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News and stories highlighting our members

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...

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...

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...