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The recently renovated Dogwood Course at the Country Club of North Carolina will host the Carolinas Amateur from July 12-15, 2018
 

Carolinas Golf Association 2018 Championship Schedule Update
The CGA will conduct 48 championships and five team match competitions

 

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (December 12, 2017) -- Entering its 109th year of administering state and regional championships for amateur golfers, the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) has confirmed the sites and dates for the majority of its 2018 championship schedule. The CGA also announces changes to its tournament policies.

Related: Printable schedule | Men's | Women'sJunior Boys' | Junior Girls' | Mixed | Tarheel Youth Golf Assoc.


The 104th edition of CGA's flagship event, the Carolinas Amateur Championship, will be contested July 12-15 at the Country Club of North Carolina's Dogwood Course in Pinehurst, N.C. Originally designed by Ellis Maples and renovated in 2016 by Kris Spence, the Dogwood Course is regarded as one of North Carolina’s top five layouts. The course has hosted three Carolinas Amateurs (1969, '84, 2004) and seven North Carolina Amateur Championships. It also held the 1980 U.S. Amateur, 2010 U.S. Girls’ Junior, and seven Southern Amateurs. Following last year's renovation, the Dogwood Course is now the only 18 hole course in the Sandhills with zoysia fairways, and the series of water holes dotting most of the back nine nestled along Watson Lake is generally viewed as one of the most scenic golf experiences.

A handful of CGA member clubs are scheduled to host two championships in 2018. For the sixth consecutive year, Camden Country Club in Camden, S.C. will host two CGA championships in May. The Carolinas Four-Ball Championship returns to the club from May 3-6 for the 18th consecutive year. Read about changes to the Carolinas Four-Ball schedule in the policy changes section below. The 6th Jimmy Creed Boys' Invitational is set to be played at the club from May 26-27.

Both the Carolinas Junior Boys' (July 24-26) and the Carolinas Senior Women's Amateur will be conducted at The Members Club at Wildewood in Columbia, S.C. The Vicki DiSantis Girls' (May 12-13) will be played for the tenth consecutive year at Pine Island Country Club in Charlotte, N.C. The North Carolina Junior Boys' (June 19-22) will then be held at Pine Island CC for the first time since 2011. Another Charlotte-area club, Gaston Country Club in Gastonia, N.C. will host the Carolinas Super Senior (May 9-10) and the North Carolina Amateur Match Play (Aug. 1-5). Jacksonville Country Club in Jacksonville, N.C. welcomes both the Jimmy Anderson Boys' Invitational (Apr. 14-15) and the Jimmy Anderson Girls' Invitational (Oct. 6-7) for the ninth year in a row.

After receiving rave reviews while hosting the Carolinas Amateur last year, the Golf Club at Briar's Creek in Johns Island, S.C. will welcome the top senior golfers to play for the Carolinas Senior Amateur title from Sept. 13-15. This Rees Jones masterpiece embraces the rich, Lowcountry landscape and vegetation of Johns Island and the Kiawah River. There is no shortage of water, marshes, wetlands and wildlife, along with the occasional bunker, rough, and gently rolling, but quick putting surface.

In women's golf, the 92nd Carolinas Women's Amateur travels to Green Valley Country Club in Greenville, S.C., from June 3-5. Following a successful inaugural year of the Carolinas Women's Club Team, Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club will host the championship in 2018 from Oct. 30 - Nov. 1. Four-person teams representing a home club will play 18 holes of four-ball stroke play qualifying then rounds of four-ball match play.

The Tarheel Youth Golf Association (TYGA), which is the CGA’s program for North Carolina junior golfers, offers a tournament schedule geared for all levels of abilities. The majority of TYGA events are open to boys and girls ages 6-18 and "TYGA Tots" will continue to provide tournament golf experience for 6-11-year-olds. View the current 2018 TYGA schedule.

 

CGA Tournament Policy Changes That Take Effect in 2018

1. Carolinas championships (Carolinas Amateur, Carolinas Women’s Amateur, Carolinas Four-Ball, Carolinas Senior Amateur, etc.) are open to CGA members who maintain a residence in North Carolina or South Carolina. Note: This policy does not include state-specific championships (North Carolina Amateur, South Carolina Amateur Match Play, North Carolina Senior Amateur, etc.), which require members to be legal state residents.

