ERIC Number: EJ901558
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 1
Playing Golf Is Elementary
Goldman, Jill S.; Pfluge, Kevin F.
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v23 n6 p24-27 Jul-Aug 2010
Golf is a lifelong activity that people of all ages can enjoy if they experience success and have fun. Early involvement in the sport facilitates the development of the ability to strike an object with an implement. Striking with implements can be challenging for young children and teachers, but golf can be taught in all elementary school settings when educators use efficient techniques. Golf can be used as a tool to teach a wide variety of skills, including life skills such as manners and honesty. Since physical educators should not be "rolling the ball out," new and innovative techniques are needed to open students' eyes to a wide variety of physical activities. This article aims to discuss strategies for teaching golf at the elementary school level, and ways to utilize current equipment to foster fun and excitement when beginning a new golf unit.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Elementary School Students, Educational Strategies, Teaching Methods, Class Activities, Instructional Materials, Lesson Plans, Physical Education Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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