The city of Los Angeles has never been short of star power. Which makes it the perfect destination for the first TGL team...
Los Angeles Golf Club (LAGC), led by an ownership group of entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian, Serena Williams and Venus Williams, is one of six founding TGL teams, with more team announcements to follow over the coming months. Each team will consist of three PGA TOUR golfers, with rosters also set to be confirmed later this year before play begins in January 2024 at a purpose-built arena in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Ohanian, who was a founding investor of LA-based NWSL team Angel City FC, will co-own LAGC with his wife Serena, their daughter, Olympia, and Serena’s sister, Venus, making this truly a family affair rooted in the LA community.
“We see tremendous opportunities to leverage technology to bring golf closer to its fans and to provide an immersive and interactive experience that will captivate both seasoned golf enthusiasts and new fan,” said Ohanian, Reddit Co-Founder and Founder of tech company Seven Seven Six (776). “To wit, my wife Serena and I have enjoyed as Olympia’s taken a liking to golf, so I’m proud to announce that they’re both owners in this club as well — as is the little one on the way! This is another piece of the legacy I’m building for my family and I hope this team can become a part of many families’ lives, too.”
As the inaugural team of TGL and the newest addition to the LA sports scene, Ohanian is aiming to make a big splash and establish LAGC as a golf club representative of the city it calls home.
“Los Angeles is the perfect home for our TGL team,” he added. “This city embodies the intersection of sports, technology, and entertainment, making it an ideal backdrop for the innovation and excitement we aim to bring to the world of golf and its fans.”
TGL plans to do things differently from traditional golf tournaments and the city of LA, with its rich history of sporting excellence and unmatched reputation as a center for entertainment and innovation, is the perfect place for TGL to kick things off.
“We’re honored to welcome Alexis, Serena, and Venus as one of TGL’s original six team ownership groups,” said TGL CEO Mike McCarley. “Through his ownership of Angel City FC, Alexis has established himself as a trailblazer in the Southern California professional sports scene. In a very short period of time, Angel City has both planted strong roots in the community and built tremendous value.
“His deep passion for the projects he undertakes combined with his innovative thinking, strategic prowess, and demonstrated success in social media and tech-focused ventures, is important as we build towards the launch of TGL. Alexis and Serena have been a part of the TMRW Sports family as investors and their enthusiasm, along with Venus, for what we’re building with TGL has been infectious. Serena and Venus represent an important part of not just TMRW Sports and TGL’s mission of access to sports for kids and families, but also an important part of the spirit and purpose of LA Golf Club.”
For more information on LAGC, check out its team hub.