“Our TGA equipment was created and designed with the ultimate focus group; junior golfers themselves along with junior golf instructors and PGA Professionals through enrichment programs at schools, camps, and leagues nationwide,” states Ross Kvinge, a longtime name in the golf equipment industry. “Through our equipment, junior golfers will experience more fun, improve quicker, and become vested in the sport long-term.”
That is the message TGA Premier Junior Golf is putting out they are selling junior golf clubs with technology that makes it easier for beginning and experienced junior golfers to have fun playing the sport of golf. This is especially true with the driver, which is one of the largest driver heads on the market for juniors featuring a lightweight hot forged design.
Not to be outdone is the technology in the TGA junior irons. It’s all about providing a fun golf experience for kids and building on the theme that golf is a family and lifelong sport. TGA has distributed weight from the hosel out along the top-line of the club creating a well positioned sweet spot that kids of all ages can use to their advantage.
Over the years, Kvinge has worked with notable manufacturers like Nicklaus Golf and Spalding, but recently, Kvinge, along with TGA has seen the impact that TGA has on the industry and believes putting equipment to its model and the hands of junior golfers is a win-win situation.
“Since 2003 TGA has become a leading expert on introductory and recreational junior golf instruction,” said TGA’s founder and CEO, Joshua Jacobs. “By experiencing first hand how juniors learn, swing and react to equipment, we have developed the best looking and performing junior golf clubs on the market which will further expand our expertise and credibility among our golf consumers.”
TGA Premier Junior Golf sets will be sold online and through major retailers and they will be offered in seven color-coded sizes with both right and left handed options. Clubs can be used by boys and girls and coded by color. Yellow will be for boys/girls under 3’, Orange for 3’-3’8, Red and Pink for 3’8-4’4, Blue and Lavender 4’4-5’ and Black for 5’-5’6. Sets will range from $89.99 – $149.99 depending on size and include 3-6 clubs, a stand bag, and head-covers. A percentage of each purchase made will be donated to the TGA Sports Foundation.
One company at the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando was making waves when it came to junior golf equipment. Golphin Ltd., a Scottish-based company which designs and makes special golf equipment for children spent the show spreading the theme of making golf easier and more fun for junior players. They were doing this with their line of clubs that are already a hit in Europe.
From Calum McPherson, founder and managing director of Golphin. “PGA Professionals and all attendees (had) the chance to see how Golphin equipment allows juniors to learn and succeed with confidence.”
Sets of Golphin clubs for ages 3-12 are being marketed to coaches and instructors along with golf and retail shops. Golphin is also making its products available for purchase online here. Golphin is taking their place in the world of golf seriously as they won two prestigious awards in 2015: the inaugural Scottish Sports Business Innovation Awards, presented in March in Glasgow; and the 2015 HSBC Golf Innovation Award, presented at the HSBC Golf Business Forum in November in Shanghai, China. Golphin also has had a partnership with the R&A. Golphin clubs are real, they use advanced technology and they are sure to grow the sport of golf.