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2020 SCPGA Section Champion

Kyle Mendoza!

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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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Gary Sowinski completed the 4-peat at the Southern California PGA Super Senior Championship! Sowinski won by one-stroke with a four-under par 140. Photos/Recap 🔗 in the bio #SCPGASuperSenior #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

Showtime for the 104th @pga Annual Meeting!🔗 in bio to watch live meeting starting now! #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

Repost: @pga Grab a towel & stop falling back in your golf swing with this Tuesday Tip from @alisoncurdtgolf! ⛳️

Connect with a PGA Coach in your area by visiting #PGACoach #GolfCoach #GolfDrills #GolfTips

Learn from 2019 PGA Merchandiser of the Year Duncan Simms during this week’s #SCPGACatalyst. The presentation starts tomorrow, October 29th at 8am PDT. 🔗 to register is in the bio. #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

Last week, @tashabohliggolf was recognized as the latest inductee of the California Teaching & Coaching Summit. Congrats Tasha! #CASummit #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

All new California-Nevada Chat tomorrow at 10am with industry updates and details surrounding the new Supreme Golf and PGA Interactive Tee Time Marketplace partnership! #WeAreSoCalPGA 🔗 in bio. ...

Learn from Chris Lohman, Partner at Saint Street Marketing, & Greg Knuth, US Director of @underpardotcom, during this week’s #SCPGACatalyst. The presentation starts tomorrow, October 22nd at 8am PDT. 🔗 to register is in the bio. #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

Join us October 22nd at 4pm for a conversation with #1️⃣ ranked amateur in the world Rose Zhang!⁣

Rose’s Accomplishments:⁣
🌹 2019 Girls Rolex Junior Player of the Year⁣
🌹 Won U.S. Women’s Amateur (2020)⁣
🌹 Junior PGA Championship (2017)⁣
🌹 Won Junior Solheim Cup (2017, 2019)⁣
🌹 Won Junior Ryder Cup (2018)⁣
🌹 Golf Medal at 2019 Pan American Games⁣
🌹Stanford Commit⁣

To register, click the 🔗 in the bio! @rose135z ⁣

Congrats to our SCPGA Professionals that have qualified for the 2021 KitchenAid Senior PGA at Southern Hills Country Club because of their stellar play at the PGA Senior Professional Championship! #WeAreSoCalPGA ...

Don’t forget to join today’s Launchpad session featuring Chris French talking on the topic of Cart Fleets. 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⁣

Join us October 19-20 for the 4th Annual California Teaching & Coaching Summit, Virtual Sessions presented by @travismathew! ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
⁣⁣Bob Madsen, PGA, will be one of the outstanding cast of presenters. Bob was the 2017 SCPGA Teacher of the Year and is the Director of Instruction at Singing Hills Golf Resort.
To register, click the 🔗 in the bio! Attendance is Complimentary #WeAreSoCalPGA @bobmmadsengolf

Kento Yamawaki took home Low Amateur honors at the San Diego County Open after firing a three-day 12-under par total 201! Recap/photos 🔗 in the bio #SDCountyOpen ...

Ace Alert 🚨 Brandon Kida from Salt Lake City, UT had a hole-in-one on the 17th at @enagicgolfclub during the #SDCountyOpen! Congrats Brandon 👏 @kidakat15 ...

Join us October 19-20 for the 4th Annual California Teaching & Coaching Summit, Virtual Sessions presented by @travismathew! ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
⁣⁣Rick Sessinghaus, PGA, will be one of the outstanding cast of presenters. Rick is longtime coach of 2020 PGA Championship winner Collin Morikawa!⁣⁣⁣
To register, click the 🔗 in the bio! Attendance is Complimentary #WeAreSoCalPGA @ricksessinghaus

🚨GIVEAWAY CLOSED🚨 In celebration of the 4th Annual CA Teaching & Coaching Summit presented by #TravisMathew next week, we’re giving away this @travismathew hat from the 2018 #CASummit which was hosted at the @fairmontgranddelmar!

1. Like This Post
2. Follow @SCPGA & @travismathew
3. Tag at least one friend in the comments with the hash tag, #CASummit

Winner randomly selected and announced this Friday at noon! #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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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

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