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California Golf + Travel Sept 2017

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S C P G A 40 SEPT/OCT 2017 clubs fe youth ClubsForeYouth is a means to provide local student athletes, at this time female youth, with adequate resources needed to experience important recreational opportunities at high schools throughout Southern California. supported by: Borrowed or shared equipment for high school girls golf team matches H E L P U S P R O V I D E C L U B S T O YO U T H T H R O U G H O U T S O U T H E R N C A L I F O R N I A C L U B S F O R E YO U T H . C O M Competed with secondhand, borderline serviceable equipment in high school girls golf team matches Wilson Sets donated to high school girls throughout Southern California 70% 95+ 44% I t's an impressive accomplishment for any golfer to shoot his or her age over 18 holes. It's an amazing accomplishment to shoot 22 strokes under your age like John Powell did at a recent Southern California PGA Senior event. Powell, 86, shot a 64 in the final round of the 36-hole Senior Desert 2-Day tournament at Indian Springs Golf Club in La Quinta on June 1. The phenomenal round earned Powell the tournament victory, which was only fitting given his age-defying performance. Elected to PGA membership in 1982, Powell has spent more than 39 years dedicated to the sport of golf in Southern California. But his golf roots run deeper and spread far beyond California. Powell grew up in Texas and caddied as a child with his brother, former successful PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions player Jimmy Powell. The brothers would take turns tending the flagstick and hitting occasional shots, which led the Powell brothers to realized their true love for the game. John Powell turned his passion for the game into a career, becoming a PGA teaching professional and spent 19 years as Head Professional at Los Serranos Golf and Country Club in Chino Hills. His 22-shot-under-his-age round proves the adage of "those who can't play, teach" isn't necessarily true. Both John Powell and Jimmy Powell currently reside in Southern California and regularly compete with each other in SCPGA Senior events. The Southern California Section of the PGA of America is made up of 1,700 PGA members and apprentices working at golf facilities and in vari- ous positions in the industry at locations ranging from San Luis Obispo to San Diego. Overall the SCPGA hosts over 170 events across five divisions, including 15 in the Senior Division. AGE IS JUST A (LOW) NUMBER SCPGA MEMBER JOHN POWELL, 86, BETTERS HIS AGE BY 22 STROKES

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