The First Tee of Fort Worth

Lesson Plan

Class/Week:   Player  Week 3        Coach:

Grid Locations: Putt/Range/Chip  Core Lesson:  #3, Responsibility for the Course

Core Values:  Responsibility - It’s up to me; I am the one myself and others depend on to make it happen.  accounting for one’s actions; dependable. Players are responsible for their actions on the golf course.  It is up to them to keep score, repair divots, rake bunkers, repair ball marks on the green, and keep up with the pace of play.

Healthy Habit(s): Energy-It is important to understand and make healthy choices about when to eat, how much to eat, and the types of food and drinks to provide the body with the most useful energy. 

Before Class Starts:  Welcome Class, ask them how their week has been.  Did they have a chance to be courteous to others?  Introduce Responsibility.  What are some things that you are suppose to do each day?  What are things you must do each day for school?  What are things or actions that you have learned about how to act on the golf course?

Warm Up Activities: Strength-Lunges starting and going for 20 yards.  Balance- Balance a ball on your palm facing up as you walk 20 yards.  Flexibility & Mobility-Side to side shuttle run while doing trunk twists Agility & Coordination-skip with knees high 20 yards Object Control-Take aim at different targets with SNAG Rollers and tennis balls.  What are ways you used to aim?  Eyes? Feet? Shoulders? Line on Club?  

Flow of Class:  During class find time to go over the parts of the golf club.  Find an opportunity to let them know who’s responsible for taking the flagstick out and back in the hole.  Find an opportunity to talk about the responsibility of how to act when on the putting green.  How many is the most and least amount of clubs that a golfer can carry in their bags.  What kinds of snacks could a player put in their bag to get lots of good energy?  What items should a golfer be responsible for having in their pockets to be ready to play golf?

Life Skill Objectives: Learn what responsibilities a PLAYer has while at the golf course.  Some responsibilities we give our participants: check in when they arrive, make sure to bring golf clubs, be dressed appropriately for weather, keep track of yardage books and bag tags.  


Golf Skill Objectives and Factors of Influence:  Get Ready to Swing.  Hold on club feels comfortable, Setup is in an athletic posture.  Body Parallel to target line.  Focus on a good grip and stance.

Golf Skill Activities:  Putt- 1,2,3 Putting Game. Range-Noodle Bowling - Chip - Capture the Tee  Make sure body is parallel to target line for aim and athletic posture for set-up.).  Aim toes where you want to hit the ball.

Etiquette, Definitions, Rules: Etiquette: Pace of Play .  It is important to play at good pace and keep up.  The group’s responsibility is to keep up with the group in front.  If it loses a clear hole and it is delaying the group behind, it should invite the group behind to play through.  Players should be ready to play as soon as it is their turn to play.  When playing on or near the putting green, they should leave their bags or carts in such a position as will enable quick movement off the green and towards the next tee.  When the play of a hole has been completed, players should immediately leave the putting green.  If a player things ball may be lost they should play a provisional.  There is 3 minutes to look for a lost golf ball.   

Rules of Play - Rule 4-4 states that the maximum number of clubs is 14.

Wrap Up and Bridge to Life: What responsibilities do we have when we are on the golf course? What responsibility do we have when we get to First Tee each week?  Whose responsibility is it to make sure it is safe to swing?  Safety, care of course, our equipment, knowledge of basic rules, where to stand, where to start and end each hole, how to fix any marks we make on the green, be honest about score, and know the names of the part of the club.  What items should a golfer keep in their golf bag to be responsible for being ready to play golf on the course?

Prepare to Test:  What would be a responsibility of a golfer after hitting a shot from a bunker?  Whose responsibility is is to accurately record and report your scores?  What is the maximum and minimum number of clubs you can carry in your golf bag?