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Smock Wins Title in First AAA Event of 2014

Smock Wins Title in First AAA Event of 2014

Brian Smock of Coronado Golf Course took no time at all to join the list of winners in the AAA this year. Smock played in his first AAA event of 2014 at the end of the year championship held at Golf Club of California on October 9. The AAA Championship annually closes out the AAA season, with players battling for crucial AAA Player of the Year points in one final attempt to earn a title and one of the 12 coveted spots on the AAA North/South Cup team to represent our great section against Northern California in a Ryder Cup style match. Smock made easy work of a course that challenged some of the best players in the AAA, by firing a 5-under (67) to edge Andrew Larkin, Head Coach of Occidental College men’s and women’s golf teams, who was the first player to post a score with an equally impressive 4-under (68). Smock dominated a field that consisted of 10 of the top 12 players in the AAA Player of the Year standings. Leading that group was the 2013 AAA Player of the Year Kenny Pigman of Goose Creek Golf Club. Pigman once again had an outstanding year in the AAA with three victories including the 2014 National Car Rental Assistants Championship. Pigman’s even par (72) was strong enough to hold off 2014 AAA Match Play champion, Bobby Nickell, of Monarch Beach Golf Links for his second consecutive AAA Player of the Year title. For complete results from the AAA Championship please click here.

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Griffith Park GC Celebrates 100 Years of Golf

Griffith Park GC Celebrates 100 Years of Golf

The historical gem, Griffith Park Golf Course, celebrated its 100th Year Anniversary this passed weekend as hundreds of local residents participated in live entertainment, great food, information booths, miniature golf, putting contests and the Southern California PGA Junior Golf Skills Competition.  The celebration was a great success with representatives from the Southern California PGA (SCPGA), Southern California Golf Association (SCGA), The First Tee of Los Angeles, and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) all coming together to support the oldest golf course west of the Rocky Mountains.

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Watch the SCPGA Nike Golf Fall Teaching Summit Day 2 Live

Watch the SCPGA Nike Golf Fall Teaching Summit Day 2 Live

Can’t make it to Day 2 of the SCPGA Nike Golf Fall Teaching Summit?

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Sign up! SCPGA Nike Golf Fall Teaching Summit

Sign up! SCPGA Nike Golf Fall Teaching Summit
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Southern California Teaching Competition Results

Southern California Teaching Competition Results

Click here for results from the Southern California Teaching Competition

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Quantify your value to your facility and employer

Quantify your value to your facility and employer

I am certain you have a good sense for what you generate in instruction revenue from either individual lessons or through player development programming. But, do you truly know what impact your instructional programs have to the bottom line of your facility?

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Want to be nominated for the SCPGA Board of Directors?

Want to be nominated for the SCPGA Board of Directors?
If you are a PGA member in good standing, the Section leadership encourages you to consider running for one of the available at-large positions on the SCPGA Board of Directors. Two three-year term positions are available. As a successful member of the board, one should be energetic, enthusiastic, interested, and self-motivated. The experience as a Director will have a positive impact on both you and your career. The benefits of participation on the board include working alongside and sharing ideas with some of the brightest and most influential members and leaders in our Association.
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Message from the President – Part 47

Message from the President – Part 47

Consider this…. During a recent Town Hall gathering, Tony Chavez, PGA suggested that an article or series or articles might include some unique history of the many golf courses we enjoy in our Section.  With that lets visit the Arrowhead Country Club.

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