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SCGA/SCPGA Launch "Do Your Part, Play Safe" Campaign

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SCPGA YouTube Channel

Looking for recent California PGA Chats, Coach Chats, or Section Webinars? Check out our YouTube Channel for recent video uploads.

SCPGA Summer Meeting Moves Online!

Registration for the SCPGA Virtual Summer Meeting presented by Club Car is now open. We hope to "see" you there!

SCPGA Discussion Board

Connect With Fellow PGA Professionals

Notice COVID-19

The Section will cancel all Section and Chapter events through June 22nd. 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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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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2020 Presenting Partners

Join us tomorrow at 11 am for a Google Hangout designed specially for instructors, teachers, and coaches. This week’s featured presenter is Jim Hartnett, PGA, from My Home 4 Golf.

Click here for the chat link:

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Real-time meetings by Google. Using your browser, share your video, desktop, and presentations with teammates and customers.

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The SCPGA Foundation has donated an additional $5,000 to Feeding America! The donation will see $1,250 go to Feeding America branches in San Diego, Indio, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara.

To read more, click here: https://bit.ly/36iadje

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On this week’s #SCPGACatalyst, SCPGA Vice President and PGA Master Professional Robin Shelton will discuss “How Disneyland’s Marketing Strategy Can Improve Your Club”. Presentation is tomorrow, May 28th at 8am PDT.

🔗 to register>> bit.ly/3dbcVJR
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On this week’s #SCPGACatalyst, SCPGA Vice President and PGA Master Professional Robin Shelton will discuss “How Disneyland’s Marketing Strategy Can Improve Your Club”. Presentation is tomorrow, May 28th at 8am PDT. 

🔗 to register>> https://bit.ly/3dbcVJR

Applications for Phase 2 will begin tomorrow, May 27th! Phase 2 will be an additional opportunity to assist those economically impacted by COVID-19. Individuals receiving grants through the first phase will be eligible to apply for grants in the second phase but the maximum amount an individual can receive in aggregate from the first and second phase is $3,500. Those who did not apply for Phase 1 or who were denied during Phase 1 are eligible to apply for Phase 2.

To learn more and apply, click here>> bit.ly/3elcbSz
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Applications for Phase 2 will begin tomorrow, May 27th! Phase 2 will be an additional opportunity to assist those economically impacted by COVID-19. Individuals receiving grants through the first phase will be eligible to apply for grants in the second phase but the maximum amount an individual can receive in aggregate from the first and second phase is $3,500. Those who did not apply for Phase 1 or who were denied during Phase 1 are eligible to apply for Phase 2. 

To learn more and apply, click here>> https://bit.ly/3elcbSz

Join us tomorrow at 11 am for a #SCPGACoachChat designed specially for instructors, teachers, and coaches. This week’s featured presenter is PGA Professional Derek Uyeda from The Fairmont Grand Del Mar and instructor of PGA Tour Professional Xander Schauffele. The discussion will include best practices as we are being introduced to teaching and coaching “post-COVID-19”.

Coach Chat link: meet.google.com/adp-zsxm-jfa
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Join us tomorrow at 11 am for a #SCPGACoachChat designed specially for instructors, teachers, and coaches. This week’s featured presenter is PGA Professional Derek Uyeda from The Fairmont Grand Del Mar and instructor of PGA Tour Professional Xander Schauffele. The discussion will include best practices as we are being introduced to teaching and coaching “post-COVID-19”. 

Coach Chat link: http://meet.google.com/adp-zsxm-jfa

Only two weeks left to submit your Special Awards nominations! 🚨

All active Class A Members of the Association will have the opportunity to nominate a Section Member(s) for any or all of the 2020 SCPGA Special Awards. This is an opportunity for PGA Members to honor one of their fellow Professionals. ⁣

Deadline to submit your nomination is June 5th, 2020.
🔗 to the application: bit.ly/2VQykRe
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Only two weeks left to submit your Special Awards nominations! 🚨
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All active Class A Members of the Association will have the opportunity to nominate a Section Member(s) for any or all of the 2020 SCPGA Special Awards. This is an opportunity for PGA Members to honor one of their fellow Professionals. ⁣
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Deadline to submit your nomination is June 5th, 2020. 
🔗 to the application: https://bit.ly/2VQykRe

Tune in to tomorrow’s #SCPGACatalyst at 8am PDT for a special presentation by Aaron Weintraub on “The Mental Side of Golf Performance”.

🔗 to register: bit.ly/3cQMHft
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Tune in to tomorrow’s #SCPGACatalyst at 8am PDT for a special presentation by Aaron Weintraub on “The Mental Side of Golf Performance”. 

🔗 to register: https://bit.ly/3cQMHft

Join PGA Professional Brian Smock tomorrow at 12:30pm for a one hour webinar discussing best practices, safety precautions, and operational guidelines as we are reintroduced to the business and the game of golf.

🔗 to register: bit.ly/3gf0miP
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Join PGA Professional Brian Smock tomorrow at 12:30pm for a one hour webinar discussing best practices, safety precautions, and operational guidelines as we are reintroduced to the business and the game of golf. 

🔗 to register: https://bit.ly/3gf0miP

Join us tomorrow at 11 am for a Google Hangout designed specially for instructors, teachers, and coaches. This week’s featured presenter is Jim Hartnett, PGA, from My Home 4 Golf. The discussion will include best practices as we are being introduced to teaching and coaching “post-COVID-19”.

Click here for the chat link: meet.google.com/adp-zsxm-jfa
... See MoreSee Less

Join us tomorrow at 11 am for a Google Hangout designed specially for instructors, teachers, and coaches. This week’s featured presenter is Jim Hartnett, PGA, from My Home 4 Golf. The discussion will include best practices as we are being introduced to teaching and coaching “post-COVID-19”.  

Click here for the chat link: http://meet.google.com/adp-zsxm-jfa

The SCPGA Foundation has donated an additional $5,000 to Feeding America! The donation will see $1,250 go to Feeding America branches in San Diego, Indio, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara.

To read more, click here: bit.ly/36iadje
... See MoreSee Less

The SCPGA Foundation has donated an additional $5,000 to Feeding America! The donation will see $1,250 go to Feeding America branches in San Diego, Indio, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara. 

To read more, click here: https://bit.ly/36iadje

This informative discussion highlights Jamie’s career and teaching philosophies, parallels between managing a golf course and coaching, and the tools he's acquired to become a better PGA Professional. ... See MoreSee Less

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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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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.

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