Welcome to Homeschool Golf School – a place to find some activities to fill your time while at home. We hope you enjoy!
crosswords and puzzles
to keep your mind working and thinking about golf. 🙂
putting for pennies
a balancing act
golf bag coloring
Two options here, keep it simple and color a golf bag or use the template that asks you to answer questions in each of the blocks using words or pictures. Have fun! If you would like to show us your creation, send to Jeanne@FirstTeeGCNKY.org.
chipping with coach tim
relax with paper oragami
how to make a proper drop…easter edition
pool putting with coach emily
minute to win it – stacking golf balls
creative indoor putting
from our partner at crc…healthy habit: gratitude journal
friday at the farm
GOLF INSPIRED SIDEWALK ART
Show us your golf inspired sidewalk art! Putt-putt holes…names made with golf items…nice messages for your neighbors to see during their walks…whatever it is, golf can happen everywhere!
CHIPPING 101 with coach laine
chipping WITH HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
CHIPPING WHILE HAVING FUN
cornhole chipping challenge
Putting 101 with coach alex
indoor putt putt
craft time – animal golf balls
First Tee curriculum Spotlights…
STAR (A birdie level lesson)
Our current circumstances have reaffirmed what we already knew- First Tee curriculum is life changing. The perseverance, resilience and handling adversity that children learn through our classes is vital to their social and emotional well-being and development. The First Tee lessons are being used daily by all of us as we navigate this trying time. There is one lesson we can all benefit from that is taught at the Birdie level called STAR. This acronym provides 4 steps for handling a challenging situation.
STOP AND TAKE A DEEP BREATH.
When you face a challenge in life, the first step in deciding how to overcome it is to STOP what you are doing or what you are getting ready to do. This allows you to pause and gives your mind a break.
THINK OF ALL YOUR CHOICES.
The next step in good decision-making is to THINK of your choices. What are some of the choices you have in this situation? Take time to think of as many choices as possible.
ANTICIPATE WHAT COULD HAPPEN.
The third step is to ANTICIPATE the consequences (good or bad) of each choice. When you anticipate the consequences of each choice, think how the choice will affect your ability to reach your goals.
RESPOND BY SELECTING THE BEST CHOICE.
After you have identified all your choices and you have anticipated the consequences of each choice, the final step is to RESPOND by picking the best choice. What makes something the best choice? The best choice is the one that helps you get to your goal. What one person considers the best choice may differ from what another thinks is best.
Dreams & Goals (a birdie level lesson)
Tomorrow is waiting
…for dreams to be dreamed
…for goals to be reached,
Tomorrow is waiting
…to be yours
The future belongs to those who believe
in the beauty of their dreams
What is a dream?
A cherished aspiration, ambition, or ideal
What is a goal?
The object of a person’s ambition or effort; desired result
A goal is a dream that you work hard to make come true.
A-L-R (a Par level life skill)
During the Par level, we introduce an active listening strategy called A-L-R aka Ask – Listen – Respond. Ask the other person some questions. Try asking an open-ended question. A question that doesn’t need a YES or NO response. Listen to what the other person says. Then Respond to what the other person has said.
At Home Activity: When you arrive for your first class think about what question(s) you could ask someone new to get to know him/her better and help him/her feel welcome?
Write them down so you can reference for later! If you have a Par yardage book you can find space on page 19.
A PLAYer shows Meeting & Greeting with A-L-R in his/her actions by:
- Introducing himself/herself at the start of each golf round (or school year)
- Gets to know playing partners by asking open-ended questions
When you meet someone new make sure to use these five steps:
- Face the other person
- Smile and look him or her in the eye
- Give a firm handshake (or an awesome air five!)
- State your name clearly and loudly enough to be heard
- If you need information, ask a question
staying cool with the 4 r’s (a Par level life skill)
Respect and Courtesy
I will keep a positive attitude and catch myself doing something right regardless of the outcome.
I will be physically active, eat well, get enough sleep, and be safe so I can stay healthy
- I will be friendly, courteous, and helpful.
- I will keep my house clean and in as good or better shape than I found it.