Game Development Starts Here
Originally founded in 2011 as the Oconee Junior Golf League, the NGJG League operates each Spring, Summer, and Fall. The League is open to players in Elementary and Middle School, and includes an Elementary School division, Middle School-Team division, and Middle School-Open division. Emphasizing team camaraderie and competition, the League is great way for young players to make new friends and have fun while developing their golf game! ALL skill levels are encouraged to participate.
The League is structured in a team format, whereby groups of 4-5 players (boys’ and girls’ teams) are matched up by grade in the Elementary and Middle School-Open divisions to form the team. In our Middle School-Team division, players are paired together from the same middle school (including 9th graders from the appropriate feeder High School). Skill levels in the Elementary division are purposely mixed to allow for even, league-wide competition, and also to provide stronger players the ability to ‘anchor’ his or her individual team – similar to an A-B-C-D player structure. Each team is named after a popular professional golfer, and each team has an adult coach that guides the group during the matches, as well as any practices that are set up. Teams receive instruction from a local teaching pro in a group-clinic structure, providing hands-on guidance on the basic fundamentals of the game.
Matches are played once per week for 8 weeks. Juniors play from age appropriate yardages. Elementary and Middle School-Open teams play a Scramble format, and Middle School-Team division groups play a “super-scramble” where each player plays his/her own ball with stroke limits in place. Each team plays its matches at a set day and time each week, and you can choose your preferred night to play, teammate preferences, etc. At the end of the season, teams with the lowest cumulative scores are determined to be the winning team for the season and receive prizes/trophies.
The NGJG League serves as an excellent starting point for young junior golfers to learn and develop their game. Most League players also decide to join the NGJG Tour to compete on an individual level. Together, the NGJG Tour and the NGJG League have become one of the top junior golf development programs in Northeast Georgia.