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 her drive by enabling our SCGA members and clubs to raise funds in support of this cause.
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.