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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?

Click here to watch live

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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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Teacher’s Forum – Organizing their learning experience

Teacher’s Forum – Organizing their learning experience

by Bill McKinney, PGA

Go to Barnes and Noble and check out just how many books about golf there are on the shelves. Whether it’s the Stack and Tilt book telling us to  lean left and extend the arms away as much as possible, or Jim Hardy’s One Plane method about having our arm angle match the shoulder angle at the top, Leadbetter tells us to keep the right knee bent and shallow the plane angle, Butch Harmon tells us to get wide on the downswing, Haney tells us to rotate our lead arm like we want to tell the time on our watch, Clampett has us pulling the lag well past the ball’s location on the ground, and on and on. It all works FOR SOMEONE.

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