The Southern California Mexican-American Golf Association was started in the 1960's as the Southern section of a larger statewide organization. In 1975, the Southern section sought its own identity and was formally incorporated as a nonprofit organization as the Southern California Mexican-American Golf Association (SCMAGA).
While it was originally established to encourage and expand the participation of Mexican-American golfers in the game, membership is available to all golfers of good character regardless of color, creed, national origin or ethnicity. Among its stated purposes are the encouragement, promotion, creating interest in, and advancing the practice and enjoyment of golf in organized competitive events.
There are currently ten chapters located from Los Angeles to San Diego with approximately 800 total members. Each Chapter operates independently through its own elected and appointed officers in conducting its golf and social activities. The Association provides general guidance and direction through the Association by-laws and quarterly meetings of the Executive Committee and Chapter delegates. Members may participate in any other Chapter's tournaments by making arrangements with the respective tournament director. Membership in any of the individual Chapters includes the establishment of a handicap through either the Public Links Golf Association or the Southern California Golf Association, as determined by the Chapter.
While SCMAGA is primarily involved in golf and related social activities, the Association and its Chapters support numerous community-based and regional charities. Also, college scholarships are awarded to deserving students, through Association and Chapter fundraisers. The Association also encourages and supports Junior Golf Programs through the Chapters and at the annual Association Championship Tournament.
Membership information is available through the Chapters. To obtain more information about SCMAGA or to inquire about membership, please contact the nearest Chapter listed in this web site.