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GOLF IN SCHOOLS Betsy Clark GOLF 2020: Vision for the Future Golf in Schools –Dr. Betsy Clark, LPGA VP Professional Development –Kris Reuland, The First.

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

10 An Example of Success Started SmallStarted Small –Interested teachers (pioneers) –Supportive principals –Provided lots of encouragement Responded to interest by other teachers and schoolsResponded to interest by other teachers and schools Partnered with the golf communityPartnered 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 Districts36 Schools, 4 School Districts The LPGA Corning ClassicThe LPGA Corning Classic The USGA FoundationThe USGA Foundation Foundation GrantsFoundation Grants Corporate DonationsCorporate Donations In-kind ContributionIn-kind Contribution »AND

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

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

18 Recommendations Provide financial and program support for schoolsProvide financial and program support for schools Help communities create programs for kids who are interestedHelp communities create programs for kids who are interested Ensure that there is golf course accessEnsure that there is golf course access Support the creation of girl-only golf programsSupport the creation of girl-only golf programs Chart progress over timeChart progress over time Enjoy the results of seeing kids play golfEnjoy the results of seeing kids play golf BE PREPARED! KIDS WILL WANT TO PLAY THIS GREAT GAME CALLED 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 CPS SCHOOL COORDINATOR SCHOOL & PHYSICAL EDUCATORS’ SELECTION GOLF COORDINATOR SNAG TRAINING SNAG SCHOOL IMPLEMENTATION HOOK A KID ON GOLF PROGRAM TRAINING 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 Based on national physical education standards for motor skill development and motor learning.Based on national physical education standards for motor skill development and motor learning. Curriculum written for physical educators with or without golf background.Curriculum written for physical educators with or without golf background. Curriculum manual + complete equipment package = teaching 48 students at one time, safe and effectively.Curriculum manual + complete equipment package = teaching 48 students at one time, safe and effectively. Utilizing SNAG School Golf Program

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

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

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

33 2001-2002 Pilot Results 20 schools selected = 12,000 students introduced to golf @ $4 per child20 schools selected = 12,000 students introduced to golf @ $4 per child 20-25 students per school = 350 students selected to transition into traditional golf programs through Hook A Kid On Golf @ $130 per student20-25 students per school = 350 students selected to transition into traditional golf programs through Hook A Kid On Golf @ $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.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 2002-2003 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)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)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 visit schools to observe/assist with SNAG curriculum implementation and “Adopt A School” Golf professionals attend SNAG trainingGolf professionals attend SNAG training Higher percentages of students transition into local jr. golf programsHigher percentages of students transition into local jr. golf programs Challenges: Transition into playChallenges: Transition into play –Support from the golf community Golf professionals and teachersGolf professionals and teachers Junior programs and access to facilities for playJunior 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 SCHOOL & PHYSICAL EDUCATORS’ SELECTION SNAG TRAINING SNAG SCHOOL IMPLEMENTATION JR. GOLF PROGRAMS/ GOLF TEACHING PROS SELECTION NEW AND EXISTING JR. GOLF PROGRAMS TRANSITION GOLF COORDINATOR

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