We understand that during this time there is much to be concerned about; our health, our families and friends, and of course the overall economic picture. While you may not be playing golf and posting scores, we want to share how the SCGA remains active and engaged on your behalf.
So, what have we been doing?
- The SCGA continues to provide critical advocacy work on your behalf at all levels of local and state government. We’re the leading proponent for golf courses being categorized alongside parks, beaches walking/hiking trails, ball fields and playgrounds as areas to be reopened first when the time comes.
- We’re also bringing the state’s other golf leadership organizations together to speak with one voice in making sure that golf’s interests are defended in halls of administration and the Governor’s Office.
- As you may be aware, several counties have recently reopened golf courses under strict social distancing directives. The USGA has provided a guide for interpreting the Rules of Golf and Handicapping under such orders, which you can read here.
- We’re posting these and other legislative updates, as well changes to SCGA and USGA event schedules, on scga.org.
- As we feel it’s inappropriate to ask members to prioritize golf right now, we have delayed upcoming membership renewal decisions. With members’ extended subscription dates, they will continue to enjoy SCGA benefits during this crisis.
- We remain engaged with facilities, as many are utilizing this downtime to pursue alterations to their golf courses, by offering our measuring and ratings expertise.
- We produced another issue of our award-winning FORE Magazine while ramping up various video series and content to stay connected with juniors as well as the more seasoned players anxious to try off-the-course swing tips and engage with us via various social media channels. Please be sure to follow us @thescga.
- And of course, we continue to support our 1,400 member clubs via technology and personalized assistance as they manage their rosters and communicate with their club membership.
All told, the SCGA continues to work hard through this crisis to ensure that Southern California golf bounces back strong on the other side of the pandemic curve. We remain optimistic that we will return to conducting Championships, Member Outings and other meaningful playing opportunities for our members in the future.
When we return to our respective versions of normalcy, the SCGA will be there, ready to help get you back on the course as quickly and safely as possible.
On behalf of the board of directors and staff, thank you for your continued trust and confidence. Stay safe and healthy.
SCGA Executive Director