CLUBS FOR KIDS Typical program schedule
Here is a typical Clubs for Kids program schedule, which could vary in content and duration:
Students are welcomed and introduced to instructors and each other. They receive orientation to golf, safety, rules of the program and selection of playing clubs, and learn a brief history of the game.
National Golf Foundation Rules books are distributed. Students discuss basic rules of the game and learn proper grip, stance, back swing and follow-through.
Students are introduced to the short game of chipping and putting.
The full swing with mid-irons and woods is demonstrated. Proper golf etiquette and attitude are discussed. A question-and-answer session is held.
Students learn the proper warm-up before playing golf, and play nine holes of golf with on-course instruction followed by question-and-answer session and brief evaluation of progress.
An examination is conducted about the game, club selection, rules and history, and the highest score receives T-shirt, hat or miscellaneous golf items. Any of the student's weaknesses that were uncovered during golf play on day 5 are addressed.
Each student's full swing is videotaped and analyzed, and students can take the videotape home with them for further review.
A short-game tournament is held with prizes. Two-person teams will teach the children about teamwork and consistency.
A tournament is held for driving and putting and awards will be presented for most improved and dedicated players and for other incentives. Students also will take photographs with Hamarik and staff, and write a summary of their experience. The instructors complete individual evaluations.
Students will play nine holes of golf after which they will receive a certificate of completion award.