SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (February 20, 2024) – The North Carolina Women’s Golf Association (NCWGA), a volunteer-led organization that has serviced women golfers in North Carolina since 1950, has passed on their tournament operations to the Carolinas Golf Association. The NCWGA will no longer be operating any of its events. The CGA is excited to announce the addition of the North Carolina Women’s Amateur Championship to the CGA’s women’s championships schedule and a new program called Carolinas Ladie...



SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (February 7, 2023) -- The CGA is pleased to announce the 2023 Richard S. Tufts Players of the Year Awards recipients. These seven golfers have excelled in their field and had a successful year in amateur golf at the local, regional, state, and national levels.

Related: Past Champions

2023 Richard S. Tufts Award Winners


Junior Girls': Madison Messimer - Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Junior Boys': Will Hartman - Marvin, N.C.

Women's: Isabella Rawl...



USGA Green Section Award – Bob Farren, CGCS

A highly regarded leader in golf course management, Robert Farren Jr. began his storied 45-year career in golf course management in 1979. Three years later, he joined Pinehurst Resort & Country Club and advanced to his current role as director of golf course management in 2001. Since that time, Farren has been a principal force behind a dedicated effort to restore Pinehurst’s historic course architecture while advancing the environmental and economic sustainabili...




SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (January 17, 2024) -- One hundred and fifty-two (152) applications were submitted to the CGAcers Club for holes-in-one in 2023. The average distance of those reported was 137 yards.

The longest ace recorded was 253 yards by Mark Nieters from Winston Salem, N.C. Nieters made this incredible shot on the 15th hole of the Championship Course at Tanglewood Park Golf Club in Clemmons, N.C. on September 5, 2023. The shortest ace (55 yards) was made by Donna Moetsch, from Calabas...



We’re thrilled to bring you our Inaugural Review of the 2023 Carolinas Golf Association and Carolinas Golf Foundation highlights and results.

We’ve highlighted these efforts, results, and changes in our CGA magazine articles and decided to expand this effort by providing our membership with a more detailed Annual Review of your CGA’s and CGF’s efforts, results, and impact throughout the Carolinas and beyond.

Included in this Annual Review, we’ll describe who we are, who we serve, how we se...



A squad of a handful of veteran volunteers took to Woodlake Country Club on a chilly morning representing the Carolinas Golf Association to complete an integral part of the renovated course’s reopening process.


There was no manual labor work done, nor did the group have golf clubs in their hands — that part was for the next day — but their job was to quantify the toughness of all 18 holes, from every tee to every green. The half day’s work from the large number helps with every aspect of ...

Southern Pines, NC – The Carolinas Golf Association is pleased to announce changes and enhancements to our policies and procedures for our tournament programs beginning in 2024.

Caddie Policy

  • Caddies will NOT be permitted in any CGA/TYGA championships, qualifiers, one-day, or any competitions. Model Local Rule H-1.1 will be in effect in all competitions. The caddie restriction does not apply to USGA qualifying or TYGA Tots events (9-hole events ages 6-12).

CGA Qualifiers

  • For CGA Championships with qualifiers, the CGA w...





Southern Pines, NC - The Carolinas Golf Association proudly announces the appointment of distinguished experts, Professors Fred Yelverton from North Carolina State University and Bert McCarty from Clemson University, as the pioneering duo set to serve as CGA's new agronomists. Together, they bring a wealth of experience totaling over 60 years in the turfgrass industry, impacting numerous students and fostering advancements in turfgrass management across the Carolinas and globally.



Event: 15th Carolinas Young Amateur Championship

Host Site: Pinewild Country Club (Magnolia), Pinehurst, N.C.

Playing Dates: January 3-4, 2024

Social Media: @CGAgolf1909


Related: Championship Website  | ScoringHistory  |  Photos


LOCATION – Pinehurst, N.C.


Congratulations to Jonathan Honeywell of Whispering Pines, N.C. and Sydney Roberts of Chesnee, S.C. on taking home the win at the 15th Carolinas Young Amateur Championship in Pinehurst, N.C. It was a chilly...


BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. (December 14, 2023) -- Final results from U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Qualifying at Columbia Country Club in Blythewood, S.C. on Thursday, December 14, 2023. (6,187, par 72).

One qualifying side and two alternate sides were available at this qualifying site. 

Caroline Craig and Catie Craig of Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia won medalist honors and claimed the qualifying spot with a round of seven-under-par 65. McKenna Murphy of Longwood, Florida and Olivia Hasselbach of Tampa, Florida finished at two-und...

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