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Message from the President – Part 41

Message from the President – Part 41

Consider this….

 

It has been said that when two people marry they should at the very least like one another.  When two very good people marry it is often cause for a renewed look at a world which at times may seem full of  sadness.  No sadness here, as two very good people say I’ll share if you do….And so Breanne Lockard will have a honeymoon and some well deserved time away from our Section’s office and Eric Mitchell, a fine golf professional from Anaheim Hills will have undoubtedly made the best decision of his life.  So, here’s to you both with every happy wish from a grateful Section of PGA Members and Apprentices.

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Teacher’s Forum – What’s Going On

Teacher’s Forum – What’s Going On

by Bob Madsen, PGA of Sycuan Resort

Here is some of what’s going on with students at the Sycuan Resort.

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Swing Tip Tuesday – Bob Madsen, PGA

Swing Tip Tuesday – Bob Madsen, PGA

This week’s #SwingTipTuesday features PGA Professional Bob Madsen of Sycuan Golf Resort. He teaches how to eliminate the thin shots out of a golfers game.

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Neighborhood Golf Returns to the OC Youth Expo

The Southern California PGA Neighborhood Golf program spent this past weekend at the OC Fair and Events Center in Costa Mesa, CA for the 2014 OC Imaginology Youth Expo.  Thousands of youngsters attended the 35th annual non-profit education and entertainment fair showcasing individual and group talents in a variety of subjects including Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.  Adults and children of all ages experienced a well-rounded expo covering all aspects of education.  Attendees had the opportunity to practice fishing, soccer, golf, musical instruments, learn history, partake in arts and crafts, and learn farming techniques.

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2015 Drive, Chip, and Putt Qualifying

Registration for the 2015 Drive, Chip, and Putt Local Qualifying is officially open!  Visit DriveChipandPutt.com to register your son or daughter today!

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Starkjohann & Block Claim SCPGA Yamaha Senior-Junior Championship

Starkjohann & Block Claim SCPGA Yamaha Senior-Junior Championship

Starkjohann & Block Go Back-to-Back

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Message from the President – Part 40

Message from the President – Part 40

Consider this….The shot heard ‘round the world’

He was the first Professional to win all four Major Championships, is perhaps best known for holing his second shot during the Masters at hole 15 and making up 3 shots on frontrunner Craig Wood, and then going on to beat Wood in a 36 hole playoff. The year was 1935. On his 50th anniversary of competition in the world’s oldest championship, and his farewell to The Open, he holed a 5 iron on Troon’s 8th hole, the famed “Postage Stamp”. It was 1973 and Tom Weiskopf was the Champion Golfer that year (and the “Postage Stamp” remains the most copied par 3 design.) What is most notable is that Gene Sarazen was 71 years old striking that shot and had won the Open Championship 41 years earlier. He invented the modern sand wedge, hosted the beloved Wonderful World of Golf Program and served as an honorary starter at the Masters with Sam Snead and Byron Nelson for 19 years. He died at age 97. Embrace the future and remember the past…and watch the Masters this week.

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Nominations for 2014 SCPGA Special Awards

Nominations for 2014 SCPGA Special Awards

All active members of the association will have the opportunity to nominate a person from the section for any or all of the awards. This is an opportunity for PGA Members to honor one of their fellow professionals.  Please take the time to give acknowledgment to someone who has put forth the extra time and dedication to make our association the strong organization it is.

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