Skip to Content

California Teaching & Coaching Summit

Registration Now Open!
This year’s event will be hosted October 18-19, 2021, in person at Journey at Pechanga in Temecula, presenting on the most current teaching and coaching techniques.

Introducing The SCPGA PROBLOG

Read The Latest Articles
A New Platform For The PROGRAM Magazine content.

Free Online Lesson/Event Booking Tool for PGA Members

Save time and reduce the repetitive back-and-forth trying to find a date and time for your athletes to take their next in-person lesson. With this tool you'll be able to create unlimited lessons and booking types for your students to book you online.

Join Us For The California-Nevada Chats!

Presented by the SCPGA & NCPGA
Stay current on updates pertaining to the golf industry.

Log into the SCPGA Members Area

Access content exclusively for SCPGA Members.

Find A PGA Coach Near You!

PGA.Coach
Power Your Golf Journey With A PGA Coach

SCPGA Recent News!

Stay connected with featured articles.
Scroll for more
73°

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.

Learn More

2021 Presenting Partners

Load More...
Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

Mark Geddes, PGA, of Coronado Golf Course, fired an eight-under par 136 to win the 2021 Southern California Assistant PGA Championship at Victoria Club. Way to go Mark 👏 ... See MoreSee Less

Mark Geddes, PGA, of Coronado Golf Course, fired an eight-under par 136 to win the 2021 Southern California Assistant PGA Championship at Victoria Club. Way to go Mark 👏

Comment on Facebook

Congratulations Mark! That’s what happens when you hang out with Brian Smock!

The Southern California Assistant PGA Professional Championship on July 26th officially kicks off the Championship season! Click here>> issuu.com/scpga/docs/assistant_championship_preview to read up on the Championship and find out what’s on the line at Victoria Club. ... See MoreSee Less

The Southern California Assistant PGA Professional Championship on July 26th officially kicks off the Championship season! Click here>> https://issuu.com/scpga/docs/assistant_championship_preview to read up on the Championship and find out what’s on the line at Victoria Club.

#RePost • @pga Collin Morikawa & PGA Coach @ricksessinghaus are masters of the mental approach to golf. It's safe to say Morikawa is focused at @theopen.


#PGACoach
... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago
Southern California PGA

SCPGA Staff Play Day! Thank you @pgapro1198 and @dovecanyongc for hosting us for a great afternoon of team bonding on the golf course! Who earned the most points in the triple play format?? ... See MoreSee Less

SCPGA Staff Play Day! Thank you @pgapro1198 and @dovecanyongc for hosting us for a great afternoon of team bonding on the golf course! Who earned the most points in the triple play format??

Comment on Facebook

Pretty impressive Growth of the Game foursome right there!

That is an all-star group right there. Congrats!!!

2 weeks ago
Southern California PGA

This year’s California Teaching & Coaching Summit, presented by TravisMathew, will be hosted in person at Journey at Pechanga in Temecula presenting on the most current teaching and coaching techniques. ⁣⁣
⁣⁣
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐮𝐩:⁣⁣
•Jim McLean⁣⁣
•Derek Uyeda, PGA⁣⁣
•Marcus Potter⁣⁣
•Michael Breed, PGA⁣⁣
•Chris Mayson⁣⁣
•Dr. Bhrett McCabe⁣⁣
•Mo Martin⁣⁣
•Keynote Speaker: Brandel Chamblee⁣⁣
⁣⁣

🔗 to register scpga.com/education/casummit/, spots will fill fast so don’t delay! #CASummit21
... See MoreSee Less

This year’s California Teaching & Coaching Summit, presented by TravisMathew, will be hosted in person at Journey at Pechanga in Temecula presenting on the most current teaching and coaching techniques. ⁣⁣
⁣⁣
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐮𝐩:⁣⁣
•Jim McLean⁣⁣
•Derek Uyeda, PGA⁣⁣
•Marcus Potter⁣⁣
•Michael Breed, PGA⁣⁣
•Chris Mayson⁣⁣
•Dr. Bhrett McCabe⁣⁣
•Mo Martin⁣⁣
•Keynote Speaker: Brandel Chamblee⁣⁣
⁣⁣

🔗 to register https://scpga.com/education/casummit/, spots will fill fast so don’t delay! #CASummit21
3 weeks ago
Southern California PGA

