SoCal early season preview
05 Mar 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

Despite having warmer weather than much of the country during winter months, Southern California does have a golf offseason.

That offseason (or slower season would be more accurate), however, is coming to an end. The schedule in Southern California is just about ready to kick off.

Here are some of the key events throughout the region our members and competitive golfers in general are preparing for:

SCGA Foursomes Championship: The first event of the SCGA season, the SCGA Foursomes Championship is open to two-man teams with both players members of SCGA clubs. The unique format in Round 1 is sometimes called alternate shot or Scotch. On Day 2, the partners switch which holes they teed off on.

Goleta City Championship: The name 'Goleta' may not be as well known as it's famous neighbor, Santa Barbara. But it has great weather, and a great golf course called Glen Annie. Each spring, the Goleta City Championship, scheduled this year March 29-30, brings out a strong field of local college players and mid-amateurs.

Giddings Cup, April 5-6:Played at the beautiful SilverRock Resort and Indian Wells Resort, the 36-hole two-man event is a must play. Featuring a mid-amateur and Super Senior flight, the Giddings Cup goes to honor legendary California amateur Dick Giddings.

SCGA Amateur Net Championship: We typically cater to the elite competitive amateur here at amateurgolf.com. But how about some love for the net players? This is one of the most competitive net events anywhere and is played at the Eisenhower and Zaharias courses at Industry of Hills Golf Club April 7-8.

amateurgolf.com California Medal Play Championship: This 36-hole event is one of our best. Played at the beautiful Stevinson Ranch, the home course of amateurgolf.com, there are three divisions, including an Open Championship, Mid-Amateur and Senior. The expected purse (proshop credit) is betwen $4,000-$4,500 depending on field size.

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