2. The minimum age for mid-amateur eligibility has been lowered from 30 to 25.

3. The Handicap Index maximum for men’s CGA

championships has increased from 7.4 to 10.4.

4. Players may change CGA championship qualifying sites after the closing date if a spot opens up in a qualifying site.

5. The Carolinas Four-Ball Championship goes from five days to four with these additional adjustments: Thursday-Friday- 36-hole stroke play (and reduced to low 16 teams for Match Play); Saturday-Sunday- two 18-hole matches.

 

A complete list of CGA championships, qualifiers, one-day tournaments, senior four-ball one-day tournaments, ladies' one-day events, TYGA events, USGA qualifying in the Carolinas, and online registration will be available on the CGA website at www.carolinasgolf.org or by calling the CGA at 910-673-1000. Membership at a CGA member club is required to compete in any CGA championship or one-day tournament.

 

 

2018 CGA Championship Schedule

Related: Printable schedule

CHAMPIONSHIP

SITE

PLAY DATES

AGE

 NC Super Senior Four-Ball

 Maple Chase Golf and Country Club, Winston-Salem, NC

3/27 - 3/28

min. 65

 Tar Heel Cup Matches

 River Landing (River Course), Wallace, NC

4/2 - 4/3

invitation only

 Carolinas Club Championship

 Sedgefield Country Club (Ross), Greensboro, NC

4/9

min. 13

 Carolinas Mid-Amateur

 Treyburn Country Club, Durham, NC

4/13 - 4/15

min. 25

 Jimmy Anderson Boys' Invitational

 Jacksonville Country Club, Jacksonville, NC

4/14 - 4/15

ages 13-18

 Carolinas Senior Four-Ball

 Mimosa Hills Country Club, Morganton, NC

4/25 - 4/27

min. 55

 NC Senior Women's Amateur

 Country Club of Salisbury, Salisbury, NC

4/30 - 5/1

min. 50

 Carolinas Four-Ball

 Camden Country Club, Camden, SC

5/3 - 5/6

min. 13t

 Carolinas Super Senior

 Gaston Country Club, Gastonia, NC

5/9 - 5/10

min. 65

 Vicki DiSantis Junior Girls'

 Pine Island Country Club, Charlotte, NC

5/12 - 5/13

ages 12-18

 NC Senior Amateur

 Starmount Forest Country Club, Greensboro, NC

5/14 - 5/16

min. 55

 The Carolinian Amateur

 Keith Hills Golf Club, Buies Creek, NC

5/18 – 5/20

min. 16

 Jimmy Creed Boys' Invitational

 Camden Country Club, Camden, SC

5/26 - 5/27

ages 13-18

 Carolinas Women's Amateur

 Green Valley Country Club, Greenville, SC

6/3 - 6/5

min. 13

 NC Junior Girls'

 Maple Chase Golf and Country Club, Winston-Salem, NC

6/12 - 6/15

max. 18

 SC Amateur Match Play

 Furman University Golf Club, Greenville, SC

6/13 - 6/17

min. 13

 NC Amateur

 River Landing (River Course), Wallace, NC

6/14 - 6/17

min. 13

 NC Junior Boys'

 Pine Island Country Club, Charlotte, NC

6/19 - 6/22

max. 18

 Carolinas Junior Girls'

 Croasdaile Country Club, Durham, NC

6/25 - 6/27

max. 18

 Carolinas Girls 15 & Under

 CC of Whispering Pines (Pines), Whispering Pines, NC

7/9 - 7/10

min. 15

 SC Junior Match Play - Boys' & Girls'

 Rock Hill Country Club, Rock Hill, SC

7/10 - 7/13

max. 18

 Carolinas Amateur

 Country Club of North Carolina (Dogwood), Pinehurst, NC

7/12 - 7/15

min. 13

 NC Boys 13 & Under

 Asheboro Golf Club, Asheboro, NC

7/16 - 7/17

max. 13

 CAS/VAS Women's Team Matches

 Sea Pines Country Club, Hilton Head, SC

7/16 - 7/18

invitation only

 Carolinas Father-Son

 Pinehurst, NC area courses

7/20

min. 8

 Carolinas Parent-Child

 Pinehurst, NC area course

7/20

min. 8

 Carolinas Women's Match Play

 North Ridge Country Club, Raleigh, NC

7/24 - 7/26

min. 13

 Carolinas Junior Boys'

