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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

The 2020 #SCPGACatalyst schedule is now available! Join us this Thursday at 8am for the first webinar of the year featuring Kevin O’Connor discussing the World Handicap System!

Register: http://scpga.com/member-services/catalyst-webinar-series

Congratulations to Bryce Seiver, Stephen Monday, Travis Cutler, Taylor Vermillion, Ariana Gilson, Anthony Leone, Jeff Johnson, PGA, and Eddie Rodarte, PGA, for their 5️⃣ years of service to the Southern California PGA! 🎉 #scpga

U.S. Kids Golf has announced the 2019 class of their Top 50 Kids Coaches Award. Congratulations to Jennifer Bermingham, Jane Rosenberg, and Gavin Witzer for earning the highest distinction for kids coaches. They will be recognized on January 22nd at the PGA Show in Orlando, FL

Don’t miss your chance to attend the Southwest PGA Teaching & Coaching Summit! To reserve your spot, click here>> https://bit.ly/2SNciia

You have likely heard about the State of California’s requirements to qualify as independent contractors, and specifically about AB5, which was will be taking effect January 1, 2020.

Visit https://scpga.com/member-services/ab-5-independent-contractors to read all about the upcoming changes. #AB5

Team Southern California PGA wins the 2019 California Cup Matches 5-7! #CalCup #SCPGA #MoreThanAMember

https://scpga.com/news/2019-california-cup-matches

Happy Holidays from your friends at the #SCPGA! Who’s ready for the chance at five daily giveaway prize packages? #5DaysOfGiveaways

Besure to follow along on the @SCPGA & @SCPGAJRTOUR Instagram pages for a change to win this holiday season!

Congratulations to 2019 Southern California PGA Golf Professional of the Year, Dr. Alison Curdt! #MoreThanAMember #SCPGA

Media Release: https://bit.ly/35mwGdm

The Fall Issue of the PROgram Magazine is now available online, stay connected with all things #SCPGA! #MoreThanAMember

Read it here > https://bit.ly/2Yb0wiv

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Duncan Simms, PGA, of Oak Creek Golf Club was honored by the @pga for his 2019 Public Merchandiser of the Year Award prior to the @pgagolfshows in Orlando! #congrats #scpga ... See MoreSee Less

Duncan Simms, PGA, of Oak Creek Golf Club was honored by the @pga for his 2019 Public Merchandiser of the Year Award prior to the @pgagolfshows in Orlando! #Congrats #SCPGA

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Congrats Duncan! #scpgaprez #morethanamember

So handsome!

Nice work!!

23 days until #THEGIVE charity tournament at Virginia Country Club! The event supported by the John Mallinger charitable foundation aims to generate $200,000 for SCPGA Foundation scholarships. Click here to read more>> bit.ly/2R23uE2 #SCPGA #SCPGAFoundation ... See MoreSee Less

23 days until #THEGIVE charity tournament at Virginia Country Club! The event supported by the John Mallinger charitable foundation aims to generate $200,000 for SCPGA Foundation scholarships. Click here to read more>> https://bit.ly/2R23uE2 #SCPGA #SCPGAFoundation

Pleased to have Kevin O’Connor from @thescga here at Section HQ to talk about the all-new World Handicap System (WHS)! To learn more, click here>> bit.ly/2TxjXBE ... See MoreSee Less

Pleased to have Kevin O’Connor from @thescga here at Section HQ to talk about the all-new World Handicap System (WHS)! To learn more, click here>> https://bit.ly/2TxjXBEImage attachment

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Good luck to Brian Smock in this week’s The American Express tournament in La Quinta! #scpga #MoreThanAMember #pgatour ... See MoreSee Less

Good luck to Brian Smock in this week’s The American Express tournament in La Quinta! #scpga #MoreThanAMember #pgatourImage attachment

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Good luck smock #bsmock#callawaynation

Good luck, Brian!

Team Smock!

Play well Brian

Best of luck out there Brian Smock!

Do it!

#throwdown Brian!

Good luck Brian Smock🤜🏽

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The @pgagolfshows in Orlando begins next week! To schedule an appointment with #scpga partner Medterra, please reach out to your local @medterracbd rep. Email golf@medterracbd.com or text 949.590.7191 #scpgapartnerad ... See MoreSee Less

The @pgagolfshows in Orlando begins next week! To schedule an appointment with #SCPGA partner Medterra, please reach out to your local @medterracbd rep. Email golf@medterracbd.com or text 949.590.7191 #SCPGAPartnerAd

Want to learn more about the World Handicap System? Two opportunities tomorrow; 8am Catalyst Webinar and a 10am in person seminar at SCPGA Headquarters.

scpga.com/member-services/catalyst-webinar-series/
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Want to learn more about the World Handicap System? Two opportunities tomorrow; 8am Catalyst Webinar and a 10am in person seminar at SCPGA Headquarters.

https://scpga.com/member-services/catalyst-webinar-series/

The 2020 #SCPGACatalyst schedule is now available! Join us this Thursday at 8am for the first webinar of the year featuring Kevin O’Connor discussing the World Handicap System!

