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We position the Southern California PGA Section and our Members as leaders in the business, teaching and playing the game and impacting lives through golf.

The SCPGA Foundation

ClubsForeYouth®
SCPGA provides local student-athletes, specifically female youth, with adequate resources needed to experience important recreational opportunities at high schools throughout Southern California.

Educational Opportunities

Earn MSR and Network with fellow PGA Professionals
Members can take part in our bi-weekly online Catalyst Webinars as well as Seminars and Educational events throughout Southern California.

Competitive Playing Opportunities

We Host Over 150 Tournaments A Year
The SCPGA is proud to conduct competitive playing opportunities for all SCPGA Members and Associates. In addition, we also offer competitive opportunities through events like PGA TOUR (and PGA TOUR Champions) Qualifiers, California State Open, Women’s California State Open, SoCal Open, and the Inland Empire Amateur Championship.
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About the Southern California PGA Section

Making the Game Better for over 80 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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2019 Presenting Partners

Sign up for this weeks Catalyst Webinar and earn MSR. Join us straight from your desk or phone. Click the link to sign up https://t.co/YVtDuPqhKk

Who’s ready for the Women’s California State Open July 16-17 at La Costa!? Only a few days left to register. #WCSO #SCPGA

Sign up: https://t.co/ZHczGDndCS

Issei Tanabe of Los Angeles claims the Low Amateur honors at the 120th California State Open with a five-under par, 283 total for the Championship! #CSO #SCPGA

Recap/photos: https://t.co/gr9FmuurQx

Josh Anderson of Murrieta finishes at 15-under par and wins the 120th California State Open after a one hole playoff! #CSO

Recap/photos: https://t.co/gr9FmuurQx #SCPGA

Mark Hensby makes a charge at the 120th #CSO & currently has a one stroke lead at 14-under par with 6 holes to play! #SCPGA

Live scoring: https://t.co/gr9FmuurQx

Who will claim the title today at the final round of the 120th California State Open! #CSO #SCPGA

Leaderboard: https://t.co/gr9FmuurQx

Josh Anderson of Murrieta surges in round three of the California State Open! Posting rounds of 68/68/67, Anderson’s 13-under par gives him a three stroke advantage heading into tomorrow’s final round. #CSO

Leaderboard, photos & recap: https://t.co/gr9FmuurQx

The lineup is here.... are you ready?

The California Teaching & Coaching Summit is guaranteed to sell out. Snag your spot today by clicking the link https://t.co/VEvWYGWi0X

If you are an out of State PGA Member or LPGA, please email scurfman@pgahq.com to sign up!

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Don't forget to sign up for the 4th annual Women’s California State Open on July 16-17, 2019. All women professionals and amateurs are eligible to participate in the 36-hole Championship! Registration closes tomorrow, July 10th at 1pm PST >>> Click here to register - bit.ly/2LdoUwf
Thank you to our partner Carlsbad Golf Center, Haus of Grey / Heather Grey and Pepsi for supporting this event!
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Dont forget to sign up for the 4th annual Women’s California State Open on July 16-17, 2019. All women professionals and amateurs are eligible to participate in the 36-hole Championship! Registration closes tomorrow, July 10th at 1pm PST >>> Click here to register - http://bit.ly/2LdoUwf
Thank you to our partner Carlsbad Golf Center, Haus of Grey / Heather Grey and Pepsi for supporting this event!

Sign up for this weeks Catalyst Webinar and earn MSR. Join us straight from your desk or phone. Click the link to sign up bit.ly/catalyst-webinar ... See MoreSee Less

Sign up for this weeks Catalyst Webinar and earn MSR. Join us straight from your desk or phone. Click the link to sign up http://bit.ly/catalyst-webinar

Join us this Thursday for a Cracker Barrel with SCPGA President Tony Letendre at Dove Canyon Golf Club // 10AM - 12PM, $0 and (2) MSR Credits! Lunch will be available and there will be an optional sweeps competition to follow - $20 per player
Register Here for Cracker Barrel >>> bit.ly/32evfwH
Register Here for Sweeps >>> bit.ly/2xyKna0
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Join us this Thursday for a Cracker Barrel with SCPGA President Tony Letendre at Dove Canyon Golf Club // 10AM - 12PM, $0 and (2) MSR Credits! Lunch will be available and there will be an optional sweeps competition to follow - $20 per player
Register Here for Cracker Barrel >>> http://bit.ly/32evfwH
Register Here for Sweeps >>> http://bit.ly/2xyKna0

We hope you have a fun and safe holiday with your family and friends! #happyfourth🇺🇸 ... See MoreSee Less

We hope you have a fun and safe holiday with your family and friends! #happyfourth🇺🇸

Click below to register for the next tournament in our Women's Stroke Play series on July 11 at Woodland Hills CC! Golf, wine, friends and some $ - see you there! Big thanks to Honma Golf, PGA TOUR, Spitfire Petite Inc., #YinGolfAcademy and #AlluvialWine for all the support!
Register here --> bit.ly/2WYwig9
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Click below to register for the next tournament in our Womens Stroke Play series on July 11 at Woodland Hills CC! Golf, wine, friends and some $ - see you there! Big thanks to Honma Golf, PGA TOUR, Spitfire Petite Inc., #YinGolfAcademy and #AlluvialWine for all the support!
Register here --> http://bit.ly/2WYwig9

2 weeks ago

Southern California PGA

Who’s ready for the Women’s California State Open July 16-17 at La Costa!? Only a few days left to register. #WCSO #SCPGA

Sign up: bit.ly/2LrdlRf
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Who’s ready for the Women’s California State Open July 16-17 at La Costa!? Only a few days left to register. #WCSO #SCPGA

Sign up:  https://bit.ly/2LrdlRf

3 weeks ago

Southern California PGA

Congratulations to the 120th California State Open Champion, Josh Anderson! #CSO

Anderson’s victory earns him a lifetime exemption into the CSO along with a onetime exemption into the 2019 Arizona State Open.

Full recap/photos: SCPGA.com/CSO19
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Issei Tanabe of Los Angeles claims the Low Amateur honors at the 120th California State Open with a five-under par, 283 total for the Championship! #CSO #SCPGA

Recap/photos: SCPGA.com/CSO19
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Issei Tanabe of Los Angeles claims the Low Amateur honors at the 120th California State Open with a five-under par, 283 total for the Championship! #CSO #SCPGA

Recap/photos: SCPGA.com/CSO19
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In Memory Of Dennis Callahan, PGA

June 19, 2019

Dennis Callahan has passed away on June 10, 2019. Dennis was a 53 year PGA Member and worked at the S at Rancho Mirage for 43 years. We send our

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120th California State Open

June 19, 2019

Tournament Information…Bear Creek Set To Host 2019 Cal-State Open…This is the first California State Open Championship victory for

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2019 SCPGA Professional – Junior Championship

June 10, 2019

The Journey At Pechanga | June 10th, 2019…TEMECULA, California – The SCPGA Professional-Junior Championship visited The Journey at Pechanga in

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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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