The First Tee of Fort Worth

Lesson Plan

Class/Week:   Player Week 2                Coach:

Grid Locations: Putt/Chip/Range   Core Lesson:  #2, Courtesy Towards Others

Core Values:  Courtesy-  considerate behavior toward others; a polite remark or gesture A round of golf should begin and end with a handshake between fellow competitors. Players also should be still and quiet while others are preparing and performing a shot.

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-A variety of energizing play can help the body stay strong, lean and fit, and be fun in
the process. Sleep and other forms of “re-charging” allow one to engage in play on a daily basis. 

Before Class Starts:  Welcome class, ask them how their week has been.  How did they have a chance to be respectful during the week?  Introduce being courteous.  How does someone act when they are at a library?  Why do they act that way?  Golf is very similar.  We are quiet while others are hitting so they can concentrate.  What is a target?  What sports have you played that you had a target?  Was the target important to the sport?  Examples?

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: Showing Courtesy to Others.  On the course this means to be patient while others are hitting.  Being quiet and not causing distraction is a good way to be courteous.  Showing courtesy to the golf course includes raking footprints in sand traps and not running on the green.  

Golf Skill Objectives and Factors of Influence:  Target Awareness – Selecting a Target.  Stand behind ball and see the target you want to go for.  What other sports do you have targets?

Golf Skill Activities:  Putt- Through the Gates  Chip - 21 Triangle Chipping  Range - Target Phase Challenge During these games PLAYers are picking specific targets to get specific points for their team or to help progress their team in the phase challenge.

Etiquette, Definitions, Rules: Etiquette - Consideration for Other Players  Players should always show consideration for other players on the course and should not disturb their play by moving, talking or making unnecessary noise.  Players should ensure that any electronic device taken onto the course does not distract other players.  On the teeing ground, a player should not tee his ball until it is his turn to play.  Players should not stand close to or directly behind the ball, or directly behind the hole, when a player is about to play.  On the putting green, players should not stand on another player’s line of putt or, when he is making a stroke, cast a shadow over his line of putt.  Players should remain on or close to the putting green until all other players in the group holed out.  In stroke play, a player who is acting as a marker should, if necessary, on the way to the next tee, check the score with the player concerned and record it.  

Sections of the Rules of Golf - The Teeing Ground / 11-1,2,3,4b, Players can tee off within 2 club lengths of tee markers The Putting Green / 16-1,  A ball on the putting green may be lifted and, if desired, cleaned.  The postion must be marked before it is lifted and the ball must be replaced.  Line of putt must not be touched except ball marker, picking up object from line.    17-3 Players ball should not hit flagstick penatly 2 strokes or loss of hole (both rules)

Wrap Up and Bridge to Life: What does Courtesy mean? How can you demonstrate or show COURTESY on the golf course?  At home?  At school?  What does the Nine Healthy Habit of “PLAY” mean? What did you learn about “Target Awareness”?  What is the difference between Stroke Play and Match Play?

Prepare to test:  Should you continue to talk and move around while others are playing their shots?  Does being ready to play when it is your turn help you keep a good pace of play?  Is being friendly and shaking hands with others a way to show courtesy?  When playing golf, are you allowed to tee off in front of the tee markers? According to the rules of golf, are you allowed to mark, lift and clean your golf ball once it stops on the putting green?