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Jake Aron

TGA Teaches Kids Golf, Tennis, and Life Lessons After School


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The organization TGA — which stand for Teach, Grow, Achieve — runs after-school golf and tennis programs across the country for kids in grades Pre K-8. The program started in 2003 when Joshua Jacobs wanted to teach golf to underprivileged and special needs kids. The program began in Southern California, and is now in 2,600 schools across the country with more than 280,000 kids participating. TGA also offers a similar program for tennis.

Recently, I joined a golf class in Dallas. As a non-golfer, I fit right in with the eight other beginners in his class. We were put in four groups, each going to a different station. Mine went from chipping to long drive to putting to agility drills.
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Isabel Gomez

2015 Masters Preview: Who Will Emerge To Wear The Green Jacket?


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Spring has sprung, the birds are chirping, and top-notch golfers worldwide are getting ready to go to Augusta for the biggest and most prestigious golf event of the year: the Masters.

In 2014, Bubba Watson won the coveted green jacket. This year, who will go home rocking some green? Here are my five picks for the 2015 Masters Golf Tournament.
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Jake Aron

Team California Putts Its Way to Junior League Golf Championship


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Walking to the first tee at the PGA Junior League Golf championship, Team California fired themselves up with a chant that refers to themselves as “Mighty Mighty Cali.” They sure played like it in the finals on Sunday.

California took a big lead early on over defending champions Georgia. But on the final hole they found themselves tied. It took a seven-foot Andrew Bagasbas putt to clinch the title for California.
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Jake Aron

PGA Junior League Golf Championship Day 3 Wrap Up


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Kids on Team Georgia know that it takes hard work to become national champions of the PGA Junior Golf League. What makes it easy is that they get taught by kids from past teams that have been there and done that. 

“They’ve all grown up under one group of champions to the next group of champions,” said Chuck Scoggins, the team’s coach. “They feel a legacy to continue.”

They’ll get the chance on Sunday. 

Team Georgia cruised into the finals for the fourth straight year with a solid victory over Connecticut on Saturday. The kids won all three of their semifinal matches and will play in the championship Sunday against California. It’s the third straight year these teams have met in the finals. 
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Jake Aron

PGA Junior League Golf Championship Day 2 Roundup


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The PGA Junior League Golf championship has only been around for a few years, and two teams have consistently stood above all.

On the first day of the 2014 championship, both dominated again.
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Jake Aron

PGA Junior League Golf Championship Day 1 Roundup


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Rory McIlroy says accomplishing something as part of a team is more fun than doing it on your own because you can celebrate with your teammates.
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Jake Aron

Golf’s Little League Tees Off this Weekend


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You’ve heard of Little League Baseball, but did you know that golf has its own version? 

This year is the fourth season of PGA Junior League Golf. The program teaches boys and girls under 13 who’ve never played golf how to play the sport. And while they learn the fundamentals of the game, there’s a key difference to the experience that makes the program unique.
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