Team Play Championship

2021, TBD

The Team Play Championship is the final match of the Team Play Playoffs, which crowns both a Thursday and Saturday SCGA Team Play Champion.

One of the most popular SCGA programs, SCGA Team Play began in 1900 and has grown to include more than 230 clubs and 8,000 participants annually. Team Play is open to SCGA member clubs maintaining at least one 18-hole golf course of at least 5,000 yards in length. Clubs are arranged into groups of four, and their respective 16-person teams play a series of six home and away matches within their assigned group. Group winners then meet in the single elimination playoffs, culminating in the Team Play Championship.


2020 Team Play Recap

The 2020 Team Play season went as typical of any other, with teams across the Southland having their sights set on etching their name in history in one of the oldest SCGA championship traditions.

The 2020 Team Play Playoffs were set to begin the week of March 19, but on the evening of March 12 Team Play Captains were notified by the SCGA that postseason matches were indefinitely suspended due to the rise of COVID-19. Ensuing to the eventual shutdown of golf courses across Southern California and the uncertainty if the season would resume in midst of a pandemic.

In mid-May while golf was starting to re-open in Southern California, captains were given the option for their teams to resume the 2020 Team Play Playoffs as early as July under COVID-19 protocols set forth by the SCGA, local government and facilities.

All 23 Thursday Team Play teams and 30 Saturday Team Play teams gave it a go and committed to safely resuming the 2020 playoffs in late July and early August. Both championships for the first time ever were conducted in a split field format at each team’s home site.

Thursday Division Champions (Valencia CC)

Brookside GC scratched and clawed their way to the big match, starting off the playoffs defeating the historically equipped Red Hill CC. Narrow 25 to 23 victories in the Round of 16 over Apple Valley CC and again in the semifinals over Dove Canyon GC squared them off with Valencia CC for all the marbles.

After cruising through the playoffs, Valencia CC were in for a dogfight. 24 to 24 was the score at the end of the day, with Valencia taking the tiebreaker in a card off to win 25-24 as the 2020 SCGA Thursday Team Play Champions.

Stephen Symons, Travis Cain, John Turnbull and Harrison Harpole contributed four points each for Valencia CC winning both their singles and four-ball matches.

Saturday Division Champions (Los Coyotes CC)

A Team Play matchup like no other, the 2018 champions Los Coyotes CC got another crack at the 2019 defending champions, Rancho Vista GC, who defeated Los Coyotes in last year’s semifinals.

Los Coyotes had plenty of momentum, with dominant double-digit victories throughout the 2020 Team Play playoffs. Rancho Vista gave it their all, splitting the four-ball matches 8-8, but it came down to Los Coyotes ultimately taking care of business in the singles matches with an 18-14 advantage and 26-22 victory as Saturday Team Play Champions.

Four-Ball partners Jae Yoon Lee and Ken Chong also won their single matches convincingly to combine for eight points. Following their lead was Kyu Oh and Kennith Kim along with Kevin Jang and Arthur Lee who were also victorious in both matches.

2020 Playoff Results

Thurs. Results Sat. Results

2020 Results

Thurs. Results Sat. Results

2020 Team Play Playoffs

Thursday Bracket Saturday Bracket

Past Winners

Year Thursday Champion Saturday Champion
2020 Valencia CC
Los Coyotes CC
2019 Porter Valley CC
Rancho Vista GC
2018 Dove Canyon GC
Los Coyotes CC
2017 Saticoy CC
Red Hill CC
2016 Coto de Caza G&RC
Meadowlark GC
2015 The Los Angeles CC
Industry Hills GC
2014 Red Hill CC
Saticoy CC
2013 Antelope Valley GC Fullerton
2012 Bear Creek GC Fullerton
2011 Chula Vista Links at RiverLakes Ranch
2010 El Dorado Park Glendora
2009 Alta Vista CC RiverLakes Ranch
2008 Red Hill Brookside
2007 Mission Hills Red Hill
2006 Saticoy Canyon Lake
2005 Red Hill Dove Canyon
2004 Mission Hills Meadowlark
2003 Los Angeles (Cardinal) Industry Hills
2002 Antelope Valley Silver Lakes
2001 MountainGate Hacienda
2000 Bear Creek Porter Valley
1999 Antelope Valley Victorville
1998 San Luis Rey Downs Balboa Park
1997 MountainGate Santa Barbara
1996 San Luis Rey Downs Chula Vista
1995 San Luis Rey Downs Dove Canyon
1994 Lakeside Santa Barbara
1993 MountainGate Balboa Park
1992 MountainGate Balboa Park
1991 Friendly Hills Porter Valley
1990 Rolling Hills Victoria
1989 Industry Hills Indian Hills
1988 San Luis Rey Downs Brookside
1987 Antelope Valley Santa Barbara
1986 Industry Hills Santa Ana
1985 Los Angeles (Cardinal) Friendly Hills
1984 San Luis Rey Downs Village
1983 North Ranch Los Alamitos
1982 Los Angeles (Gold) Porter Valley
1981 Los Angeles (Cardinal) Industry Hills
1980 North Ranch Porter Valley
1979 Huntington Seacliff Los Alamitos
1978 Los Angeles North Ranch
1977 Big Canyon Balboa Park
1976 Oakmont Friendly Hills
1975 Quail Lake Porter Valley
1974 Quail Lake Quail Lake
1973 Quail Lake
1972 Friendly Hills
1971 Indian Wells
1970 Indian Wells
1969 Candlewood
1968 Palos Verdes
1967 California
1966 Woodland Hills
1965 Wilshire
1964 Candlewood
1963 Crystalaire
1962 Palos Verdes
1961 Oakmont
1960 No playoffs
1959 Bel-Air
1958 Oakmont/Bel-Air (tie)
1957 San Gabriel
1956 Victoria
1955 Victoria
1954 San Diego
1953 Los Angeles
1952 Bel-Air
1951 Los Angeles
1950 Brentwood
1949 Virginia (handicap);
Mission Valley (scratch)
1948 California (handicap);
Lakeside (scratch)
1947 Lakeside
1946 Hacienda
1945 Santa Ana
1944 Riviera
1943 No matches
1942 Oakmont
1941 Oakmont
1940 Los Angeles
1939 Flintridge*
1938 Hacienda
1937 California*
1936 Oakmont
1935 California*
1934 Santa Ana
1933 California*
1932 Redlands
1931 Flintridge
1930 Rancho
1929 Los Angeles
1928 Los Angeles
1927 Rancho

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Handicap Index: 7.9
Sunday, August 05, 2018

Red Hill Saturday team all played to a zero handicap?? is this correct


Handicap Index: 5.2
Monday, April 20, 2015

I sense a rivalry is in the works! Not Rory and Jordan; Red Hill and LACC!