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Carlton South PS Loves Golf

Students in years 5 and 6 jumped at the chance to learn a new skill for their Friday Sport and the sport of course was golf. Thirty out of the 50 students that nominated golf were part of the pilot program for Sporting Schools and they thoroughly enjoyed all the lessons.

Over five weeks the students were taught skills such as chipping, long shots and putting and even had a visit to the golf course for their putting lessons. The students were very lucky as they are in walking distance to Beverley Park Golf Club so on the fourth week the students wandered down the road and got to experience putting on real greens with real golf balls. The chipping and long shot lessons were conducted across the road on the bottom section of Jubilee Oval so there was plenty of room for the kids to show off their skills and hit some great long shots. On the fifth week the students had a review of all the skills and even a long drive competition which was taken out by one of the many girls in the class!

As a special wrap to the program the students then got to visit the golf club again for a Gala Morning to put their newly learned skills to the test. The students were rotated around three stations, there was a putting station, chip and long shot station and playing station. There was three shorten holes set up and in groups of 4 or 5 the students played a small Ambrose game which was the most popular station. After everyone rotated through all the stations the students headed back to the club house where there was some snacks waiting for them and some prizes were given out.

A big thank you must go out to one of the directors of Beverley Park Golf Club and also a Community Coach, Patricia Wilson, who came along to every lesson to help out and teach the kids the various skills. Also for organising the kids to be able to visit the golf club and have some snacks at the end of the activities. Also to the professional staff who were able to help out on the Gala Morning the kids really appreciated learning from a PGA Professional.

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