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Kostis Coaches at FOG’s Annual Event

Kostis Coaches at FOG’s Annual Event

A lesson of a lifetime (and a chance to miss school for a day) gave a pair of standout SCGA Junior members a chance to learn from the best. At a Friends of Golf tournament held at historic Riviera Country Club in late September, longtime friends Nataliya Laciste and...

Riverside Partnership Opens New Program Doors

Riverside Partnership Opens New Program Doors

The SCGA Junior Golf Foundation is intentional in where it brings its programming. The Foundation seeks communities where there is a dearth of junior golf opportunities, where golf is not a common sport for youth for various socioeconomic reasons and where the program...

Junior Spotlight: the Valles Brothers

Junior Spotlight: the Valles Brothers

Matthew and Ethan are inspiring on and off the golf course to their coaches and everyone that they meet. They have been described by their coaches as, just plain cool. They are a joy to have in class and their coaches love working with them. They brighten the day of...

Junior Spotlight: the Shay Sisters

Junior Spotlight: the Shay Sisters

Sunnie and Lily are a hoot and their coaches love being around them as soon as they step onto the course! Together, they are always making new friends and finding new juniors to play golf with. They always bring the laughter and energy, and that's one thing that their...

Junior Spotlight: Katherine Aviles

Junior Spotlight: Katherine Aviles

Katherine always works hard to keep improving her game. Her work ethic stands out to her coaches and they love seeing her show up at the course to work (and of course have fun while doing it)! She enjoys coming to class, learning and applying that when she goes out...

Junior Spotlight: Jonah Siu

Junior Spotlight: Jonah Siu

Jonah has been putting in a lot of work lately and his coaches are taking notice. They've seen a drastic improvement in his golf skill, and Jonah has also been playing in more tournaments. His passion for the game is contagious and every time he comes to the course,...

Junior Spotlight: Josiah Joseph

Junior Spotlight: Josiah Joseph

Josiah is a very involved junior in the Southeast LA community. He always brings the energy to class, and all his peers and coaches love being around him. He loves to compete and takes advantage of the competitive opportunities that SCGA Junior provides. Josiah is a...

Junior Spotlight: Isabel Beran

Junior Spotlight: Isabel Beran

Isabel is a sweet and caring member of the San Fernando Valley community. Her coaches have described her as a ray of sunshine who is always positive to everyone she encounters at the golf course. Isabel recently won second place in an SCGA Junior tournament, and her...

Summer League Provides Fun in the Sun

Summer League Provides Fun in the Sun

Golf is often categorized (and praised) for being an individual sport, but it’s easy to see many benefits that come from team sports – sportsmanship, teamwork, camaraderie, accountability – the list goes on. SCGA Junior takes matters into its own hands though, by...

A Summer to Remember

A Summer to Remember

My name is Nataliya Laciste. I am a freshman at Kennedy High School in La Palma and I’ve had the most incredible summer on the golf course with SCGA Junior. I was one of three juniors selected to participate in the USGA’s recent video campaign, I was chosen to play in...