SCGA Governmental Affairs

Advocating for Golf in Southern California


The SCGA is unique among the nation’s amateur golf associations in providing legislative and regulatory advocacy services to its members, member clubs and the California golf industry. Whatever the public policy issue—water, drought, environmental compliance, taxes, land use or mounting costs of doing business— the SCGA is a constant presence at local, state and national levels, working to ensure that the political terrain is friendly for all who love and play the game of golf in Southern California.

SOURCES INCLUDE USGA & GCSAA

What We Do


Covid-19

The SCGA is committed to ensuring that golf remains a safe and viable activity during the pandemic.

Legislation / Regulation

The SCGA advocates for the game at those junctures where the game and public policy intersect by engaging elected officials, regulatory agencies, special districts, and commissions and committees of all types.

Municipal Golf

Municipal golf’s continued success is key to the game’s continued success, and SCGA Governmental Affairs is laser focused on promoting policies conducive of that success.

Water / Environment

SCGA is committed to reducing the water footprint of the game in a manner consistent with sound agronomic practice and conducive of long-term sustainability.

Latest Updates


WHETHER DROUGHT OR AB 672: THE PERCEPTIONS OF THE MATTER ARE AS IMPORTANT AS THE FACTS OF THE MATTER

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Virtually every major newspaper in California carried a front-page story last week about Californians having responded to Governor Newsom’s call for 15% voluntary water cutbacks by cutting back a paltry 1.8%.

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THE 2022 LEGISLATIVE SESSION STARTS NOW

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

California’s 2021 legislative session closed Friday. Some bills are on their way to the Governor’s Office for signature; others didn’t quite make it this session. As in all legislative sessions, the vast majority of the bills filed at the beginning of session died somewhere along the way, most of them much earlier than Friday at midnight.

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FOCUS ON THE STATE

Monday, August 30, 2021

All politics are local. As is the case with all clever aphorisms, that one too has its limits. Some politics are state. More germane to this update, some public policies that affect the golf industry are decided at the state level. And it is to a few of these that we address your attention today.

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DROUGHT – THE NEWS IS BAD BUT NOT ALL BAD

Monday, August 16, 2021

At risk of hammering away at what you likely already know, here is how California’s major reservoirs stood as of midnight August 8.

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Contact the SCGA


Craig Kessler

Director, Governmental Affairs
e: ckessler@scga.org
p: 818.980.3630 ext. 320

Kevin Fitzgerald

Asst. Director, Governmental Affairs
e: kfitzgerald@scga.org
p: 818.980.3630 ext. 302

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