sporting Schools Golf
Sporting Schools Grants
We can help your primary or secondary school community to get moving. Golf is a sport that has a positive influence on mental health and wellbeing, physical literacy, confidence, competence and motivation to be active at school and throughout life.
Schools are eligible to apply for funding through a Sporting Schools grant offered every school term.
Sporting Schools grant application open dates - 2023
Term 2, 2023 Applications:
Open: 8am AEDT on Monday 27 February 2023
Close: 5pm AEDT on Friday 10 March 2023
Term 3, 2023 Applications:
Open: 8am AEST on Monday 22 May 2023
Close: 5pm AEST on Friday 2 June 2023
Term 4, 2023 Applications:
Open: 8am AEST on Monday 14 August 2023
Close: 5pm AEST on Friday 25 August 2023
View the Sporting Schools Grant Guidelines 2023. for details on supported and non-supported costs and how to apply.
To book a Public School Sporting Schools Golf Program for primary or secondary students, select the orange button to log into the Sporting Schools Portal.
Private and Independent Schools may book a Sporting Schools Golf Program for primary or secondary students by contacting us.
To ensure that we are the right provider for your School's location and golfing needs, or enquire about other forms of available funding please contact:
PGA Golf Professional; and
Golf NSW & Jack Newton Junior Golf, Regional Manager - Western NSW
M: 0421 504 932
Sporting Schools Programs
Primary and secondary schools can use the funds to engage our Team of accredited PGA Professionals or Community Instructors, who hold a current Working With Children Check, to deliver flexible and tailored golf programs at your school, at Club Narrabri Golfie or another golf course near your school.
For example, view the Draft Term 2, 2023 9-week Sporting Schools Program - Narrabri High School
Through games and student-led activities that can be modified for all abilities, students learn the fundamentals of golf, safe play and important motor skills.
To help build their confidence and capability to be active in golf for life, students participate for FREE when their School is approved for a Sporting Schools Grant.
The primary and secondary school programs are fun, safe and engaging. Students warm up to decrease the risk of injury and learn about aim, stance, body positions and the nature of movement in golf. Students are also introduced to the three main skills of golf: putting; chipping; and full swing.
Secondary school students generally complete more advanced activities, however all complex skills are broken down into smaller parts and simplified.
Students set up a mini golf course on their school oval using coloured markers and velcro flags or use local golf courses to play an Ambrose game in small groups. Students learn about score cards and begin to apply different shots in a golf course situation. They also begin to practice the concepts of rules and etiquette.
Ambrose competition: 2-4 players per team. All players hit their first shot from the tee markers. The best positioned ball is selected and all play their next shot from this point. This form of play continues until the ball is holed out.
A minimum of 8 and a maximum of 36 students can participate per session. A minimum of four sessions are required per school and there is no maximum number of sessions.
Sessions occur at Indoor Golf Narrabri and outdoors on the Narrabri Golfie course, so learning can occur in all weather conditions.
Each session is approx. 45 - 60 mins in duration. Multiple sessions can occur in one day to cater for different age groups and abilities.
The funding model covers delivery at Schools and the cost of transport, supervision and Indoor Golf/Golf Club expenses.
Fees are negotiable. Below is an estimation.
150 per hour for one coach/instructor, teaching a maximum of 12 students (includes up to 1 hour travel).
$250 per hour for two coaches/instructors, teaching a maximum of 24 students.
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Leadership, teamwork and exercise;
Zones for safe play defined with markers;
Golf concepts: skills, etiquette and rules;
Fun drills and games involving sharing and turn-taking;
Use of targets, flags and modified equipment;
Problem solving and math investigations: calculating scores, slope and distance;
Encouragement for children and young people to share their stories and ideas.
A Teacher's Critical Role
Teachers must ensure all child protection requirements are met. This includes verifying the Working with Children Check status of coaches or instructors.
Teachers must take overall responsibility for the active supervision of students participating in primary and secondary school golf sessions.
It's important to catch kids doing the right thing and to promote sportsmanship, honesty and ethical behaviour. These values are vital in sports and generally in life. Our Team is looking out for these things in students.
Observe the five golden rules of safety:
Listen well, talk softly;
Check playing surface for hazards such as stones, holes, wet areas etc.;
3 Meter Rule - swing circles/mats are 3 meters apart
Stop - Look - Swing - no practice swings unless instructed;
Clubs down when not in use.
After practice or a game, teachers and coaches or instructors will congratulate students, no matter what the outcome or score.
As a guide, we ask these three questions, which help students to listen and reinforce the values of joy, wellness and ongoing improvement.
Did you have fun?
What did you learn?
What would you like to work on next time?
Teach the Teacher
We can also train teachers to deliver the practical golf component of the Sporting Schools Golf Program. Please submit your enquiry through the the MyGolf Teacher Accreditation webpage.
What will the course cover?
You will know and understand the following learning outcomes:
Introduction to MyGolf Schools
Golf Games and Activities
Recruitment and Retention
Achieving these learning outcomes can also earn Teachers PD Points towards ongoing teacher PD accreditation requirements.
What will you receive?
Four years of accreditation nationally recognised by Golf Australia and the PGA of Australia, with endorsement from Sport Australia.
An accreditation certificate and Community Instructor cap.
How much does it cost?
$99 or Free through Sporting Schools Funding.
What Narrabri Public School liked: With the hype around the school at the moment after our Sporting Schools Golf Program, hopefully we have a few children come out and give golf a go with their parents or join a clinic over the holidays.
One student from my class took his father out for a hit over the long weekend which was fantastic!
I will definitely be in contact in the future to arrange other opportunities for our kids. Thanks Graeme and Nicole!