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News and stories highlighting our 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...

Meet Our President

As 2019 kicks off, the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation is thrilled to announce their new President, Suzanne Kelley, who ascended to the role after less than three years as a board member in large part due to her ability to build relationships and her unparalleled passion...

Giving Back to the Game

So often in the competitive circuits of youth golf the focus and pressure to be the best you can be on the course is crushing. However, for 15-year-old Evan Chien, he also has a passion for giving back to the game that he loves. Evan is an SCGA Junior member who uses...

Woodley Lakes GC Programming Opens With a Bang

Between the putting games, chipping contests and swing tips on the range, the underlying theme of the Woodley Lakes GC Kickoff was that golf is fun for everyone. The event celebrated the beginning of SCGA Junior’s programming at the site and marks the first time that...

Mental Game Skills for Junior Golfers

Guest Author: Mental Game Coach Rick Sessinghaus I have had the pleasure of coaching top junior, college and professional golfers on the mindset skills that make or break performance. Most golfers agree the mental game skills are important, however many don’t really...

Girl Power

At SCGA Junior, we’re doing our part to connect girls with the female role models that they need on and off the course. At a recent girl’s outing, the Women Lawyers of Los Angeles (WLALA) golf group hosted girls at Don Knabe GC for a career chat and round of golf....

Clearing the Path to College

When Jetty Sivongsay first began with SCGA Junior, he was just excited about the chance to play golf and get better. Now a senior in high school, he’s expanding his connection with SCGA Junior to help him play collegiately. After months of college prep programming,...

Driving With Confidence

Walking off the course beaming, 12-year-old Briana Nakano was feeling a confidence boost that she hadn’t felt in a long time. After playing Palos Verdes CC alongside other juniors and members of the club, she was reminded why she loves playing golf – because it’s fun....

Learning How to Take the Next Step

Wide-eyed high schoolers and enthusiastic parents filed into the auditorium at the TGR Learning Lab for an educational afternoon. For kids who usually feel so comfortable when it comes to golf, they were about to step out of their comfort zone, think about how they...

Putting in Work at the Short Game Showdown

It’s never too early to be working on your short game, and that was evident when SCGA Junior hosted the Short Game Showdown at the TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim. The event was designed to help young golfers hone their touch around the greens by introducing them to fun...

Friendly Competition

We’re in the business of striking a balance between playing competitive golf and having a great time doing it. On Saturday, SCGA Junior hosted a Learn to Compete Tournament in which the goal was just that – teach junior golfers how to play the game competitively in an...

Summer Success

After sinking the last putt on 18, Alexa Melton breathed a sigh of relief after her record-setting performance to capture the SCGA Women’s Amateur at Valencia CC on July 30-31. With a final score of 9-under, Melton notched the best score to par in championship...

Play Day Recap: North Ranch CC

Connecting with fellow players, regardless of age, is one of golf’s great assets. Recently, a group of 12 SCGA Juniors were afforded the opportunity to meet and play with members at North Ranch CC during a Play Day. The North Ranch members mentored their Junior...

One Word: Undefeated

How did SCGA Junior manage to have two teams go undefeated in the PGA Junior League? Simply by following the course, which always involves compassion, hard work and good times in a family environment. This was their first year involved in the PGA Junior League— a...