TYGA 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 to 18, who have not started college. TYGA one day events are broken into separate age groups for girls and boys.   

What does TYGA do?   

  • provides playing opportunities for its members through over 40 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 email blasts on tournaments and junior camps

Why Join TYGA?      

In addition to the benefits of being a TYGA member, TYGA Members will receive the following:

  • $15 discounted entry fee into TYGA tournaments

  • priority tournament registration periods (seven days)


Who Can Join?    

Any North Carolina resident ages 6 to 18 who have not started college is eligible for membership into TYGA and TYGA Players Club. Players may participate in TYGA events up until their 19th birthday or the September after their graduation from high school, whichever comes first.