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2020 SoCal Open

Indian Wells & Desert Willow, September 1-3
The SCPGA is excited to share the rescheduling of the SoCal Open that was originally cancelled in March.

Free Golf For A Year Sweepstakes

Want to win 12 twosomes to play SoCal’s finest tracks?

Back2Golf

The PGA of America has released their Back2Golf guidelines for PGA Members available on the COVID-19 tab.

SCGA/SCPGA Launch "Do Your Part, Play Safe" Campaign

Visit the landing page linked below for current information.

PGA Frisco

Beginning in 2023, PGA Frisco will be hosting some of golf's most exciting and storied tournaments. Follow the link to see what the future at PGA Frisco has in store.
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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

Elizabeth Schultz erases a seven shot deficit to claim the 2020 Women’s California State Open title by a single stroke!

Full recap/photo gallery: http://scpga.com/news/wcso20 #WomensCaliforniaStateOpen #WCSO #SCPGA

Aki Yorihiro, founder of @sacksparente, joins this week’s #SCPGACatalyst! The presentation starts tomorrow, August 6th at 8am PDT.

🔗 to register: https://bit.ly/2EUrvJz

Round one of the Women’s California State Open is underway at Bear Creek Golf Club! #WeAreSoCalPGA #WomensCalState #CSO leaderboard: https://bit.ly/33s2nnt

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Doubles Golf Week in America is coming August 17-23! Register your two-man team and post a nine-hole score to trigger a donation in your team’s name to the Golf Emergency Relief Fund.
Registration 🔗: www.doublesgolf.com/
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Have you signed up yet for the PGA Show Connects Virtual Summit!?

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Have you signed up yet for the PGA Show Connects Virtual Summit!?

Register: https://bit.ly/3fPaaP0

Join us Tuesday, September 1st from 9am to 12pm for the Virtual Southern California Women’s Golf Summit! 🏌️‍♀️ The Summit will include empowering speakers from the golf industry who will focus on topics that include life on tour, diversity, the state of the game and the future of women’s golf.

🔗 to register>> bit.ly/2Fcq9tO
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Join us Tuesday, September 1st from 9am to 12pm for the Virtual Southern California Women’s Golf Summit! 🏌️‍♀️ The Summit will include empowering speakers from the golf industry who will focus on topics that include life on tour, diversity, the state of the game and the future of women’s golf. 

🔗 to register>> https://bit.ly/2Fcq9tO

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Great start for Collin but let's not for get Jordan Spieth the next prodigy. LOL

Well done Team Morikawa! A very impressive performance.

@pga Jeff Hart from DEEEEEEEEP. #teamof20 #PGAChamp #WeAreSoCalPGA ... See MoreSee Less

Jamie Jacobs of Encinitas claims the low amateur honors at the 2020 Women’s California State Open today at Bear Creek Golf Club! #WomensCaliforniaStateOpen #SCPGA ... See MoreSee Less

Jamie Jacobs of Encinitas claims the low amateur honors at the 2020 Women’s California State Open today at Bear Creek Golf Club! #WomensCaliforniaStateOpen #SCPGA

Comment on Facebook Jamie Jacobs of ...

Great playing Jamie! All the best in your golfing career/future. Congratulations! #scpgaprez #wearesocalpga

Congratulations Jamie way to go.

Congrats Jamie!

Elizabeth Schultz erases a seven shot deficit to claim the 2020 Women’s California State Open title by a single stroke!

Full recap/photo gallery: scpga.com/news/wcso20 #WomensCaliforniaStateOpen #WCSO #SCPGA
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Elizabeth Schultz erases a seven shot deficit to claim the 2020 Women’s California State Open title by a single stroke! 

Full recap/photo gallery: scpga.com/news/wcso20 #WomensCaliforniaStateOpen #WCSO #SCPGA

Comment on Facebook Elizabeth Schultz ...

Congratulations Elisabeth! I apologize I was unable to present you the trophy. All the best in your career and nice playing! #scpgaprez #wearesocalpga

Nicely played Elizabeth!

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@DoublesGolfUSA Week in America is coming August 17-23! Register your two-man team and post a nine-hole score to trigger a donation in your team’s name to the Golf Emergency Relief Fund. Registration 🔗 in the bio #DoublesGolf ...

