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.Read More → Covid-19 Legislation / Regulation Municipal Golf Water / Environment
That’s the way too many view the golf courses in their neighborhood. Whether the golf course is a private club that restricts access or a municipal course that begs it matters little.Read More → Covid-19 Municipal Golf
To answer the most asked question about COVID, while there are many counties in California that are now recommending that all persons wear face coverings when indoors, there is only one that is mandating the use of masks when indoors – Los Angeles County.Read More → Covid-19
Citing continued increases in transmission of COVID-19, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced earlier this afternoon that it is issuing a mandate to require that all residents wear masks while indoors, whether they are fully vaccinated or not.Read More → Covid-19
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.Read More → Covid-19
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:Read More → Covid-19
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.Read More → Covid-19
On Friday the state changed its reopening blueprint effective April 15 to permit indoor live events. Sporting events, concerts, and theatrical performances off limits for the last year will again be parts of our lives.Read More → Covid-19 Legislation / Regulation
The LA County Department of Public Health amended its “Safer at Home” Tier order, the county’s “Youth/Adult Sports Leagues” order, and the county’s “Re-opening Restaurants” order, all of which apply to golf club/course functions that are not exclusive to golf courses.Read More → Covid-19 Legislation / Regulation Water / Environment
Los Angeles County Public Health (DPH) has updated its “Golf Appendix” to align the play and practice of golf with the rhythms of life in the “Red Tier”Read More → Covid-19 Legislation / Regulation
The SCGA is committed to ensuring that golf remains a safe and viable activity during the pandemic.
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’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.
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.