July 17, 2019
As Executive Director of the Southern California Golf Association, Kevin Heaney leads one of the nation’s largest and oldest Allied Golf Associations, with approximately 170,000 individual members in 1,400 member clubs.
Heaney has served as the SCGA’s Executive Director since 2006 after serving as Assistant Executive Director since 2003. In his position, he works closely with the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation and continues to actively participate in the SCGA’s advocacy involvement in green and water issues.
During the past several years, Heaney was instrumental in the consolidation among various women’s golf associations, including the July 2017 unification with the Women’s Southern California Golf Association. He has also played a crucial role in the formation and evolution of the California Alliance for Golf, an advocacy group made up of representatives from associations, golf course owners and other organizations throughout the state.
He has also worked closely with the University of California, Riverside, serving as a member of the Chancellor’s Agricultural Advisory Council as well as the UCR Turf Research Advisory Committee.
Heaney joined the SCGA in 1984 as Director of Rules and Competitions. In 1993, he was named SCGA Director of Course Rating and worked extensively with the United States Golf Association in that area. In addition, he is a member of the USGA Regional Associations Committee and serves on the USGA’s Allied Golf Association Council representing the Western Region. He previously served on the USGA’s Course Rating and Green Committees. He is a member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and is a past president of the International Association of Golf Administrators. He also serves on the Advisory Committee for the Southern California Section of the PGA and was appointed an honorary life member of the PGA of America. He also serves on the advisory board of the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission.
Prior to joining the SCGA, Heaney worked in marketing, sales and broadcasting. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Davis in Agricultural Economics and Managerial Science, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from the same university.
Kevin and his wife, Yvonne, an elementary school educator, live in San Antonio Heights.