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About Us

Our History

The PGA of America is the world’s largest working sports organization, comprised of 28,000 men and women golf professionals who are the recognized experts in growing, teaching and managing the game of golf, while serving millions of people throughout its 41 PGA Sections nationwide. Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has enhanced its leadership position by growing the game of golf through its premier spectator events, world-class education and training programs, significant philanthropic outreach initiatives, and award-winning golf promotions.

Fast Facts

  • Southern California Section of the PGA of America established in 1924
  • 1,700+ Golf Professionals
  • 500+ Southern California golf facilities
  • A geographic area stretching from Cambria to the Mexican border and The Pacific Ocean to the Nevada & Arizona borders
  • Comprised of 5 Chapters: Desert, Inland Empire, Metropolitan, Northern, San Diego
  • Provides competitive playing opportunities, Education seminars and Player development initiatives
  • SCPGA Foundation’s ClubsForeYouth® program has donated 500+ sets of golf clubs to underprivileged youth