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, 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 19th 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.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Office Hours

Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm

Phone: 910-725-4235

Fax: 910-673-1001


140 Ridge Road
Southern Pines, NC 28387


The Carolinas Golf Association and the Tarheel Youth Golf Association is largely a volunteer based organization. Outside of the professional staff, the organization is led by a volunteer-based Executive Committee. CGA is continuously seeking willing and capable persons to assist us in the areas of Rules Officiating, Tournament Volunteers and Course Raters.


Driving Directions From The South

From Wilmington: 136 miles to Pine Needles. U.S. 74 West for 99.5 miles to U.S. 15 North towards U.S. 15 / U.S. 401 / U.S. 501 North / Fayetteville / Bennettsville for 2.9 miles to exit U.S. 15 / U.S. – 501 / Aberdeen / Sanford for 0.2 miles. Turn left onto U.S. 15-501 for 24.8 miles. Turn right on U.S. 1 North for 3 miles to N.C. 2-West/Midland Road exit. Turn left. Pine Needles is ¼ mile on the right.

Driving Directions From The North

From Greensboro: 85 miles to Pine Needles. Interstate 40 East to U.S. 220 South to Candor, N.C. 211 East to Pinehurst traffic circle, to N.C. 2 East/Midland Road. Pine Needles is 3.5 miles on the left.

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