SCGA Receives National Honor

January 21, 2020

For its “tireless efforts” in advocacy, the SCGA has been named a 2020 Award Winner by the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA). Winner of the NGCOA’s Champion Award, the SCGA was recognized at the Golf Business Conference on Wednesday, Jan. 22 in Orlando, Fla.

The Champion Award is bestowed upon entities which have succeeded in working on behalf of a group of owners – locally, regionally, nationally or internationally – and have garnered significant victory for their members. Each year, the Conference recognizes the most outstanding members of the past year, and the people and organizations that have helped preserve the tradition of the game while embracing the challenges and opportunities of the golf business.

Known for its efforts to create golf commissions, committees, and boards in the region’s largest municipal programs, the SCGA’s Governmental Affairs team provides public golfers and public golf clubs seats at the tables where the public policies governing their courses and clubs are determined. Among its recent achievements, the SCGA’s Governmental Affairs team has secured sanction from the California Department of Water Resources for a golf industry alternative in the Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance. This created a standard for all of California’s planning agencies to follow when approving landscapes, new constructions and reconstructions. The Department also led the California golf community in working with similarly situated industries to secure a “business to business for professional services” exception within the bill AB 5, that enables forms of independent contracting in the golf industry.

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