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“Look where your feet are pointing?”

By Neil Plimmer | 14 October 2020

“Look where your feet are pointing?” “Your feet were pointing exactly where the ball has gone” Can be heard on any course and driving range and so often from parents as they watch their children play. Before I begin I just want to add that on OCCASIONS it MAY be important that your feet are aligned with your body in the general direction of your intended target, but NOT always!!!…

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Constant Commentary

By Neil Plimmer | 04 October 2020

“Concentrate” “Remember your feet” “Watch the ball” “Brilliant shot, that’s the way to do it” “Slow down” “Not like that, do like you did before” “Keep your arms straight” “Hands together” “You can do better than that” All things that can be heard from parents (and coaches!!!) on any driving rage/practice ground during junior group sessions. And much the same that will be heard from the sides of football, hockey,…

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It is our birthday, we are 9 years old – this week we go into Year 5 of primary school…

By Neil Plimmer | 01 September 2020

This week JOLF is 9 years old. Which means we would be getting ready to enter year 5 of primary school!!! Like many 9 year olds we feel like we know a bit about everything but in all honesty we still have a LOT to learn! It has been, and continues to be, a journey with lots of twists and turns. Lockdown has provided us with the opportunity to pause,…

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Today we Launch our JOLF Club

By Neil Plimmer | 17 July 2020

Today we are excited to announce the launch of our JOLF Club. This has been in our thoughts for the last 18 months and lockdown has provided us with the opportunity to develop the idea.  During lockdown we have tried to use our time wisely and take stock of JOLF and all we offer across schools, in the community and at golf clubs.  It has been a very interesting process!  We…

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Kick start JOLF – What Next After Lockdown?

By Neil Plimmer | 01 July 2020

Looking back at the beginning of the 2020 and we were planning for a very busy summer term of golf in schools. We had numerous play days booked in and were looking forward to continuing our work of putting golf clubs in children’s hands for the first time and introducing them to the game of golf. We were focussed on our aim of connecting with schools and providing the children…

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The Struggle of Learning

By Neil Plimmer | 01 June 2020

“I will buy you some LEGO if you get to 10…” My son took the bait!!! Let the struggle begin!!! Over the weekend we have spent a lot of time in the garden with the beautiful weather we had. During lockdown we have left lots of bats, balls and equipment out in the garden to keep us engaged and active. My son picked up a skipping rope on Saturday evening…

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It’s their game…

By Neil Plimmer | 12 May 2020

Sport is often imposed on children. In golf this is often seen where children are told how to correctly grip the club, stand to the ball, move the club and strike the ball. This approach of learning the “fundamentals” first is often experienced in an environment unlike the setting of a golf course. So children have techniques imposed on them and they have little idea of why they need them!…

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TIME

By Neil Plimmer | 04 May 2020

We have been locked down for a LONG time!!! Unprecedented in modern life and unthinkable to consider at the beginning of the year as we looked to the summer months we would have spent the whole of April at home!!! My mindset and motivation has taken many twists and turns over the weeks but I have been able to review and reflect on lots of different things. We live our…

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Too Much/Too Many… Not Enough… Children Need…

By Neil Plimmer | 28 April 2020

TOO MUCH coaching. NOT ENOUGH self directed play and learning. TOO MUCH guidance and adult led experiences. NOT ENOUGH struggle, making mistakes, getting things wrong, children figuring things out for themselves. TOO MUCH technical input. NOT ENOUGH play and exploration developing skills and technique. TOO MANY questions are asked of children that they do not understand and don’t know why they are being asked. NOT ENOUGH contextual experiences and learning,…

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Winning?!?!

By Neil Plimmer | 21 April 2020

Following on from a conversation with a group of coaches I got thinking about how we frame “WINNING” for children. Winning is often linked with competition and who comes first. And for sure I can understand that winning may be important to adults, elite players, those that have invested time and money into their goals. Everyone has different experiences of winning and will have a different viewpoint. Are adults then…

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