September 2, 2015
Southern California PGA Contact: Tom Addis, SCPGA Executive Director | (951) 845-4653 |

Southern California PGA and Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms Resort form a partnership

Ontario, California – The Southern California PGA Section and Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms Resort are proud to announce that Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms Resort will be the “Home of the Southern California PGA”. The SCPGA, in partnership with Industry Hills Golf Club, will conduct various events and tournaments at the Industry Hills Golf Club’s legendary Ike & Babe Courses, including junior events, PGA member tournament events and PGA member meeting events.

“The Southern California PGA is honored and ecstatic to have the opportunity to partner with Industry Hills Golf Club to bring top Section events to this great facility and we look forward to a long lasting relationship”, says Tom Addis, PGA, the Executive Director/CEO of the Southern California PGA.

John H. Semcken III, Sr. Vice President, Majestic Realty Co. and Principal, Pacific Palms Resort, says “The Golf & Resort Staff at Industry Hills Golf Club’s Pacific Palms Resort are proud to be the new official Home of the Southern California PGA. Our championship Ike & Babe Golf Courses have challenged golfers for over 30 years, and hosted the LPGA’s Kia Classic, the PGA Northern Trust Qualifier annually and thousands of high-profile golf events. This prestigious golf complex includes a bilevel driving range, short-game practice facilities, full-service professional shop and lessons. The courses wrap around the 650 acre Pacific Palms Resort, located at the center of Los Angeles County, Orange County and the Inland Empire, in the San Gabriel Valley. This IACC certified conference and golf resort hosts business and leisure guests who enjoy its 292 oversized guestrooms with mountain and golf views, 45,000 square feet of indoor event space for gatherings of up to 1,200 guests, a luxury spa and multiple in and outdoor dining venues.”


The PGA of America is the world’s largest working sports organization, comprised of 28,000 men and women golf Professionals who are the recognized experts in growing, teaching and managing the game of golf, while serving millions of people throughout its 41 PGA Sections nationwide. Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has enhanced its leadership position by growing the game of golf through its premier spectator events, world-class education and training programs, significant philanthropic outreach initiatives, and award-winning golf promotions.

The Southern California Section was established in 1924, and today is comprised of over 1,700 golf Professionals working at over 500 facilities within the Section. The mission of the Southern California Section (SCPGA) is that Purpose of the PGA of America, to promote the enjoyment and involvement in the game of golf and to contribute to its growth by providing services to golf professionals and the golf industry. The SCPGA provides competitive playing opportunities, educational seminars, and growth of the game initiatives, within a geographic area that stretches from San Luis Obispo to the Tijuana Border, and from the Pacific Ocean to the Nevada and Arizona borders.

The SCPGA created the Southern California PGA Foundation to develop and administer junior golf programs as well as an increasingly wide array of other community services throughout the Section. The Southern California PGA Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and operates as a public foundation. The SCPGA Foundation is involved in and supports the growth of the game of golf through initiatives such as Play Golf America, Neighborhood Golf, California Alliance for Golf and the University of California at Riverside Turfgrass Research Program, to name a few.