Over 1,700 PGA professionals and
Geographic area stretching from
Cambria to the Mexican Border and
the Pacific Ocean to the Nevada & Arizona borders
Provides competitive playing opportunities,
education seminars and
player development initiatives
The PGA of America is the world’s largest working sports organization, comprised of 28,000 men and women golf professionals who are the recognized experts in growing, teaching and managing the game of golf, while serving millions of people throughout its 41 PGA Sections nationwide. Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has enhanced its leadership position by growing the game of golf through its premier spectator events, world-class education and training programs, significant philanthropic outreach initiatives, and award-winning golf promotions.
The Southern California Section of the PGA of America was established in 1924, and today is comprised of over 1,700 Golf Professionals working at over 500 facilities within the Section.
MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the Southern California Section (SCPGA) is the purpose of the PGA of America, to promote the enjoyment and involvement in the game of golf and to contribute to its growth by providing services to golf professionals and the golf industry. The SCPGA provides competitive playing opportunities, education seminars, and player development initiatives, within a geographic area that stretches from Cambria to the Mexican border, and from the Pacific Ocean to the Nevada and Arizona borders.
The SCPGA created the Southern California PGA Foundation to develop and administer junior golf programs as well as an increasingly wide array of other community services throughout the Section. The Southern California PGA Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and operates as a public foundation. The Foundation is involved in and supports the growth of the game of golf through initiatives such as Neighborhood Golf, Drive, Chip & Putt, Special Olympics, women’s golf, Youth on Course, CIF, California Alliance for Golf and for turfgrass research, to name a few.