SCGA Governmental Affairs

Advocating for Golf in Southern California


The SCGA is unique among the nation’s amateur golf associations in providing legislative and regulatory advocacy services to its members, member clubs and the California golf industry. Whatever the public policy issue—water, drought, environmental compliance, taxes, land use or mounting costs of doing business— the SCGA is a constant presence at local, state and national levels, working to ensure that the political terrain is friendly for all who love and play the game of golf in Southern California.

What We Do


Covid-19

The SCGA is committed to ensuring that golf remains a safe and viable activity during the pandemic.

Legislation / Regulation

The SCGA advocates for the game at those junctures where the game and public policy intersect by engaging elected officials, regulatory agencies, special districts, and commissions and committees of all types.

Municipal Golf

Municipal golf’s continued success is key to the game’s continued success, and SCGA Governmental Affairs is laser focused on promoting policies conducive of that success.

Water / Environment

SCGA is committed to reducing the water footprint of the game in a manner consistent with sound agronomic practice and conducive of long-term sustainability.

Latest Updates


ADDENDUM TO LAST NIGHT’S COVID UPDATE

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

We underestimated Los Angeles County Public Health. Most of that county’s separate protocols, including the Golf Appendix, were retired last night. The sun did come up today sans the Golf Appendix we’ve been pressing LA County to eliminate for some time. That “time” has now come.

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RETURN TO NORMALITY?

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Not entirely, but for the most part, yes. Los Angeles County too, you may ask? This is what LA County Department of Public Health shared with SCGA in response to our direct inquiry about the scrapping of the region’s last separate set of golf protocols/rules, the infamous Golf Appendix:

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OF TIN EARS, DROUGHTS, AND MUNICIPAL CHALLENGES

Friday, June 4, 2021

Last week two of the world’s biggest oil companies suffered significant defeats on the same day.

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LA COUNTY ISSUES SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO ITS GOLF APPENDIX

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Los Angeles County has issued significant changes to its golf health orders in response to last week’s move to the “Yellow Tier” under the state’s “Reopening the Economy” protocols.

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Contact the SCGA


Craig Kessler

Director, Governmental Affairs
e: ckessler@scga.org
p: 818.980.3630 ext. 320

Kevin Fitzgerald

Asst. Director, Governmental Affairs
e: kfitzgerald@scga.org
p: 818.980.3630 ext. 302

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