Providing Golf For All Primary School Children
"Unless children experience golf at Primary School age they are highly unlikely to take up the game"
The vast majority of schools do not have golf as part of the curriculum so the Children's Golf Trust was formed to change this and to allow all children within Primary Schools the chance to try golf in a safe, fun environment and to hopefully get their golfing journey started.
Our aim is to increase the participation of children playing golf and to provide a pathway from schools to possible membership at golf clubs.
To achieve this aim we fund enthusiastic PGA Professionals to provide golf for all primary school children in their local community by:
Delivering golf sessions in Primary Schools during curriculum time.
Providing after-school golf sessions at the schools and golf clubs
Running fun golf festivals at schools, parks or golf clubs.
Golf Sessions in Primary Schools
The PGA Professionals will provide golf sessions during curriculum time to as many pupils as possible from P1 to P7. These fun classes will cover various aspects of golf, from putting, to chipping, to pitching and long game. The activities, eventhough golf in nature, can involve such things as numeracy and literacy to aid educational development.
After School Golf Sessions
After the curriculum time sessions are completed all children from Primary 1 to Primary 7 will be offered the chance to attend after school sessions to continue their golfing journey.
Fun games and activities will be enjoyed by all with a view to progressing on to the golf course at the next stage.
Fun Golf Festivals
The golf festival is a great way to enagage the whole community. All children from local Primary Schools will be invited to attend to take part in the fun golfing activities which will take place either at the school, a local park or at the golf course.
With funding provided by the Children's Golf Trust many Primary School projects have now started.
Between October 2019 and Easter 2020 the PGA Professionals delivered:
348 In-curriculum coaching sessions
72 After-School coaching sessions
Providing around 1850 children the experience of golf at Primary School - many for the first time.
How We Benefit The Public
With the Children's Golf Trust introducing golf in to the local community via the Primary School the following benefits occur:
Increased Golf Participation - Every child within that Primary School will have the chance to receive the golf sessions. All the sessions will be free of charge to allow everyone to experience golf and increase participation in the game.
Increased Physical and Mental Health - Physical and mental health will be improved with increase participation in sport, this will improve fitness levels and get children more active.
Helping Education - The sessions that we provide will run alongside the Primary School's curriculum incorporating Maths and English in the sessions to help education.
Helping Social Interaction - Golf is a great way to learn and improve social interaction with others. Learning new skills and completing different games and activities will offer a sense of accomplishment. All these will help to increase health and wellbeing.
Helping Teamwork - Children will generally work as a team within the sessions, along with some individual aspects. This teaches the importance of listening, concentration, working together, discipline and controlling emotions. This provides a sense of achievement that will help to develop better social skills and interaction.
"To advance the public participation in golf for all Primary School Children"
Get in touch with the Children's Golf Trust to discover more about our work, how to donate or how to apply for funding. We thank you for your support.