Band Levels

SAFETY  

  • Starting understanding of dangers of golf clubs and golf balls.
  • Whistle tests to stand still and stop what they are doing when the whistle is blown.
  • Random whistle blows during lessons.
  • Positioning in line while hitting balls, and not stepping out of line.

RULES

  • How many people can play together on a golf course?
  • What to shout if a golf ball is heading towards someone?
  • What to do if someone shouts “Four “ on a golf course?

TECHNIQUE

  • Positioning of hands for Hold or Grip.
  • Both hands close together with no gaps between hands.
  • How wide should your feet be apart. ( shoulder width )
  • Swing always starts with club head behind the ball.
  • Clubface aimed at the target.

Teaching methods are established with single word to mean each position for clarity to the child!

SAFETY

  • Safety rules to be recited as before with white level.
  • Continuation of random whistle and “four” tests.
  • Introduction of where to stand when someone is playing their shot.

RULES/ETIQUETTE

  • Knowledge of parts of the golf course. Tee-box, Fairway, Rough, Green and Bunker.
  • Order of play on golf course e.g Furthest away from the hole hits next!
  • Name of club to be used on the green i.e Putter.
  • Name 6 things you are not permitted to do on a green. (List of 12 things taught to the childrenthrough the classes.)

TECHNIQUE

  • Posture moving into distance away from the ball.
  • Take-away by turning the shoulder under their chin.
  • Weight transfer with a balanced finish.
  • Balanced finish has to be held for a count of 3. To pass either left or right foot has to be held in an upright position with toe on the ground.  (3 attempts are permitted!)

SAFETY

  • Safety rules to be recited as before in white and green levels.
  • Random whistle and “ Four “ tests.

RULES/ETIQUETTE

  • When a ball lands on a green a hole or indentation is left. What is the name of this?  Pitchmark!
  • What is the tool called to repair this hole called?   Pitchfork!
  • Children are shown pitchforks and asked to show how to repair the mark.
  • What is a “divot” and how to replace the “divot”
  • What is a penalty drop and what is the correct method of taking this drop.

TECHNIQUE

  • What is Ball-Position?
  • What Ball-Position for each club and shot?
  • Introduction to Chip shot, Pitch-shot and Bunker shot. The difference of each shot with stance and flight.
  • Introduction to putting. Stance,Aim and Stroke.

SKILL TESTS

  • Pitch-Shot
  • Land 3 out 5 shots with a 10yrd carry in a target of 10 yrds deep
  • Putting Long and short putts
  • 2 out of 5 putts from 6 feet
  • 3 out of 5 putts from 3 feet

(All tests are only carried out once per session!)

SAFETY

  • Safety rules as recited before with white, green and blue levels.
  • Random whistle and “ Four “ tests.

RULES/ETIQUETTE

  • What is a par 3, 4 or 5.
  • What is an  Eagle, Birdie, Par, Bogey and Double Bogey.
  • Defination of “Slow Play “ e.g Losing a hole in space from the group in front and answers as to how to avoid this problem.
  • What is a water hazard and how to take a drop from the hazard.
  • Respect for others on the golf course. Awareness of others on the Golf course.

TECHNIQUE

  • Putting technique. Stance, Allignment, Aim and Stroke.
  • Allignment and parallel lines with feet, hips and shoulders.
  • Introduction of pre-shot routine. All set up parts should be checked before swing starts.
  • Significance of a practice swing.

SKILLS TEST

  • Putting-  3 out of 5 putts from 8 feet & 4 out of 5 from 4 feet
  • Pitching- carry ball 10 yards to land within a 5×5 yard square area
  • Long Putts- Putt 2 out of 5 balls into a hoop from 15 feet.

Each individual test is carried out once per child per session!

SAFETY

  • Safety rules recited as before with white, green, blue and orange bands.
  • Random whistle and “Four “ tests carried out throughout the classes.

RULES/ETIQUETTE

  • Introduction to scorecards.
  • What is a handicap?
  • Explanation of stroke index and how a handicap is used.
  • Importance of Honesty and correct scorecard marking.
  • Signing of a scorecard.
  • What to do with a lost ball, What is a provisional ball?
  • How to let the group behind through and when.
  • Review on all etiquette rules on protection of the golf course.

TECHNIQUE

  • Formation of final pre shot routine.
  • Distance control of putting and importance of practice.
  • Complete test on all set up and swing learnt through the band system.  eg. Aim, Grip, Stance, Allignment, Ball-postion, Posture, and Swing

SKILL TESTS

  • Distance Putting-3 out of 5 from 15 feet into a hoop.
  • Pitching- carry 10 yards and land 3 out of 5 into a target of 5×3 yards