Here at Broadclyst the children in Year 5 and Year 6 are lucky enough to go to Fingle Glen to learn to play golf. Unlike many other sports like tennis, football or basketball, that demand a lot of running, jumping and athleticism and children burn a lot of energy while playing them, golf demands patience and discipline, two things that most children don't have in abundant supply!
Children soon realise that the competition is against themselves, and they strive to do better than they did before. They understand that certain rules and etiquette have to be followed in this game - just like everyday life. Children learn discipline and patience and good sportsmanship through this game.
Apart from the great physical exercise children get from walking the course, golf also allows them to develop excellent muscle memory, strength, hand -eye coordination and balance.