Fairway Golf Game
Fairway Golf Game

Golf: Fairway Golf
Leadup Game

Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education Update.com

Fairway Golf is a leadup game that teaches students the basics of hitting within the fairways.

Establish a fairway using cones or flags. A winding fairway, about 15 feet meters (yards) wide is best. Once established, you could leave your fairways up, so students can play during recess.

Students play using tennis balls or whiffle golf balls.

How to Play
The goal is to negotiate the course from start to finish, using as few strokes as possible. There are no greens and no putting, so the shot that crosses the end-line is the final stroke.

Balls that are hit out of bounds are retrieved, placed at the spot where the ball left the fairway and a penalty stroke is added.

If you play in groups of two to four, you can teach some basic etiquette of golf, including the rule that the player farthest from the finish hits first.

Reference: Tee Track, Golf > Teaching Sports Skills > Lead-Up Games. Special Olympics.org http://info.specialolympics.org

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