SCGA members receive a bimonthly subscription to FORE Magazine, the premier lifestyle publication on golf in Southern California and beyond.
FORE Magazine features insightful stories on men, women and junior golfers having a positive impact on golf -- from big name celebrities to top amateurs to weekend golfers. FORE profiles courses to play, highlighting eco-friendly golf facilities. FORE gives you a taste of standout golf course restaurants and bars in its on-course reviews. FORE tracks the latest trends in golf equipment, accessories, fashion and apparel to keep you on top of your game, whether you're on or off the course.
Produced with the support of the Southern California Section of the PGA, the SCGA’s Southern California Golf Association Directory of Golf is the most comprehensive and valuable golf directory in the Southland. Mailed in January to all SCGA members, the directory features detailed information on every golf course in Southern California along with a listing of practice centers, golf schools and major golf associations. Online, visit the SCGA's searchable directory to find courses and member clubs near you.
SCGA members now have the opportunity to receive preferred pricing and other benefits at select Southland golf courses. Show your 2011 SCGA Membership Card and save all year long! Click here for a full listing of participating courses/facilities.
The SCGA's Mobile Website allows users to post scores on-the-go, get golf course driving directions, search through the Rules of Golf and more! Learn More.
Your Internet Source for Golf in Southern California
The SCGA Website is your online source for Southern California golf news and information. You can set up your personal profile, track your handicap, post scores from recent golf rounds you've played, get daily golf news and explore in-depth features on the game of golf.
Log on to read expanded web-only tournament coverage and results, as well as expanded FORE Magazine, Southern California's premier golf association lifestyle publication. View entertaining videos on golf rules and tips to boost your golf IQ and make your next round more enjoyable.
SCGA.org also gives members the opportunity to register online for SCGA tournaments and member outings.
SCGA members earn golf insider benefits that save them money with our special Golf Retailer Discount Card. SCGA members receive a $15 Roger Dunn gift card, courtesy of the SCGA, with their annual membership card. The gift card is redeemable for golf equipment or apparel purchases at Roger Dunn golf stores or online atRDgolf.com/scga2011.
PGA Tour, LPGA Tour and Champions Tour Events
The SCGA Foundation offers "members only" discount tickets to a number of top professional golf tour events in Southern California each year. A portion of ticket proceeds benefit the Foundation. In addition to receiving a discounted ticket price, SCGA members receive a $10 Roger Dunn gift card with each purchase to most Southland professional events. Click on SCGA Foundation for more information.
SCGA Member Outings
Member Outings are a fun way to enjoy a round of golf with your friends at premium public, resort and private courses. SCGA members of all skill levels participate in these SCGA-organized events, without the competitive tournament environment. Click here for a complete list of sites and dates.
Allied Golf Associations
SCGA members receive preferred rates at Northern California’s Poppy Hills Golf Course and Poppy Ridge Golf Course, as well as at Oregon Golf Association’s home course. SCGA members also receive preferred rates at The Home Course in Washington state. Simply show your SCGA membership card and a photo ID at these courses:
Poppy Hills GC: (831) 625-2035
Poppy Ridge GC: (925) 455-2035
Oregon Golf Association GC: (503) 981-6105
Washington State Golf Association's The Home Course: (866) 964-0520
The SCGA provides each member with an SCGA/USGA Handicap Index. State and regional golf associations, such as the SCGA, are authorized by the USGA to issue a Handicap Index and monitor the USGA Handicap System.
SCGA Computerized Handicap System
As part of the GHIN handicap network, SCGA members will now have an opportunity to locally post scores at more than 10,000 courses across the country and have the scores routed to their home club. In addition, if a club allows it, SCGA members can post their scores online through scga.org.
Online Handicap Index Verification & eRevision
SCGA members can verify their Handicap Index through scga.org. Members see their revision file, the 20 most recent rounds posted, their current index for the past 14 revisions and can convert their current index to a Course Handicap with the push of a button. eRevision allows SCGA members to receive their Handicap Index via email on the 1st and the 15th revision dates.
Check out Rules of Golf videos at scga.org and the Know the Rules column in each issue of FORE Magazine to expand your knowledge and understanding of The Rules of Golf. The SCGA is your resource for questions related to The Rules of Golf, tournament administration, tournament formats, course marking and local rules to adopt at your club. The SCGA staff also conducts Rules seminars at sites throughout the Southland, and is available to conduct personal seminars at member clubs.
Serving as the local clearinghouse for amateur status, the SCGA handles questions and issues concerning the USGA Rules of Amateur Status and monitors reinstatement applications for Southern California. Learn more about the rules of amateur status here.
No matter what your Handicap Index, the SCGA has a tournament for you. The association conducts more than 100 tournament days a year, including SCGA, California Golf Association events and qualifying events for USGA championships. SCGA members click here for tournament information and to sign up for SCGA, CGA and USGA events.