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SCGA, SCPGA Create Southern California Junior Amateur Golf Championship

SCGA, SCPGA Create Southern California Junior Amateur Golf Championship

STUDIO CITY/ONTARIO, CALIF. (JAN. 28, 2015) The Southern California Golf Association (SCGA) and the Southern California PGA Section (SCPGA) today announced the creation of the Southern California Junior Amateur Golf Championship, which will be held Oct. 17-18, 2015. This event will be jointly run by the two largest golf entities in Southern California. The inaugural championship will be contested at Industry Hills Golf Club.

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San Diego Chapter captures the 2015 SCPGA Chapter Challenge title

San Diego Chapter captures the 2015 SCPGA Chapter Challenge title

Congratulations to the San Diego Chapter for capturing the 2015 title!

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Gilley Headed to First PGA TOUR Event

Gilley Headed to First PGA TOUR Event

Every year the Southern California PGA offers its members a chance to represent their section at one of the three PGA TOUR Events that come to Southern California.  Ryan Kennedy earned the first spot into the Humana Challenge with his victory at the 2014 Southern California PGA Professional Championship. Our 2015 season kicked off with the Club Car Aggregate at Bear Creek Golf Club.  The winner of this event would guarantee their spot in the 2015 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course.  Chris Gilley, PGA of SeaCliff Country Club was the only player of the entire 84 player field to shoot even par or better, and he won by shooting an even par, 72.  The reputation of Bear Creek and their greens stayed true to form, as players could not find a rhythm all day to match Gilley.  Gilley used steady play to outlast a talented field and earn his way into the 2015 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course from February 5th-8th, 2015, and play in his first PGA TOUR event.

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SCPGA Sponsors at 2015 PGA Merchandise Show

SCPGA Sponsors at 2015 PGA Merchandise Show

The 2015 Merchandise Show, January 21-23 in Orlando, FL, features a great number of exhibitors including numerous SCPGA sponsors. Please be sure to stop by their booth!

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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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