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Growing in the Garden of Life

Growing in the Garden of Life

We all know the old adage – golf is a game of life. For SCGA Foundation Scholar Gio Sandoval, he’s taken that to heart. Sandoval is taking the lessons he learned as a former participant and coach in the Foundation’s Player & Youth Development program and applying...

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Growing in the Garden of Life

Growing in the Garden of Life

We all know the old adage – golf is a game of life. For SCGA Foundation Scholar Gio Sandoval, he’s taken that to heart. Sandoval is taking the lessons he learned as a former participant and coach in the Foundation’s Player & Youth Development program and applying...

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Scholar Success: A Local Leader

Scholar Success: A Local Leader

To understand how Skylar Graham got to where she is today, one should know that every day since middle school, she took the bus to get where she needed to go. Most critically, despite the distance traveled, Graham never forgot where she came from. In fact, it’s quite...

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Junior Spotlight: Julietta Perez

Junior Spotlight: Julietta Perez

Julietta is like a sponge when it comes to learning the game. Her coaches admire her determination and willingness to learn and get better. She is often spotted at Don Knabe GC outside of class playing golf with her family and practicing. How long have you been...

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Junior Spotlight: the Vega Brothers

Junior Spotlight: the Vega Brothers

Dallas and Austin Vega have been playing golf nearly as long as they could walk, and have been participants with SCGA Junior for almost that whole time. They are frequent attendees of any and all events and love seeing their friends every time they come to the course....

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Fulfilling A Mother’s Love Through Golf

Fulfilling A Mother’s Love Through Golf

There is no love like that of a mother for her child, no matter what. My name is Rebecca Ramirez, and as a mother of two, I couldn’t be more proud of the young adults that my children have grown into. For my son Phillip, so much of that growth is thanks to the...

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Junior Spotlight: Johnathan Vasquez

Junior Spotlight: Johnathan Vasquez

Johnathan is a frequent attendee of SCGA Junior on-course activities as a way to stay connected with his friends and golf. Johnathan is dedicated to his game and is always looking to improve, something that stands out to his coaches. His work ethic has been noticed,...

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Junior Spotlight: Jackson Meyer

Junior Spotlight: Jackson Meyer

Jackson is dedicated to taking his game to the next level. His love for the game of golf stands out to his coaches and it shows in how hard he works and how much knowledge he has about the sport. He is always asking questions to improve his game and is a joy for the...

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Participant to Coach, and Everything In Between

Participant to Coach, and Everything In Between

My name is Jakeishya Le and I am a former program participant, volunteer, scholarship recipient and now, full-time staff member. I teach golf in our newest community, Riverside, to eager young golfers who are just like I used to be, including through our LPGA-USGA...

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Our Most Important Year Yet

Our Most Important Year Yet

We at the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation are looking forward to 2021 and embarking on what we believe will be our most important year of work yet. Hello my name is Dan Cimino and I’m the President of the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation. This year, we are looking forward to...

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PGA Coach Advises Juniors on the Mental Game

PGA Coach Advises Juniors on the Mental Game

We all know that golf is hard. Like really hard. And one of the most challenging aspects of the game isn’t even physical – it’s the mental game. SCGA Junior welcomed one of golf’s mental game experts, Rick Sessinghaus PGA, PSY.D, in a seminar for junior golfers....

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Clinics Provide Free Fun

Clinics Provide Free Fun

With safe and affordable recreational opportunities for kids being few and far between as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, SCGA Junior Golf Foundation was able to provide a unique program for junior golfers in Riverside. Through a two-week clinic series that was...

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Paying it Forward – Family Style

Paying it Forward – Family Style

Giving back to the game is always personal. But for Change Makers Marco and Rosie Gonzalez, their personal connection to the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation goes a step further than most. The Gonzalez family was first introduced to the Foundation more than 10 years ago,...

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Why We’re Thankful for Girls Golf

Why We’re Thankful for Girls Golf

Members of the Foundation's Southeast Los Angeles LPGA-USGA Girls Golf chapter shared why they are thankful for Girls Golf. During a special virtual girls golf hangout, members shared why they are thankful for the sport, for themselves and for each other while...

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Foundation Announces 2020 Award Recipients

Foundation Announces 2020 Award Recipients

The SCGA Junior Golf Foundation is thrilled to announce its two annual awards to celebrate those who have made a tangible impact for local junior golfers and are dedicated to growing the game for the next generation. The first award is the SCGA Junior Golf...

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