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Carrying the Deb Long Legacy Through and Through

Carrying the Deb Long Legacy Through and Through

Chapman Lew introduced his daughter Jasmine to golf because he wanted her to learn respect, integrity and discipline. Fast forward roughly 10 years, and it’s safe to say that Lew, the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation’s Deb Long Scholar and a collegiate golfer at UC...

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Carrying the Deb Long Legacy Through and Through

Carrying the Deb Long Legacy Through and Through

Chapman Lew introduced his daughter Jasmine to golf because he wanted her to learn respect, integrity and discipline. Fast forward roughly 10 years, and it’s safe to say that Lew, the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation’s Deb Long Scholar and a collegiate golfer at UC...

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Yes, You Can Be A Great Golfer

Yes, You Can Be A Great Golfer

I picked up a golf club for the first time at two years old and learned to play by tagging along with my dad and older siblings on trips to Pico Rivera GC. Between the range and the course, my game really grew up there alongside me. In high school, I finally started...

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Coach Shows Local Juniors They Can Achieve Great Heights

Coach Shows Local Juniors They Can Achieve Great Heights

Stepping up to the first tee, he was nervous. This was the first competitive golf tournament Andrew Banuelos had played in two years, since his college days at Cal State Dominguez Hills. And this was a big one. This was Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada Q-School. “The...

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Tournament Series Showcases Top PYD Talent

Tournament Series Showcases Top PYD Talent

The first event of the year in SCGA Junior’s Advanced Player Program Tournament Series was filled with exciting shots, thrilling putts and even a cardoff before the champs were announced in each flight. The tournament series provides an opportunity for competitive...

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Junior Spotlight: Dylan Dean

Junior Spotlight: Dylan Dean

Dylan is one of the most active participants in the San Fernando Valley community. At every event he attends, he's always telling jokes and making both his fellow golfers and his coaches laugh. Dylan also loves talking sports, something his coaches appreciate. His...

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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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