Featuring Professional Golfer, Aaron Grimes

Hosted at the Compton Par Three Golf Course, October 29
(Photo: A Compton Unified School District student taking a swing at Compton Par Three Golf Course during the SCPGA Compton Clinic featuring Pro-Golfer Aaron Grimes.)

COMPTON, CA – The Southern California PGA (SCPGA), in conjunction with the Compton Unified School District (CUSD), the City of Compton and the Compton Department of Parks & Recreation has embarked on an initiative to bring competitive high school golf to student athletes in Compton.

The SCPGA and CUSD came together to host a complimentary clinic for students from Compton at the Compton Par 3 Golf Course. The clinic featured Aaron Grimes, a professional golfer originally from Compton, who put on an exhibition at the clinic and shared his inspiring story of how golf changed his life.

SCPGA staff member Eddie Rodarte, PGA, has begun to work with the Compton Golf Coaches to eliminate the typical concerns and barriers to entry of the game, like cost, time, skill development, and friends to play with. The clinic brought new golfers to the game and served as the initial phase of developing new golf teams within the CUSD. For those individuals who make a golf team, the SCPGA Foundation will be donating a set of brand-new Wilson golf clubs for them to use.

The SCPGA originally began fostering golf in Compton with a complimentary clinic on May 30th, where students from Centennial High School, Compton High School, Dominquez High School, and Early College High School came together to learn the basics of golf.

As the interest for golf in Compton continues to grow, the SCPGA will be there to support and foster the development of this pioneering program.


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Interested in supporting the SCPGA with the Compton golf program? Contact Eddie Rodarte, PGA, at erodarte@pgahq.com or at the SCPGA Section Headquarters, (951) 845-4653.