SCGA Youth on Course
SCGA Youth on Course provides opportunities for youth that include instruction, affordable access, play days, educational programs and college scholarships. Please learn more by browsing our site or get involved by contacting us.
If you are new to the game or looking to improve your skills, Youth on Course offers monthly golf clinics throughout the Southland and an Instructional Program with practices held year round. For junior golfers between the ages of 7-17, the Youth on Course Club provides access to the Golf Pass, which offer juniors $1-$5 green and range fees at participating facilities, club tournaments as well as special playing opportunities and educational outings. Active YoC Club members are eligible for the Scholarship Program which is designed to help juniors further their education.
There’s something for every player, from beginner to advanced. Check out our FAQs to learn more about the programs and how to get involved. We look forward to seeing you on the course!
Junior Golf Program
SCGA Youth on Course now offers a junior golf instructional program at Pico Rivera GC, River Ridge GC and Norwalk GC. Juniors have the opportunity to learn golf and decision-making through a program designed in conjunction with Up2Us, a nationally recognized sports-based youth development organization. Program participants will be able to add the Youth on Course Club membership for a discounted rate.
Clinics & Play Days
SCGA Youth on Course hosts $5 Clinic & Play Days around the Southland, open to all Southern California junior golfers. The days include an instructional clinic as well as nine holes of golf. Click below to view 2014 schedule and to register for events.
Youth on Course Club
The Golf Pass program creates affordable access to golf for youth by establishing $1-$5 green and range fees at local golf facilities during off-peak hours. Participants get certified for the Golf Pass upon successful completion of a series of online quizzes that include golf rules, etiquette and decision making.
Who: Junior golfers in Southern California under the age of 18
*Juniors 18 years old and still in High School are eligible to apply
Cost: $50 per member, $25 for each additional family member at same address
Starting Dec. 3 you can sign up/renew your YoC 2014 Club Membership. If you renew before Dec. 31, you will receive 10 percent off.
Annual membership includes:
- SCGA membership
- Opportunities to sign up for Club tournaments
- Invitations to special golf outings and educational events
- Eligibility for college scholarships
- Access to $1-$5 green and range fees at more than 130 Southland facilities (upon completion of online certification)
All certified YoC Club members can sign up to participate in these fun, one-day tournaments with a team format. Juniors will have the opportunity to play with fellow YoC Club members while experiencing real tournament play. This is a great opportunity to welcome junior golfers to competitive golf.
All Youth on Course Club members who have the Golf Pass are eligible to open a VAULT (Volunteering, Academics, University field trips, Leadership activities, Tutoring) account. VAULT accounts are activated once a junior has submitted their most recent report card and parent/junior waiver forms to the Youth on Course office (fax forms to 818-508-6729 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org). Members of this program earn VAULT points through participation in educational outings, completing post event surveys, public speaking and volunteering at Youth on Course events. Account holders can then spend points on special golf outings at private country clubs, for junior golf tournament reimbursement, golf equipment and more.
College Golf Summits
Are you interested in playing college golf? The Southern California College Golf Summits are your chance to learn all you need to know to begin preparing for college golf. Hear from leading experts on the recruiting process, academic rigors, what coaches are seeking and what you should be doing to plan. Speakers will include current/former coaches, past players, parents and more.
The Scholarship Program is designed to help active Youth on Course participants continue their life-long learning experience by providing financial assistance for higher education. Potential Scholars can apply during their senior year of high school.
SCGA Youth on Course recently launched a Girls Committee to focus on creating specific programming and events for its female junior members. As programs continue to grow, this committee will strive to engage and activate more girls to participate in its golf and educational programming.
Mission and Goals
The mission of SCGA Youth on Course is to promote the education and character development of Southern California youth through golf. We believe that golf teaches life lessons and develops character in a way that no other sport can match. Through its programs, Youth on Course focuses its efforts as follows:
- Create affordable access to golf for all youth
- Teach smart decision-making both on and off the course
- Instill integrity, character, and responsibility in youth through the game
- Provide educational opportunities for youth from fifth grade to college
- Inspire a passion for life-long learning in youth
- Develop a culture of healthy lifestyles
The charitable affiliate of the SCGA seeks to promote education and character development through golf to deserving youth in communities across Southern California. This includes the Youth on Course golf pass, which offers youth of Southern California affordable access to golf facilities, a scholarship program for youth to continue their education, and other activities that expose youth to the game and its benefits. To assist Youth on Course and its purposes, the SCGA absorbs a major portion of administrative overhead and also contributes funds to assist Youth on Course in its projects.
The SCGA Foundation was formed in 1983 thanks to seed funding from the PGA Championship, which was played at Riviera Country Club and won by Hal Sutton. For almost 20 years, the organization was known as the Southern California Junior Golf Foundation. During that time, the SCGA Foundation depended on the initial donation and a small number of individual donations and its efforts were primarily to support junior golf through free Rules of Golf books and handicap indexes for juniors. In 2002, the SCGA Board of Directors brought renewed energy and change to the organization. The name was changed to the SCGA Foundation to broaden the scope of the organization, a separate board of directors was formed to oversee its operations, and the grants program began. In the past five years, those changes have proven to be very successful as the SCGA Foundation is now embarking on its first strategic plan, it has an active development committee, the board continues to grow and evolve, and most importantly, it is achieving its newly defined mission.
Click here for internship opportunities with SCGA Youth on Course.
Directors and Staff
Ann Meyers Drysdale
Board of Directors
Jim Vernon - President
Matt Lyons - Vice President
Dan Cimino - Secretary
Michael J. Rosenberg - Treasurer
Kevin Gigax, Executive Director
Jennifer Alban, Program Director
Andrea Schmitt, Development Manager
Robbie Matz, Program Manager