SCGA Public 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.

SOURCES INCLUDE USGA & GCSAA

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


THE POSTURING BEGINS

Friday, February 3, 2023

January 31 came and went without the seven (7) states that form the Upper and Lower Basins of the Colorado River Compact coming to agreement on how to cede enough of their extant river allocations to meet the federal government’s (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation) short-term 2023-2026 requirements.

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MUNICIPAL GOLF

Thursday, January 19, 2023

With COVID now behind us, no more bills like AB 1910 in the immediate offing, and the game’s drought response cum coping mechanisms in high gear, we plan to pivot back toward municipal golf in 2023.

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DROUGHT: A REPRIEVE TO BE SURE BUT NO END IN SIGHT

Thursday, January 19, 2023

The atmospheric rivers that began pummeling California right after Christmas have produced more than enough snow in the Sierra Nevada and rain everywhere else to provide relief to those parts of the state dependent upon Mother Nature and the State Water Project for the bulk of their water needs – not permanent relief, but a timeout to regroup after the three driest years on record.

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RINGING IN THE NEW YEAR

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

As 2023 opens, there is some good news, some bad news, some interesting news, and some no news to report.

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Contact the SCGA


Craig Kessler

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

Kevin Fitzgerald

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

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