Amateur Athletic Union


Lou Skovron, PGA
Lou began his career in golf after attending the University of San Diego where he was Player of the Year. Lou entered the PGA Program in 1970 and is a lifetime member of the PGA of America. In those 40+ years he has been an assistant professional, head professional, golf director, project manager, and general manager at courses such as Lake San Marcos CC, The Meadows, Rancho Bernardo, The Links @ Monarch Beach, Rancho California GC & SCGA GC. Lou currently is the Golf Director at The Legends Golf Club, teaches at the Professional Golfer's Career College and gives lessons at the Murrieta Valley Golf Range. Lou is a former President of the San Diego Chapter PGA and was voted Professional of the Year for the Inland Empire Chapter PGA in 2008.

Lou began working with junior golf while in college in San Diego. He helped to organize and teach junior lessons for the San Diego Junior Golf Association. Lou has served as Junior Chairman and was voted Junior Chairman of the Year in both the Inland Empire Chapter PGA and Southern California Section PGA. He currently sits on the Junior Golf Advisory Board for Southern California Section PGA. Lou is a past board member for VJGA. He also boasts being published in Golf Magazine's "Shortcuts to Better Golf"' and was named in the 'Top 100 Influential People in Golf in San Diego'. Lou feels that golf provides a positive activity for youngsters during a period in their lives that requires direction and supervision. Lou's passion is to help people enjoy golf and he believes that "golf is the one sport that people can enjoy for a lifetime".

Hal Yost, PGA
Hal Yost is a PGA - Life Member with 47 years experience in the golf industry. He has instructed players of all skill levels from beginners to PGA/LPGA Professionals by focusing on the basics of a sound golf swing and helping players develop the mental focus necessary to master the game of golf. He is the owner of The Golf Shop in Hudson, Florida. He has successfully organized both youth and adult golf events around the country. Since starting his first junior golf program in 1975, Hal is dedicated to passing on his knowledge of golf to the youth he works with, giving them the tools to play the game and to play their best possible game. He hopes that, by helping players develop everything from their swing to their passion for golf, he can empower their success as they are the future to "growing the game of golf", in the sport he loves.

AAU National Golf Chair since year 2000., Co-Director of the AAU Junior Golf Club of Tampa Bay with PGA/LPGA Master Teaching Professional Jan Johnson., Organized the first "Bush/Chrysler Scramble" that eventually became the world's largest amateur golf tournament and known as the "Oldsmobile Scramble". Hosted the Major League Baseball Old Timers Series golf events., Organized the first "2-Man" National Amateur competition for The Equitable Life. Organized the first NFL Alumni Benefit golf event in Canton, Ohio, inducted as an Honorary NFL Hall Of Fame member in 1988. Organized the Walter Hagen Cancer Benefit tournament, USGA Rules Official., PGA/USGA "Handicapped Player" Instructor., PCS Golf Club Builder, also specializing in club repair., AAU Junior Olympic Games - Golf Championship - Director, AAU National Golf Championship - Co-Director

About the AAU
The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is one of the largest- non-profit volunteer sports organizations in the country. As a multi-sport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports programs. Founded in 1888 to establish standards and uniformity in sports, the AAU Moto of "Sports For All, Forever" is now shared by nearly 700,000 members and 150,000 volunteers across 35 sports programs and 55 U.S. districts. For more information, visit