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Creating a Community for ALL Golfers

The SCGA Junior Golf Foundation inspires kids by creating a fun, engaged community that develops character through mentorship and empowerment. We create local golf communities that provide a safe, supportive and encouraging environment for youth to have fun, explore their future and develop the necessary skills to achieve their goals.

Even though we’re proud of all that we’ve accomplished, we’re not done yet. We plan to continue expanding our programming to leave a positive impact on even more juniors across Southern California. Thank you for your interest in the Foundation. We’ll see you on the course soon!

The mission of SCGA Junior Golf Foundation is to develop an inclusive golf community that enables kids to thrive on and beyond the course.  The Foundation believes that every kid in Southern California, no matter their circumstance, should have the opportunity to pursue the game and experience the positive impact that it can have.

We develop youth through golf.
We provide opportunities and access to role models that inspire our kids.
We create gender, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity in golf.
We make golf more accessible, affordable and fun.
We believe in education.
We grow the game.

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Creating Equity in the Game
Supporting youth on and beyond the course

Champions of Affordable Access

The Foundation subsidizes access for juniors at more than 150 SoCal courses ensuring that they can practice and play for $5 or less.

In 2020, SCGA Junior Club members:

  • Hit more than 46,000 buckets of balls
  • Played more than 31,000 rounds
  • Checked in to a local facility 17 times on average

Girls' Programming

Through three LPGA-USGA Girls Golf chapters, girls golf programming enables young women to grow through golf, social and educational activities.

  • LPGA-USGA Girls Golf chapters in Riverside, San Fernando Valley, Southeast LA
  • Hosted 26 girls-specific activities in 2020
  • 79% of participants are girls of color

Player & Youth Development

Through high-impact golf and youth development programming, juniors are surrounded by mentors and coaches who provide all the resources necessary to succeed on and beyond the course including: group classes, one-on-one instruction, uniforms, league play and equipment fittings. Our current PYD communities are:

  • Current communities in Riverside, San Fernando Valley, Southeast LA, Virtual
  • More than 100 on-course outings hosted in 2020
  • More than 500 virtual golf activities completed

College Scholarships

By providing financial awards to our most active members, scholars can pursue their goals of higher education.

  • 25 scholars play collegiate golf
  • Current schools attended by scholars include: Stanford, UC Berkely, USC, Prairie View A&M and Whittier College

Ambassador Club

The Ambassador Club is the Foundation’s network of donors, volunteers and supporters.

  • All Ambassador Club members receive a personalized bag tag
  • Through support from the SCGA, 100% of gifts go directly to youth-serving programs

Thank you to our partners and all our Ambassadors.


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Our Address

3740 Cahuenga Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604

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The SCGA Junior Golf Foundation was founded in 1983 through a gift from the PGA Championship, which was played at Riviera Country Club. It is the charitable arm of the Southern California Golf Association, which is one of the nation’s oldest and largest amateur golf associations. The SCGA underwrites all administrative and development expenses, allowing every dollar raised to go directly to our youth serving programs. 

The SCGA Junior Golf Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization with tax id 95-3858373.