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The Section will cancel all Section, Chapter and Junior Golf events through May 10th at which time we will revisit and evaluate current circumstances. Your Section Headquarters Staff will be working remotely but all operations and services will continue as normal, and we will maintain consistent levels of service.

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Latest on Federal, State, and local governmental actions in response to the ever-changing COVID-19 situation and it's impact on the golf industry.
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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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The PGA is offering free lifelong learning education opportunities for the next 90 days! Take the Specialized or Certified Professional Program in-line at no cost here >>

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The 2020 Youth Teaching and Coaching Summit webinar featuring Rick Sessinghaus, PGA, and Collin Morikawa is now available online! Click here to watch>>

Introducing the SCPGA Discussion Board > https://bit.ly/3bvwBa7

Start a dialogue and share ideas with your peers through this new platform. #WeAreSoCalPGA

The SCPGA will be offering two additional Member Chat sessions with the first taking place tomorrow, March 27th. This is an opportunity to share best practices, challenges, and latest the information on the COVID-19 situation and its impact on the golf industry #WeAreSoCalPGA

The 2020 Teaching and Coaching Summit is going online! Join Rick Sessinghaus for an online webinar featuring a special guest appearance from his PGA TOUR student Collin Morikawa. Webinar will take place April 2nd at 10am. Link to register>> https://bit.ly/33KdYMQ

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The PGA is offering free lifelong learning education opportunities for the next 90 days! Take the Specialized or Certified Professional Program in-line at no cost here >> bit.ly/2wY2p9a ... See MoreSee Less

The PGA is offering free lifelong learning education opportunities for the next 90 days! Take the Specialized or Certified Professional Program in-line at no cost here >> https://bit.ly/2wY2p9a

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*Note. The system is experiencing some issues that PGA is aware of and working with Canvas to rectify. This is the same system that many schools across the country are using also for online learning, so could be a bit of an overload situation. If you have specific questions, you can call the Mentor Line at 866-866-3382 option 6. Thanks for your patience!

The 2020 Youth Teaching and Coaching Summit webinar featuring Rick Sessinghaus, PGA, and Collin Morikawa is now available online! Learn from their player-coach relationship and how Morikawa’s “growth mindset” took him to the next level. Click here to watch>> youtu.be/TkQAa6oBFsU ... See MoreSee Less

The 2020 Youth Teaching and Coaching Summit webinar featuring Rick Sessinghaus, PGA, and Collin Morikawa is now available online!  Learn from their player-coach relationship and how Morikawa’s “growth mindset” took him to the next level. Click here to watch>> https://youtu.be/TkQAa6oBFsU

Make sure to check your calendar as an all-new SCPGA Catalyst Webinar is only a week away! You won’t want to miss the SCGA's very own Director of Governmental Affairs Craig Kessler speak on the latest developments of COVID-19 and its impact on the golf industry. April 9th at 8am PDT. Click here to register >> bit.ly/2R9WnZU ... See MoreSee Less

Make sure to check your calendar as an all-new SCPGA Catalyst Webinar is only a week away! You won’t want to miss the SCGAs very own Director of Governmental Affairs Craig Kessler speak on the latest developments of COVID-19 and its impact on the golf industry. April 9th at 8am PDT. Click here to register >> https://bit.ly/2R9WnZU

Women’s Committee Chair Kim Falcone staying active while she stays at home! Thanks, Kim! Keep ‘em coming! #StayAtHome #SCPGAWomen ... See MoreSee Less

Join Rick Sessinghaus, PGA, for a Youth Teaching & Coaching Summit webinar this Thursday at 10am featuring #SCPGAJrTourAlumni Collin Morikawa! #WeAreSoCalPGA #SCPGAJrTourAlumni

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This Thursday join Rick Sessinghaus, PGA & Collin Morikawa at the Online Youth Teaching and Coaching Summit! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from their coach and player journey together from an 8-year-old junior golfer to a PGA TOUR winner. April 2nd, 10am PST. Register here >> bit.ly/33KdYMQ #WeAreSoCalPGA ... See MoreSee Less

This Thursday join Rick Sessinghaus, PGA & Collin Morikawa at the Online Youth Teaching and Coaching Summit! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from their coach and player journey together from an 8-year-old junior golfer to a PGA TOUR winner. April 2nd, 10am PST. Register here >> https://bit.ly/33KdYMQ #WeAreSoCalPGA

Raise your 🤚 if your looking for learning opportunities during the #quarantine! Check out the #scpga YouTube channel for a presentation from Josh Gregory at the 2019 #casummit. #WeAreSoCalPGA ... See MoreSee Less

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Great to relive. Best Mike

Introducing the SCPGA Discussion Board > bit.ly/3bvwBa7

Start a dialogue and share ideas with your peers through this new platform. #WeAreSoCalPGA
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Introducing the SCPGA Discussion Board > https://bit.ly/3bvwBa7

Start a dialogue and share ideas with your peers through this new platform. #WeAreSoCalPGA

Join the Southern California and @norcalpga Sections Monday, March 30th, at 10am for a collaborative discussion on current industry updates surrounding COVID-19, including the 2020 Coronavirus Stimulus Package. Those attending will earn 1 MSR credit. Register here> bit.ly/2UAzgIA #WeAreSoCalPGA ... See MoreSee Less

Join the Southern California and @norcalpga Sections Monday, March 30th, at 10am for a collaborative discussion on current industry updates surrounding COVID-19, including the 2020 Coronavirus Stimulus Package. Those attending will earn 1 MSR credit. Register here> https://bit.ly/2UAzgIA #WeAreSoCalPGA

The SCPGA will be offering two additional Member Chat sessions with the first taking place tomorrow March 27th. This is an opportunity to share best practices, challenges, and latest the information on the COVID-19 situation and its impact on the golf industry. Earn 1 MSR for each session. 🔗 in bio. #WeAreSoCalPGA ... See MoreSee Less

The SCPGA will be offering two additional Member Chat sessions with the first taking place tomorrow March 27th. This is an opportunity to share best practices, challenges, and latest the information on the COVID-19 situation and its impact on the golf industry. Earn 1 MSR for each session. 🔗 in bio. #WeAreSoCalPGA
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