Fun Game No.1 • ‘Chip & Sit’
What is it?
The ‘Chip & Sit’ game is a brilliant way to teach your children how to chip a ball into a target area. Best of all, it can be played almost anywhere with friends and family members and it will help develop four hugely important golfing skills: balance, rhythm, timing, hand-eye coordination and distance control.
It is also a great game for helping to develop healthy competition and friendships.
How to play
Using Golphin clubs and Flipper balls, play in pairs or individuals, use jumpers to mark your starting position and safety standing position. Put your picnic chair open and stand on the ground. Place it approximately three to five yards (or club lengths, if that’s easier) away from the starting position and take it in turns to try to chip your ball onto a fold-out picnic chair. The player or team with the most balls resting on the chair at the end of the game are the winners.
This is a fantastic and easy to organise game that will build confidence and. It’s particularly good for family and friend engagement and teaches your kids the values of continuing to try and not giving up. To that point, you should be looking to acknowledge and praise their effort over their performance. You can move the chair closer or further away to make it easier or harder. Similarly, make it a timed game or set a target like ‘first to five’ to make it fun and varied.
Fun Game No.2 • ‘Penalty Shoot-Out’
What is it?
Much like the ‘Chip & Sit’ game above, ‘Penalty Shoot-Out’ is a fun game that can be played with friends and family members almost anywhere. It, too, is designed to help develop balance, rhythm, and timing, as well as hand eye-co-ordination and distance control, and is a great way to learn how to chip a ball through a target area. It is fantastic fun for all ages!
How to play
Playing in pairs or as individuals, use jumpers to mark your starting position and safety standing position. You should set your goals – again, made from jumpers or towels – approximately six to eight yards (or club lengths, to make it easier) away from the starting position. Then, take it in turns to try to chip your ball through the goal using Golphin clubs and Flipper balls. The player/team with most goals scored are the winners
This is a great for family and friend engagement and is very good for building confidence, teaching your children the values of continuing to try and not giving up. To make it easier or more difficult, move the goal posts closer or further away as required. Make it a timed game or set the winning target as ‘first to five’ to make it fun and varied. This game can also be easily adapted into becoming a pitching or full swing penalty shoot-out or putting penalty shoot-out.