Board Of Directors

Joseph Hollday - Board President

Joseph Hollday is President of Hollday and Associates Accountancy Firm in the Greater Los Angeles area. Joseph has been part of the TGA Sports Foundation Board since it’s inception in 2010. As President of the Board, his professional expertise and experience have aided in growing the Foundation over the past three years. Joseph enjoys seeing the sports of golf and tennis make a difference in the lives and under-resourced youth and believes these games can help develop our younger generations into great role models in society. Joseph resides in Redondo Beach, CA, and when he is not busy in the office, he enjoys spending weekends with his grandchildren in Lake Arrowhead.

Joshua Jacobs - Board Secretary

Joshua’s childhood passion for golf and tennis led him to found TGA Premier Golf & Tennis in 2003, creating the first scalable business model for school based sports programs. Dedicated to opening doors for under-resourced youth and special needs students to develop youth through athletics, in 2010 he created the TGA Sports Foundation. Joshua started the Foundation with the idea to provide, “programs for all students who want to develop a passion for sports.” Joshua was named by Golf Magazine and Sports Illustrated in 2010 as one of the Top 40 most influential people in golf under 40, and in 2013, was recognized as one of golf’s “Innovators” by Golf Inc.  He currently serves on the PGA Golf 2.0’s National Building Blocks Committee, TGA Sports Foundation’s Board of Directors, the Southern California PGA’s Foundation Advisory Committee, and the Southern California PGA’s Growth of the Game Committee. Joshua graduated from Emory University with a B.S. in Economics and Business.  Still an avid golfer, Joshua currently resides in Westwood, CA.

Steve Tanner - Board Treasurer

Steve is a sports enthusiast who has dedicated the past 15+ years to developing national golf and tennis initiatives that are fun, social, inclusive and sustainable. He is currently the Director of League Golf for the PGA of America following 11 years as the COO of TGA Premier Golf & Tennis. Steve earned his B.A. and MBA from the University of Southern California, is deeply interested in social entrepreneurship, and is passionate about the TGA Sports Foundation because its mission aligns with his belief that sports can play a critical role in improving lives. Steve resides in Jupiter, FL with his wife Alexis, daughter Eva, and dogs Eddie and Marlee.

Nikki Gatch - Board Member

Nikki joined the TGA Sports Foundation Board in 2010 aligning with the mission of exposing students to the sports of golf and tennis. Nikki is a PGA Professional and has been in the golf industry for over 20 years. Currently, Nikki serves as the Player Development Manager for the PGA of America Southern California Market.   Nikki began her career as a traditional Golf Professional before she transitioned to the administrative side of the industry when she joined the Southern California Section of the PGA (SCPGA) of America as Junior Golf Director before eventually moving to Assistant Executive Director. Nikki also serves on various SCPGA committees, the Tiger Woods Learning Center Golf Committee, was recognized in 2012 by the Women’s Southern California Golf Association as the Golf Professional of the Year, and was inducted into the SCPGA Junior Golf Hall of Fame in 2012. Nikki graduated with a B.A. in Journalism and Broadcasting from Oklahoma State University and was a member of the OSU Women’s Golf Team. Nikki resides in San Diego County with her husband Don and their two children. Nikki’s vision for  TGASF is to grow the game of golf while positively impacting the lives of our youth.

 

Jeff Kitner - Board Member

Jeff has practiced law for over 12 years, and comes to the board with a wealth of legal knowledge and passion for sports.  Currently a partner with Jackson Walker L.L.P., Jeff focuses his practice on commercial and business litigation with an emphasis on energy, real estate, health care, and collections matters.  In addition to his legal practice, Jeff is involved in multiple civic and community activities including the Education & Animal Rescue Society, Temple Emanu-El Memberships Committee, and the Dallas Breakfast Group.  Jeff graduated from Emory University with a BA in Political Science and Sociology, and graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 2001.  Jeff currently resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife Miriam, daughter Sophie, and rescue dog Dudley.

Ross Kvinge - Board Member

Ross Kvinge is a 35 year veteran in the golf business and is currently the President and CEO of PowerBilt Golf and Chapter Director for TGA of Coachella Valley. Prior to starting his own business, he worked for Spalding Sports as the Brand Manager for Spalding Club Division and Market Director for the Top-Flight Club Division. He was soon recruited by Jack Nicklaus as the VP of sales for Nicklaus Golf Equipment. Ross began his golf industry career in Seattle, Washington, but then transferred to Palm Springs where he spent 15 years with Palm Springs Golf Equipment. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, he now calls the desert his permanent home. Happily married for 23 years, Ross has a daughter in college and twin 14 year old boys. Golf has always been a passion, but he still looks forward to summers in the Northwest and his past times of outdoor and water sport activities.

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