Release: SCPGA Section Welcomes First PGA WORKS Fellow, Tasita Garcia


ONTARIO, California –  The Southern California PGA Section (SCPGA) is pleased to welcome the first PGA WORKS Fellowship member with the onboarding of Tasita Garcia this week at the SCPGA Headquarters for a 12-month internship opportunity.

The PGA WORKS program provides a 12-month paid Fellowship at the SCPGA Section headquarters in Ontario, CA, which is aimed to deliver an experience that provides valuable insight for pursuing a career in the golf industry. Ms. Garcia will be focused on engaging a broad demographic of participants—with consideration to gender, ethnicity, race, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, disability and Veteran status. The PGA WORKS Fellowship program is designed to prepare an individual from a diverse background to pursue a career within the golf industry.

Ms. Garcia hails from Jackson State University where she competed on the NCAA Division I women’s golf team. Upon graduating, Ms. Garcia worked for two years in the Sales and Marketing Industry while volunteering as a Golf Coach at the First Tee of Cleveland Chapter. Ms. Garcia made her initial steps into the golf industry as the 2020 Middle Atlantic PGA Works Fellow where she worked exclusively with the Executive Director and Junior Golf director in tournament operations, whilst also expressing her creativity on numerous social media initiatives and projects.

“I am eager to be a valuable asset to the SCPGA as their PGA Works Fellow. I look forward to the opportunities that will come from working with the SCPGA team and am excited to begin my next chapter in the golf industry,” said PGA WORKS Fellow Tasita Garcia when asked about her new position.

The primary responsibilities of Ms. Garcia will be to support and execute philanthropic activities for the Southern California PGA Section and Foundation, including PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) and other philanthropic programs, as well as junior golf programming, such as PGA Jr. League and Drive, Chip & Putt. Additionally, Ms. Garcia will play an integral role assisting with marketing and communications as well as events for Section Members.

“The Southern California Section is thrilled to participate in the PGA Works Fellowship. We are excited to have Tasita join the SCPGA, as we know she will be a great contributor to our team. We look forward to working with Tasita and providing opportunities for her that will eventually open doors to a career in the golf industry,” said SCPGA Executive Director/CEO, Tom Addis III, PGA.

To learn more about the PGA WORKS Fellowship Program, visit

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PGA WORKS is a strategic initiative, designed to diversify the golf industry’s workforce. Funded by PGA REACH, the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the PGA of America, PGA WORKS leverages fellowships, scholarships, career exploration events, and the PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship to inspire and engage talent from diverse backgrounds to pursue key employment positions across the golf industry.

The Southern California Section 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 that 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 growth of the game initiatives, within a geographic area that stretches from San Luis Obispo to the Tijuana Border, and from the Pacific Ocean to the Nevada and Arizona borders.