SCGA Governmental Affairs

Resources

Golf industry reference materials commonly cited in the public sphere.

Assessors’ Handbook Section 515 - Golf Courses

Assessors Handbook Section 515 - Golf Courses

California Golf Industry Best Management Practices Guide (GCSAA)

GCSAA California Golf Industry BMP

GCSAA California Golf Industry BMP (Spanish)

California Legislation

Recent California legislation directly impacting the golf industry.

AB 2257 - Full Text
Referral Exception -- AB 2257
AB 5 Business to Business for Professional Services Exception

California Public Resources Code - Public Park Preservation Act

Public Park Preservation Act -- California Public Resources Code 5400-5409

Dynamex Decision - CAG White Paper

Dynamex Decision - CAG White Paper

Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance - Proposed Separate Sub-Chapter under SLA’s

The California golf industry used its seat on the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Industry Stakeholder Advisory Group in 2017 to propose a separate chapter for new constructions and renovations under the Special Landscape Area (SLA) Section of the Ordinance. This proposal aimed to preempt various unworkable ideas of how the water budgets for water dependent enterprises such as golf courses, parks and sports fields were to be calculated.

MWELO - Golf Water Budgets - Proposed Separate Sub-Chapter under SLA's - December 19, 2017

Proposition 15 - CAG - White Paper

"Split Roll" Initiative on November Ballot - Potential Impact Upon California's Golf Courses as well as a primer on the tax assessment of the state's golf facilities.

Proposition 15 - CAG White Paper

White Paper - 501(c) Golf Organizations and Advocacy

White Paper -- 501(c) Golf Organizations and Advocacy

Archived Updates

CGCOA Golf is Good Ambassador Program

Are you interested in becoming an advocate for golf in California? The CGCOA is seeking amateur golfers who are passionate about protecting the game of golf and promoting public policies that enable golf to flourish in California. Take the next step to becoming an advocate for golf by completing the attached Golf is Good Ambassador Application.

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FORE - Governmental Affairs

FORE - The magazine of the SCGA. Find archived Governmental Affairs articles on the website of the SCGA's award winning quarterly publication.

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HOT BILLS

AB 672 (Garcia; D-Bell Gardens) – the “hottest” to hit the golf industry in the last 20 years in our opinion!

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COVID UPDATES

On Friday the state changed its reopening blueprint effective April 15 to permit indoor live events. Sporting events, concerts, and theatrical performances off limits for the last year will again be parts of our lives.

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LA COUNTY COVID ADDENDUM and AB 672

The LA County Department of Public Health amended its “Safer at Home” Tier order, the county’s “Youth/Adult Sports Leagues” order, and the county’s “Re-opening Restaurants” order, all of which apply to golf club/course functions that are not exclusive to golf courses.

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EUREKA

Los Angeles County Public Health (DPH) has updated its “Golf Appendix” to align the play and practice of golf with the rhythms of life in the “Red Tier”

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MEMO TO LA COUNTY GOLFERS, GOLF CLUBS AND HIGH SCHOOLS (Exceptions:  Long Beach & Pasadena)

So, if you’re flummoxed by the disconnect between the ability to dine, shop, or even use a gym indoors at your golf club/course and the inability to putt, chip, play in consecutive tee times, or host high school golf matches – you are not alone.

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AB 672 – Alert!

“It is the intent of the Legislature to enact subsequent legislation that would enable the use of underutilized golf courses for open space and affordable housing.”

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COVID & WATER: GOLF’S TWO FAVORITE SUBJECTS

As we reported Monday, the State of California issued a massive overhaul of “Outdoor and Indoor Youth and Adult Recreational Sports” protocols last Friday, effective this Friday (2/26). We noted that with respect to golf in even the “Purple Tier” counties, much of what has been proscribed can now be permitted, particularly with respect to high school competitive golf and certain adult competitive activities.

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California Public Resources Code - Public Park Preservation Act

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