Here at Shaundevenneygolf it is one of our key aims to introduce juniors to the game of golf and help them develop and be the best players they can be. Shaun has been active in introducing beginners to the game through Golf Xtreme coaching at schools around the province.
Golf Xtreme combines some of the best parts of the traditional sport – hitting balls a long way at interesting targets – with scoring systems you can create yourself, team games which include everyone and keep you fit, and, important safety considerations for both teachers and pupils. It’s all designed with the 11 to 15 year old in mind – the boy and girl who’s outgrown Tri-Golf.
The Golf Xtreme equipment is ideal for beginners and the young teenagers as all the clubs are lighter, child-friendly and reduced flight balls ensure maximum safety on school sites with surrounding property/limited space. The delivery of the programme to children will be through games and activities that help develop the skills of young people in a fun, enjoyable structure.
Why Golf in Secondary Schools?
Golf Xtreme is a new activity that is fun, inclusive and can engage pupils previously disengaged from traditional team sports delivered in schools. Golf Xtreme can be a high-energy game that helps with PE and fitness. Closed skills that are easy to monitor and deliver.
There is a wide network of established golf clubs all over the local area to feed interested children into, with qualified PGA coaches to help children progress further in the sport outside school.
Golf actively promotes honesty and integrity among its players, and sportsmanship and good behaviour follows.
Both Golf Xtreme and general golf practice can be played in a variety of places at school, offering flexibility for the games lesson, after school activities and even sports days
Golf Xtreme has an informal ‘street’ feel which puts less pressure on individual players who are less competitive by nature.
Golf is a fast-changing sport. Thanks to Tiger Woods, Rory Mc Illroy, G-Mac, Michelle Wie and others, it has more credibility with young people and they want to try it for themselves.
FAQs on Golf Xtreme
How can Golf Xtreme be safe for secondary pupils with metal clubs?
Safety is dealt with as a vital part of Shaun’s training and his experience at delivering the sessions and the introduction of the short flight ball ensures the safest delivery possible in all venues. The programme offers a variety of playing formats such as 'Practise Round', structured similar to a javelin lesson, and 'Around the World' with a central safety zone and pupils playing out to targets. These make the delivery of golf in a secondary school both safe and fun.
I think golf is slow and boring. How does this fit into PE in schools?
Many pupils need different activities to those traditionally offered. Golf can be fun and Tri-Golf has proved this. As part of the Golf Xtreme programme Shaun has included plenty of fun games to play and a number of exciting playing formats such as ‘GFX-Speed’, where pupils complete a course as quickly as possible.
How can I learn more about Golf Xtreme today?
Simply contact Shaun for further information on introducing Golf Xtreme to your school, sports day or after school activities.