North Georgia Junior Golf’s (NGJG) mission is to grow junior golf throughout the Greater North Georgia area by providing girls and boys, aged 5-18 and of all skill levels, the opportunity to discover the game, enhance and refine their skills, and advance to the competitive level of school-based competition and beyond. Our vision and commitment is to conduct professionally-run junior tournaments that are affordable and convenient; played on excellent courses that are always close to home. Our tour offers a top-notch experience that consistently exceeds our players’, parents’, and partners’ expectations.
Most importantly, our juniors will learn the proper rules and etiquette, practice good sportsmanship and respect for opponents, and acquire the positive values associated with the great game of golf.
Founded in 2012 as the Athens Area Junior Golf Tour and based in the Athens area of Northeast Georgia, North Georgia Junior Golf (NGJG) strives to provide junior golfers throughout North Georgia with opportunities to compete in tournaments close to home, while encouraging and assisting juniors with developing their games.
The NGJG Tour conducts one- and two-day events with Spring, Summer and Fall series tournaments that are played on Saturdays and/or Sundays so that family and friends can be involved. Juniors ages 7-18 play from tees with yardages that are suitable to their age. Younger age divisions play with a modified Stableford scoring system to enhance the pace of play. The older divisions play traditional stroke play to help develop their games for high school and college golf, with 2-day events ranked on Junior Golf Scoreboard.
The NGJG Tour conducts more than 25 tournaments annually, including the annual Greater North Georgia Junior Golf Championship. Our tournaments are played on the highest ranked courses in the area which include: The Landing at Reynolds Lake Oconee, Harbor Club, Athens Country Club, The Georgia Club, The University of Georgia Golf Course, Lane Creek Golf Club, Jennings Mill Country Club, Monroe Golf & Country Club, Providence Golf Club, Traditions of Braselton, Double Oaks Golf Club, The Creek Golf Course at Hard Labor.
The NGJG League takes place in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Junior golfers in K-9th grade are placed on teams (similar to little league) with weekly practices and scramble matches. It’s perfect for juniors who want to learn how to play golf or that need to develop their game. The NGJG League is popular among kids and is a lot of fun.
The NGJG Academy provides one-on-one instruction from certified Teaching Pros, as well as group clinics, camps, and recruiting seminars.