brand for introducing children to the sport of golf and the nation’s most prolific provider of in-school- and community-based youth golf enrichment programs, has been named to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® ranking, a distinction that the publication says indicates TGA is among companies “that continue to evolve to keep going strong year after year.”
The 41st annual Franchise 500® appears in the January 2020 issue of Entrepreneur with TGA Premier Sports at No. 460 on the list. More than 1,100 companies applied for Franchise 500® consideration, which made the selection process the most competitive to date. Using a proprietary ranking formula called its “Five Pillars of the Franchise 500”, Entrepreneur analyzed key business factors when evaluating franchise opportunities, including costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength and financial strength and stability.
According to Entrepreneur, “More than forty years after the very first Franchise 500® ranking, the franchise industry is still going strong and more competitive than ever.” TGA was also listed among companies included in Entrepreneur’s list of “Hottest Franchise Categories for 2020,” in the Fitness Businesses category.
“Golf participation is grown at the local grassroots level through scalable, replicable and self-sustaining programs. TGA’s business model in the golf industry checks off all those boxes and it’s an honor to be recognized on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® list. At No. 460, it makes us work even harder to climb the ladder businesswise while impacting more youth and families in their communities through golf,” says Joshua Jacobs, CEO of TGA Premier Sports.
The accolades continued to roll in with TGA’s recent inclusion in Franchise Business Review’s list of the “11 Top Rated Youth Sports Franchises Worth Investing In.” TGA came in at No. 2 on that ranking. Franchise Business Review surveys hundreds of franchisees, every year, from dozens of youth sports franchise brands. FBR then rates the top brands in the category based solely on franchisee satisfaction.
TGA (Teach, Grow, Achieve) has become one of the nation’s most impactful developers of community-based golf programs for kids ages five to 13. TGA has progressive levels for participants to graduate that sets the foundation for children to transition to other national golf initiatives, like Drive, Chip and Putt, PGA Junior League, LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, and Youth on Course, creating a pathway to becoming lifelong golfers. TGA is on pace to reach its one-millionth student by 2021.
TGA believes “Sports Change Lives” and its franchise owners bring a think globally but act locally mantra to their businesses. TGA’s golf programming is designed to create a passion for sport at an early age and encourage today’s youth to Keep Playing!®.
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 77 markets across 28 states, as well as internationally in Canada. 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