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College Bound Academy prepares students for journey to higher education

While many incoming high school seniors in Southern California started their summer on vacation or sitting by the pool taking a break from their studies, participants in our annual College Bound Academy spent two weeks preparing for their path to college.

Including admissions and financial aid workshops, campus visits to the Claremont Colleges, guest speakers and training from Disneyland Marketing professionals, the program was packed with opportunities for participating students to gain inspiration, build skills, connect with peers and start their journey to higher education.

Angela Segura and Cyan Erdita connected with us to share on their experience.

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Tiger Braves Wednesday’s Rain During Afternoon Practice Session

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — The rains came and the wind strafed the Dunluce Course at Royal Portrush on Wednesday, but that other force of nature, Tiger Woods, didn’t let that stop him from putting in a bit of work on the eve of the 148th Open Championship. Amid some of the heaviest afternoon rain that […]

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TGR EDU: Global to welcome over 50 educators for 2nd International STEM Studio

TGR EDU: Global is devoted to high quality, teacher professional development around the world. We are continuing to reach an international audience by hosting the 2nd annual International STEM Studio at the flagship TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, CA in the summer of 2019. We believe that all students deserve quality education and access to highly trained educators should not stop at any borders edge.

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Earl Woods Scholars attend Global MindED conference, share key takeaways

In early June, Earl Woods Scholars Michelle Bravo and Cristian Carrasco had an exciting opportunity to attend the Global MindED conference in Denver, Colorado. Committed to creating a diverse talent pipeline through cross-collaboration, the conference united hundreds of educators, entrepreneurs, policymakers and first-generation college students, like Michelle and Cristian. Over three days, the scholars attended numerous panels, keynote presentations and workshops, including a discussion on educational equity featuring TGR Foundation’s Vice President of Programs and Education, Dr. Katherine Bihr. Michelle, a rising senior at The City University of New York’s Lehman College, and Cristian, a rising junior at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) share their takeaways from the conference.

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Scholar Voices: 4 Tips for living and thriving with depression

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States; around 7% of all U.S. adults have had at least one major depressive episode. Among the most prevalent demographics of MDD diagnoses are college students like Earl Woods Scholars. Individuals between 18-25 are more likely to have depression. Based on my own experiences with depression, I’m hoping that some of these musings alongside tips I’ve learned along the way might help.

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TGR Learning Lab Student Spotlight: My path toward a career in STEM

My earliest memories of the TGR Learning Lab began when I was walking down Gilbert Street from Gauer Elementary School to take part in the week-long, 5th grade field trip. A few years later, I was back for more, enrolling in multiple classes in the after-school program.

Being a first-generation college student comes with high amounts of pressure. I was terrified and nervous about how I was going to figure everything out. Self-doubt often clouded my mind. However, with the support of the TGR Learning Lab, as both a student and a staff member, I was able to find my footing. The TGR Learning Lab equipped me with valuable tools as I transitioned from high school to college.

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Tiger Birdies Six of Final 12 Holes for Strong Sunday Finish

PEBBLE BEACH — Tiger Woods called the onset to Saturday’s round at Pebble Beach “crap.” The description to Sunday’s start . . . well, take it away, Tiger. “Again, got off to another crappy start,” he said. The 43-year-old began his fourth round four over through the six holes that constitute the easiest stretch of […]

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Woods Ends Round 3 Even at the U.S. Open

PEBBLE BEACH — Tiger Woods was the longest of long shots heading into the third round, nine strokes back of the Gary Woodland’s 36-hole lead. If this was any other player, he would have been written off. But this is far from any player, at a place where he submitted the most dominant performance the […]

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Putter Woes, Late Stumble Spoil Tiger Woods’ Friday at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH — It was mostly a blur, and it had nothing to do with the marine layer that encamped Monterey Peninsula Friday morning. Sort of astonishing, really, given this course provides as many memorable opportunities—in scoring and scenery—as any track in the country. Tiger Woods always has a flair for the impossible, and during […]

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Tiger Has No Time For Ceremony as He Grinds Out Solid First Day at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH — Things looked dire on the 14th. Tiger Woods had sailed his greenside bunker shot at the par 5 over the flag, in a spot deader than disco, pitching out of patchy rough to a short-sided pin that sloped away. He had turned a birdie into a bogey, possibly worse, and his fourth […]

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TGR Foundation celebrates class of 2019

As caps fly and tassels turn, students around the world celebrate an academic milestone and enter a new chapter of their lives. At TGR Foundation, we took a moment to celebrate with our high school graduates who will soon be starting their freshman year at universities across the nation. Although many students were unsure of […]

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Pebble Beach wins translates to World Challenge success

For the third time since 2000, Pebble Beach Golf Links will be hosting the US Open and during that timeframe, the winner of the major has experienced success at the Hero World Challenge. This year, the US Open returns to Pebble Beach June 13-16.

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Tiger Reaches Into the Past for a Game Plan at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH — The course has been called the finest convergence of land and sea. For Tiger Woods, Pebble Beach has proved a meeting of past and present. That was the dynamic on full display during Woods’ first public round at Pebble in seven years on Monday, and the theme of his media press conference […]

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TGR EDU: Explore makes summer learning accessible

At TGR Foundation, learning doesn’t stop when the school bell sounds or the academic year ends. Through our science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and college access online curricula, students and educators alike can continue their learning on their own time and terms.

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Centinel Spine Announces Partnership with Tiger Woods

New York, NY, June 11, 2019 – Centinel Spine®, LLC, the largest privately-held spine company focused on anterior column reconstruction, today announced an important partnership with one of the most winning professional athletes of all time, Tiger Woods. This partnership brings together two leaders in their field and supports Centinel Spine’s mission to educate the […]

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TGR Foundation shines Donor Spotlight on Bank of the West

Our mission to empower students to pursue their passions through education is brought to life through award-winning programs that are supported by generous donors and partners. We are grateful for the contributions of companies and organizations that help us drive our mission forward and are proud to shine a Donor Spotlight on Bank of the […]

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Tiger Woods Finds Swing That Won At Augusta, Posts 67 With The U.S. Open at Pebble Beach On The Horizon

DUBLIN, Ohio—When he birdied the eighth hole to reach five under par on his round, Tiger Woods looked well on his way to challenging his personal best of 63 at Muirfield Village Golf Club. John Huston’s course record of 61 also appeared to be in play. And who knew if that magical 59 was possible. […]

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Tiger Posts A Two-Under Par 70, ‘The Highest Score I Could Have Shot Today’

DUBLIN, Ohio – Sailing along on a breezy Saturday morning, Tiger Woods had worked his way into the top 10 when he stepped on the 10th tee at Muirfield Village Golf Club. He had just turned in 32, four under par, and had climbed within three of the lead. “A lot of momentum going into […]

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Woods’ Round Is A ‘Mixed Bag’ That Leaves Him Seven Off Memorial Tournament Lead

DUBLIN, Ohio – Tiger Woods called his second-round effort Friday afternoon in the Memorial Tournament “a mixed bag,” and, naturally, he had some mixed feelings about it, too. The five-time winner of Jack Nicklaus’ event carded an even-par 72 at Muirfield Village Golf Club and completed 36 holes in two-under 142. He’ll begin Saturday’s third […]

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Woods Shoots 70, His Lowest Opening Round At The Memorial Since He Won It In 2012

DUBLIN, Ohio – A late burst of birdies gave Tiger Woods his first sub-par opening round in the Memorial Tournament since 2013. It also gave him something to build on. Coming off a missed cut at the PGA Championship, Woods birdied three of his last five holes Thursday for a 2-under-par 70 at Muirfield Village […]

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