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In this boy scout merit badge: golf worksheet, 8th graders research the rules, history, first aid, terminology, benefits, and careers of golf using the website listed, then answer 8 detailed questions as part of earning a merit badge.
It's very important to have good practice routines. It's kind of like going to the gym to workout in the weightroom. There should be a routine for each workout. There might be different routines for different days, but there is still a routine. The same should be said for golf, have routines. There are two drills, one for routine practice and the other to practice a round of golf from one position. There are links to other resources included on this page.
Students participate in flying disc golf. In this sports lesson, students use one hoop and a flying disk to land the disk in the hoop. Students play in partners.
Students view short videos on various trailblazers in the game of golf. They examine the origins of the game of golf, the history of canadian success in golf, and design their own 18-hole colf course for their community.
Students are divided into six groups to access the "History of Golf Since 1497" website, and familiarize themselves with the data on one of the six pages of the website. They then work together as a large group to construct a timeline of the history of the game.
Students practice chipping golf balls towards a target. In teams, students chip golf balls into a hula hoop, getting one point for each ball that is chipped in the hula hoop.
After reading to learn about golf ball aerodynamics, eager engineers put their minds together to apply their new knowledge to an aerospace design challenge. Additionally, they work in teams to predict and test the bounce heights of different balls, then share their results with the class. Each activity is followed by reflection questions to further develop the thought processes.
Sixth graders observe and demonstrate how to play golf using a soccer ball. They examine and discuss a sample course set-up, and discuss the rules of the game. Students play soccer golf individually and in teams, filling out a score sheet for each.
"Fore!" All right, no one really yells this out in miniature golf, but this well-defined activity will have your charges using lots of numbers in their unique design of a miniature golf hole. Included in the activity criteria is the geometric difficulty of scoring a hole-in-one, creative use of material, and best use of space. Designers need to include scale drawings of their designs complete with calculations and a report explaining the design. This a fantastic lesson that will get your kids motivated and thinking mathematically.
Set up a circle with markers for the hours of the clock to practice putting skills for golf. The circle can be as big as is appropriate to give your class practice at putting. Perhaps start out with a small circle, and as they get better, widen the circle to increase the distance that they putt. Have six or fewer players in each circle so they are spaced out. Place a target hole within the circle, but not in the direct center. The players then take turns putting to the target. After they all have a turn, they retrieve their balls and rotate a space on the clock. Provide a 12-spot scorecard to keep track of their putting scores from each position.
This is the first lesson out of nine in this golf unit. So, let's start at the beginning. A little history, some rules, and an introduction to golf terms. Practice the full golf swing without a club in hand. Focus on stance and posture. There are so many moving parts in a golf swing. It takes hundreds, and thousands of hours of practice to perfect. There are several resource links: to other lessons, to the unit, to specific handouts. Check it out!
Students bring their visions for golf courses to life. In this scale model lesson, students research golf courses online, plan golf courses on grid paper, and then create scale models of the courses they planned.
Lesson 7 of this eight lesson golf unit is about focusing on mental skills, specifically about controlling the tension in your body when golfing. There is a certain amount of tension that is good when swinging a golf club, but not too much and not too little. There are links at the bottom of the page to other lessons in this unit.
Golf Lesson 2 is part of an eight lesson plan unit. The focus is on course etiquette. The proper grip and how to setup are introduced. After practicing and checking proper grip and setup routines, weight distribution is discussed. This lesson plan is part of a unit and luckily there are links to other parts of the unit at the bottom of the page.
In this word recognition activity, students trace the words "golf cart," write the words independently, and color the picture of a golf cart.
Every golf hole is different. Some seem so easy, while others are full of twists, turns, hills, and hazards. Learning to navigate or manage the hole is a skill worth having. This lesson on course management and shot selection is part of a unit that contains eight lessons. There are links at the bottom of the page to connect you to the unit plans.