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Oliver Lee Win’s JDT @ Arcadia

Oliver Lee, Los Angeles, CA., won the JDT @ Arcadia by shooting a solid +5 over par 33.  “Big O”, as his coach, George Pinnell, call’s him, was competing in the SCPGA Junior Tour, in the JDT Boys 5-7 Division.  Oliver, playing in his first SCPGA event, started off with a bogey on the opening hole.  He came back with a solid par on the […]


Zhang wins ANA Junior Inspiration

Los Angeles Gateway City Qualifier earns LPGA major exemption Results RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Rose Zhang of Irvine, California, earned an exemption into the LPGA’s first major of the year, the ANA Inspiration, by winning the American Junior Golf Association’s ANA Junior Inspiration at Mission Hills Country Club. Zhang celebrated by jumping into Poppie’s Pond with […]


Cameron Xiao and Kaitlyn You Play Well at “The Hill”

Cameron (Qiru) Xiao, from Yorba Linda, CA, continued his solid play this year on the SCPGA Toyota Tour Championship with a 2nd place tie on the Babe Zharias at Industry Hills.  Cameron, fired 70-72 (142).  In his first round, Cameron, posted 4 birdies, 11 par’s and 3 bogies for his -1 under par 70.  In the second round, Cameron made par’s on 1 and […]


GPGA Junior’s Perform Well on SCPGA Junior Tour

Samson Li, finished in a tie for 3rd place in the Alhambra Spring Championship, over the weekend.  Samson, “Pogo” (a nickname his coach has attached to him because of his method of generating speed by using ground force’s), shot a 40 (+4) in the Alhambra event.  A birdie on 4 with 3 bogies on 2, 6, […]


She’s Back! Gabby Kano Win’s After Year Away From Golf

Gabby Kano, an 8th grader, has fought her way back to competitive golf. Gabby was forced to lay down her club’s, because of a back injury that doctor’s said, might end her golf career. Being a fighter, Gabby and her parent’s sought out a 2nd opinion. The Dr. said that it might be possible for […]


Bella Yang Tie’s for 2nd Royal Vista

Bella Yang, 13, tied for 2nd place at the SCPGA Junior Tour event played at Royal Vista GC, in Rowland Heights, CA.  Bella, shot a 79, that got off to a difficult start with a par on the opening hole followed by 3 bogies on 2, 3 and 4. She made birdie on the par 3, 6th hole but stumbled badly with […]


George Pinnell Inducted into Callaway Staff Professional Hall of Fame

George Pinnell, owner of the George Pinnell Golf Academy, Rowland Heights, CA., was super surprised to find out that he was selected to be inducted into Callaway Golf’s, Staff Professional Hall of Fame. Pinnell, is a PGA Member and has been on Staff with Callaway, for approximately 10 year’s. He has sold Callaway product’s since […]


Charissa Shang Wins TaylorMade Championship in Playoff

Charissa Shang, an 8th grader (2022), won the TaylorMade Championship at River Ridge Golf Club in Victoria lakes. Charissa, shot 75-74 (149) to tie with Annabella Mascot’s (2019), 73-76 (149). Charissa and Annabelle, were tied going into the 18th hole. Charissa made a “clutch” 10′ putt on 18. Annabella, made her 5′ birdie putt to […]


Lucy Li Dominates Girls Rolex Tournament of Champions while Rose Zhang Climb’s into a T14

Lucy Li, sophomore, from Redwood Shores, California, dominated the Girl’s Rolex Tournament of Champions by shooting an amazing -13 under par on the difficult Fazio Course at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Lucy fired round’s of 71-62-73-69 (275) to win by 5 shot’s over Aneka Seumanutafa’s, 73-71-67-69 (280). Aneka is […]


Charissa Shang Captures Her First Toyota Tour Championship at Ojai!

Charissa Shang, an 8th grader from, Calabasas, CA., won her first Toyota Tour Cup Championship at the TTC @ Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, in Ojai, CA. Charissa, won a tight contest by posting 71-74 (145). She won by a shot over Mack Bailey, Castaic, CA., who shot 76-70 (146). Charissa, hit 73% of her […]