Q: What is the SCGA Junior Golf Club?
The SCGA Junior Golf Club provides junior golfers with an SCGA membership and an opportunity to become eligible for discounted golf rates at more than 155 facilities in Southern California upon becoming certified for the Golf Pass. Club members can also participate in monthly club outings, educational activities, and are eligible for the college scholarship program. You must reside within Southern California to sign up for an SCGA Junior Golf Club membership.
Q: What is the Golf Pass?
The Golf Pass is an affordable golf access program. The program creates affordable access to golf for youth by establishing $1-$5 green and $1-$2 range fees at local golf facilities during off-peak hours. There are currently more than 155 golf facilities participating in the program. Participants become eligible for the discounted rates upon successful completion of the online curriculum that includes golf rules, etiquette, the handicap system, and decision making. To see a list of participating facilities, click here.
Q: How do I become an SCGA Junior Golf Club member?
You can sign up for the SCGA Junior Golf Club online here . Once your application has been reviewed, you will receive an email with your SCGA membership number and instructions for logging into your SCGA Junior account to complete the online certification quizzes within three business days. Upon successful completion of the quizzes, your SCGA Junior Golf Pass membership card will be mailed to you within three business days. Membership expires one year from date of purchase. You must reside within Southern California to sign up for a membership.
Q: How much does it cost to be an SCGA Junior Golf Club member?
The membership fee is $50. You may apply for financial assistance during the sign-up process.
*The membership fee is increasing to $55 on April 1, 2017
Q: How long does it take for my membership to be approved?
Your membership application will be processed within 3 business days. You will receive an email when your membership has been approved with instructions on how to log into the website to complete your online certification quizzes. The Golf Pass membership card, or updated credential stickers if you are a renewing member, is mailed out within 3 business days following completion of the quizzes.
Q: How do I get my SCGA Junior Golf Club Golf Pass?
All Club members must take the online curriculum every year in order to receive the Golf Pass membership card (new member) or updated credentials stickers (renewing member).
1) Log into the SCGA Junior website with your SCGA Membership # (7-digits) and date of birth. Please send an email to email@example.com if you are having trouble logging in.
2) After you have completed the quizzes your membership card will be mailed to you within 3 business days.
Q: Why have I not received the confirmation and/or further information e-mail if I have already made a payment?
If the primary email address listed when completing the membership application was that of the junior, the email was sent to that address, NOT the email address used when payment was made. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about the status of membership or call 818-980-3630 and ask to speak with the SCGA Junior department.
Q: How long do the quizzes take?
The amount of time needed to complete the online quizzes varies, but it will typically take between 20-30 minutes to complete each quiz. The quizzes are based on age so the older you are, the more detailed the quizzes will be.
Q: What is a Club Outing?
SCGA Junior hosts monthly Club Outings throughout Southern California for only $5-$20. These outings can include a golf clinic, a team tournament, a casual 9-holes, or a skills challenge competition. Club Outings are a great chance for members to get additional playing opportunities while meeting fellow junior golfers of similar age and ability levels.
Q: Does SCGA Junior offer instruction?
SCGA Junior offers an instruction program at Pico Rivera GC, Maggie Hathaway GC, Bell Gardens GC, and River Ridge GC. Juniors are grouped according to age and skill level and have a great opportunity to learn the fundamentals of golf in a fun and educational environment. Click here to learn more.
Q: I am already an SCGA Member through my parent's golf club or CIF. Does this mean I’m a SCGA Junior Golf Club member?
No. You will need to sign up with one of our online clubs if you would like to have SCGA Junior privileges. Your SCGA/GHIN membership number will remain the same. Please provide this number when applying for membership.
Q: What is the difference between Supervised and Unsupervised status?
All SCGA Junior members are given Supervised status upon completion of the online curriculum. An adult must accompany members at all times when utilizing the program.
To receive Unsupervised status, a golfer must be at least 13 years of age and have an established Handicap Index. An Unsupervised golfer has proven that they have the golf ability and maturity to go to a facility on their own. This means that a golfer can play a round of golf at a normal pace of play, understands the rules of golf and appropriate golf etiquette. To request unsupervised status, please contact us at email@example.com.
Q: Do you need to take the certification quizzes every year?
Yes, every member of SCGA Junior must take all four certification quizzes each year they sign up for the program.
Q: How do I get my Golf Pass credential?
If you are an SCGA Junior Golf Club member your Golf Pass membership card, or updated credential stickers, will be mailed to you upon successful completion of the quizzes within three business days.
Q: I forget my child’s SCGA number, where can I find this?
You can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or go here and search for your junior by name and state.
Q: Can we use the program after we have completed the quizzes, but before we receive the Golf Pass credential?
No, you MUST have your Golf Pass membership card with you to be able to have access to the discounted range and green fees.
Q: My child hasn’t used the membership, can I get a refund?
If you request a refund within three months of making payment and your child has not become certified for the program, you can request a refund. If your child has become certified and has received the membership credential in the mail, we are unable to issue a refund unless the membership card is mailed back to our office.
Q: What do I need to bring with me to SCGA Junior facilities?
In order to access the discounted rates at SCGA Junior facilities, you must ALWAYS have your Golf Pass membership card.
Q: How long does my SCGA Junior membership last?
Your SCGA Junior Golf Club membership lasts for one year from date of sign up, not date of certification completion. The membership will expire on the last day of the month you made your purchase in. You will receive email notifications reminding you to renew your membership one month before the expiration date.
Q: How do I renew my SCGA Junior Golf Club membership?
You can renew your membership by completing the application and making payment here.
Q: What are the age restrictions for SCGA Junior Golf Club membership?
Junior golfers must be under the age of 18 to join. Eighteen-year-olds who are still in high school are eligible to join as well. All high school seniors will receive a membership end date of August 31, 2017, no matter date of sign up.
Q: Am I an SCGA member when I receive my GHIN number and SCGA Junior golf pass?
Yes! As soon as the SCGA has provided you with a membership number (GHIN number), you are officially a member and will receive all of the privileges of SCGA Membership including an SCGA/USGA Handicap Index, a subscription to FORE Magazine, opportunities to play in SCGA Tournaments and Outings, and more. However, you will need to complete the certification quizzes in order to access the discounted rates through the golf pass program.
Q: I passed all four quizzes, what do I do next?
Your Golf Pass membership card will be mailed to you within 3 business days. You can start accessing the discounted rates at participating facilities once your card has been received.
Q: What is the SCGA Collegian Club?
SCGA Junior Club members who want to maintain their SCGA membership and handicap index can join our Collegian Club for an annual membership fee of $25. This club membership does not include the Golf Pass discounted access program.
Q: I lost my membership card, how do I get a replacement?
SCGA Junior members are required to have their membership card to access the discounted rates. Replacement membership card are $8 and can be purchased here. Membership cards will be mailed to the address on the member profile in 3-5 business days.