Register: scpga.com/member-services/catalyst-webinar-series
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The 2020 #SCPGACatalyst schedule is now available! Join us this Thursday at 8am for the first webinar of the year featuring Kevin O’Connor discussing the World Handicap System!

Register: scpga.com/member-services/catalyst-webinar-series

Congratulations to Bryce Seiver, Stephen Monday, Travis Cutler, Taylor Vermillion, Ariana Gilson, Anthony Leone, Jeff Johnson, PGA, and Eddie Rodarte, PGA for their 5️⃣ years of service to the Southern California PGA! 🎉 #scpga ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Bryce Seiver, Stephen Monday, Travis Cutler, Taylor Vermillion, Ariana Gilson, Anthony Leone, Jeff Johnson, PGA, and Eddie Rodarte, PGA for their 5️⃣ years of service to the Southern California PGA! 🎉 #scpga

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Thank you all for supporting the PGA and our member's.

Thank you to the best team in the land and congrats on 5 years!! #scpgaprez

All of you can’t be thanked enough!

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Duncan Simms, PGA, of Oak Creek Golf Club was honored by the @pga for his 2019 Public Merchandiser of the Year Award prior to the @pgagolfshows in Orlando! #Congrats #SCPGA ...

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23 days until #THEGIVE charity tournament at Virginia Country Club! It is an honor and a privilege to partner with the @johnmallinger Charitable Foundation and VCC. All proceeds from The Give will directly impact local high school students and student-athletes through the SCPGA Foundation’s College Scholarship program. Read more through the 🔗in bio. #SCPGA #SCPGAFoundation #VirginiaCountryClub #TheGive ...

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The @pgagolfshows in Orlando begins next week! To schedule an appointment with #SCPGA partner Medterra, please reach out to your local @medterracbd rep. Email golf@medterracbd.com or text 949.590.7191 #SCPGAPartnerAd ...

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Want to learn more about the World Handicap System? Two opportunities tomorrow; 8am Catalyst Webinar and a 10am in person seminar at SCPGA Headquarters. 🔗 in bio. ...

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The 2020 #SCPGACatalyst schedule is now available! Join us this Thursday at 8am for the first webinar of the year featuring Kevin O’Connor discussing the World Handicap System! 🔗 in bio. ...

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Congratulations to Bryce Seiver, Stephen Monday, Travis Cutler, Taylor Vermillion, Ariana Gilson, Anthony Leone, Jeff Johnson, PGA, and Eddie Rodarte, PGA, for their 5️⃣ years of service to the Southern California PGA! 🎉 #scpga ...

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New year, new gear! Thank you to @antiguasportswear for the awesome new apparel in 2020. #SCPGA #Antigua #OOTD #StaffUniforms #instafashion ...

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U.S. Kids Golf has announced the 2019 class of their Top 50 Kids Coaches Award. Congratulations to Jennifer Bermingham, Jane Rosenberg, and Gavin Witzer for earning the highest distinction for kids coaches. They will be recognized on January 22nd at the PGA Show in Orlando, FL #USKids #MoreThanAMember #golf ...

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Happy Holidays from the Southern California PGA! We hope everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday season ❄️ #scpga #MoreThanAMember ...

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CONTEST CLOSED: On the last day of the #5DaysOfGiveaways we are putting a Masters package up for grabs! #SCPGA
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You have likely heard about the State of California’s requirements to qualify as independent contractors, and specifically about AB5, which will be taking effect January 1, 2020. Visit SCPGA.com (🔗 in bio) to read all about the upcoming changes. #AB5 ...

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#repost @akramergolf47 “An unforgettable experience with a great group of guys I will forever cherish ⛳️🏆 #CalCup” #MoreThanAMember #SCPGA ...

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@brucenakamura almost got a hole in one at the 8th hole at the Valley Club of Montecito! 😯 #scpga #CalCup #CalCupMatches ...

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Team Southern California PGA wins the 2019 California Cup Matches 5-7! #CalCup #SCPGA #MoreThanAMember 🔗 in bio. ...

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CONTEST CLOSED: Get ready to watch some golf movie classics this holiday season! Up for grabs on day four of the #5DaysOfGivaways is a golf movie combo package!
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Huge thank you to @donald_ross_sport for outfitting team #SCPGA at the 2019 California Cup Matches! #CalCup #MoreThanAMember ...

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Latest News

2019 Special Awards Nominees

August 12, 2019

2019 Special Awards Nominees…Congratulations to the following 2019 Special Awards Nominees. Questions? Contact Sharon Curfman scurfman@pgahq.com

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2019 California Teaching & Coaching Summit

May 24, 2019

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SCPGA Clinic With Compton Unified Schools

May 30, 2019

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