Materials Directions Skill phases Performance Criteria T1 T2 Score
A foam golf ball, golf club (mid iron junior size, right and left), at least 55 m of space. Place a ball on the ground at a marked spot. Hand the golf club to the child. Tell the child to hit the ball straight ahead to finish as possible to a cone place on the ground 50 m away. Point straight ahead at cone. Repeat a second trial. Start Both hands on golf club (non-dominant hand towards the end of the grip, dominant hand towards the shaft).

Stance Child side on to intended target (i.e. non/ preferred hip/shoulder faces shoulder towards target. Slight bend at waist and feet are shoulder width apart.

Focus Head relatively still with eyes focused on ball until after release.

Backswing High backswing with the club (i.e. club head above shoulder with shaft parallel to ground).

Hit Contacts ball sending it generally straight ahead in general direction of target (no more than 10 am to 2 PM degrees left or right).

Follow through Club follows through towards non-preferred shoulder (club head at least at chest level), and in finish position child is facing target with weight on front foot indicated by a raising of the back heel.