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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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Good luck this week to @blockiegolf at The American Express at PGA WEST! @theamexgolf @pga_west ...

Tune in tomorrow to hear from SCPGA President Robin Shelton, PGA, during this week’s #SCPGACatalyst. The presentation starts tomorrow, January 20th at 8am PDT. 🔗 to register is in the bio. #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

Don’t miss the inaugural Mixed Pro-Pro Championship at SeaCliff Country Club on February 1st! One Male and one Female PGA Professional playing in a triple play format. Visit SCPGA.com to register. #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

It’s the final week to register as a Captain for the 2021 PGA Jr. League Season! Remember, parents are looking for healthy and responsible activities for their children - be their Game Changers this year and help them stay emotionally and physically healthy in the New Year. Click the 🔗 in the bio to register! ...

Congratulations to our SCPGA Professionals that were named Golf Digest’s Best Young Teachers! ⁣

Gavin Witzer, PGA⁣
Preston Combs, PGA⁣
Dr. Alison Curdt, PGA⁣
Tanya Dergal, PGA⁣
Ayumi Hori, PGA⁣
Jamie Puterbaugh, PGA⁣
Jordan Thomas, PGA⁣
Jake Toliver, PGA⁣
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Tomorrow’s CA-NV Chat features a stacked lineup of presenters including Seth Waugh (CEO, PGA of America), Dr. David Hamer (Professor of Global Health and Medicine at Boston University), Dr. Brad Connor (Gastronenterology, Tropical Medicine & Emerging Infectious Diseases), and Craig Kessler (Director of Governmental Affairs, SCGA). Please note the new time of 9am-10:30am. Link to register is in the bio! ...

The countdown is on... 10 more days to register as a Captain for the 2021 PGA Jr. League season! If you would like to be part of a multi-facility league, register now so you can be included in schedule conversations and placed in a league that makes the most geographical sense. Click the 🔗 in the bio to register today! ...

Join us tomorrow January 8th at 10am for the first CA-NV Chat of 2021! This week’s presenters will include Krystalyn Lee (OSHA and State standards regarding the management of COVID-19 in the workplace), Greg Raleigh, PGA (Payroll Protection Program), and Craig Kessler (Governmental Affairs). 🔗 to register in the bio #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

Tune in tomorrow to hear from Craig Kessler, PGA, during this week’s #SCPGACatalyst. The presentation starts tomorrow, January 7th at 8am PDT. 🔗 to register is in the bio. #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

Happy New Year SCPGA Members! 2021 is (finally) here. Have you registered as a @pgajrleague captain yet?! You have a little over two-weeks until the deadline, visit PGAJrLeague.com to register. Reminder, 17u Division will be offered a postseason this year so consider starting a 17u team! #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

Happy New Year from your friends at the Southern California PGA! #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

As we head into the holiday week, just a friendly reminder to register as a Captain for the 2021 PGA Jr. League season. This might be a perfect way to let families know they can give the future gift of PGA Jr. League this holiday season to the little ones in their life. If you need more information or have any questions, visit www.pgajrleague.com! Happy Holidays! ...

Repost• @pga Tuesday Tip Chip from @robdoug25 — Position Matters. @riohondogc ...

Repost• @pga Stop the Top — Brian Schippel from @scpga has a bit of advice to help you stop topping the golf ball next time you're on the course. ...

Happy Holidays from the Southern California PGA! Please note that the Section Headquarters will be closed for the holiday season beginning Thursday, December 24th, and re-opening Monday, January 4th, 2021! #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

CONTEST CLOSED: WHO IS HUNGRY!? After a great weekend of HOLIDAY GIVEAWAYS, we wrap on the #SCPGA #SeasonofGiving with a special prize to ONE lucky winner. Our lucky winner will receive a FREE lunch with #SCPGA president @robinjshelton and #SCPGA CEO @tomaddisiii This is a chance to fill your belly with food and your brain with unlimited history and knowledge of our great game of #Golf To enter follow these THREE easy steps:

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Don’t miss the final California-Nevada Chat of the year tomorrow! Featured speakers will include Dr. John Landsberger, Tony Rice, and Craig Kessler. 🔗 in bio. #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

Congratulations to the 2020 Southern California PGA @omega Players of the Year! #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

CONTEST CLOSED: GIVEAWAY TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER!! We are sure your fingers and arms are sore from all that time hitting like on our posts this week. To help with recovery, our next prize is an awesome recovery pack from @Kttape Nothing feels better after a round of golf then an ice pack and a hot and cold massage with your very own massage ball. This will be the gift that keeps you going throughout #2021 Don’t let those sore muscles keep you from golfing with your friends and family. #WeAreSoCalPGA #KTTape #Recovery #MassageBall #IcePack #HeatPack #GolfisHard #SoreMuscles #DayFour

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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.

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