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Giving Back by Coming Full Circle

Giving Back by Coming Full Circle

For Kari and Raquel Gordon, giving back to the game of golf is personal, because it wasn’t that long ago that they were junior golfers participating in the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation’s programs. After going from participants to volunteers and then scholars, the...

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Giving Back by Coming Full Circle

Giving Back by Coming Full Circle

For Kari and Raquel Gordon, giving back to the game of golf is personal, because it wasn’t that long ago that they were junior golfers participating in the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation’s programs. After going from participants to volunteers and then scholars, the...

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Superstar Summer

Superstar Summer

The summer before freshman year of high school is usually filled with excitement about the future, anxiety about the next step and cramming in as much fun as possible. For Leigh Chien, this summer was filled with all of those things – but it was also filled with...

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Making a Difference for the Price of a Cup of Coffee

Making a Difference for the Price of a Cup of Coffee

When Tim Randall and his wife moved to Southern California from Arizona, it only took him two days to find his new home course in Strawberry Farms. It didn’t take him much longer than that to discover the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation. After learning a little more about...

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Girls Golf Members Meet Annika

Girls Golf Members Meet Annika

Four SCGA Junior Girls Golf members were selected for the Annika Share My Passion virtual clinic hosted in conjunction with the Barracuda Championship. The application was open to girls around the country and 40 were selected for the event, which included a 30-minute...

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Giving Back is a Family Affair

Giving Back is a Family Affair

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage globally and take a toll on local communities, one junior golfer and his family decided to take action and make a difference. 14-year-old Josiah Joseph and his brothers, Jared and Jacob, attended the Los Angeles Urban League...

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Creating Community, Virtually

Creating Community, Virtually

Without the ability to host its normal slate of fun, social golf activities for girls, the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation’s two LPGA-USGA Girls Golf chapters have had to improvise. With sites in Southeast LA and the San Fernando Valley that normally meet once a month,...

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Junior Spotlight: Alan Pham

Junior Spotlight: Alan Pham

Alan is a dedicated junior golfer who frequently uses his Golf Pass. He's also a familiar face at Club Outings, where he loves to volunteer and help give back to other junior golfers. How long have you been golfing with SCGA Junior? I have been with SCGA Junior...

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Scholar Success: One on the Course, One in the Classroom

Scholar Success: One on the Course, One in the Classroom

For SCGA Junior scholar Martin Perez, there are two things that stand out as his great passions in life. His enthusiasm for both golf and medicine are clear in any conversation with the rising junior at Chapman University. SCGA Junior has helped Martin achieve his...

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Junior Golfer Spreads Positivity Throughout COVID Crisis

Junior Golfer Spreads Positivity Throughout COVID Crisis

As the world is facing unprecedented times, one SCGA Junior member teamed up with her classmates to create a project that would help spread positivity and brighten the spirits of those around them. Sixth grader Ayuka Yang helped lead her class through the Rainbow Art...

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Scholar Success: Leaving a Legacy

Scholar Success: Leaving a Legacy

Flashback five years and 13-year-old SCGA Junior member Ashleigh Park is volunteering at her first event - a golf clinic for younger juniors. She spends the day teaching the game to the youngsters, giving them pointers and impressing them as she rips drives on the...

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Scholar Success: On the Course, Behind the Camera

Scholar Success: On the Course, Behind the Camera

The disparities between the golf course and the film studio might seem significant, but for scholar Ami Hamada, there’s really not much of a difference at all. “On the golf course, I learned the importance of not giving up and of having perseverance,” Hamada said. “I...

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A Conversation With the Waite Family

A Conversation With the Waite Family

In the coming months, the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation will be bringing its Player & Youth Development program to Riverside. Ahead of the new community launch, SCGA President Fred MacFarlane played a round of golf with longtime SCGA Junior member Shani Waite at the...

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Girl Talk: Emma Kurata

Girl Talk: Emma Kurata

Emma is a freshman at Gahr HS and is a member of the Girls Golf of Southeast LA Leadership Team. When did you start playing golf? How did you get involved? I started playing golf in the eighth grade. I got involved by taking lessons with SCGA Junior at Don Knabe GC....

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Junior Spotlight: Kai & Bode Yuan

Junior Spotlight: Kai & Bode Yuan

The Yuan brothers are both great golfers who impress their coaches with their skill and dedication. They regularly come to class and take lessons. What really stands out about the Yuan brothers to their instructors is how much fun they are to have in class by telling...

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Recruiting 101

Recruiting 101

As a junior golfer, you might be planning or hoping to someday have the opportunity to play college golf. Representing a university, carrying a team bag and being a student-athlete is a wonderful experience. With so many different colleges and golf programs...

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