Note: Although the Middle School Golf League has had in the past both a Spring and Fall season, beginning in the Fall of 2023, league team play will only be available in the Fall. Optional MSGL tournament play will be offered in the spring.
The Middle School Golf League (MSGL) is organized with parents registering their Middle School players through the South Gwinnett Athletic Association. Players are assigned teams generally based on middle school attendance and receive golf shirts with their middle school or feeder high school colors.
If there are not enough players from a middle school to form a team, registered players are assigned as needed to round out team rosters. Beginning players new to golf are afforded optional basic golf instruction before everyone attends the All-Players MSGL Clinic. After the instructional golf clinic, players are encouraged to take that knowledge onto the golf course. In addition, all players and especially beginning golfers are encouraged to practice ball striking skills between team play. During the 8-week season the format for play is team competition best ball play including during one week “High School Day” where high school team golfers are invited to play along with their cluster middle school teams, a week of individual stroke play, where the most advanced players are invited to play in an invitational individual stroke 9-hole tournament. The season culminates for everyone with a Drive, Chip and Putt competition and the MSGL Awards Presentations. Players play from forward or junior tees based on ability. League play and/or clinics will be held mostly on Sundays, normally starting at or after 4 p.m.
The season officially begins with a clinic for everyone conducted by our golf course professionals, and for new golfers or players new to MSGL and orientation on team play, golf rules and golf etiquette by MSGL Director and High School Golf Coach Les Witmer. Each team has a volunteer team “Marshal” who is responsible for team lineups and supervises the play on the course. Parents are welcome to walk or purchase carts as available. All spectator carts must remain on the cart paths.
The Fall Season will start August 20 and scheduled to conclude on October 29. Team play is scheduled to begin August 27 and continue every Sunday through October 22, except for October 8, School Fall Break (Which will be rain make update as will Saturdays if needed). We’ll start the season for everyone with our All-Players’ Clinic and New Players Orientation by group sessions. There will be two optional sessions for beginning players new to golf, one before the season starts and one during the players’ season.
Our four main host golf courses for regular play are The Chimney’s Golf Club, Country Club of Gwinnett, Collins Hill Golf Course and Cedar Lake Golf Course. Providence, Trophy Club of Apalachee, Monroe and Bear Creek golf courses may host us as needed. Teams rotate and play on a different course each week.