PROGRAM GOALS FGA’s golf program serves special needs children from ages 8 – 17 and skill levels, from beginners to avid golfers. The goal is to improve the students Golf skills in order to address their individual goals relating to social, physical, emotional and/or cognitive issues. Seven-week Lesson Plan After week-one of group introduction and evaluation, participants will be placed into one of three groups… Group 1: This program is designed to take the unique special needs golfer and individually evaluate what they can reasonably accomplish, then set modest goals on specific elements of golf. The success matrix is to establish a sense of accomplishment and a desire to continue working on their game. Group 2: This program is designed to take the beginner/novice golfer through the proper fundamentals and mechanics of the golf swing, with emphasis on the short-game (putting and chipping). The success matrix is to enhance the participants overall experience and success with playing golf. Group 3: This program is designed to take the intermediate/advance golfer through more technical aspects of the golf swing, e.g. proper path, plane speed, rhythm/flow and timing. Specific drills to enhance the overall consistency of the golf swing. The success matrix is to improve the golfers score and desire to play more golf. Major Items of Focus - Get to know each student’s needs, desires and goals - Assist students with getting involved with adaptive golf leagues or sports organizations - Emphasize benefits of golf to students: a) Therapeutically/recreational b) Self-confidence and endurance c) Improved motor skills/hand-eye coordination d) Social interaction - Instill in all students the value of having fun – It’s just a game.