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2 GOLF IN SCHOOLS Betsy Clark

3 GOLF 2020: Vision for the Future
Golf in Schools Dr. Betsy Clark, LPGA VP Professional Development Kris Reuland, The First Tee Corning, New York & Sindelar Golf Pat Faire, Curriculum Team Leader - Physical Development and Health Department of Curriculum - Chicago Public Schools using SNAG School Program & Hook a Kid on Golf

4 Kris Reuland The First Tee, Corning and Sindelar Golf
GOLF IN SCHOOLS Kris Reuland The First Tee, Corning and Sindelar Golf

5 Sinelar Golf-DVD

6 Why Golf in Schools Now? The Golf Community is Interested
Untapped potential--access to 51 million kids Will create a feeder system for structured community programs Will create a need for more structured programs Kids will influence their parents The School Community is Interested Learning Standards include lifetime sports Want to get in on the opportunities Kids are responding to the game

7 JUNIOR GOLF PARTICIPATION

8 Getting into the Schools—How
Understand school culture – the potential and the limitations Start with the pioneers Need to assist schools with initial equipment purchase Minimal ongoing costs One teacher with average class size of 24 students Teachers do not necessarily know golf Incorporate golf learning aids Equipment sets up and stores away easily All kids must be engaged in activity at all times

9 School Program Components
Safety first – minimal equipment – short game instruction A scoring system for games, competitions and to track progress Always respect the integrity of the game Golf scoring Golf vocabulary Golf etiquette Golf rules Incorporate a golf course field trip experience (trial) Kids have FUN and experience success!

10 An Example of Success Started Small Number of Schools
Interested teachers (pioneers) Supportive principals Provided lots of encouragement Responded to interest by other teachers and schools Partnered with the golf community Locally Nationally Number of Schools

11 Upgrade Funded by USGA Foundation
In 2000, we were challenged by the USGA to meet the requirements for teacher-facilitated school programs— the birth of:

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14 Partnerships, Beautiful Partnerships
36 Schools, 4 School Districts The LPGA Corning Classic The USGA Foundation Foundation Grants Corporate Donations In-kind Contribution AND

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16 Steps to New Golfer Development
Commitment The barriers to reaching this level are significantly reduced Trial Golf Course visit is first experience; Community Programs kick in Interest Interest in golf will build annually Awareness Schools create awareness for ALL kids

17 Partnership with Schools for Junior Golf Programs
Partners Provide Financial support to purchase equipment Teacher training Golf course access Schools Provide Student access Program delivery Communications with families

18 Recommendations Provide financial and program support for schools
Help communities create programs for kids who are interested Ensure that there is golf course access Support the creation of girl-only golf programs Chart progress over time Enjoy the results of seeing kids play golf BE PREPARED! KIDS WILL WANT TO PLAY THIS GREAT GAME CALLED GOLF!!!

19 CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS
School Golf Program Pat Faire Chicago Public Schools

20 Hook a Kid on Golf and Chicago Public Schools-VHS

21 CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS SCHOOL GOLF PROGRAM Pilot Program
Using SNAG School Golf Program GOLF COORDINATOR CPS SCHOOL COORDINATOR SCHOOL & PHYSICAL EDUCATORS’ SELECTION HOOK A KID ON GOLF PROGRAM TRAINING SNAG TRAINING SNAG SCHOOL IMPLEMENTATION HOOK A KID ON GOLF CLINICS, CPS AFTER SCHOOL GOLF PROGRAM, & OTHER JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAMS (THE FIRST TEE, CPS SUMMER CAMPS, AND OTHER OPPORTUNITIES (DOME) TRANSITION

22 Pilot Program Components
Utilizing SNAG School Golf Program Based on national physical education standards for motor skill development and motor learning. Curriculum written for physical educators with or without golf background. Curriculum manual + complete equipment package = teaching 48 students at one time, safe and effectively.

23 School Coordinator Pat Faire ~ Chicago Public Schools Physical Education Support
Golf Coordinator Holly Alcala ~ Hook A Kid On Golf Foundation of Illinois Selection of schools/physical educators Chicago Public Schools Selection of junior golf programs

24 SNAG training : Coordinators and physical education teachers
Physical education teachers implement SNAG Program into curriculum

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32 Transition to traditional golf through
existing junior programs in the community…

33 Pilot Results 20 schools selected = 12,000 students introduced to $4 per child 20-25 students per school = 350 students selected to transition into traditional golf programs through Hook A Kid On $130 per student SNAG and Hook A Kid On Golf in schools highly successful. Course access and available golf teaching professionals created problems in transitional steps in traditional junior golf.

34 HIGHLIGHTS Funding provided for building of dedicated junior facility on CPS site (in collaboration with the State of Illinois [Sen. Emil Jones, Jr.] and The First Tee) 12 additional schools = 30 total (2 schools dropped out due to teacher transfers)

35 ADDITIONAL NECESSARY STEPS
Golf professionals visit schools to observe/assist with SNAG curriculum implementation and “Adopt A School” Golf professionals attend SNAG training Higher percentages of students transition into local jr. golf programs Challenges: Transition into play Support from the golf community Golf professionals and teachers Junior programs and access to facilities for play

36 CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS SCHOOL GOLF PROGRAM
Using SNAG School Golf Program Standards-Based Physical Education Program SCHOOL COORDINATOR GOLF COORDINATOR SCHOOL & PHYSICAL EDUCATORS’ SELECTION JR. GOLF PROGRAMS/ GOLF TEACHING PROS SELECTION SNAG TRAINING SNAG SCHOOL IMPLEMENTATION NEW AND EXISTING JR. GOLF PROGRAMS TRANSITION

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