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Scholar Success: From the Course to the OR

Scholar Success: From the Course to the OR

Golf teaches its players patience, hard work and competitiveness. For some junior golfers, though, those skills end up translating off the course into other passions. SCGA Junior scholar Bailey Osborne channeled the character traits that she developed on the course...

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Scholar Success: From the Course to the OR

Scholar Success: From the Course to the OR

Golf teaches its players patience, hard work and competitiveness. For some junior golfers, though, those skills end up translating off the course into other passions. SCGA Junior scholar Bailey Osborne channeled the character traits that she developed on the course...

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Golfer Creates High School Team, Soars to Great Heights

Golfer Creates High School Team, Soars to Great Heights

When Angelina Kim first started her high school career at Fairfax High School, she knew that they didn’t have a golf team. In fact, that was one of the reasons that she chose the school. Fast forward four years, and the high school senior has not only completed a very...

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Girl Talk: Juliette Ruaux

Girl Talk: Juliette Ruaux

Juliette Ruaux, Freshman, Occidental College Favorite golfer: Jessica Korda Favorite course: El Dorado GC Favorite animal: Goldfish Favorite way to relax: Read outside Dream foursome? Rory McIlroy, Jessica Korda, Barack Obama When did you start playing golf? How did...

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Girl Talk: Shani Waite

Girl Talk: Shani Waite

Shani Waite, 12th grade, Mira Costa HS Favorite golfer: Lexi Thompson is because I love the way she carries herself on and off the golf course. She shows confidence throughout everything she does, and she is the sweetest person ever! Favorite course: Oak Valley GC in...

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Kim, Granada Hills Take Home CIF LA City Section Title

Kim, Granada Hills Take Home CIF LA City Section Title

As the only player under par, Angelina Kim of Fairfax High School took home the 2019 Girl’s CIF LA City Section Individual title. It is her second section title, following a playoff win over SCGA Scholar Jasmine Lew in 2017. On the team side, Granada Hills Charter...

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San Gabriel Valley League Crowns JV Champs

San Gabriel Valley League Crowns JV Champs

In 98-degree heat, 30 high school girls made their way around the Don Knabe GC 9-hole track, many of them playing the biggest championship of their lives. It was the second annual San Gabriel Valley League JV Girls Golf Championship. All the schools, other than one...

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Members Prep for SoCal Junior Amateur Championship

Members Prep for SoCal Junior Amateur Championship

Southern California’s most talented, and youngest, golfers are taking the stage in the desert as they compete for the prestigious SoCal Junior Amateur Championship. The tournament, which offers both a boys and girls division, has been won by some of the country’s top...

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Pebble With the Pros

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...

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Preparing for the Next Level

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...

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Golf as a Passion and Career

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...

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Member Wins National Essay Contest

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...

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Girl Power

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...

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The Superstars of Summer Series

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...

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Mentors Give Back in Play Day

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...

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Members Look to Make Mark in SCGA Women’s Amateur

Members Look to Make Mark in SCGA Women’s Amateur

It’s time to tee off on the SCGA’s biggest and most competitive women’s event: the fifth SCGA Women’s Amateur Championship at Newport Beach CC. This year the field is stacked, and many of the top contenders are SCGA Junior scholars and members. These ladies aren’t...

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