Tarheel Youth Golf Association Membership



What is TYGA?      

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 to grow the game of golf through a junior program in North Carolina. The CGA operates multiple junior championships and a few of the bigger junior events, while TYGA runs many one day events as well as a few multi-day events.  TYGA is open to both girls and boys ages 6-18, who have not started college. TYGA one day events are broken into separate age groups for girls and boys.   

Who Can Join?    

Any North Carolina resident, ages 18 and under, who has not started college is eligible for TYGA membership.  Players may participate in TYGA events up until their 19th birthday as long as they have not yet started college.

What does TYGA do?   

  • Provides playing opportunities for its members through over 90 TYGA events per year.

  • Conducts educational seminars and events.

  • Acts as a junior golf informational clearinghouse.

  • Publishes monthly North Carolina junior rankings.

  • Awards Junior Player of the Year and All-State awards to the top juniors in North Carolina.

  • Receive monthly TYGA eBlast on upcoming tournaments, health and fitness articles, and more!

Why Join TYGA?      

Benefits of being a TYGA Member:

  • Free Youth on Course Membership which includes a GHIN Handicap Number*

  • Exclusive TYGA Membership Packet

  • $15 discounted entry fee into most TYGA tournaments

  • Priority tournament registration periods (at least seven days)

*A GHIN Number is required to compete in all TYGA Multi-Day events.


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.

Trouble getting registered or have more questions? 

The Join TYGA section is at the very bottom of this page.  Be sure you login to your Golf Genius TM profile (the profile you use for TYGA/CGA tournament registrations) BEFORE trying to join!  If you are still having difficutlies, call us at 910-725-4235 or email torey.chandler@carolinasgolf.org!

TYGA Membership expires on December 1st of each year.

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