This page contains links to the top local, regional, and national junior golf organizations. These links will be helpful to parents and participants who are looking for information on places to play, tournaments, and where to find private instruction. Call your local program director if you have questions regarding any of these links.
links for junior golf tournaments and tours
American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) – organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.
- CLICK HERE to learn about the AJGA’s scholarship program (ACE Grant)
Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) – was founded in 1909 to promote and to protect the game of golf in the Carolinas by providing competitions, education, support and benefits to golfers.
- CLICK HERE to view information about the CGA’s Youth on Course Initiative.
Drive Chip & Putt Championship – Participants in the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship will advance through local and regional qualifiers conducted throughout the US. Competitors are comprised of boys and girls ages 7-15, and they will compete in separate divisions in four age categories. Finals for the competition will be held at Augusta National the Sunday before the Masters Tournament. The Championship finals will be produced and broadcast by Golf Channel.
National Junior Golf Association (NJGA) – Has been in operation since 1999 providing affordable and competitive junior golf tournaments to both members and guests. NJGT hosts year round golf tournaments all over central North Carolina.
Peggy Kirk Bell Girl’s Golf Tour (PKBGT) – the largest “Girls Only” golf tour in the United States based out of Greensboro, North Carolina. PKBGT provides affordable, top level tournament competition for tour members.
Recruit PKB – provides consulting services for young women who are interested in playing collegiate golf. This site includes a great blog for parents of girls who want to understand the college golf recruiting process (this information is good for boys too!).
Tarheel Golf Foundation (TGF) – provides nationally ranked tournaments for skilled junior golfers in North Carolina that have a low total cost of participation to develop future generations of skilled players through local competitions and educational events.
Tarheel Youth Golf Association (TYGA) – provides playing opportunities for its members, provides free USGA handicaps, publishes North Carolina junior rankings, and gives statewide junior golf awards.
Triad Youth Golf Foundation (TYGF) – creates innovative programs to promote junior golf in the Triad area. The TYGF hosts multiple golf leagues for participants of all ages.
United States Golf Association (USGA) – hosts our nation’s most prestigious national championships, including the US Junior Championships for both boys and girls.
US Kids Golf (USKG) – hosts over 700 junior tournaments in over 50 markets including multiple markets in North Carolina. This is a great tour for kids 12 & under who are looking to start playing competitive golf. US Kids Golf is also the industry leader in kid’s golf equipment.
Contacts for golf instructors
links for golf’s ruling bodies
PGA of America – comprised of 27,000 men and women golf Professionals who are the recognized experts in growing, teaching and managing the game of golf, while serving millions of people throughout its 41 PGA Sections nationwide.
PGA Carolinas Section – 2nd largest PGA Section in the United States. Section headquarters are located in Greensboro, North Carolina at Bryan Park.
United States Golf Association (USGA) – is the governing body of golf in the United States. This organization defines the rules of golf and hosts our nation’s most prestigious national championships, including the US Junior Championships for both boys and girls.