The Southern California PGA owns and operates the California State Open. This event is truly “Open” to any amateur with a handicap index of 2.1 or better, any open professional, or any of our PGA Members. This Championship does require Qualifying or Exemptions.
The Southern California Open is the third oldest golf tourney played in the United States, with the first staged at the Los Angeles Country Club in 1900 and won by amateur Hugh May, who shot 371 for 72 holes. Today, the Southern California Open has a field of 168 players contested over three rounds, with the first and second rounds being played at Monarch Beach Golf Links and Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club. The final round will be held at Monarch Beach Golf Links with 60 & ties making cut. The Southern California Open is excited with the partnership of Oakley in helping to make the purse over $70,000.
The SCPGA operates Pre-Qualifying and Monday Qualifying for all Southern California PGA TOUR, Web.com Tour and Champions Tour events.
2017 Farmers Insurance Open Pre-Qualifying Sites
Will be announced in December 2016.
2016 Northern Trust Open Pre-Qualifying Sites
February 9 – CrossCreek Golf Course
February 10 – Olivas Links & Carlton Oaks Golf Course
February 11 – Goose Creek Golf Club
February 12 – Los Serranos Golf & Country Club (South)
**Registration will open December 15, 2015.
2016 SCPGA PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
2015 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PGA MAJOR CHAMPIONS
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TEAMS
- Honors Matches
- California Cup Matches
- SCPGA/NCPGA Senior Cup Matches
- AAA North/South Cup Matches
- Southern California Women's Cup Matches
These matches are contested against the SCGA and take the Top 10 SCPGA Professionals based on points (50% of the off year and 100% of the Match year). The Matches are held every other year on the even years. All expenses related to the tournament are covered by the Southern California PGA.
The California Cup are a newly created biennial team matches featuring the SCPGA vs. NCPGA. The 8 player team will be made up of the top players in each Section with two days of competition. The first day will be four ball matches followed by singles on the final day. Team SoCal will be made up of the Section Champion and the top 7 players on PoY standings. These fun matches are to be held in December and rotate every two years.
The Top 24 Seniors from the Senior Player of the Year Points standings are selected to compete annually against the NCPGA. The Matches span two days in Santa Maria and are a treat every year. Player dinner is included.
The top 12 players from the AAA Player of the Year points are selected to compete against the Northern California PGA’s best Assistant’s and Apprentices over two days of Matches. The NCPGA and SCPGA alternate hosting with the SCPGA hosting in event years and NCPGA in odd years. Player expenses are covered by the Southern California PGA AAA Association.
These matches see the Southern California PGA’s top eight women from the Women’s Player of the Year standings play the Top 8 women amateurs from the Women’s Southern California Golf Council in an 18-hole match that includes 9-hole team and singles matches to determine the winners. Golf and food & beverage are covered by the SCPGA Women’s program.
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