Purpose of Event: To practice chipping golf balls towards a target.
Prerequisites: This acticity should be done after the students are capable of performing the golf chip with some degree of accuracy.
Suggested Grade Level: 6-8
Materials Needed: Hula Hoops, Plastic Golf Balls, Golf Clubs (9 irons or pitching wedges), Large grass field, Cones
Description of Idea
Each team consists of 4 students.
The team of 4 stands in a square formation facing the hula hoop, which is on the ground.
Each team member is at least 10 yards away from the hula hoop.
Each team member has a club and 10 balls.
Each team member chips 10 balls in an attempt to have each ball go in the hula hoop.
If each team member chips all 10 balls in the hula hoop the team's score is 40. The team gets 1 point for each ball that is chipped in the hula hoop.
You can set up the activity as a cooperative activity or a competitive competition, depending on your goal for the lesson. You can add up all of the teams scores to get a class total score. This can be done twice, once in the early stages of a golf unit and once towards the end of the unit. This will help you and the students determine the level of improvement that took place throughout the unit.
Teaching Suggestions: Safety is very important when students are asked to swing a golf club so make sure you make every precaution before doing this activity.
Safety is very important when students are asked to swing a golf club so make sure you make every precaution before doing this activity.