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"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. 
There seems to be an interesting relationship between the increasing numbers of golf courses and divorce. Assess student understanding of correlation and causation by asking them to explain what it is. Use this short activity as a class warm up, a simple assessment at the end of a lesson, or as a small part of a more lengthy assessment.
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 read the story "Night Golf" and respond to questions that enhance their comprehension of the book's message.  In this reading lesson, students participate in a literature circle to explore reading passages. Students  personalize their reading by answering specific questions during an active reading activity. Students then have the option to research the rules and technical aspects of playing golf.
Students practice golf etiquette without the use of golf clubs, balls, etc.
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 practice the skill of throwing a Frisbee while playing the game of disc golf.
Students practice kicking skills. For this soccer physical education lesson, students play a game in which they take turns kicking a ball with team mates in an attempt to get the ball into a hoola hoop. Students tally their scores on a score sheet and add up the number of kicks when finished with 9 "holes" of soccer golf.
Golf is a popular game that is enjoyed around the world. Invite your pupils with visual impairments or blindness to putt a few balls or make a hole in one. This instructional activity provides several very good suggestions as to how you can teach an adaptive version of golf to learners with special needs. The ultimate goal of the instructional activity is to engage learners on a real golf course. How cool is that?
Here is a great set of adaptations and modifications that will make your next game of disc golf accessible to all your pupils. Listed are several variations and ways you can modify the game for your learners with physical or visual impairments. 
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.
Young scholars 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.
Middle schoolers 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.
Young scholars are introduced to golf putting techniques and strategies.
Students practice chipping golf balls towards a target.
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.
Students work together in teams to build a LEGO golf course. They build holes with sensors on them for the golf balls. They answer questions about their project to end the instructional activity.
Physical science juniors will enjoy this sensational enrichment on aerodynamics, especially if they are also sports fans! With a focus on physical features and behaviors, collaborative groups make observations on five different golf balls and speculate on how the features affect performance. They choose another piece of sports equipment that they would like to research and suggest improvements for. Three handouts, background information, and a link to a fascinating slide show about engineered equipment for Olympic athletes are all included.
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. 

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