This concludes the 2021 SCPGA Pro-Junior Championship at @valencia_country_club! Thanks to everyone for coming out and making today an amazing event! @scpgajrtour
.
For the Boys Division, the Father-Son Garboski duo came out victorious finishing with a 9-under par, 63 for a one shot victory. During their impressive round, Rick and Zack carded a blemish free scorecard with 9 birdies and not a single bogey.
.
For the Girls Division, the Father-Daughter Fergin duo finished with a 7-under par, 65. Stella and Mike conquered the heat with 5 birdies and an eagle on Hole #1 to finish two shots clear of the field.
.
Full leaderboard and photo album in bio!
.
#WeAreSoCal #JuniorGolf #SCPGA #ValenciaCC
... See MoreSee Less

This concludes the 2021 SCPGA Pro-Junior Championship at @valencia_country_club! Thanks to everyone for coming out and making today an amazing event! @scpgajrtour 
.
For the Boys Division, the Father-Son Garboski duo came out victorious finishing with a 9-under par, 63 for a one shot victory. During their impressive round, Rick and Zack carded a blemish free scorecard with 9 birdies and not a single bogey.
.
For the Girls Division, the Father-Daughter Fergin duo finished with a 7-under par, 65. Stella and Mike conquered the heat with 5 birdies and an eagle on Hole #1 to finish two shots clear of the field. 
.
Full leaderboard and photo album in bio!
.
#WeAreSoCal #JuniorGolf #SCPGA #ValenciaCCImage attachment
3 weeks ago
Southern California PGA

Welcome everyone to Valencia Country Club @valencia_country_club for the SCPGA Professional-Junior Championship! It’s a beautiful day and everyone is bringing the fun to the heat!
.
#valenciacc #scpga #projunior #juniorgolf #socal
... See MoreSee Less

Jeff Jensen with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America discusses the epic drought conditions that are shaping up to be one of the worst in state history.

Full #SCPGAProBlog post > scpga.com/2021/07/09/golfs-water-use-back-in-the-crosshairs-of-regulatory-and-environmental-commu... #WeAreSoCalPGA
... See MoreSee Less

Jeff Jensen with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America discusses the epic drought conditions that are shaping up to be one of the worst in state history. 

Full #SCPGAProBlog post > https://scpga.com/2021/07/09/golfs-water-use-back-in-the-crosshairs-of-regulatory-and-environmental-community #WeAreSoCalPGA
3 weeks ago
Southern California PGA

The 2021 Women’s California State Open Champion in action yesterday! Full recap & photo gallery 🔗 in bio. #WCSO

📸 credit: 𝐀𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐳 𝐈𝐦𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠
... See MoreSee Less

The 2021 Women’s California State Open Champion in action yesterday! Full recap & photo gallery 🔗 in bio. #WCSO

📸 credit: 𝐀𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐳 𝐈𝐦𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠
Load more

You won’t want to miss the 2021 California Teaching & Coaching Summit presented by @travismathew at The Journey at Pechanga on October 18-19! We have an outstanding cast of presenters including Chris Mayson of Maderas Golf Club. 🔗 to register is in the bio #CASummit21 ...

Good luck to Angela “Buzz” Buzminski at tomorrow’s U.S. Senior Women’s Open at Brooklawn Country Club! She tee’s it up at 12:44pm EDT. ...

Join us tomorrow July 28th at 5pm to hear from Marty Hall, PGA, on how to build and market your professional brand! Marty is the Assistant Director of PGA Golf Management at the Lutgert College of Business. Open to associates of ALL sections. 🔗 to register in the bio. ...

Join us for the second three-month session of GIBS focusing on “Driving Topline Revenue at Your Facility”! Please note the updated time for our next session: Friday July 30th, 8:30am-9:30am. 🔗 to register, in the bio #SCPGAGIBS ...

Mark Geddes, PGA, of Coronado Golf Course, fired an eight-under par 136 to win the 2021 Southern California Assistant PGA Championship at Victoria Club. Way to go Mark 👏 ...

The Southern California Assistant PGA Professional Championship on July 26th officially kicks off the Championship season! Click the 🔗 in the bio to read up on the Championship and find out what’s on the line at Victoria Club. ...

