sporting Schools Golf
Sporting Schools Grants
The MGIC Team 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 that is offered every school term.
Sporting Schools grant application open dates - 2021
Term 2, 2021
Monday 1 March 2021 (8 am AEDT) - Friday 12 March 2021 (8 pm AEDT)
Term 3, 2021
Monday 24 May 2021 (8 am AEST) - Friday 4 June 2021 (8 pm AEST)
Term 4, 2021
Monday 16 August 2021 (8 am AEST) - Friday 27 August 2021 (8 pm AEST)
More information on spending and acquitting school funds is available on the SPORTAUS Sporting Schools website, including a list of supported and non-supported costs:
To book a Public School MGIC 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 MGIC Sporting Schools Golf Program for primary or secondary students by contacting us.
To ensure that MGIC is the right provider for your School's location and golfing needs, or to enquire about other forms of available funding please contact:
PGA Golf Professional and Jack Newton Junior Golf, NSW Regional Manager - Northern NSW
M: 0468 868 179
MGIC Sporting Schools Programs
Primary and secondary schools can use the funds to engage the MGIC 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 or at the MGIC golf facility.
Through games and student-led activities that can be modified for all abilities, students learn the fundamentals of golf, safe play and important academic and motor skills.
To help build the confidence and capability to be active in golf for life, students participate for FREE.
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 the MGIC par 3, 5 hole mini golf course 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 can occur outdoors or undercover to suit most 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 golf club/range facility expenses.
$88 per hour for one coach/instructor, teaching a maximum of 12 students.
$176 per hour for two coaches/instructors, teaching a maximum of 24 students.
$264 per hour for three coaches/instructors, teaching a maximum of 36 students.
Travel or venue hire:
MGIC venue hire or travel and equipment set up and pack up is $88 per hour.
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Leadership, teamwork and exercise;
Zones for safe play defined with markers;
Golf concepts: equipment, skills, etiquette, rules and strategies;
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 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 MGIC coaches or instructors.
Teachers must take overall responsibility for the active supervision of students participating in MGIC 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. The MGIC 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.;
Three Metre Rule - swing circles/mats are 3 three metres apart
Stop - Look - Swing - no practice swings unless instructed;
Clubs down when not in use.
After practice or a game, teachers and MGIC 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?
The MGIC Team 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 and can be Free through Sporting Schools Funding