In the News

News and stories highlighting our members

The Reluctant Dreamer

Some are afforded once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Others earn them. A few years back, Phillip Ortiz was diagnosed with a brain tumor and the forecast was not bright. That’s when Make-A-Wish Foundation reached out to the Ortiz family in hopes of bringing some...

On A Mission To Serve

Some of you may remember one of our junior scholars with a big dream. Featured as an SCGA Hero in the Jul./Aug. 2012 issue of FORE magazine, we are thrilled to say Kenny Punyasavatsut is the same go-getter he’s always been, working diligently to achieve his dreams and...

Ol’ Reliable

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr. If we had the ability to clone an ideal volunteer, Giovanni Sandoval’s DNA would be requested for study. His willingness to lend a hand separates himself from...

Challenge Accepted!

One day while practicing, SCGA Junior member Sal Hinojosa was closely watched by an influential member of his community – the Mayor of Pico Rivera. After a minute of observation, Mayor David Armenta become enamored by 15-year-old Sal and his skills on the course, who...

A Coach Who’s Worn A Few Different Hats

Civil Rights activist, ground-breaking speed skater, Olympics-worthy track star, Vietnam Veteran and Wall Street trader are just a few of the bullet points on this man’s resume. Trevor Banton, SCGA Junior’s newest coach in its instruction program, has been around the...

Family Tradition

For the second year in a row, a member of the Chien family will be headed to the mecca of golf for the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship. Following in his sister Leigh’s footsteps, Evan will be striding around Augusta National this April after qualifying for the...

Jamie Harada: A Shooting Star

SCGA Junior Scholar Jamie Harada of Costa Mesa, Calif., placed second in this year’s L.A. City Women’s Championship at Rancho Park GC. With its highly competitive field, the tournament proved to be an impressive feat for the young player, proving college golf has...

Students and Athletes

According to the NCAA, nearly 8 million students currently participate in high school sports in the United States. Of the nearly 8 million, only 480,000 of them will compete at NCAA schools. And though 480,000 will compete at NCAA schools, not all of them will receive...

Building A Community Through Golf

More than 100 juniors, their families, and community members attended the Spring Instruction Kickoff at Bell Gardens GC last Saturday, April 23rd. Juniors and their families from the Bell Gardens, Pico Rivera, and Maggie Hathaway instruction sites enjoyed the...