Where do I start?

If you are new to golf and golf tournaments, the tool below will quickly and easily guide you through the process of determining which events are right for your junior golfer. TYGA offers a variety of tournaments for golfers of all ages with events conveniently located across N.C. Please note: Region-specific events (i.e., TYGA Sandhills or TYGA Triad) are open to all residents of N.C. no matter what their hometown may be.

You do not have to be a member to play in TYGA events but there are benefits to becoming a TYGA member. If your junior is not ready yet for tournament golf you can contact the CGA/TYGA for information on area courses that you may practice. Below are a list of the tournaments that the CGA provides.


  • Girls and Boys ages 6-12
  • 9 hole events
  • distances are modified
  • maximum score of 8 on each hole
  • these events are a fun way for introducing players to tournament golf.

TYGA One Days

  • Girls and Boys ages 12-18
  • 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 13-18
  • 36 hole events
  • distances vary upon age divisions and course
  • these tournaments are for novice to experienced golfers but welcome all abilities
  • GHIN Handicap Number is requried

TYGA Tournament of Champions

  • 36 hole event
  • players become eligible by winning their age division in a TYGA One Day

Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) Championships

USGA Qualifying

  • These are for experienced golfers attempting to qualify for a USGA Junior Major Championship



Carolinas Golf Association
140 Ridge Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387
910-673-1000 | admin@carolinasgolf.org
Monday-Friday: 8:30-5:00

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