DEB LONG DRIVE

Supporting the growth and advancement of girls through the game of golf in Southern California

Deb Long Drive is a virtual fundraiser where SCGA member clubs raise funds to support our annual goal of $50,000. Funds raised will support the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation’s girls golf programs and an annually named Deb Long Scholar. More program information can be found below.

Deb Long was a life-long golfer and advocate for women and girls in golf. Her passion for developing youth through the game led her to create affordable playing, mentorship and scholarship opportunities for girls throughout Southern California. We will continue to honor her memory by enabling our SCGA members and clubs to raise funds in support of this cause.

Get Involved With The Drive

Make An Individual Donation

Fundraising Ideas

  • Host an annual tournament with your club members and donate the funds to the Drive
  • Ask each club member to add a donation to their annual dues
  • Encourage friends and family who love the game to make a small donation to your club’s fundraising page

* SCGA Junior Golf Foundation can coordinate a girls golf member to come speak at an event (currently a virtual option)

Marketing Materials

Download Deb Long Drive marketing materials for your club.

About SCGA Junior Girls Golf Programming

The SCGA Junior Golf Foundation is proud to continue the legacy of the WSCGA Foundation and the passion of Deb Long through support of girls golf and college scholarships. More than 1,500 girls participate in programming annually, which includes affordable access, instruction, mentor outings and educational opportunities. In addition, the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation operates three LPGA-USGA Girls Golf chapters that enables girls to learn, practice and play all in a comfortable, safe environment led by female instructors and coaches.

The SCGA Scholarship Program awards $175,000 annually to active program members to pursue higher education. In 2019, the scholarship committee chose to name a new member of its scholarship class in Deb’s memory. Deb’s dedication to supporting girls through the pursuit of the game was unparalleled and she was a mentor and role model to many. It is our goal to create an endowment fund to continue the annual naming of this scholarship and grow the number of girls who participate in our programs. Meet the recipients of this scholarship below.

Click here to meet our inspiring girls and scholars who are making a difference on and beyond the course.

The Deb Long Scholar

This scholar is a female of need who will honor Deb’s memory by pursuing higher education with the intent to give back to her community. She will have a passion not only for her golf game but for the growth of the game and aspire to lead others. She is a competitor, but also enjoys the game socially and adheres to the rules, etiquette and values that the game provides.

2019: Jasmine Lew

Jasmine graduated from John Marshall High School in Los Angeles where she had a 4.35 GPA. Now a sophmore at UC Berkeley, Jasmine plans to study business while competing on the women’s golf team. She boasts a +2.2 HI and her accomplishments have included being a two-time CIF LA City Section Champion, AJGA Champion, selection for the 2018 SCPGA Challenge Cup and qualifier for the 2018 US Girls Junior Championship and 2019 US Women’s Four-Ball. SCGA Junior selected Jasmine to participate in the Merrins Legacy Program and she was also selected to participate in the annual Friends of Golf tournament clinic at Bel-Air CC, hitting balls alongside PGA Tour great Dustin Johnson.

 

2020: Ashleigh Park

Ashleigh has been an active volunteer with SCGA Junior since she was 12 years old, serving as a role model and mentor to beginner golfers at club outings and girls golf events. She was also a member of the girls’ leadership team in our LPGA*USGA Girls Golf Southeast LA chapter. Ashleigh has also had the opportunity to be mentored through our Play Days program and as a participant in the annual ANA Junior Inspiration. Ashleigh currently attends the University of Texas where she also competes on the women’s golf team.

 

Deb Long Drive Committee

Lynne Haraway

Lynne Haraway

Committee Chair

SCGA Junior Golf Foundation Board
Member, Porter Valley CC
ldharaway@gmail.com

Vicki Aponik

Vicki Aponik

Porter Valley CC

Becky Eustice

Becky Eustice

Mission Hills Ladies & Industry Hills GC

Ann Garrett

Ann Garrett

Industry Hills GC

Grace Hutchings

Grace Hutchings

Shadow Hills GC

Suzanne Kelley

Suzanne Kelley

Wilshire CC

SCGA Junior Golf Foundation, Immediate Past President
skelley13@yahoo.com

Hae Yung Kim

Hae Yung Kim

Industry Hills GC; Screaming Eagles GC; Olivas Weekend Women’s GC

SCGA Junior Golf Foundation Board Member
haeyungk@yahoo.com

Kathy Kurata

Kathy Kurata

Friendly Hills CC and Mission Hills Ladies

Carol Sarkissian

Carol Sarkissian

Western Hills CC

Corey Weworski

Corey Weworski

Torrey Pines Women’s GC and La Costa Resort & Spa