Virtual School Games Offer
While there is still uncertainty whether schools and children will be able to participate at inter-school golf competitions we have developed a Virtual Golf Skills Competition. This will enable SGOs and Active Partnerships to offer a competitive experience and compare scores against others schools in their area or county.
The format of this competition can be found in our updated School Games Toolkit and outlined below is an opportunity to purchase a small amount of equipment enabling any school to participate, engage young leaders in the activity and upload their score.
We have worked with Masters Golf to provide a small bundle of clubs and balls which will enable the team (5 boys and 5 girls) to play the 4-game Golf Skills Competition. This bundle includes 3 chippers (1 left-handed) 2 putters, and 6 balls. The additional equipment required are cones and hoops which should already be in the PE cupboard.
The cost of this package is £49.99 (+VAT) and can be ordered directly from Masters Golf by contacting Mollie Evans firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leadership & Scoring
The simplicity of the 4-game Golf Skills Competition enables scoring to be easy to follow. Players have 3 shots on each game which contributes to the team score. There are scorecards provided in the School Games Toolkit and each member of the team is encouraged to keep their own score. We also believe this is an opportunity to ask other children to be a leader, explain the game, manage the scoring, and ensuring everybody is playing in a positive spirit. On each of the 4 games there is a School Games Value score that the leader can objectively award to the team.
Entering a Score
We have created a dedicated website where scores for the 4 games and the School Games Values totals can all be uploaded. The FAQ section will provide all the information required to enter a score correctly and how to sort the scores by SGO area and by county.
If there are any questions please speak to your local Regional Development Officer or email email@example.com.