WEST END, NC August 27, 2014 – The Tarheel Youth Golf Association (TYGA), a division of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA), is proud to announce the expansion of its junior golf tournament program. TYGA has created a new series of one day events for junior girls and boys between the ages of 6 and 11 years of age called the TYGA Tots. These events will be conducted across NC and will consist of 9-hole tournaments played under a modified Stableford scoring system.
TYGA and CGA are dedicated to playing within the USGA Rules of Golf. For this reason TYGA TOTS will use the modified Stableford scoring method which allows juniors to learn how to play the game within the Rules of Golf and still playing in a timely manner.
“Our one-day tournament series has been a huge success for the older divisions, but we believe the younger ages need their own event so we can develop those ages and try and get more juniors on the golf course” stated CGA Director of Junior Golf Jason Cox. “The younger ages need more education on the rules of the game and we feel this new series will help us educate those juniors” added Cox.
The first TYGA Tots event will be on Saturday, October 4 at Bradford Creek Golf Club in Greenville, NC. A second event on Saturday, October 25 will be hosted by Asheboro Municipal GC in Asheboro, NC with more TYGA Tots events to come in the spring of 2015.
The Tarheel Youth Golf Association (TYGA) is a division of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA). TYGA is a 501 (c) 3 organization providing playing opportunities for its members, educational seminars & events, a junior golf informational clearinghouse, Sponsor Clubs that grant junior access to golf facilities in North Carolina, monthly North Carolina junior rankings, and awards Junior Player of the Year and All-State awards to the top juniors in North Carolina. Any NC resident age 18 and under who has not started college is eligible for membership into TYGA.
Must be 6 -11 years of age as of the date of the event
Boys’/Girls’ 6-7 1,000-1,200 yards
Boys’/Girl’s 8-9 1,400-1,600 yards
Boys’/Girls’ 10-11 1,800-2,000 yards
Modified Stableford Scoring:
TYGA and CGA are dedicated to playing within the USGA Rules of Golf. 9-hole events using modified Stableford scoring allows juniors to learn how to play the game, while still playing in a timely manner. Players are encouraged to finish the hole but may pick up their ball and receive 1 point after reaching triple bogey.
Triple bogey and higher 1 pt
Double bogey 2 pts
Bogey 3 pts
Par 4 pts
Birdie 5 pts
Eagle 6 pts
Hole in one 10 pts
Each players is required to a have an adult (18 years of age or older) as their caddie. Parents will be allowed to caddie in all TYGA Tots events.
$20 for TYGA Player’s Club members and $35 for non-TYGA Player’s Club members
For more information TYGA and TYGA Tots, please visit the www.tygajuniorgolf.org web site.
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