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2020 SCPGA Section Champion

Kyle Mendoza!

2020 SCPGA Special Award Winners

The winners will be honored during the 2020 President's Dinner!

Christopher Evans

2020 SoCal Open Champion

2020 SCPGA Senior PGA Professional Champion

PGA Professional Alan Sorensen Hits The Jackpot At Soboba!
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About the Southern California PGA Section

Making the Game Better for Nearly 100 Years

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. 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, educational seminars, and player development initiatives, within a geographic area that stretches from Baywood Park to the Mexican border and from the Pacific Ocean to the Nevada and Arizona borders.

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2020 Presenting Partners

Congratulations to the 2020 SCPGA Section Champion, Kyle Mendoza, PGA, of the Farms Golf Club!

Recap/photos: #SCPGASectionChamp #WeAreSoCalPGA

Round 2 of the Southern California PGA Section Championship is in the books! #SCPGASectionChamp

Full recap & photo gallery:

Steve Saunders & James Schacht share the lead at 66 after round one in the desert!


Christopher Evans captures the 2020 SoCal Open with a three-day total of 19-under par 197 at Indian Well Golf Resort and Desert Willow Golf Resort.
Recap/Photos 🔗 in the bio>>

Christopher Evans leads the pack with a two-day, -16, under par! The field has been cut to 81 players and the final round will concluded tomorrow on the Indian Wells Players a Course. #SoCalOpen #WeAreSoCalPGA


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Congratulations to the 2020 SCPGA Section Champion, Kyle Mendoza, PGA, of the Farms Golf Club! Recap/photos 🔗 in bio. #SCPGASectionChamp #WeAreSoCalPGA @mendozagolf87 @thefarmsgolfclub ...

Kyle Mendoza of The Farms Golf Club makes the turn with a three-stroke lead and sits at nine-under par. Don’t miss any of the dramatic finish, live scoring in the bio. @ironwoodcountryclub760 @mendozagolf87 @thefarmsgolfclub ...

The Southern California PGA Professional final round has begun! Who will etch their name in the perpetual trophy? 🏆 Live scoring for final groups available in the bio #SCPGASectionChamp #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

Jeff Jones, PGA, joins this week’s #SCPGACatalyst to discuss “Stroke & Distance: My World From Age 8 to 30”. The presentation starts tomorrow, September 17th at 8am PDT. 🔗 to register is in the bio. #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

🚨The Final Round is Here🚨 The #SCPGA Section Championship will conclude with the third and final round tomorrow morning at @ironwoodcountryclub760 . Here is your chance to prove how smart you are. Tag or comment below who will walk away the 2020 Section Champ and what there three day score will be. The person who picks the winner and is closest to their final score will win an awesome prize pack from our partner @KTTape Don’t forget to follow around for live hole by hole scoring on our website #WeAreSoCalPGA #TheChampisHere #IronwoodCC #IndianWellsGolfResort #WhoWillAdvance #CrowningAChamp #GoLow #KTTape COMMENT BELOW 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 ...

Kyle Mendoza (-8), holds the 36-hole lead at the #SCPGASectionChamp! Final round begins tomorrow at Ironwood Country Club! @mendozagolf87 #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

#Repost @nikki_gatch Worth your time to follow @thetakeawaygolf! Great insight into the golf industry and great guests! Had fun with them last week! 🔗 in bio. #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

The SCPGA is proud to present the 4th Annual California Teaching & Coaching Summit on October 19-20, from 9am-noon each day. This year’s summit will be hosted online through GoToWebinar, presenting the most current teaching and coaching techniques. ⁣⁣

✨Lineup of Speakers:⁣
Mark Blackburn, PGA⁣
Kevin Kirk, PGA⁣
Jamie Mulligan, PGA⁣
Justin Parsons, PGA⁣
Dr. Bhrett McCabe⁣
Neale Smith, M.S.⁣
Tasha Bohlig, PGA⁣
Bob Madsen, PGA⁣
Eric Horve, PGA⁣
Randy Chang, PGA⁣
To learn more and register, please click the 🔗 in the bio. #WeAreSoCalPGA

3️⃣ days left until the biggest tournament of the year, the #SCPGASectionChamp! The winner will have their game tested against fierce competition and tough golf courses over the course of 3 rounds. #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

Join tomorrow’s California-Nevada PGA Chat at 10am PDT to hear from Lt. Col. Dan “Noonan” Rooney (Founder & CEO, Folds of Honor) and Craig Kessler (Director of Governmental Affairs, SCGA). Those attending will earn 1 MSR credit. 🔗 to register in the bio. ...

4️⃣ day left until the #SCPGASectionChamp! There will be 4 Rules Officials at this year’s Championship: Rules Committee Chair Ron O’Connor, PGA, Gary Albin, Lee Wortman, and Keith Reinking. #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

5️⃣ days until the #2020SCPGASectionChamp! The top 5 players on the Player of the Year Points leaderboard heading into the Championship are: Michael Block, Vinnie Poncino, Kyle Kelly, Alan Scheer, & Kyle Mendoza #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

Congrats to Kimberly Coleman of Vista Valley Country Club on earning LPGA Professional of the Year! @lpga_pros
Excited to announce our 2020 National Award winners!

Congratulations to Courtney Mahon (Teacher of the Year), Kimberly Coleman (Professional of the Year), Maria Lopez (Coach of the Year), and Stephanie Peareth (Junior Golf Leader of the Year) 👏

Rob Oosterhuis, PGA, CCM, CCE, joins this week’s #SCPGACatalyst to discuss “Food And Beverage For The Golf Professional Who Doesn’t Know About Food And Beverage”. The presentation starts tomorrow, September 10th at 8am PDT. 🔗 to register is in the bio. #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

Congratulations to our 2020 #SCPGASpecialAwards winners! This year, we are honoring 11 outstanding Southern California PGA Members for their leadership and innovation in the game and business of golf. Click the 🔗 in the bio to see our award winners! #SCPGA #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

Greyson Leach of Rolling Hills Estates takes home the Inland Empire Amateur Championship finishing at 10-under par for the three days (69-66-64) 🏆🏆🏆#ieamateur #championshipflight ...

Mark Miller of West Covina wins the Senior Division of the Inland Empire Amateur Championship with rounds of 77-70-70 #ieam #seniordivision ...

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