Tarheel Youth Golf Association
Schedule Website Members
The Tarheel Youth Golf Association (TYGA) is a division of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA), and is governed by the CGA Executive Committee. TYGA was formed in 1996 to offer CGA membership to those juniors in NC who are not members of a traditional golf or country club.

TYGA provides playing opportunities for its members, conducts educational seminars & events, acts as a junior golf informational clearinghouse, provides free USGA handicaps for any junior golfer in North Carolina, recruits Sponsor Clubs that grant junior access to golf facilities in North Carolina, publishes monthly North Carolina junior rankings, and awards Junior Player of the Year and All-State awards to the top juniors in North Carolina. Any person age 18 and under who has not started college is eligible for membership into TYGA. Players may participate in TYGA events up until their 19 th birthday or the September after their graduation from high school, whichever comes first.

Note: Caddies over the age of 18 are not permitted.

Membership Information
$39.95 – per year

- Girls and Boys ages 6-11
- 9 hole events
- distances are modified
- play modified stableford scoring
- these events are a fun way for introducing players to tournament golf
TYGA One Days-
- Girls and Boys ages 8-18
- 18 holes events
- distances vary upon age divisions and courses
- these tournaments are for new players as well as experienced tournament golfers
- the 11 and under division play the 9 holes from the forward tees
TYGA Two Day Events-
- Girls and Boys ages 8-18
- 36 hole events
- distances vary upon age divisions and course
- these tournaments are for novice to experienced golfers but welcome all abilities
TYGA Tournament of Champions-
- 36 hole event
- players become eligible by winning their age division in a TYGA One Day
CGA Championships-
- CGA Championships vary for all ages and abilities.
- Please visit the CGA Girls Championship Page for more information
- Please visit the CGA Boys Championship Page for more information
USGA Qualifying-
- These are for experienced golfers attempting to qualify for a USGA Junior Major Championship

Tarheel Youth Golf Association