The NCGA conducts more than 50 championships each year, the most extensive amateur tournament calendar in the nation, including the California Golf Association (State) Championships in conjunction with the Southern California Golf Association. More than 60,000 members participate annually, starting with club and sectional qualifying through the championships proper.
Competition is provided for all skill and age levels with golfers playing “for the gold.”
Medals—gold, silver, and bronze—are the sole but coveted prize in each of the tournaments. Many NCGA tournament championships are conducted at Spyglass Hill, Poppy Hills and Poppy Ridge.
The NCGA also depends on member club golf courses for hosting NCGA, USGA and CGA qualifiers and championship locations. The tournament season begins in mid-March and ends in mid-December.
The NCGA is committed to developing tournament officials who are well trained in the Rules of Golf as established by the USGA and Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews.
A special certification program has been adopted by the Rules Committee to provide tournament participants with trained and certified tournament officials working at all NCGA events.