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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!
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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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Read all about the latest updates affecting the golf industry from SCGA Director of Governmental Affairs Craig Kessler in the SCPGA PROgram magazine! 🔗 in the bio #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

Happy Birthday to SCPGA Executive Director/CEO @tomaddisiii. Many wishes on your big day! 🎂🎉🥳 ...

Join the final Launchpad session today at 4pm featuring Kyle Mendoza presenting on the topic of Coaching. Complete your Level 1 PGM Education through SCPGA Launchpad! 🚀 ⁣

To register, click the 🔗 in the bio. #WeAreSoCalPGA⁣

Happy Thanksgiving from the SCPGA! 🦃 ...

Read all about the inaugural “The Invitational” — hosted in support of the @scpgafoundation’s Grants, Scholarship, and ClubsForeYouth programs — in the PROgram magazine! 🔗 in the bio #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

If you are an eligible PGA Member, check your email for the SCPGA Board of Directors ballot! If you have any questions, email Jeff Johnson at #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

Happy Birthday to SCPGA Vice President @robinjshelton! We wish you many birdies on your big day 🐦 🎂 ...

The Drive of a Champion chronicles PGA Professional Geoffrey Dean’s incredible fortitude and perseverance in the face of adversity! Click the 🔗 in the bio to read the full article #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

All new California-Nevada Chat tomorrow at 10am with industry updates from Dr. John Landsberger, Don Rea (PGA of America Secretary), and Kevin Fitzgerald (Assistant Director of Governmental Affairs, SCGA)! #WeAreSoCalPGA 🔗 in bio. ...

Tune in tomorrow to learn from Rick Sessinghaus, PGA, during this week’s #SCPGACatalyst. The presentation starts tomorrow, November 19th at 8am PDT. 🔗 to register is in the bio. #WeAreSoCalPGA @ricksessinghaus ...

Check out the President’s Report in the latest issue of the PROgram Magazine! 🔗 in the bio #WeAreSoCalPGA @pgapro1198 ...

Jeff Templeton, PGA, and Joan Higgins of @glendoracountryclub defend their home turf to win the SCPGA Professional-Lady! They finished the day with a 31 in the Stableford format. Photos/Recap 🔗 in the bio #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

Last chance to register for today’s Launchpad session at 4pm featuring Jeffrey Brothers talking on the topic of Business Planning. Complete your Level 1 PGM Education through SCPGA Launchpad! 🚀 ⁣

Benefits include:⁣
✅ Level 1 Work Experience Completion⁣
✅ Mentors will help you and serve as a resource⁣
✅ Support from other Associates and Mentors⁣
✅ Networking with numerous Golf Professionals⁣

Each Monday a new presenter will guide you through Level 1 materials! To register, click the 🔗 in the bio. #WeAreSoCalPGA⁣

ICYMI — Gunner Wiebe wasn't going to be denied winning the National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship 🏆 repost (via @pga) ...

Congrats to Gunner Wiebe! @gunner.wiebe @pga
Congratulations to Gunner Wiebe on winning the 44th National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship.

Gunner Wiebe is gunning for the title at the 44th National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship. He currently sits atop the leaderboard at 7️⃣ under par through two rounds! #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

Good luck to our Assistants in the field this week at the 44th National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship! #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

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.

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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.

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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.

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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


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