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News and stories highlighting our members

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...

A Scholar’s Success

When speaking about golf and teaching the game to youth, there’s an incredible sound of passion in Giovanni Sandoval’s voice. Not to mention after only four years, he’s a 3 handicap. He went from an SCGA Junior student to now working as a coach. Thanks to the SCGA...

Back To School

SCGA Junior golf instructors have been given a unique homework assignment – one that has them packing up their (golf) bags and hustling to make the first-period bell. They have been tasked with helping several local secondary schools – John Glenn High School, Bell...

Aces Run Wild

Thanks to affordable access and more playing opportunities, our juniors have been busy on the course tuning up their games. As a result, scores have been lower - as low as they could possibly be... 1. Anthony's 2-for-1 Special Incredibly, 8-year-old Anthony Chung sank...

SoCal Junior Girls Showcase

Playing alongside Hall of Famer Betsy King during the ANA Junior Inspiration in late March, Katherine Muzi soaked up all the knowledge she could. On April 2, Muzi — a Walnut High School junior and future USC Trojan — applied the imparted wisdom to her game and earned...

Equip and Fit

Most often, junior golfers are playing with clubs that are too long and heavy for their small frames. This prevents our youth from being able to create enough swing speed to send the ball a reasonable distance. With this perspective, we at SCGA Junior decided to take...

Off To College!

Remember your first college visit? On a beautiful, sprawling campus filled with endless hopes and dreams? It’s with that nostalgia in mind that we offered a unique opportunity to our high school aged juniors, with an emphasis on golf, of course. SCGA Junior members...

Learning To Compete

Riding on the success of the Learn to Compete instruction classes, a new opportunity has been created for our juniors to grow their games. Beginning in 2018, SCGA Junior will launch a tournament series focused on providing a platform for junior golfers to gain...

Making College Prep A Reality

It's 6 p.m. on a Tuesday night and a dozen kids are strolling into the Don Knabe Golf Center & Junior Academy. They range in age from 13 to 17, and none are carrying golf clubs. A few instead have notebooks and laptops. They are arriving at the newly redesigned...

Teeing Up Mentorships

The road to success is rarely lonely. Mentors serve as a guiding force along the path to achieving goals and fulfilling dreams. Recently, SCGA Junior held a special Play Day, one that jumpstarted mentorships for years to come. Held at TPC Valencia, this outing was...

Inspired From Within

You never know what life experience will strike a chord with a junior. What program or person will get them excited about their future, and a potential career? For Brooke Miller, an SCGA Junior scholar from Chino Hills, her experience growing up with SCGA Junior...

Learning To Compete

When school gets let out, we begin to dive in. Every summer for the past five years, SCGA Junior has supported teams wanting to participate in the San Gabriel Valley Junior Golf Summer League. This year is no different, as SCGA Junior compiled two teams of juniors...

An Afternoon With World No. 1

It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. Meet the person in the world who’s best at what you want to do with your life. For Jasmine and Diamond Lew, two teenagers from SCGA Junior, they received that opportunity last week, when the two aspiring professional golfers spent...