The Tarheel Youth Golf Association (TYGA) is a division of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA), a 501 (c) 3 organization, 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, which ever comes first.
The TYGA website at www.tygajuniorgolf.org contains up-to-date information on tournament schedules, useful links, pairings, results and current member news. In addition, the website serves as an interface for our members and supporters to access all tournaments and includes a separate detailed information page for every TYGA event.