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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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A pair of Ryan hit the jackpot at Journey at Pechanga! Your 2021 Member-Associate Champions are PGA Professional Ryan Kennedy and PGA associate Ryan Nomura. Photos and Recap 🔗 in the bio. ...

Registration now open! Hosted virtually on Zoom, this event is complimentary to attend and is open to PGA/LPGA Members in addition to High School/College Coaches. Register by clicking the link in bio! #SCPGA #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

Join us for tomorrow’s #SCPGACatalyst featuring General Manager of Arrowood Golf Course Tom Son, PGA! He will be discussing the impact and importance of the SCPGA Mentorship Program. 🔗 to register in the bio. #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

Yesterday, after the Final Round on the Wanamaker Course, Dr. Alison Curdt, PGA finished at T13 with an impressive overall score of 223 (74-73-76) at the @PGA Women’s Stroke Play Championship! Great job, we are forever proud of you, Alison. #WeAreSoCalPGA #SCPGA ...

Round Two of The PGA Women’s Stroke Play Championship has concluded on the Ryder Course. After an impressive two-over par, 73 Dr. Alison Curdt now sits in 12th. Good luck to Alison as she goes into the Final Round and competes on the Wanamaker Course! #SCPGA #WeAreSoCal ...

The PGA Women’s Stroke Play Championship has begun at PGA Golf Club! Round one is in the books and our very own Dr. Alison Curdt currently sits T-7 after firing a two-over par 74 on the Wanamaker Course. Good luck to Alison as she plays on the Ryder Course tomorrow! #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

We are incredibly proud of our Junior Tour Alumna and new Associate, T.J! Keep doing amazing things! #Repost @sherwoodcountryclubofficial with @make_repost
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Each year, SCC chooses two employees of the year – one from the front of the house / and one from the back of the house. We’re pleased to announce T.J. Kliebphipat as our first winner for the 2020 year that just ended! Although a newer addition to our team, T.J. has adapted quickly to Sherwood’s needs and has not stopped moving forward. Her “can do” attitude is refreshing along with the energy and excellence she brings to everything she does. Most of her tenure has been during our challenging 2020 COVID year when everyone had to adapt quickly and move forward. T.J. raised her hand to every opportunity to learn new things and do what was necessary outside of her regular job duties. When the Golf Shop Merchandiser position opened, she stepped in to learn and assist with members’ needs, and just last month, she was promoted to that same position. We are proud and excited to watch her grow as a golf professional for many years ahead.
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Don’t forget to register for the inaugural Fore Youth Pro-am; benefitting the SCPGA Foundation’s ClubsForeYouth Program and in support of the Hayley Moore Foundation mission to end childhood bullying. Held at Pauma Valley Country Club, in Pauma Valley, CA. ...

Quiet on the set! 🤫 Filming for the 2021 @thescga Swing Tips is underway at @elniguelcc today. Stay tuned for a new batch of tips from PGA.Coach certified instructors. #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

In honor of Black History Month we remember Charlie Sifford! Sifford was the first African-American to become a member of the PGA Tour in 1961. Sifford won two PGA Tour events at the Greater Hartford Open Invitational in 1967 and the Los Angeles Open in 1969. Most of all, Sifford became a well known pioneer for minorities in the game of golf and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2004. #SCPGA #GolfHistory #BHM ...

Happy National Girls and Women in Sports Day! #WeAreSoCalPGA #GirlsWithGame #nationalgirlsandwomeninsportsday ...

Tune in tomorrow to hear from John Kulow, PGA, during this week’s #SCPGACatalyst. The presentation starts tomorrow, February 4th at 8am PDT and will be a great chance to hear about the myriad of educational opportunities available this year (including Launchpad, Catalyst, and the mentorship program). 🔗 to register is in the bio. #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

The Haley Moore Foundation and Southern California PGA Foundation are co-hosting the Fore Youth Pro-Am benefitting the Southern California PGA Foundation’s ClubsForeYouth® program and the Haley Moore Foundation’s mission to end childhood bullying. The inaugural event will take place at the historical Pauma Valley Country Club in Pauma Valley, California, on May 10th, 2021. Link in the bio. @haleymoore14 @paumavalleycc ...

David Podas, PGA & Hannah Haythorne of Bel-Air Country Club are the Mixed Professional-Professional Champions after fired a six-under par 66 at SeaCliff Country Club #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

I spy a player who made the cut at the @farmersinsopen this week. Congrats to our Section Champion @mendozagolf87 on two awesome rounds of 73 and 69 to sit T40 heading into the weekend. Show Kyle some love in the comments below for his 💪🏻💪🏻 play and make sure to watch this weekend!! #WeAreSoCalPGA #Madethecut #pgatour #FarmersInsuranceOpen2021 VC: @mendogolf25 ...

Ever wonder what it takes to prepare the course each day for golfers just like you? Visit the 🔗 in our bio to watch the @monarchbeachgolflinks maintenance team in action for the premier of their short film, #UNSUNGHEROES, on YouTube! #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

Good luck to @mendozagolf87 at the @farmersinsopen! He tees off today at 11am. @thefarmsgolfclub ...

Tune in tomorrow to hear from Zeb Welborn during this week’s #SCPGACatalyst. The presentation starts tomorrow, January 28th at 8am PDT. 🔗 to register is in the bio. #WeAreSoCalPGA @zebwelborn ...

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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.

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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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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