Golf News for Tuesday, December 12, 2006 | Growth Of The Game

Nicklaus Golf and TGA join forces to reach out to youth market

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Nicklaus Golf Equipment and Total Golf Adventures have forged a relationship to bring equipment manufactured by the company founded and owned by golf’s greatest legend to one of the leading junior golf programs in the country, it was announced by Joshua Jacobs, founder and CEO of the four-year-old organization.

“The growth of golf is in the hands of the youth of America,” said Jack Nicklaus. “Golf is a lifetime sport, not just for those few who make it to the professional ranks, but for the millions of people who play the game regularly. The more youngsters we can get into the game early, and perhaps more important, keep them in the game, the better for the sport in the long run.”
Youngsters participating in TGA’s after-school programs or camp programs will use the equipment in the program as well as have the opportunity to purchase junior golf equipment manufactured by Nicklaus Golf Equipment. Program participants will be using the CD2 JR line from the Jack Nicklaus Collection.

“We are excited about adding Nicklaus Golf Equipment to our team across the country,” said Jacobs. “Obviously, there is no greater name in golf than Jack Nicklaus and we are delighted to be working with his organization. Not only does his company produce a wide line of golf equipment to suit every player’s ability, but it is his commitment to youth and growing the game that excites us. Adding Nicklaus Golf Equipment is further acknowledgement that we are breaking down barriers and introducing the youth of America to the great game of golf.”

“Working with Total Golf Adventures is a good fit for Nicklaus Golf Equipment,” said Bob Kelly, president of the West Palm Beach, Fl-based company. “Nicklaus Golf ( manufactures equipment for all levels of play with three major brand lines, Nicklaus Premium Golf Equipment, Jack Nicklaus Golf Equipment and Golden Bear Golf Equipment. At Nicklaus Golf Equipment company our mission is to aid golfers at every stage of their development by providing superior equipment and industry leading service. Working with one of the premier youth organizations furthers that commitment.”

TGA’s mission is to provide America’s youth with access into the game of golf through programs that build life values, instill confidence through achievement and offer a fun and educational experience. The program is available to children in grades kindergarten through eighth. Total Golf Adventures ( currently has 32 national programs in 23 states. Since launching in the fall of 2004, TGA instructors have taught more than 25,000 children in over 600 schools.

Total Golf Adventures is endorsed and named as the official junior golf initiative by the Golf Range Association of America (GRAA); is a national supporting organization of the After School Alliance; the National High School Golf Coaches Association (NHSGCA) and are a corporate advocate and partner of the President’s Challenge on Physical Fitness.

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