The Colorado PGA Golf in Schools Program is designed to be flexible in format to accommodate the specific needs and desires of the individual schools. Each PGA Professional and Golf Facility will take part in a Certification Process to insure that participants are introduced to golf in an enjoyable manner while seamlessly emphasizing the essential link between golf and life skills. Each day the instructor will highlight a life lesson that is incorporated into the lesson plan. It is the intent of the program to inspire kids to explore the game through engagement in activity rather than lecture. Sessions will begin with a brief (5 minute) icebreaker or team building activity to “set the stage” for the remainder of the class time. The majority of the class will be comprised of short discussions of golf concepts and demonstration of golf skills using “modeling” techniques and activity based learning. At the conclusion of each class there will be a wrap up (again 5 minutes) that summarizes the core golf and life values introduced that day.
A sample schedule is included below:
One month prior to program delivery a letter to the parents is sent through the school. The purpose of the letter is to introduce the program to the parents, inform them of the curriculum and invite them to participate in the outdoor aspects of the itinerary.
Day 1 in School; will focus on Safety, and introduce a short version of the golf swing through chipping and pitching lessons and games.
Day 2 in School; students will be hitting shots with a full swinging motion.
Day 3 in School; additional activities focused on the full swing motion with an emphasis on games and team building.
Day 4 at Golf Facility; students will experience golf on a field trip to the nearby golf facility. Here they will get to experience various aspects of the game (putting, chipping and full swing) where the game takes place.