“On behalf of Wilshire Country Club, we welcome you to join us at the Southern California PGA Annual Meeting and Pinehurst Championship. The Wilshire Board of Directors andStaff hope you enjoy the meeting and golf. I have enjoyed the past two years in service to you and to the game and thank you for the opportunity. See you there!” –
-Todd Keefer, PGA SCPGA President
When: Monday, December 10
8:00am – 11:00am
Where: Wilshire Country Club,
301 N. Rossmore Ave.,
Los Angeles, 90004
Golf: Shotgun Start
Lunch will be provided
Fee: Meeting Only – No fee
Golf – $160 (per team)
The following PGA Members are running for three At-Large 2018-2020 Southern California PGA Board of Directors positions. Voting will take place December 10th during the SCPGA Annual Meeting or through the absentee ballot below. Deadline to vote via Absentee Ballot is December 5 at 4:30pm.
*Must be an active PGA member in good standing, meeting the requirements of eligibility to vote in an election
Questions? Contact Sharon Curfman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 951.845.4653
Randy Chang, PGA | Journey at Pechanga
I have been a PGA golf professional for more than 20 years and in the golf business for more than 30 years. I’ve served on the Board of Directors at the Chapter level both in the Metro Chapter and I currently serve on the Inland Empire Chapter board as Apprentice chairman. I have served the last two years on the section board as a director at large and feel like I’m just getting started in making some significant contributions to our section members and apprentices. What I have learned from getting involved and working with the professionals that have influenced and built what we have today, has led to a successful career as a PGA professional. I am in the position now and have the time to give back to the industry that has given me so much. I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, graduating from the University of Portland with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Management & Philosophy. I played for my college golf team on scholarship for three years. After college I turned professional and played on various mini tours in Southern California and Canada. I have worked within the golfing industry as a Head Professional, Director of Golf, General Manager, and Teaching Professional/ Custom Club Fitter for the first 15 years or my career. Currently, I own and manage multiple golf schools throughout Southern California and Hawaii.
Kim Falcone, PGA | La Jolla Country Club
I am the Assistant Head Golf Professional at La Jolla Country Club and have been a PGA Member for 23 years. I am currently on the SCPGA Board of Directors and for the past eight years, I have been a member of the Section Tournament Committee and the Chair of the Women’s Committee. Additionally, I have served on various Section and Chapter committees as well as the San Diego Chapter Board. My desire to serve our association stems from witnessing my father’s involvement in the PGA. I have always aspired to give back to the game and our association through service to our Membership. I find myself at a place in my career and personal life where I can dedicate my time to that passion. My goal as a Board Member is to help our association grow and diversify. Only 4 percent of PGA Members are women and in order to welcome more female professionals into our ranks, we must actively educate young players about the various career paths available in the golf industry. I believe I can help develop and implement programs intended to help diversify our profession, strengthen our Section and serve as a blueprint for others to follow.
Rob Oosterhuis, PGA | Sherwood Country Club
As a current Director on the Board of the SCPGA having served for the 2016-18 term, it is my hope that you will reelect me for 2019-2021. I am proud to be a 15-year PGA Member and these past three years, serving you has been exceptionally rewarding. In my role as General Manager of Sherwood Country Club, I am lucky enough to work with three PGA Members, two Associates and an intern expected to earn his membership early next year. In my role as a support system and mentor for these professionals and others in our section, I was honored to receive the Bill Strausbaugh Award this year. I plan to continue this path of positively impacting the careers for those in our section. The PGA has helped me in progressing through my career and I hope to be able to do the same for others, as I have strived to do in chairing the Employment Committee and in my work on the Education Committee. If reelected, my goals would be to add overall value for the membership, develop employment opportunities for all and support the PGA’s fostering of diversity and inclusion in the game.
Alison Curdt, PGA | Wood Ranch Golf Club
After serving as an independent director the past two years, I cultivated a passion for making our organization the best it can be. I am a supporter of growing the women’s events and membership and assisting the teaching committee with producing top- notch education events, I aspire to continue serving the section as an At-Large Director. I have a rich history of serving in both the PGA and the LPGA and find great joy in sharing ideas and working hard to give back to this organization, which I’m so proud to be a member of. I hope through my leadership, I can encourage other women professionals to participate more in the section. Its been a pleasure serving under President Keefer’s leadership and wish to continue serving and advancing present projects under the incoming president, Tony Letendre. Some present projects include outreach to high school female golfers, exposing them to the benefits of PGA membership, creating new, and exciting seminar opportunities, and growing and evolving the women’s division of tournament play. Having the opportunity to continue my work on the board would be a great pleasure in representing my fellow PGA professionals.
Mark Hayden, PGA | Miramar Memorial Golf Club
A Member of the PGA since 2004, I have been honored to serve the San Diego Chapter and Southern California Section as Chapter Education Chairman, and eventually as Secretary, Vice President and President, along with serving on the Section Board of Directors as Chapter Representative. Currently, I am the General Manager at Miramar Memorial GC and I hold six PGA certifications. I feel that education, experience, and the right tools can help all members achieve personal and professional goals and objectives, and in turn, help all of us become the best PGA Members we can. As a SCPGA Board Member, I would support our members and promote our values as PGA Professionals and leaders of golf in Southern California. I would continue helping the Board of Directors develop actions plans and strategies for our success, enhancing our worth to the business and membership to succeed in the Industry. I truly enjoy working with the Section Staff and Officers who commit themselves daily to the PGA, our Section, and Membership. I am passionate about serving to improve the lives of professional and amateur golfers in Southern California and would be honored and appreciative for your consideration as an At-Large Director on the SCPGA Board
Mike Van Der Goes, PGA | The Saticoy Club
First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to review the candidate nominations for the upcoming Board of Directors election.I have been a PGA member in good standing since 1995. Before moving to the Northern Chapter, it was an honor and privilege to serve on the Metropolitan Chapter Board. During my tenure as a Metro Chapter Board Member, I represented the Metro Chapter as the Chapter Representative for the Southern California Board of Directors. If provided with an opportunity to serve the membership as a member of the Board of Directors, my goals would be to serve as an active mentor in the PGA Apprentice Program along with a voice for continuing education. PGA Apprentices are the future of our industry, I had the lucky draw to have a great ambassador and would like to provide the upcoming PGA Members the same opportunity offered to me. Education is paramount in our business, not only for PGA Members but for those that are looking to improve their skill-set and knowledge. With the assistance of the existing Board and Section Staff, it would be a pleasure to develop additional and ongoing education opportunities for all to experience and participate. Thank you in advance for all that you do in making our association the best it can be.