Success Stories

Learn more about what's happening with our kids, scholars and events.
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,...

read more

More Stories and News

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,...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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....

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
Junior Spotlight: Daniel Choi

Junior Spotlight: Daniel Choi

Daniel is an avid golfer who has been with SCGA Junior since the beginning of the San Fernando Valley community. Daniel now participates in the Advanced Player Program and it has helped him take his game to the next level. How long have you been with SCGA Junior? I've...

read more
Junior Spotlight: Madison Stout

Junior Spotlight: Madison Stout

Madison (left) began her SCGA Junior story as a Golf Pass member before getting more involved as a volunteer and mentor to younger girls. She is a member of Girls Golf of Southeast LA and has been chosen for several special events because of her dedication, character...

read more
Junior Spotlight: Isabella Mendoza

Junior Spotlight: Isabella Mendoza

Isabella loves to play golf and especially enjoys the girls-only class and Girls Golf of Southeast LA outings. Her coaches describe her as a sponge for one-on-one instruction and that she loves to learn more about the game. She always comes to the course with a smile...

read more
Junior Spotlight: Vince & Jason Arciaga

Junior Spotlight: Vince & Jason Arciaga

The Arciaga brothers, Vince (right) and Jason love coming to class and interacting with all their friends at the course. Vince has been an avid golfer for several years and outside of class he's even played with his dad in SCGA Junior adult-junior tournaments. You can...

read more
Junior Spotlight: Khloe Jones

Junior Spotlight: Khloe Jones

Khloe is a dedicated golfer who always brings a smile and strong work ethic with her to class. She started with SCGA Junior as a Golf Pass member and is now a regular in the SFV community, coming to class weekly and is also a member of the Girls Golf of SFV chapter....

read more