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Learning from LPGA Pros Angel Yin & Lizette Salas

Learning from LPGA Pros Angel Yin & Lizette Salas

This holiday season was a special one for the SCGA Junior Girls Golf community, giving girls in the Southland a priceless experience.  On a beautiful December day at Willowick GC, dozens of Girls Golf members came out for a holiday celebration that included hot...

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Learning from LPGA Pros Angel Yin & Lizette Salas

Learning from LPGA Pros Angel Yin & Lizette Salas

This holiday season was a special one for the SCGA Junior Girls Golf community, giving girls in the Southland a priceless experience.  On a beautiful December day at Willowick GC, dozens of Girls Golf members came out for a holiday celebration that included hot...

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Southeast LA Community Rallies Around Annual Fundraiser

Amid a cold and rainy December week, the Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) community came together for a day of sunshine, golf and connection. The SCGA Junior Golf Foundation hosted its annual raffle fundraiser at Don Knabe Golf Center, which featured several giveaways...

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Giving Back & Remembering the Legacy of Deb Long

Giving Back & Remembering the Legacy of Deb Long

Article Written by Jill Painter Lopez When you have a group of charitable female golfers, a fun day of golf and an idea to fundraise in memory of a special woman, you end up with quite an impactful fundraising effort. The second annual Deb Long Cup at Industry Hills...

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SCGA Junior Hosts College Golf Summit

College golf and the process to get there can be complex and intimidating.  The SCGA Junior Golf Foundation recently hosted an educational and engaging seminar for juniors and parents to talk all things college golf.  Nearly 100 attendees heard from Assistant Director...

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Juniors Play in Inaugural TGR Jr. Invitational

Juniors Play in Inaugural TGR Jr. Invitational

Tiger Woods hosted the inaugural TGR Jr. Invitational at Pebble Beach GL in October. With more than 600 applications submitted by junior golfers, 60 were selected to play based on their achievements both on and beyond the course. 13 of the 60 invited were SCGA Junior...

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Girls Golf Kicks Off in Orange County

Girls Golf Kicks Off in Orange County

Little girls. Big dreams.   The LPGA*USGA Girls Golf program is designed to empower girls through the game of golf. By creating female-centric environments, girls can embrace being themselves, build their confidence and feel more comfortable learning and developing...

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SCGA Junior Takes LPGA Leadership Academy

SCGA Junior Takes LPGA Leadership Academy

Nine SCGA Junior Girls Golf members were selected to attend this summer’s LPGA Leadership Academy presented by Acer. Hosted at The Golf Club at Newcastle, the two-day event brought together young women, ages 13 to 18, from across the country to develop their...

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Sky’s the Limit for Skylar Graham

Sky’s the Limit for Skylar Graham

Written by Judd Spicer If life is a ladder, then Compton-native Skylar Graham is rapidly ascending the rungs. A grad of the Harvard-Westlake School in Studio City – to which she bussed an hour and forty-five minutes daily en route to becoming two-time captain of the...

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Coach Spotlight: Ploadpiew Siblings

Coach Spotlight: Ploadpiew Siblings

When did you first get involved with SCGA Junior?  Courtney: I started working with SCGA Junior in 2019. And it has changed me as a person.   Cory: I got involved in the Fall of 2021. My sister was the person who recommended I apply.    Why is diversity and...

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LPGA Amateurs of the Foothills Gives Back to Girls Golf

LPGA Amateurs of the Foothills Gives Back to Girls Golf

If you asked Lisa Kurstin two years ago how she spent her time, playing golf would have been her last answer. These days you’ll find her on the course at least five times a week. Having only played the game rarely with her father and brother, Kurstin became more...

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SCGA Junior Members Spend Afternoon With Lizette Salas

SCGA Junior Members Spend Afternoon With Lizette Salas

Several SCGA Junior members participated in an exclusive meet-and-greet event with LPGA Pro and Southland legend Lizette Salas. The juniors and Lizette met at Palos Verdes GC ahead of the LPGA Palos Verdes Championship.   Lizette, who was announced as the newest...

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