EIN 56-0509290

Carolinas Golf Association

IRS 501(c) type
Num. employees
Southern Pines
Year formed
Most recent tax filings
NTEE code, primary
The cga is a non-profit service organization that was formed in 1909 to conduct championships and tournaments for amateur golfers in north and south carolina, administer the usga handicap system in the Carolinas, and support its membership of more than 16….
Related structure
Carolinas Golf Association is a subordinate organization under United States Golf Association (USGA).
Total revenues
Total expenses
Total assets
Num. employees

Program areas at Carolinas Golf Association

The cga conducts 35 major championships, including the 100+ year-old Carolinas amateur, as well as four team matches and qualifying events for usga championships. These serve to identify the best players in the Carolinas; but the cga tournament schedule reaches golfers of all abilities. The cga also conducts one-day handicap tournaments for players of all skill levels, one-day senior four-ball tournaments, and one-day events for junior and women golfers. These fun events attract more than 14,000 entries a year.
"Carolinas Golf" magazine is mailed quarterly free of charge to members of cga member clubs. Clubs are encouraged to send membership rosters (and annual membership additions) to the cga to get issues of "Carolinas Golf" to members.
The cga administers the usga handicap system in the Carolinas by offering an "atclub" computerized system with a top tournament management package. The cga pioneered computerized handicaps in 1963 and continues to offer premier services at a low cost to members. The cga trains and educates its members on policies and procedures regarding the usga handicapping system.
The organization provides turfgrass advisory services to member clubs throughout the Carolinas and conducts meetings and seminars to educate interested parties in a variety of Golf topics.

Grants made by Carolinas Golf Association

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Carolinas Golf FoundationTo Fund Turf Grass Research and Scholarships and To Assist Junior Golf and To Facilitate the Growth of Golf in the Carolinas.$160,541

Who funds Carolinas Golf Association

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
United States Golf Association (USGA)Internship$40,000
Youth on CourseJR. Golf Programs$34,335
North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF)Human Services$21,000
...and 4 more grants received

Personnel at Carolinas Golf Association

John L NanceExecutive Director$180,000
Jackson SveenDirector of Communications and Marketing
Madison BalfeDirector of Marketing and Communications
Braxton McClennanDirector of Development
Chris ZehDirector of Men's Golf
...and 16 more key personnel

Financials for Carolinas Golf Association

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$495,143
Program services$5,050,801
Investment income and dividends$47,160
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$13,340
Net income from fundraising events$-3,469
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$80,529
Miscellaneous revenues$232,720
Total revenues$5,916,224

Form 990s for Carolinas Golf Association

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-08-09990View PDF
2019-122022-01-14990View PDF
2018-122019-08-19990View PDF
2017-122018-11-15990View PDF
2016-122017-06-14990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 1, 2022
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $5,000 from Carolinas Golf Foundation
July 26, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
July 22, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 5 new personnel
July 21, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
September 22, 2021
Received grants
Identified 5 new grant, including a grant for $40,000 from United States Golf Association (USGA)
Nonprofit Types
Recreational clubsAmateur sports clubsChapter / child organizationsCharities
Human servicesSportsBusiness and industry
MembershipsReceives government fundingCommunity engagement / volunteeringFundraising races, competitions, and tournamentsTax deductible donations
General information
140 Ridge Rd
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Moore County, NC
Website URL
(910) 673-1000
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
N6A: Golf
NAICS code, primary
713910: Golf Courses and Country Clubs
Parent/child status
Subordinate organization
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