About Trinidad and Tobago Golf Association (TTGA)
The Trinidad and Tobago Golf Association in its informal existence inaugurated the Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships (CAGC) in 1957, played between Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago which has since grown to include 11 states and is now the premier golfing event in Caribbean Golf and which spawned the Caribbean Golf Association. Since then Trinidad & Tobago has won over 16 times and hosted the CAGC 10 times as recent as 2011 at the Millennium Lakes Golf and Country Club, Trincity.
The TTGA annual flagship event is the Trinidad & Tobago Open Championship which is the oldest such tournament in the Caribbean and is among the oldest in the world. The T&T Open started in 1907 and has been played continuously since then. In 1972 professionals played for the first time and in the years to follow they came from all over the world. Some of these professionals have since gone on to playing on the European Tour and the P.G.A. One of T&T very own, Stephen Ames, is now a successful campaigner on the P.G.A. Tour. ANSA McAL has been our longest title sponsor for the T&T Open.
The TTGA continuously conducts professional training programmes and clinics with visiting PGA Professionals from the R&A, Canada and the USA. Local professionals, coaches and teachers are the beneficiary of these activities in an effort to promote and increase the pool of local talent to expand the game of golf across the country. A Strive for Excellence programme is conducted at the major golf clubs to assist players with techniques and lowering their handicaps. The TTGA Academy located at MLGCC provides Titlist club fitting services and technical training with modern training aids such as the Trackman analyzer.
At the junior and school level, the TTGA uses its SNAG (Starting New At Golf) as in introduction to the game. To date, more than 3,000 children have benefited from this exposure and opportunity to learn the game. Together with member clubs, several junior programmes and clinics are conducted across the Trinidad and Tobago in order to groom juniors for competing in the annual Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships (CAJGC) and the Republic Bank Caribbean Junior Open Tournament.
The TTGA also conducts SNAG clinics for corporations, companies and communities as team builders, family days and as an introduction to a new game. SNAG offers a very fun approach to the game that provides a very effective and smooth transition to game on the course.
The TTGA shares the vision of GOLF FOR ALL and works along with the Ministry of Sport, the SPORTT Company and the Tourism Development Company (TDC) to expand the game while providing opportunities for fostering relationships with principals, clubs and associations locally, regionally and internationally providing opportunities for boys, girls, men and women.