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About Us

Who We Are

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.

About Us

  • Over 1,700 pga professionals and Over 500 Southern California golf facilities
  • Geographic area stretching from Cambria to the Mexican border and The Pacific Ocean to the Nevada & Arizona borders
  • Provides competitive playing opportunities, Education seminars and Player development initiatives

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.

Mission Statement

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, education seminars, and player development initiatives, within a geographic area that stretches from Baywood Park to the Mexican border and from the Pacific Ocean to Beatty Nevada and the Arizona border.

The Southern California PGA Foundation’s mission is to provide all those who might benefit, especially youth, with opportunities to acquire sustainable life skills and values obtained through the game of golf. The Southern California PGA Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and operates as a public foundation. The Foundation is involved in and supports the growth of the game of golf through initiatives such as ClubsForeYouth®, Neighborhood Golf, PGA Junior League Golf, SCPGA/TGA Golf Enrichment, Drive, Chip & Putt, Special Olympics, SCGA Junior, CIF, PGA HOPE and California Alliance for Golf, to name a few.

SCPGA Award Winners

2015 – Mark Wilson
2016 – Robin Shelton
2017 – Eric Lohman
2018 – Shawn Cox

2015 – No Inductee
2016 – Bob Husband, Terry Wilcox, Max Bayha
2017 – Frank Beard, Jeff Johnson, Bill Hulbert
2018 – Susan Roll

2015 – Jim Vernon
2016 – Kevin Heaney
2017 – Tom Barber
2018 – Chris Thomas

2015 – Susan Addis
2016 – Susan Roll
2017 – Todd Yoshitake
2018 – Steve Frank

2015 – Brady Riggs
2016 – Alison Curdt
2017 – Bob Madsen
2018 – Bill McKinney

2015 – Billy McKinney
2016 – Shawn Cox
2017 – Tony Letendre
2018 – John Kulow

2015 – Robin Shelton
2016 – Joe Grohman
2017 – Eric Lohman
2018 – Rob Oosterhuis

2015 – Randy Chang
2016 – Heidi Richardson
2017 – Joe Grohman
2018 – Josh Alpert

2015 – Chris Eikenberg
2016 – Sheldon Callahan
2017 – Eric Mitchell
2018 – Thomas Chu

2015 – Don Gatch
2016 – Erik Horve
2017 – Christopher Lesson
2018 – Dr. Alison Curdt

2015 – Mike Goodcase
2016 – Terry Beardsley
2017 – Marianne Huning
2018 – Garrett Goodrich

2015 – John Kulow
2016 – Jerry Dremel
2017 – Alan Scheer
2018 – Duncan Simms

2015 – Anthony Holder
2016 – Bill Crist
2017 – Erik Wilson
2018 – Mark Greenslit

2015 – Holly Kennedy
2016 – Geoff Dean
2017 – Steve Adamiak
2018 – Heidi Richardson

2015 – Michael Block
2016 – Michael Block
2017 – Kenny Pigman
2018 – Michael Block

2015 – Chris Starkjohann
2016 – Gary Sowinski
2017 – Jon Fiedler
2018 – Gary Sowinski

2014 – Jon Fiedler

2015 – Fred Wood
2016 – Bob E. Smith
2017 – Paul Wise
2018 – Paul Wise

2015 – Julie Wells
2016 – Alison Curdt
2017 – Alison Curdt
2018 – Alison Curdt

2015 – Jackie Kazarian
2016 – Reina Rogers
2017 – Erika Ilagan
2018 – Sara Ovadia

2018 – Mardell Wilkins

2015 – Kenny Pigman
2016 – Kenny Pigman
2017 – Raj Samra
2018 – Mark Geddes