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The SCPGA Women Professionals Dominate

The SCPGA Women Professionals Dominate

The SCPGA Women Professionals came away victorious in the 4th Annual Southern California Women’s Cup Matches held at Mission Hills Country Club on the Dinah Shore Course. This is the fourth year in a row women of the SCPGA won in dominating fashion. Each year, the matches are contested between the professionals of the SCPGA and the amateurs from the Women’s Southern California Golf Council.

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SCPGA Rides the Birdie Bus to First Ever Honors Cup Victory

SCPGA Rides the Birdie Bus to First Ever Honors Cup Victory

Coming into the 2014 SCPGA season, there was one title that had eluded all the members of the SCPGA section. In 2007, the SCPGA and SCGA came together to create the first ever Honors Cup Matches which pitted the top 10 players from each association against each other in a Ryder Cup style event. This year was the fifth installment of this unique event that is contested every other year. Leading into the matches this year, the SCPGA was determined to finally put their names on the trophy for the first time ever. Indian Wells Country Club hosted this year’s Honors Cup , and perfect course conditions along with perfect Palm Springs weather, made for a wonderful two days of golf and comradery.

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2014 SCPGA Club Car Annual Meeting was a success

2014 SCPGA Club Car Annual Meeting was a success

The SCPGA Club Car Annual Meeting was held at San Diego Country Club December 8th with over 250 SCPGA Members and Apprentices in attendance. During the meeting, an election was held for two at-large positions on the SCPGA Board of Directors. Filling those spots will be Joe Grohman of Navy Golf Course and Scott Heyn of Oakmont Country Club.

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Block and Pigman Finish 2014 on Top

Block and Pigman Finish 2014 on Top

This past year the SCPGA saw some amazing accomplishments from its members, and two of the gentlemen responsible for the two most recognizable accomplishments teamed up at the Club Car Annual Meeting/Pinehurst Championship. Michael Block, PGA from Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, who won the Professional National Championship this past June in Myrtle Beach, SC and Kenny Pigman of Goose Creek Golf Club, who finished second at the National Assistants Championship this past November in Port St. Lucie, FL, came to the 2014 Annual Meeting with player of the year honors wrapped up. Block was the Section Player of the Year, while Pigman took home the AAA Player of the Year. They decided one more title to close out the year would be the perfect ending to two outstanding performances. San Diego Country Club played host to this annual event that saw a full field of talented SCPGA members do battle to claim first place. Block and Pigman used clutch putting on some of the fastest greens in Southern California to edge out the rest of the field by one stroke, firing a seven-under (65). A tap in birdie on the 18th hole proved to be the winning shot, as the team of Alan Sorensen, PGA and Chad Sorensen, PGA from Buena Vista Golf Course kept pace with the champions with an impressive six-under (66) that gave them second place all to themselves. Third place was shared by two teams at five-under (67), as 2014 Section Champion Ryan Kennedy, PGA and his partner Steve Holmes, PGA finished dead even with Eric Lohman, PGA and his partner, newly elected SCPGA Board Member, Scott Heyn, PGA.

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SCPGA claims the AAA North/South Cup for fourth straight year!

SCPGA claims the AAA North/South Cup for fourth straight year!

The 2014 AAA season was the most successful in recent memory in the Southern California Section, and the outstanding year was capped off by the annual AAA North/South Cup matches against the Northern California PGA Section. The team from Southern California was returning seven players from 2013, along with Captain and Apprentice Chairman Tony Letendre, PGA of Newport Beach Country Club. The captain and team had one goal in mind, and that was to retain the cup on home soil, as The Country Club at Soboba Springs played host to this unique event on December 2-3, 2014. The Northern California team was looking to steal the cup back after three straight losses, but the team from Southern California proved to be too strong from top to bottom as they earned their fourth straight win in the event with a 16-8 victory.

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2014 SCPGA Special Awards Winners: John McNair 2014 Southern California PGA Golf Professional of the Year

2014 SCPGA Special Awards Winners: John McNair 2014 Southern California PGA Golf Professional of the Year
MEDIA RELEASE: JOHN MCNAIR OF JC RESORTS NAMED 
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Kay Hoey defends title at the 2014 Women’s Section Championship

Kay Hoey defends title at the 2014 Women’s Section Championship

Congratulations to Kay Hoey, PGA Apprentice at Mesa Verde Country Club on defending her title in the 2014 Women’s Professional Championship at Rancho La Quinta Country Club.  Kay Hoey, Lehua Wise PGA, and PGA Apprentice Reina Rogers were tied for the lead going into the second round at 2 under par.  Hoey shot 67 in the final round to win by six strokes over Lehua Wise, PGA of The Hideaway.  Reina Rogers, PGA Apprentice at River Ridge Golf Club placed third.

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Fergin and Stewart Battle the Wind for the Win

Fergin and Stewart Battle the Wind for the Win

The 2014 National Car Rental Pro-Am Series Professional-Lady Championship headed north to the beautiful Las Posas Country Club, where this annual event showcases some of the best PGA professionals in Southern California paired with some of the best women amateurs from their respective facilities.  Not only did the field have to battle each other, but strong Santa Ana winds made an already challenging course even tougher.  The team of Mike Fergin, PGA and Ellen Stewart from Mesa Verde Country Club played the course as if the winds were calm shooting an impressive 67 (-4) to beat the team from Oakmont Country Club of Southern California PGA Professional Champion Ryan Kennedy and Linda Pearson by one stroke.

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