All 36-hole+ Tournaments with the required number of players will earn the champion PBE Stars!
All 36 hole+ Tournaments are Nationally Ranked
All Tournaments are governed by the USGA Rules of Golf
Making Resolutions of Principle
The tradition of making New Year’s Resolutions reflects one the very best qualities of human nature – the ability to reflect on and assess our lives in terms of the goals we set for ourselves and the principles we believe in.
It’s still not too late to formulate a self-improvement plan to make our outer lives and inner selves better by adopting more positive attitudes, living up to our highest values, and strengthening our relationships.
Start with your attitude. Resolve not to sabotage your ambitions, self-confidence, and ideals with self-fulfilling pessimism and cynicism. Don’t undermine your happiness or success with negativity. Stop wasting time and energy complaining, condemning, resenting, regretting, and worrying. Replace griping with gratitude. Make a daily conscious effort to approach every problem and opportunity with positive energy, enthusiasm, optimism, and even self-conscious cheerfulness.
Next, resolve to pay more attention to your moral compass and your beliefs about right and wrong. Promise yourself to be more scrupulous about being honest, keeping promises, and standing strong against temptations. Commit to doing the right thing even when it may cost more than you want to pay, and be more accountable, respectful, fair, and compassionate. Treat your character as your most important asset.
Finally, resolve to improve your relationships. Remember, people always remember how you made them feel. Help people feel better about themselves, not worse. Overcome the impulse to criticize, scold, and condemn, and instead look for every opportunity to praise, encourage, and support. Above all, be kind.
Make this year the best ever!
This is Michael Josephson reminding you that character counts.
© 2011. Reprinted with permission from Michael Josephson’s Commentary
Fear & Courage
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not the one who does not feel affraid, but he who conquers that fear."
- Nelson Mandela
"It's not important that you are playing your best when deciding whether or not to enter a tournament, rather it's the experience that helps you to learn how and what you need to improve so that you can understand what it takes to play your best. Your coach can help you learn many shots, but they can't teach experience."
- Mark Wipf, PGA Professional
"You can't win unless you learn how to lose."
— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Olivas Links Golf Course
Moral courage is essential not only for a virtuous life, but a happy one. Without courage, our fears and failures confine us like a barbed wire fence
© 2011. Reprinted with permission from Michael Josephson’s Commentary
Saticoy Country Club
Moorpark Country Club
VCJGA Membership is a Great Value
The VCJGA is in its 48th season! We continue our affiliations with both the AJGA & SCPGA. We have and continue to provide a place for junior golfers to engage in competive golf right here in Ventura County. The VCJGA is committed to quality, affordable tournaments while giving junior golfer's the complete tournament experience needed to be successful on their high school golf team; and to be competetive at state and national levels.
Be True to Yourself!
By Z. Hereford
To be true to yourself means to act in accordance with who you are and what you believe.
If you know and love yourself you will find it effortless to be true to yourself.
Just as you cannot love anyone else until you love yourself, you cannot be true to anyone else until you are true to yourself.
Be who you are! Have the courage to accept yourself as you really are, not as as someone else thinks you should be. Do not take action or pretend to be someone else for the sake of gaining acceptance.
Many young people believe that when they do things to please their peers, such as drink when they shouldn't, or behave and party in inappropriate ways, they will be popular and liked. They go against the advice of their parents or their own common sense only to find themselves in trouble and not accomplishing what they set out to do.
When you do things that are not genuine or a reflection of the real you, you will not be happy with yourself and will end up confused. You'll be confused because you won't know whom to please, or how.
Self-respect comes from being true to who you really are and from acting in accordance with your fundamental nature.
When you respect yourself, others will respect you. They will sense that you are strong and capable of standing up for yourself and your beliefs.
When you are true to yourself, you allow your individuality and uniqueness to shine through. You respect the opinions of others but do not conform to stereotypes or their expectations of you.
To be true to yourself takes courage. It requires you to be introspective, sincere, open-minded and fair. It does not mean that you are inconsiderate or disrespectful of others. It means that you will not let others define you or make decisions for you that you should make for yourself.
Be true to the very best that is in you and live your life consistent with your highest values and aspirations. Those who are most successful in life have dared to creatively express themselves and in turn, broaden the experiences and perspectives of everyone else.
GUESTS of Many Countries Have Competed With the VCJGA:
MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOUNDATION, Inc.
VCJGA Director of Tour Operations
Wood Ranch Golf Club
Sunset Hills Country Club
Our Oldest Championship:
The VCJGA is a 501 (C) (3) Non Profit Organization
Established in 1967
PLAYER of the YEAR
QUOTE of the WEEK:
"I never thought about losing, but now that it's happend, the only thing is to do it right."
— Muhammad Ali, Boxer
When our son was ready to begin his junior golf career, the VCJGA was the obvious choice. We were looking for several important factors for his golf experience:
Professional, high quality tournaments operated by a PGA Professional
Tournaments governed by the USGA Rules of Golf
A year-round tournament schedule with national ranking points
The year-round tournaments are consistently operated by a seasoned PGA Professional with the highest standards; following the USGA Rules of Golf.
Some of the things that I did not expect from the VCJGA was:
Affordable and meaningful tournaments
Positive environment that builds sportsmanship, honor and integrity
Some overnight out-of-town tournament experiences
Camaraderie and fun
We feel strongly that the VCJGA has prepared our son well for state and national tournaments as he has earned SCPGA Toyota Tour Cup and AJGA Exemptions through the VCJGA. The VCJGA has been, and continues to be, instrumental in his success by providing a complete tournament experience that keeps him sharp as he moves forward.
Gary and Shelly Crocker parents of Sean Crocker, VCJGA Alumni freshman playing at USC
Sean was recently named the Pac12 Freshman of the Year for 2015!
Ventura County Star Sports
VC GOLF TEAM NEWS
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