SCGA Team Play Finals

April 17, 2016 at The River Course at the Alisal

One of the most popular SCGA programs, SCGA Team Play began in 1900 and has grown to include more than 230 clubs and 8,000 participants each year. This competition is open only to regular member clubs maintaining at least one 18-hole golf course of at least 5,000 yards in length. Participating clubs may enter one 16-man team in a Thursday league, a Saturday league, or both, for each qualifying course they maintain. Clubs are arranged in groups of four, and their respective 16-man teams play a series of six home and away matches within their assigned group. All competition includes both single and four-ball match play. Group winners then meet in single elimination play-offs, culminating in an 18-hole championship.

2015 Finals Recap


Thursday Results Saturday Results
After weeks of play, the 2015 SCGA Team Play season drew to a close Sunday. One of the most popular SCGA programs, SCGA Team Play began in 1900 and has grown to include more than 245 clubs and 8,000 participants each year.

For the second straight year the Thursday Finals featured a matchup between Red Hill CC out of Rancho Cucamonga and The Los Angeles CC (Cardinal). However, the results reversed, as The Los Angeles CC avenged its Finals loss from last year in a 28-20 victory.

Things seemed to be going Red Hill CC's way to start the day, as the defending champions jumped out to a 19-9 lead. But the trailing groups for The Los Angeles CC managed to secure 19 of the final 20 points to help their team to its first title since 2003.

In the Saturday Bracket, Industry Hills GC won a thriller over Rio Bravo CC, sinking a clutch chip and then a clinching putt, both on 18, to force a tie and win in a playoff. Due to impending darkness, the two lead groups participated in an in-case-its-needed playoff while two matches were still on the course, with Industry Hills coming out on top after Team Captain Steve Martin drained a 15-foot birdie putt. It turned out, it was needed, as a 40-foot chip-in on 18 by the second-to-last group of the day gave Industry Hills a fighting chance at a comeback.

With the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean and both teams surrounding the 18th green, Richard Myers sank a 20-foot downhill putt to win his match and tie the overall score at 24-24. With the playoff having already been decided, the Industry Hills GC team erupted, knowing the win was theirs.

For Industry Hills, just like The Los Angeles CC team, the win was their first SCGA Team Play win since 2003.

The finals were held at Sandpiper GC in Goleta. Previously home to the SCGA Match Play Championships, this is the third time the Team Play Finals was held in Santa Barbara County. The 6,392 yard layout offers an enjoyable, yet demanding, test of golf. The course overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers stellar views.

Past Winners

Year Thursday Champion Saturday Champion
2015 The Los Angeles CC Industry Hills GC
2014 Red Hill CC
Saticoy CC
2013 Antelope Valley GC Fullerton
2012 Bear Creek GC Fullerton
2011 Chula Vista Links at RiverLakes Ranch
2010 El Dorado Park Glendora
2009 Alta Vista CC RiverLakes Ranch
2008 Red Hill Brookside
2007 Mission Hills Red Hill
2006 Saticoy Canyon Lake
2005 Red Hill Dove Canyon
2004 Mission Hills Meadowlark
2003 Los Angeles (Cardinal) Industry Hills
2002 Antelope Valley Silver Lakes
2001 MountainGate Hacienda
2000 Bear Creek Porter Valley
1999 Antelope Valley Victorville
1998 San Luis Rey Downs Balboa Park
1997 MountainGate Santa Barbara
1996 San Luis Rey Downs Chula Vista
1995 San Luis Rey Downs Dove Canyon
1994 Lakeside Santa Barbara
1993 MountainGate Balboa Park
1992 MountainGate Balboa Park
1991 Friendly Hills Porter Valley
1990 Rolling Hills Victoria
1989 Industry Hills Indian Hills
1988 San Luis Rey Downs Brookside
1987 Antelope Valley Santa Barbara
1986 Industry Hills Santa Ana
1985 Los Angeles (Cardinal) Friendly Hills
1984 San Luis Rey Downs Village
1983 North Ranch Los Alamitos
1982 Los Angeles (Gold) Porter Valley
1981 Los Angeles (Cardinal) Industry Hills
1980 North Ranch Porter Valley
1979 Huntington Seacliff Los Alamitos
1978 Los Angeles North Ranch
1977 Big Canyon Balboa Park
1976 Oakmont Friendly Hills
1975 Quail Lake Porter Valley
1974 Quail Lake Quail Lake
1973 Quail Lake
1972 Friendly Hills
1971 Indian Wells
1970 Indian Wells
1969 Candlewood
1968 Palos Verdes
1967 California
1966 Woodland Hills
1965 Wilshire
1964 Candlewood
1963 Crystalaire
1962 Palos Verdes
1961 Oakmont
1960 No playoffs
1959 Bel-Air
1958 Oakmont/Bel-Air (tie)
1957 San Gabriel
1956 Victoria
1955 Victoria
1954 San Diego
1953 Los Angeles
1952 Bel-Air
1951 Los Angeles
1950 Brentwood
1949 Virginia (handicap);
Mission Valley (scratch)
1948 California (handicap);
Lakeside (scratch)
1947 Lakeside
1946 Hacienda
1945 Santa Ana
1944 Riviera
1943 No matches
1942 Oakmont
1941 Oakmont
1940 Los Angeles
1939 Flintridge*
1938 Hacienda
1937 California*
1936 Oakmont
1935 California*
1934 Santa Ana
1933 California*
1932 Redlands
1931 Flintridge
1930 Rancho
1929 Los Angeles
1928 Los Angeles
1927 Rancho

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Handicap Index: 13.0
Monday, April 20, 2015

I sense a rivalry is in the works! Not Rory and Jordan; Red Hill and LACC!