Southern California Disc Golf Association was started in 1996 by John Ahart, Loren Price, and Tim Selinske to promote and build the sport of Disc Golf in the Southern California region. Within a year, the group included over 100 members, had organized and ran five successful tournaments, and was re-organized as a non-profit organization. The non-profit status helped ensure that our mission would be perpetual and could be carried out by future generations of Disc Golfers. The founding Board of Directors was: Larry A. Bell, John Carver, Joe Hart, Loren Price, and Tim Selinske. Other significant early contributors included Mike Byrne and Reese Swinea.
Today, the primary focus of the So Cal DGA is to continue to provide a series of quality PDGA events through the So Cal Series. In 2011, there were 22 different So Cal Series events. The organization relies on many volunteers to host/run the So Cal Series events. Each So Cal Series event collects a fee from the players to be used for year end awards for the top So Cal Series point earners. The organization is currently funded primarily by member dues and limited fundraising efforts.
In addition to raising awareness of Disc Golf by promoting the So Cal Series, other goals of the organization include expansion of new courses, maintaining existing courses and providing a network of communication for everyone involved in Disc Golf in Southern California. If you know of a local government, school, business or individual interested in installing a Disc Golf Course, or you are aware of a Disc Golf course that needs attention, maintenance or re-design, please contact any member of the Board of Directors.