About the SCPGA
The mission of the Sun Country PGA Section is 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 Sun Country Section PGA will accomplish this mission by enhancing the skills of its Professionals and the opportunities for amateurs, employers, manufacturers, employees, and the general public.
In so doing, the Sun Country PGA Section will elevate the standards of the professional golfer’s vocation, enhance the economic well-being of the individual member, stimulate interest in the game of golf, and promote the overall vitality of the game.
The Sun Country Section PGA was established in 1974 as one of the 41 Sections that make up the Professional Golfers Association of America based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The Section (the state of New Mexico and El Paso County, Texas) currently has over 200 Members and Associates.
Many current PGA professionals have competed on the Sun Country PGA Junior Tour including PGA Tour players, Notah Begay, Brad and Bart Bryant, Kent Jones and the 2002 PGA Champion, Rich Beem. Kristi Albers, Nancy Lopez, and Rosie Jones from the LPGA tour also participated on the Sun Country PGA Junior Tour.
In 2009, the Section joined with the Sun Country Amateur Golf Association in purchasing the Sun Country Golf House, which is also home to the Sun Country Junior Golf Foundation and the Rio Grande Golf Course Superintendents’ Association. Housing all the major bodies of golf in the area, the Golf House serves as the authority on golf in New Mexico and West Texas. The Sun Country Golf House is located in Rio Rancho, just north of Albuquerque.