Golf is truly a game for all ages. 

Whether you picked up a club before you could walk, as a teenager, or into adulthood, there is a place on the golf course for each of us to have fun and continue to learn and fall in love with the game. 

Following this approach, new for this summer is the TYGA Sandhills Progression Summer series.

Developed with kiddos age 12 to 17 in mind, these events will provide an environment for junior golfers who are still working toward playing, walking and carrying their bags for 18 holes, comfortably. 

Emphasis will be on learning rules of tournament play, on-course goal setting, shooting lower scores and loving the game of golf. 

Courses will be set up at a shorter yardage with the opportunity to “move back” as your scores improve week to week; this method will help increase players confidence, provide an environment to see what it feels like to shoot lower scores, and create excitement!  

So, whether you’re just getting interested in the tournament environment or you’ve been playing a few 18 hole events but would like to improve your scores — we encourage you to give one, or all four, of these Sunday afternoon events a try.

Our first of four events is next Sunday, June 14, at Pinehurst No. 1. Entry fee is only $10 and you can register at

We hope to see you on course at a TYGA Sandhills Progression Summer Series event!

Courtney Stiles is the executive director of The First Tee of the Sandhills. Contact her at

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