Creating a Community for ALL Golfers

SCGA Junior Golf Foundation

The mission of SCGA Junior Golf Foundation is to develop an inclusive golf community that enables kids to thrive on and beyond the course.  The Foundation believes that every kid in Southern California, no matter their circumstance, should have the opportunity to pursue the game and experience the positive impact that it can have.

We develop youth through golf.
We provide opportunities and access to role models that inspire our kids.
We create gender, ethnic and socioeconomic diversity in golf.
We make golf more accessible, affordable and fun.
We believe in education.
We grow the game.

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Check out our Team

Kevin Gigax

Executive Director

Camille Mahlknecht

Development Director

Kaycee Wilke

Player & Youth Development Director

Lauren Fesler

Assistant Director

Payton Meeks

Assistant Director

Eric Koscielak

Senior Golf Instructor

Faith Bender

Development Manager

Daniel Cherney

Program Manager

Nicolette Cale

Program Manager

Ryan Kyaw

Program Manager

Berlyn Benavides

Program Coordinator

Pratima Sherpa

Program Coordinator

Hannah Ko

Golf Instructor

Jacob Lewis

Golf Instructor

Natalie Brugler

Golf Instructor

Kendel Abrams

Golf Instructor

Mikayla Contreras

USGA P.J. Boatwright Jr. Intern

Christian Lingamen

Development Intern

Board of Directors

Thank you to our partners and all our Ambassadors.


Contact Us

Our Address

3740 Cahuenga Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604

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The SCGA Junior Golf Foundation was founded in 1983 through a gift from the PGA Championship, which was played at Riviera Country Club. It is the charitable arm of the Southern California Golf Association, which is one of the nation’s oldest and largest amateur golf associations.

The SCGA Junior Golf Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization with tax id 95-3858373.