The First Tee of Fort Worth

Lesson Plan

Class/Week:   Player Week 8                Coach:  Ryan and Lucas

Grid Locations: Putt/Chip/Range   Core Lesson:  #9, Living with Integrity

Core Values:   Integrity – Doing the right thing even when no one is looking.  Having a belief in the values you stand for in your life.

SAFETY RULES AND SAFETY PROTOCOL:

PLAYERS ARE INSTRUCTED TO NEVER TAKE A PRACTICE SWING UNLESS THEY ARE IN A HITTING AREA AND IT IS THEIR TURN TO SWING. PLAYERS ARE INSTRUCTED TO ALWAYS STAND IN SAFETY ZONES WHEN WAITING FOR THEIR TURN TO PLAY. WHEN PLAYING ON THE COURSE, PLAYERS ARE INSTRUCTED TO ALWAYS STAND BEHIND AND TO THE RIGHT OF THE TEEING AREA AND ANOTHER PLAYER OR GROUP OF PLAYERS.

Healthy Habit(s): Play – Playing and staying active can help the body stay strong and fit.

Warm Up Activities:  Strength - Planks (20 seconds)  Flexibility and Mobility - Trunk twists, arm circles, stretching reach high Agility and Coordination - Shuttle runs, back and forth 2 times 20 yards Balance and Object control - while balancing on one leg at a time, tossing tennis balls to the target (different colored noodle) that the coach says.  

Life Skill Objectives: As a result of this class, PLAYers will use integrity while keeping their scores and understand calling penalties on themselves.

Golf Skill Objectives and Factors of Influence:  PLAYers will be more aware of the target they are aiming for (the hole).  Players should try to be aware of how far away they are from the target and use the golf fundamentals of aim and distance control to try to get the ball in the hole.

Golf Skill Activities:  Putt- 3,3,3 3 short, 3 medium and 3 longer putts.  Goal is 30 strokes for 9 holes.  Practice for certification.  Range- Hitting T-shots down the grid (kind of like DCP grid)  If they hit tee shot in the 20 yard grid (done by noodles every 25 yards apart) they get another tee shot, if they miss they use integrity and the next PLAYer gets to go.  Chip- Tic Tac Toe - great target awareness game.  1 group is yellow range balls and the other group is white.  Who can get tic tac toe first.

Etiquette, Definitions, Rules: One practice swing, preventing unnecessary damage to the course, marking ball on the green.  

Wrap Up and Bridge to Life: How did you show integrity while playing golf today?  Why do you think it is good to do the right thing even if nobody else is looking?  

Prepare to test: What core value do we use when we call a penalty on yourself in golf?  Is walking the golf course a good way to be more physically active?  When you follow safety rules even when coaches are not watching, what core value are you demonstrating?  If you damaged something that did not belong to you and you found the owner to confess what you did what core value does this most closely relate to?  If you break a rule in golf, what should you do even if nobody saw you do it?