LAST CALL 🚨 Don’t forget to tune-in to tomorrow’s #SCPGACatalyst featuring Oscar Delgado & Nolan Ortiz of @la84foundation! Discussion begins tomorrow July 22nd at 8am, reserve your spot using the 🔗 in the bio #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

SURVEY SAYS…

It’s giveaway time again…with a twist. Make sure to click the link in our bio to join our Golf Consumer Newsletter. This newsletter keeps you up to date on everything happening in Southern California when it comes to golf. You also get special promos and discounts from our partners that are only available to you if you are a subscriber. For this giveaway, you will be asked to fill out a quick survey to gather your interests in the game of golf. Prize packs include items from @rapsodogolf @kttape @titleist @bridgestonegolf #WeAreSoCalPGA #SCPGA #PGA #Foundation #newsletter #SurveySays #giveaway #growthegame #subscribe
...

Congratulations to #SCPGAJrTourAlumni Collin Morikawa and his PGA Coach Rick Sessinghaus! #RePost • @pgatour The Champion Golfer of the Year 🏆 @Collin_Morikawa wins The Open in his debut. #SCPGAJrTour ...

#RePost • @pga Collin Morikawa & PGA Coach @ricksessinghaus are masters of the mental approach to golf. It's safe to say Morikawa is focused at @theopen.


#PGACoach
...

SCPGA Staff Play Day! Thank you @pgapro1198 and @dovecanyongc for hosting us for a great afternoon of team bonding on the golf course! Who earned the most points in the triple play format?? ...

SAVE THE DATE! 🗓 This year’s California Teaching & Coaching Summit, presented by @travismathew, will be hosted in person at Journey at Pechanga in Temecula presenting on the most current teaching and coaching techniques. ⁣⁣
⁣⁣
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐮𝐩:⁣⁣
•Jim McLean⁣⁣
•Derek Uyeda, PGA⁣⁣
•Marcus Potter⁣⁣
•Michael Breed, PGA⁣⁣
•Chris Mayson⁣⁣
•Dr. Bhrett McCabe⁣⁣
•Mo Martin⁣⁣
•Keynote Speaker: Brandel Chamblee⁣⁣
⁣⁣

🔗 to register in the bio, spots will fill fast so don’t delay! #CASummit21
...

Ready to get back to business in person? Registration is now open for PGA Professionals and golf buyers for the 2021 #PGAShow Buying & Education Summit!

Reconnect August 9-10 at the @jwmarriottlv, just off the Las Vegas Strip for exhibitor line showings, education workshops, and multiple networking events during Las Vegas Fashion Week.

Don’t wait! Register with the link in bio.
...

We are excited to have several SCPGA professionals recognized for excellence in coaching as Dale Abraham, Bryan Lebedevitch, Jamie Mulligan, and Dave Phillips were named to Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers. A special congratulations to PGA professional Eddie Merrins for being named to Golf Magazine’s Hall of Fame. #Top100Teachers #GolfMagazine @golf_com ...

Jeff Jensen with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America discusses the epic drought conditions that are shaping up to be one of the worst in state history. Full #SCPGAProBlog post 🔗 in bio. #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

#Repost @georgiapga
・・・
Please join us in support of Gene’s family

Click the link in our bio
...

The 2021 Women’s California State Open Champion in action yesterday! Full recap & photo gallery 🔗 in bio. #WCSO

📸 credit: 𝐀𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐳 𝐈𝐦𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠
...

Turn Your Passion into a Career

Become a PGA Member

There are two pathways that lead to PGA membership — the PGA PGM Associate Program and the PGA Golf Management University Program.

Playing Ability Test

The Playing Ability Test or “PAT” is a measure of golfing ability. It means PGA Professionals have the skills needed to teach and grow the game.

MSR Requirements

Member Service Requirements, MSR, is a requirement of PGA Members. The current cycle is Cycle 15A: June 16, 2018 – June 15, 2021.

Learn More

Player Development

Player Development Best Practices

These Best Practices have proven effective at facilities across the country. Player Development is not only about instruction, it is also very much about exposure and engagement with your customers. The most successful programs integrate both golf instruction and a social component.

Learn More

Foundation Scholarships

Impacting Lives Through Golf

The Southern California PGA Foundation’s Grants and Scholarships Program is tailored toward at-risk and underprivileged youth in the Southern California community.

Learn More

Our Location

Whether you work in the golf business or are taking your first swings; every journey is unique and no one can take that journey alone.

PGA Southern California Section

3333 Concours Street
Building 2, Suite 2100
Ontario, CA 91764

GET DIRECTIONS


General Inquiries:

951.845.4653