SCGA Governmental Affairs

Archived Updates

California Golf Water Facts (Infographic)

Check out the following infographic and get educated on Golf's usage of water in SoCal.

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CGCOA Golf is Good Ambassador Program

Are you interested in becoming an advocate for golf in California? The CGCOA is seeking amateur golfers who are passionate about protecting the game of golf and promoting public policies that enable golf to flourish in California. Take the next step to becoming an advocate for golf by completing the attached Golf is Good Ambassador Application.

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FORE - Public Affairs

FORE - The magazine of the SCGA. Find archived Public Affairs articles on the website of the SCGA's award winning quarterly publication.

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Public Golf Endangerment Act (Infographic)

View this infographic to learn about municipal courses and the most damaging piece of golf legislation against them.

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PUBLIC GOLF ENDANGERMENT ACT STYMIED BY FAILURE TO PASS APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE TODAY

The Public Golf Endangerment Act (AB 672) died in the Assembly Appropriations Committee today in large part due to the thousands of SCGA members who took the time to send letters and make calls to their legislators – that and the usual behind the scenes work and solid argumentation that always accompanies any successful effort in the public arena.

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PUBLIC GOLF ENDANGERMENT ACT MOVES FORWARD

AB 672 moved out of both of its two Assembly Committees of reference yesterday – on a 6-2 vote out of Housing & Community Development and a 5-2 vote with one abstention out of Local Government. We fully anticipated this result.

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“PUBLIC GOLF ENDANGERMENT ACT” IT’S AMENDED, STRONGER THAN EVER, AND DOCKETED FOR HEARING NEXT WED.

When AB 672 author Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) announced over the Holidays that she would be leaving her Assembly seat at the end of 2022 in order to pursue a run against Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia for the newly created 42nd Congressional District, we waited to see whether her enthusiasm for continuing to pursue the “Act” might be diminished.

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FINAL 2021 UPDATE

SCGA’s “Save Public Golf” campaign – “save” it from the Public Golf Endangerment Act (AB 672) – rolled out phase 1 last week with an E-blast to its membership, an “SCGA News” spot, a “Club Digest” offering, and a social media campaign. All points leading to the “Save Public Golf” landing page on the Association website homepage -- Public Golf Endangerment Act -- a landing page that allows persons to type in their name and be immediately directed to their Assembly and Senate members along with a few sample letters that can be easily copied and pasted into those members’ E-mail portals. So far, so good in terms of member engagement and use thereof.

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CAMPAIGN TO STOP THE “PUBLIC GOLF ENDANGERMENT ACT” (AB 672) HAS BEGUN

A couple of weeks ago we shared with you what SCGA was planning in terms of rallying public opposition to the “Public Golf Endangerment Act” [AB 672 – Garcia; D-Bell Gardens], a bill we termed the most damaging piece of anti-golf legislation in a generation. As promised, that campaign launched yesterday.

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