Tri-Golf Skills Award
Based on the success of the Junior Golf Passport in clubs and the Tri-Golf initiative within schools, the Golf Foundation has developed an exciting learning programme for primary schools that will extend the range of Tri-Golf within the curriculum and also out of school, called the Tri-Golf Skills Award.
With fun and colourful scorecards designed for the pupils themselves to keep their own score, as well as cartoon stickers and certificates, the Tri-Golf Skills Award is very pupil-centred. It encourages pupil self-assessment and self-responsibility in tandem with the scheme of work (see next paragraph). As well as looking at the technical skills of golf, it also encourages pupils to think about Skills for Life such as honesty, respect, cooperation and concentration.
The Tri-Golf Skills Award can be run as part of the new scheme of work given to all teachers and coaches that have attended a Tri-Golf Activators workshop. Each lesson plan within the scheme of work contains at least 3 challenges from the Skills Award so that pupils can assess themselves and see themselves progressing through a structured learning scheme. The pupils should be able to achieve the first level of the award (Par) or beyond during an half-term or 6-week block. More able pupils might progress onto the second and third levels, Birdie and Eagle respectively. The 3 levels of the Tri-Golf Skills Award can help teachers assess pupil attainment levels at Key Stage 2 of the national PE curriculum.
The scheme also allows teachers to continue the Tri-Golf learning experience in an after-school club so that if your school does not have a link with a golf club or your pupils are too young to attend a golf club, they can continue playing golf at a school or community site.
The Tri-Golf Skills Award scheme is open to all teachers and coaches that have attended a Tri-Golf Activators workshop. Please complete and return the Tri-Golf Skills Award voucher in your Tri-Golf manual. For a fee of £15 you will receive a Tri-Golf Skills Award pack that contains, 30 pupil score cards, 30 par certificates, 5 birdie certificates, 3 par sticker sheets and 1 birdie sticker sheet. If you have attended a workshop but do not have a voucher, please contact our Tri-Golf Skills Award administrator, Gemma Hand, on 01992 449830.