The Honors Matches
The Honors Matches are a biennial team event between the top players from the SCGA and SCPGA. The inaugural match was played in 2007 and this year’s competition marks the sixth playing of these matches. At these matches, the SCGA and SCPGA honor and celebrate an individual from each organization for their past accomplishments and dedicated service to the game of golf. Past SCGA honorees include Bud Bradley, Mark Johnson, Steve Horrell, Tom Morgan, and Jim Vernon. Past SCPGA honorees include Eddie Merrins, Len Kennett, Ron O’Connor, Jerry Anderson, and Tom Barber.
The teams are selected based upon their respective points systems. The top eight players and top four seniors are invited to represent their respective Associations. The first four of these matches (2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012) have been won by the SCGA and the SCPGA won the fifth edition of the matches in 2014.
Jeff Burda (three-time California Senior Amateur Champion, two-time SCGA Senior Amateur Champion, 2016 SCGA Senior Player of the Year)
Forbes Collins (semifinalist at the 2018 California Amateur Championship, finished 9th at the 2018 SCGA Public Links Championship, advanced to the Rd. of 16 at the 2018 SCGA Match Play Championship)
Craig Davis (two-time defending SCGA Senior Amateur Champion, 2018 SCGA Senior Player of the Year, quarterfinalist at the 2018 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship)
Brandon Gama (2018 SCGA Public Links Champion, 2018 Santa Barbara County Champion, finished 2nd at the 2018 Pasadena City Championship)
Satch Herrmann (Medalist at the 2015 California Amateur Championship, finished 3rd at the 2018 SCGA Mid-Amateur Championship, finished 16th at the 2018 SCGA Amateur Championship)
Damon Krause (2018 L.A. City Champion, Medalist at the 2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur Qualifier, qualified for the 2018 U.S. Amateur Championship)
Ryan Smith (2018 Southern California Junior Amateur Champion, advanced to the Rd. of 16 at the 2018 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, advanced to the Rd. of 64 at the 2018 U.S. Amateur Championship)
Ramie Sprinkling (2014 SCGA Mid-Amateur Champion, semifinalist at the 2015 California Amateur Championship, tied for 4th at the 2018 SCGA Mid-Amateur Championship)
Corby Segal (2018 SCGA Player of the Year, finished 2nd at the 2018 SCGA Mid-Amateur Championship, finished 3rd at the 2018 SCGA Amateur Championship, qualified for five USGA national championships in the last two years)
Dan Sivadge (2017 Golf Channel Tour Senior National Champion, semifinalist at the 2018 SCGA Senior Match Play Championship, finished 3rd at the 2017 California Senior Amateur Championship)
Craig Steinberg (2018 SCGA Senior Match Play Champion, 2017 Champion of the SCGA Tournament of Club Champions, four-time SCGA Amateur Champion)
Dan Sullivan (Three-time SCGA Player of the Year, two-time semifinalist at the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship, 2017 SCGA Mid-Amateur Champion)