On the practice area, mark out a 'fairway' using cones. Set up a hitting area behind the 'fairway'.
In turn team members try to hit their ball from the hitting area onto the fairway. Winner is the team with the most balls on the fairway.
Easier: Wider Fairways.
Harder: Narrower fairways, out of bounds area and hazards e.g. water.
Chip the ball in the air to hit the target.The ball scores where it first touches the
Inside the Blue Cones 5 points
Inside the Yellow Cones 3 points
Inside the Green Cones 1 point
Each player of the team has one attempt at this game.
Tri Golf - Chipping Games
Scatter some cones (divots) across the area, some the right way up, and some upside down. Split the group into two teams - 'Hackers and Greenkeepers' - and spread them out across the area.
On the word 'Go' the Hackers run round turning the divots upside down and the Greenkeepers must turn them the right way up.
Tri Golf Warm Up Games
This game can be played in any open area. Use markers to identify a start point for each team
Split the group into teams (preferably of even numbers). Give each group one iron. Give each player 2,3 or 4 balls (players should mark their balls to tell them from others in the group. Give each group a yellow ball / football / cone to be used as the ?jack?
Leaders place the 'jack' a suitable distance away from the start point
Players take it in turn to chip their balls as close to the 'jack' as possible until all the balls have been hit. The player closest to the 'jack'? scores one point for every ball that is closer than any of his/her opponents. The player with the most points after a set period of time or number of 'ends' wins.
Tri Golf - Chipping Games
Place a number of 'islands' on the practice area using hoops, cones etc. Divide players into teams.
The first player in each team attempts to chip the ball from the tee onto the island. If successful the whole team move to that island and the next player in the team then attempts to chip the ball onto the next island.
If a player misses then the next player tries until one member of the team has been successful.
Start Golf - Short Game - Games
SET-UP: On the practice area, mark out a 'fairway' using cones. Set up a hitting area behind the 'fairway'. ACTIVITY: In turn team members try to hit their ball from the hitting area onto the fairway. Winner is the team with the most balls on the fairway.
Start Golf - Long Game - Games
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