January 06, 2012 // Franchising.com // Pacifica, CA – Chris Dawkins and Matt Lacues, owners of the Peninsula Valley TGA Premier Junior Golf franchise, were honored recently as one of the country’s top operators.
Dawkins and Lacues received one of the annual TGA Premier Junior Golf “5” E’s for Excellence Awards” during the organization’s national conference at the Wigwam Resort in Phoenix, Arizona.
The 5 E’s are engrained into TGA’s business culture as well as the TGA curriculum, which guide the interaction of the youth. The 5 E’s include Educate, Embrace, Empower, Enhance, and Engage.
Dawkins and Lacues earned the Educate Award, which is given to the territory who impacted the most enrichment students over the course of the year. Matt and Chris, who also operate a second franchise in San Diego, impacted 1,578 students in 2011 through after-school enrichment programs and summer camps in the Peninsula Valley.
“Chris and Matt’s commitment to growing the game of golf and enriching the students lives in the Peninsula Valley is unparalleled in TGA. The continue to give back to their community through our five-level enrichment program,” said Joshua Jacobs, founder and CEO of TGA Premier Junior Golf. “Chris and Matt are two of the brightest young entrepreneurs that we have in the TGA family and we are very excited about the future of their multiple franchise business.”
Dawkins and Lacues, who were both born and raised in northern California, have taken full advantage of a great career opportunity with TGA. Chris has been part of TGA Premier Junior Golf since 2008 when he worked full time with TGA of North San Diego while attending the Golf Academy of Carlsbad, where he graduated in April 2008. Matt joined TGA in 2009 after acquiring TGA of Peninsula Valley.
“Receiving the Educate award was an amazing accomplishment and is a testament to all of the hard work that Matt and I have put in to build our business and grow the game of golf,” said Dawkins. “We are really excited about the impact we are making on the families in our communities and are looking forward to our continued growth and impacting kids.”
Together, Dawkins and Lacues own two TGA franchise territories impacting over 5,000 students in both southern and northern California areas. For more information about the local TGA Premier Junior Golf programs, visit www.golftga.com/peninsulavalley, or call Chris Dawkins or Matt Lacues at (760) 295-6622.
TGA Premier Junior Golf is an affordable franchise opportunity for self-starters who enjoy working with children in a business venture that provides a unique entry into youth sports, education, and the golf industry. TGA makes golf affordable and accessible to the masses directly through physical education and afterschool enrichment programs at elementary and middle schools, childcare centers, and community based organizations. The organization is dedicated to transitioning students to golf courses through camps, clinics and private lessons.
TGA, which was named by Entrepreneur Magazine as a Top 10 Best Franchise Deal, is ranked No. 320 in the Magazine’s Franchise 500 rankings. TGA is also ranked 6th among Children’s Fitness Franchises.
TGA is a national supporting organization of the After School Alliance and Lights on After School and is a corporate advocate and national partner of the President’s Challenge on Physical Fitness, Golf Coaches Association, as well as the National Council of Youth Sports. TGA’s curriculums are also approved by the United States Golf Association (USGA) under the Rules of Amateur Status.
For more information about TGA Premier Junior Golf, visit www.golftga.com.
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