Join us Tuesday, September 1st from 9am to 12pm for the Virtual Southern California Women’s Golf Summit! 🏌️‍♀️ The Summit will include empowering speakers from the golf industry who will focus on topics that include life on tour, diversity, the state of the game and the future of women’s golf. 🔗 to register in the bio. @thescga #WomensGolfSummit ...

#WeAreSoCalPGA is never more true at the first major of the year. Congrats to our Junior Tour Alum @collin_morikawa on winning the @pgachampionship 🔥🔥🔥 And to #SCPGA member @ricksessinghaus for helping Collin every step of the way. #WinnerWinner #Champion #pgachampionship #HomeGrown #firstofmany ...

@pga Jeff Hart from DEEEEEEEEP. #TeamOf20 #PGAChamp #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

Jeff Hart is off the tee in his first PGA Championship! #WeAreSoCalPGA @pga @pgachampionship ...

Jamie Jacobs of Encinitas claims the low amateur honors at the 2020 Women’s California State Open today at Bear Creek Golf Club! #WomensCaliforniaStateOpen #SCPGA ...

Elizabeth Schultz erases a seven shot deficit to claim the 2020 Women’s California State Open title by a single stroke! Full recap/photo gallery 🔗 in bio. #WomensCaliforniaStateOpen #WCSO #SCPGA ...

The SCPGA will be well represented at this year’s @pgachampionship! Jeff Hart, PGA, will tee off at 7AM PST. Best of luck Jeff! #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

The #TeamOf20 at the 2020 @pgachampionship includes SCPGA member Jeff Hart! #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

Aki Yorihiro, founder of @sacksparente, joins this week’s #SCPGACatalyst! The presentation starts tomorrow, August 6th at 8am PDT. 🔗 to register is in the bio. #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

It’s not too late to create your PGA.Coach profile! Look for heavy marketing this week during the coverage of the #PGAChampionship! #WeAreSoCalPGA @alisoncurdtgolf ...

@pgachampionship week is finally here! Who’s ready to watch the @pgatour compete on the beautiful @tpchardingpark in the @norcalpga!? #PGAChampionship @pga ...

Join tomorrow’s California-Nevada PGA Chat at 10am PDT to hear from Dr. John Landsberger (COVID-19 Consultant), Barry Deach (Tournament Director, PGA Championship), Tom Smith, PGA (General Manager, Harding Park), & Kevin Fitzgerald (Assistant Director of Governmental Affairs, SCGA). Those attending will earn 1 MSR credit. 🔗 to register in the bio. ...

The Southern California PGA is excited to announce that the 2020 Southern California Open has been rescheduled for September 1-3 at Indian Wells & Desert Willow Resorts in the Coachella Valley! The 288 player field will be limited to 100 amateurs, registration opens tonight at 5pm PST. 🔗 in bio. #WeAreSoCalPGA #SoCalOpen ...

Zeb Welborn, CEO of 19th Hole Media, joins this week’s #SCPGACatalyst for a discussion on “How to Become a Social Golf Pro”! The presentation starts tomorrow, July 30th at 8am PDT. 🔗 to register is in the bio. #WeAreSoCalPGA @zebwelborn ...

Congratulations to Frank Talarico for being selected as the fifth Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Northwest Section! @ftalarico @pacificnwpga @pga ...

Want to win 12 twosomes to play SoCal’s finest tracks?
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We’re excited to announce the 12 participating courses in the “Free Golf For A Year Sweepstakes!” Participating courses include: Anaheim Hills Golf Course, Arrowood Golf Course, Black Golf Golf Club, Industry Hills Golf Club, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, PGA West, Rams Hill Golf Club, Monarch Beach Golf Links, Sandpiper Golf Club, Sherwood Country Club, SilverRock Resort and Victoria Club.
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Click the 🔗 in our bio to enter thru 8/24/20. Winner will be announced on 8/25/20. Swing away & good luck! #WeAreSoCalPGA #SCPGA #Golf #Golfer #Sweeps #Sweepstakes #GolfLife #Contest #InstaGolf #GripAndRip
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Join this week’s #SCPGACoachChat tomorrow, July 29th at 9am. We will be joined by PGA Professional Michael Block from Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club. 🔗 to chat is in the bio. #WeAreSoCalPGA @blockiegolf ...

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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.

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

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