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Thursday, January 24, 2013
Powerbilt Partners With TGA Premier Junior Golf To Grow The Game
Contributes $300,000 to TGA Sports Foundation
Palm Desert, CA - PowerBilt Golf announces it has formed a partnership with TGA (Teach Grow Achieve) Premier Junior Golf in a deal that includes Powerbilt becoming one of the TGA Sports Foundation's founding partners.

Powerbilt will contribute $300,000 to the 501c3 TGA Sports Foundation in an ongoing effort to make golf accessible to all youth in communities through school programs that transition students and families to green grass facilities. The funds will impact and enrich the lives of under-resourced and special needs youth across the country while developing the infrastructure to grow the game for the future.

"PowerBilt's commitment to junior golf currently encompasses manufacturing quality game-improvement products to enhance the experience during young people's beginning years in golf. By supporting TGA Premier Junior Golf, PowerBilt will be able to get more involved with junior golf, and help grow the game at the local level," explains Ross Kvinge, president of PowerBilt Golf.

Other aspects of the partnership include PowerBilt being the exclusive provider of hard goods equipment for all TGA programs, joint marketing efforts to Powerbilt's and TGA's database's and PowerBilt launching a new franchise territory in Coachella Valley, CA in 2013.

"Powerbilt's six sizes of boys and girls junior clubs are the best in the business. Couple that with our common mission to grow the game of golf and provide access to under-resourced and special needs students and you have a successful partnership," said Joshua Jacobs, founder and CEO of TGA Premier Junior Golf. "We look forward to working with PowerBilt to access all demographics in the communities we serve, while providing opportunities for our franchises to grow golf in more households."

The alliance between the two leading junior golf companies will create a platform to grow golf in every demographic for youth under 10.

"Our main focus until now has been working with junior tours to offer scholarships for higher education. Working with the TGA through their enrichment programs enables us to work with kids during their first impressions of golf," adds Kvinge.

About PowerBilt
PowerBilt Golf has designed golf clubs the world's best players have has used to win such tournaments as The Masters, the U.S. Open, and the PGA Championship. PowerBilt's commitment to junior golf currently encompasses manufacturing quality, game-improvement products to enhance the experience during children's beginning years in golf. By supporting junior tours, PowerBilt Golf gets more involved with junior golf and helps grow the game at the local level.

PowerBilt is a division of the Hillerich & Bradsby Co., a family-owned company, which has been making golf clubs since 1916. Based in Louisville, Ky., H&B is also the maker of world-famous Louisville Slugger bats and Bionic gloves.


For more information on PowerBilt Junior Equipment, visit www.powerbilt.com.

About TGA Premier Junior Golf
TGA Premier Junior Golf runs the leading school-based youth golf programs in the United States through a franchise model 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 through consistent programs that offer physical education and after-school programs at elementary and middle schools, childcare centers and community centers.

Entrepreneur magazine named TGA a "Top 10 Franchise Value" in 2010 based on total startup costs, as well as No. 295 on the Magazine's Franchise 500 rankings in 2012. In addition, the publication has ranked TGA among the top children's fitness, low-cost and home-based franchises the last few years.

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.playtga.com.
Contact:
PowerBilt Golf
Ross Kvinge
(760) 343-1990
ross@powerbilt.com

TGA Premier Junior Golf
Kevin Frisch - Public Relations
(989) 614-0241
kevin@playtga.com

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