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News and stories highlighting our members

Pebble With the Pros

It’s not every day that as a high schooler you get to play Pebble Beach, let alone alongside professional golfers. But for Shani Waite, her first trip to the legendary course was as a participant in the PURE Insurance Championship. The event pairs 78 PGA Tour...

Preparing for the Next Level

School is finally back in session, but SCGA Juniors members are working hard year-round. A focus and dedication to success on the course and on the classroom is important to members, and that has become evident through the College Prep program. The program consists of...

Golf as a Passion and Career

So often SCGA Junior Scholars combine their love for golf with another passion beyond the course. For rising Colgate University senior Veronica Chen, that second passion has become communications and she has been able to parlay her passion for golf and talent as a...

Member Wins National Essay Contest

When asked the question, “What inspires you to keep playing golf,” eighth grader Sophia Martinez answered proudly, “This game continues to motivate me to be a better version of myself. Golf teaches you to be independent, patient, honest, respectful, a problem solver...

Girl Power

Who says the girls can’t beat the boys? This year’s PGA Jr. League All-Star team had something to say about that. SCGA Junior participated in two leagues, and after winning both league titles, was able to contribute the most all-stars in their respective leagues. For...

The Superstars of Summer Series

As the dog days of summer are in full swing, many parents and kids are left wondering how they’ll spend the rest of their summer vacation. For many junior golfers, going to the course sounds like a great idea, but going day after day can add up – and quickly. That’s...

Mentors Give Back in Play Day

The world is a daunting place – both on and off the golf course, but golf provides a nice parallel to life. Sand traps on the left, watch out for the rough on the right; applying for and financing college, finding that dream job. That’s where the SCGA Junior Golf...

Member Qualifies for SCGA Amateur Championship

As the SCGA hosted its most prestigious championship at Lakeside GC, there’s a familiar Golf Pass face among the participants. Rising high school junior Evan Chien qualified to play in the 120th SCGA Amateur Championship at Lakeside GC. “It’s a privilege to play such...

Girls Golf Hosts College Night

Ever wondered what it’s like to go through the recruiting process for golf? What kind of food is served in college dining halls? How to find a school that you love? LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of Southeast LA hosted College Night to help participants find the answers to...

Juniors Join Special Clinic with Brooks Koepka

In a celebration of another year supporting the future of golf, Friends of Golf hosted their 40th annual charity tournament, which included a junior clinic and dinner featuring PGA TOUR professional Brooks Koepka. The event was hosted at Bel-Air CC and attended by a...

Walking with the Stars

Our members always shoot for the stars, but at the HUGEL-Air Premia LA Open, they got the chance to get up close and personal with some of the LPGA’s brightest. Through a variety of programming opportunities, many SCGA Junior and Girls Golf of Southeast LA members...

Golfing With the Gals

In a sport dominated by men, it can be hard for girls to find new opportunities to connect with other women in golf. For high school senior Deanna Roldan (pictured above, second from left), any chance to play with girls was a welcome one for someone who has spent four...

Leigh Chien Takes Home Showcase Title

Despite being the youngest player in the field by two years, 13-year-old Leigh Chien took home the SoCal Girls Showcase title in commanding fashion at Oakmont CC. Chien didn’t card a single bogey during her round to finish five strokes ahead her closest competitor...

Finding a Career Off the Course

For most youth golfers, the dream of playing on the PGA TOUR is just that – a dream. But that doesn’t mean that making a living off the game is unattainable. At the Careers in Golf Seminar, SCGA Junior and the TGR Foundation welcomed kids to a unique career day where...

Up Close With the Pros

The Genesis Open isn’t just another stop on the PGA TOUR calendar. It doubles as an opportunity to expose hundreds of kids to the game of golf at the highest level and give them a new experience through the Tee Off For Youth program. At the 2019 Genesis Open, SCGA...