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Scholar Gives Back to Help Move Girls Golf Forward

Scholar Gives Back to Help Move Girls Golf Forward

When recent grad and SCGA Foundation Scholar and Golf Pass program alum Alyaa Abdulghany was in elementary school, her family moved to Southern California after a couple years in San Francisco and before that, Malaysia. Having grown up locally playing competitive...

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As a Graduating Scholar, the Foundation Changed My Life

As a Graduating Scholar, the Foundation Changed My Life

My name is Jennifer Queller and I am a recent graduate of the University of Illinois Springfield, where I played golf and majored in biochemistry. I'm also an SCGA Foundation Scholar. SCGA Junior has meant everything to me over my time of being involved in the...

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I am a Coach. I am a Role Model.

I am a Coach. I am a Role Model.

As an SCGA Junior golf coach, I know that I am a role model to so many young golfers. I see them mimic what I do in class, and it makes me so happy to know that I’m a part of why they love coming to the course. My name is Christian Oster and I’m a coach in our Player...

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Coaching Roundtable: Riverside

Coaching Roundtable: Riverside

Catching up with the coaches in SCGA Junior’s newest Player & Youth Development program is no small feat. With programming nearly everyday of the week, the Riverside community continues to grow as more and more juniors get out on the course. We sat down with three...

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Conversation With a Scholar: Why Representation Matters

Conversation With a Scholar: Why Representation Matters

The SCGA Junior Golf Foundation is committed to creating an inclusive golf community for all juniors. As part of its ongoing work to help increase diversity in the game, the Foundation strives to amplify the voices of its community members and use its platform to help...

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Leading the Way for Latina Golfers

Leading the Way for Latina Golfers

SCGA Junior’s three LPGA*USGA Girls Golf chapters hosted the Latina Golf Association for an inspiring evening focused on the impact that golf can have in a woman’s life and what it means to be Latina – on and off the course. The event was part of the SCGA Junior Golf...

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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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