 Members Club at Wildwood, Columbia, SC

7/24 - 7/26

max. 18

 Mid-Atlantic Jr. Girls Matches

 Indian Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Kilmarnock, VA

7/28 - 7/29

invitation only

 Twin States Junior Girls'

 Spring Valley Country Club, Columbia, SC

7/31 - 8/1

max. 18

 NC Amateur Match Play

 Gaston Country Club, Gastonia, NC

8/1 - 8/5

min. 13

 Carolinas Women’s Four-Ball

 Prestwick Country Club, Myrtle Beach, SC

8/4 - 8/5

min. 13

 Dogwood Junior Boys'

 TBA

8/7 - 8/9

max. 18

 Dogwood Junior Girls'

 Chapel Hill Country Club, Chapel Hill, NC

8/7 - 8/9

max. 18

 CAS/VAS Junior Boys Team Matches

 Country Club of North Carolina (Cardinal), Pinehurst, NC

8/11 - 8/12

invitation only

 Carolinas Pro-Junior

 Prestonwood Country Club, Cary, NC

8/13

Jr. max. 18

 NC Senior Four-Ball

 Old Chatham Golf Club, Durham, NC

8/14 - 8/16

min. 55

 Hope Valley Junior Invitational

 Hope Valley Country Club, Durham, NC

8/14 - 8/16

boys & girls

 Carolinas Mixed Team

 Pinehurst Country Club, Pinehurst, NC

8/18 - 8/19

min. 13

 NC Mid-Amateur

 Ballantyne Country Club, Charlotte, NC

9/7 - 9/9

min. 25

 Carolinas Senior Women's Amateur

 Members Club at Wildwood, Columbia, SC

9/11 - 9/12

min. 50

 Carolinas Senior Amateur

 Golf Club at Briar's Creek, Johns Island, SC

9/13 - 9/15

min. 55

 NC Super Senior Amateur

 Alamance Country Club, Burlington, NC

9/25 - 9/26

min. 65

 NC Four-Ball

 The Club at 12 Oaks, Holly Springs, NC

9/28 - 9/30

min. 13

 Jimmy Anderson Girls' Invitational

 Jacksonville Country Club, Jacksonville, NC

10/6 – 10/7

ages 12-18

 Carolinas Super Senior Four-Ball

 Country Club of South Carolina, Florence, SC

10/8 - 10/9

min. 65

 Captain’s Putter Team Matches

 Spring Creek Golf Club, Gordonsville, VA

10/12 - 10/13

invitation only

 CGA Interclub Final Four

 TBA

TBA

min. 18

 Carolinas Women's Club Team

 Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club, Southern Pines, NC

10/30 - 11/1

min. 13

 Carolinas Net Amateur

 Prestwick Country Club, Myrtle Beach, SC

11/10 - 11/11

min. 18

 CGA Senior Interclub Final Four

 TBA

TBA

min. 55

 Carolinas Young Amateur

 Pinewild Country Club, Pinehurst, NC

TBA

18-25

 

About the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA)

The CGA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization that was founded in 1909 to promote and to protect the game of golf in the Carolinas by providing competitions, education, support and benefits to golf clubs and golfers. The CGA is the second largest golf association in the country with over 700 member clubs represented by nearly 150,000 individuals.

 

The CGA annually conducts 48 championships and five team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. It also runs over 150 One-Day (net and gross) events as well as qualifying for USGA national championships. The CGA serves golf in the Carolinas with numerous programs such as: the USGA Handicap System; tournament management software and support; course measuring and course/slope ratings; agronomy consultation; answers about the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, and Handicapping; Carolinas Golf Magazine; Interclub series; Tarheel Youth Golf Association; Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame; expense assistance for USGA Junior and Girls' Junior qualifiers from the Carolinas; and the Carolinas Golf Foundation (CGF). The CGF has distributed nearly $2,000,000 since 1977 to benefit Carolinas' golf initiatives including junior and women's programs.    

For more information about the CGA, visit our website.

 

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