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River Ridge GC (Victoria Lakes)

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ODS: Griffith Park GC (Wilson)

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Twin Oaks GC

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Sandpiper GC

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Arroyo Trabuco

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Rio Hondo GC

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Balboa Park GC

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Classic Club

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Rams Hill GC

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Hansen Dam GC

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Goose Creek GC

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The Golf Club of California

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Tijeras Creek GC

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Oak Valley GC

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The S at Rancho Mirage

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Old Ranch CC

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Pelican Hill GC(North)

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Yorba Linda CC

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The Saticoy Club

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2020 SCGA Championship Calendar

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FIELDS

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Harelson

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Giving Tuesday

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Assistant Director, Member Services & Office Operations

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Discounted Farmers Insurance Open Tickets

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2018 CIF State Girls High School Championship Recap

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GHIN Outage

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December Deal 2019

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Wood

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Kelly Tournament Withdrawl

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Hardin

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Rennhack Tournament Withdrawl

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By: - Nov 26, 2019


GHIN Blackout: Jan. 1-5

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2021 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship

By: - Nov 26, 2019


The Gleneagles - Scga

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Santa Ynez Valley Golf Championship

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2020 RSM Amateur

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Holiday Giveaway

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2018 California Senior Amateur Championship Recap

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Middlemiss

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By: - Nov 12, 2019


Grateful For Golf

By: Jill Painter Lopez - Nov 12, 2019

Thanksgiving is a perfect time to reflect on all the things we’re grateful for, including this amazing sport.

I’m grateful for golf. Let me count the ways...

I’m grateful golf has given me another circle of friends and colleagues. My start in golf didn’t come growing up in Colorado. I was exposed to countless sports but not golf.

I’m grateful I was introduced to the game during my first professional job as a reporter at the Hobbs News-Sun in New Mexico. No offense to the fine people of that small city in the middle of nowhere, but there wasn’t much to do there. I started playing as a 22-year-old at the advice of the executive editor.

I’m grateful for the rates of $4 to play 18 holes at Ocotillo GC after 4 p.m. on weekdays and $5 rounds after 5 p.m. on weekends. If it wasn’t affordable, I might not have started.

Jill with Bob Buttita at the former World Golf Challenge

I’m grateful that I was assigned to be a newspaper golf columnist in Los Angeles. It opened up a whole new world to me. I was lucky enough to cover so many cool events, from high school to college to professional, including 10 consecutive years of the PGA Tour event, the Genesis Invitational, at Riviera CC. What an office, complete with sunshine (and often rain in February). I’m grateful that was a good walk not spoiled and I could always get my 10,000 steps done watching the world’s best golfers. I’m grateful for being inside the ropes, since I’m 5-foot-2.

I’m grateful for my 96-year-old friend Betty Bowler, the outgoing, fun former golfer who is a member at Woodland Hills CC. I met her because she’s the historian there. I’ve been to her house for coffee - a friendship that extends beyond the club.

I’m grateful I was able to cover the Masters, an opportunity made possible by colleagues who turned friends, many of whom were at my wedding.

I’m grateful I’ve covered four U.S. Opens, too. Walking Pebble Beach, mercy.

I’m grateful for playing with all my friends and those who accept that I never play the 10th hole because I’m busy eating the snack I got at the turn.

I’m grateful to have played golf with the late Glen Campbell and Dodger great Fernando Valenzuela.

I’m grateful I’ve had many conversations about golf with professional athletes of other sports, including Mike Trout. Watching the MVP get excited recounting his first hole-in-one was pretty cool.

I’m grateful to write about golf and the many interesting people who play the game. I’m grateful to YOU for reading, and I’m grateful to be part of this amazing space where incredible women read and tell stories.

What makes you grateful for golf? Email us at mlomas@scga.org and share your story!



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LA Girls’ Day on a Budget

By: Leslie Hughes - Nov 07, 2019

Few things can lift up your spirits quite like a girl’s day. Especially when that day doesn’t force you to dig deep into your pockets. If it’s time for you to round up your friends for another girl’s day and you’re fresh out of ideas, look no further.

Say “goodbye” to the typical day at the spa, a trip to the movies, a day spent inside the mall, and say “hello” to a girl’s day filled with outdoor fun and for a minimal amount of money. Grab your golf clubs, hiking boots, curiosity and an appetite and head to Griffith Park. Here you’ll find all you need for a girl’s day that is sure to be your best one yet.

1. Drive your way through Roosevelt GC

Perched right under the Griffith Observatory sits this stunning golf course with some of the best views in the city. Don’t worry about stuffy country club rules and steep VIP prices. Here at Roosevelt Golf Course you’ll find a welcoming public 9-hole course where a round of golf on its rolling hills will set you back just $16.

Keep your eyes out for the photo-ops while playing to get some great pictures of you and the girls swinging it in style with the L.A. city skyline behind, and the Griffith Observatory above.

Finish up your round at the course’s newly-designed and oh-so-charming eatery, Franklin’s Cafe for some top-notch snacks and sandwiches to fuel the rest of your day.

2. Walk it out in Griffith Park

Griffith Park is one of the hottest hiking destinations in L.A., and with one visit there, you’ll quickly see why. This park boasts over 4,000+ acres of fun to roam making it nearly 5 times as large as Central Park. There are over 70 miles of hiking trails here above the city offering something for every level of hiker.

Whatever you and your girls are feeling in terms of intensity, you’ll find at Griffith Park. Just expect to find plenty of other fellow hikers unless you opt for an off-the-beaten-track trail.

3. See the stars at Griffith Observatory

Time your hike so that you can spend some time at the Griffith Observatory. Peruse the observatory’s interior where your mind will be expanded to wonder how you it’s possible so much exists in the skies above you. Post-sunset head outside for your chance to glance at the sparkling night sky via one of the observatory’s high-powered telescopes.

4. Wet your appetite at Little Dom’s

Nearby Hillhurst Ave. of Los Feliz is a hot spot for foodies, and this little Italian restaurant will have you feeling like you’re in an episode of The Sopranos, minus all the mobsters and blood. Chances are good you’ll see a celeb or two. My first time eating here was just a week after I’d moved to this magical city, and the second my all-time favorite celebrity Jon Hamm walked in the door, Little Dom’s became my new go-to restaurant. Sharing is caring here at Little Dom’s, as the menu is full of items worth tasting. Or if you’d rather keep your food to yourself, head there on Monday for the eatery’s famous $18 three-course Monday Night Supper.

For under $50 you’ve got yourself an adventurous girl’s day that covers quite a lot of ground, both literally and figuratively.



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