Governmental Affairs

The SCGA maintains a Governmental Affairs Department, the functions of which are:

  • Identifying the public policy interests of the Association, its member clubs and the game of golf, and representing them before legislative bodies and regulatory agencies;
  • Coordinating and organizing that representative effort with allied associations, organizations, industries, communities, and civic groups; and
  • Distilling these efforts into a set of broad themes for positive projection to the larger community, including the press.

Click here for commentaries/reports by SCGA Director of Governmental Affairs Craig Kessler about all aspects of Governmental Affairs and the SCGA’s role in them.

Current Legislative Initiatives

Sharp Park

An environmental group invoked the Endangered Species Act in a federal lawsuit that looked to close Sharp Park GC in San Francisco.

Click here to read recent updates on the topic.

Tax Issues

The golf industry will be dramatically affected by the outcome of current service tax ideas that will likely make their way onto the November, 2012 ballot. Click here to read a recent update.