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Archive for February 2020

“I’m bored…”

End of the half term holidays and how often have you heard this said??? And how often do children talk about “being bored” and “this is boring”? I read this article this week with interest https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/02/opinion/sunday/children-bored.html A few questions that came out of this article for me… Why do children say it? What do they…

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If in doubt, say “NOWT”!!!

This happened a little while ago now but its impact carries with me today. While coaching on a driving range I overheard a conversation between a child and parent while the child hit balls. I asked the person who I was coaching to excuse me for a short time so I could note down the…

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Children need time and space…

A fascinating experience today in one of our JOLF PE sessions. A child took over 2 minutes to complete one of our challenges (we often ask children to have one turn and then swap over with their partner) it was a tricky challenge that asked her to chip a ball through a small hoop into…

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A child’s first golf club

A child’s* first golf club should be a driver and they should use 1 club for as long as possible. Why a driver??? We have a number of thoughts why… …it is the lightest club, so therefore will be easiest to move, control and swing fast. …it has the biggest face. …it is multi use.…

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