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From: David Alexander

Subject: Virtual Class Lesson Plan 7  Social Distance SUMMER Week 7 Lesson Plan Integrity

Dear participants and Families,

Welcome to the Virtual Class, we have attached a lesson plan for the seventh week,  (7/26- 8/1).

The USGA Rule Book, will help you play better.  We have made it to section 5. We are at Rule 14, Lifting and Returning a Ball to Play.

The book can be read, at www.USGA.org    This Rule considers the procedures for Marking, Lifting and Cleaning, Replacing on Spot; Dropping in relief area; Playing from Wrong Place.

Our goal is, to play two, 18 hole rounds of golf this week. ( In addition to practice sessions, in between rounds)

Please plan (3X) to practice 2 times and play 9 holes of golf this week.

Now, for the teenagers, it is possible to play 18 holes of golf, walking and carrying the golf bag.  This will be good to increase your endurance for those tryouts and general enjoyment.

The more you do, the more experience you will attain.

The yardage chart has also become a useful tool.  Completion of the chart will need to be redone periodically, as you find the ball goes further.  Practice stepping a yard stride, to calculate how far you hit the particular irons.   Identify how far you hit your 5 iron with a full swing. Do the same with your 9 iron.

We should be completing enough of the chart to want to carry it with us, as we play.   Ideally, we are up to playing 3 times a week and mixed practices in between rounds.

Many of you are days away from golf team tryouts. Good Luck!!!

We are in mid season form and need to track our play, and keep accurate scores, to gauge personal progress.

If you want lower scores, make more short putts. Practice the short game, twice as much as you practice full swings.

If you have questions, reply to this e mail and I will answer the week after next. The coaches and I are your “Go To Team” as we continue on this summers’ journey.

Parents, thank you so much for your participation and willingness to participate in our distance learning summer activities.

To A Fun Time,

STAY COOL,

Coach David and the Virtual Team

 

From: David Alexander

Subject: Virtual Class Lesson Plan 6

Dear participants and Families,

Welcome to the Virtual Class, we have attached a lesson plan for the Sixth week (7/20- 7/26)  Social Distance SUMMER Week #6 Lesson Plan Confidence   and a popular recipe for your consideration and family cooking activity.

The USGA Rule Book, is a lesson, and a great resource.  We have made it to section 4. We are at Rules 12 and 13, Specific Rules for Bunkers and Putting greens.

The book can be read, at www.USGA.org  These rules really get into areas of the bunker which presents a challenge to be approached with CONFIDENCE.

We also have a tasty recipe, Spaghetti PieSummer Week #6 RECIPE that can be easily frozen for another days quick meal, that goes well with a salad. Eating pasta is a good Carbohydrate Load to provide energy to play 18 hole of golf. The stem portion of this lesson plan is in the measurement of ingredients and  following directions to come up with a nutritious meal, all family members can enjoy.

Thanks Again Coach K,

Bon Appetite!!!

 

Please plan (3X) to practice 2 times and play 9 holes of golf this week. Now it is possible to play 18 holes of golf, walking and carrying the golf bag.  This will be good to increase your endurance for those tryouts and general enjoyment.

The more you do, the more experience you will attain. “Experience builds confidence and practice builds experience”  words of wisdom, from Coach Brian.

The yardage chart has become a useful tool.  Completion of the chart will need to be redone periodically, as you find the ball goes further.

Practice stepping a yard stride, to calculate how far you hit the particular irons.  Identify how far you hit your 5 iron with a full swing. Do the same with your 9 iron.

We should be completing enough of the chart to want to carry it with us, as we play.  Ideally, we are up to playing 3 times a week and mixed practices in between rounds.

Many of you are 1 week away from golf team tryouts. Good Luck!!!

We are in mid season form and need to track our play, and keep accurate scores, to gauge personal progress.  If you want lower scores, make more short putts. Practice the short game, twice as much as you practice full swings.

If you have questions, reply to this e mail and I will answer within a 24 hour period. The coaches and I are your “Go To Team” as we continue on this summers’ journey.

Parents, I will be in contact with you, to get feed back on this virtual part of what we are doing, and how we can improve moving forward.

To A Fun Time,

STAY COOL,

Coach David and the Virtual Team

From: David Alexander

Subject: Virtual Class Lesson Plan 5

Dear participants and Families,

Welcome to the Virtual Class, we have attached a lesson plan for the Fifth week (7/13- 7/19) and a couple readings for your consideration and discussions.  Lesson Plan Summer 2020 Week 5

The USGA Rule Book, is a lesson, and a great resource, We have made it to section 3. We are at Rules 7-11, Playing  Playing the Ball. It is at www.USGA.org

These rules really get into the business of playing the ball. Searching finding and identifying the ball, Course being played as you find it, Ball played as it lies, Preparing and making a stroke, What to do if ball in motion hits person , animal or object?

If you lose a ball, and I have lost my share, we can resume play doing what if proper, and fair to all competitors. Here is a couple Quick questions…..What is the General Penalty? Is it the same for Match play and Stroke play?

For fun and a family collaboration, We explore “Summer time and the living is easy”. Tips for staying safe as a family and our greater community.  Summertime And The Livin Is Easy Wk 5

We also have a tasty recipe using fresh blue berries. Blueberry Almond Lemon Cake, sounds delicious and refreshing.  Lemons and the fresh Lemon Juice really enhance the flavor of the blueberries. Lemonade is one of my summertime refreshments. The stem portion of this lesson plan is in the measurement of ingredients and  following directions to come up with a treat, all family members can enjoy.   Thanks Coach K,  Bon Appetite!!!    Fit To A Tee At Home Wk 5 2020

Please plan to practice 2 times and play 9 holes of golf this week.  Now it is possible to play 18 holes of golf, walking and carrying the golf bag.  The more you do, the more experience you will attain.

The lesson plan continues an activity that will help you to, go the desired distance, and hit more greens.   Completion of the chart can be redone periodically as you find the ball goes further.   Practice stepping a yard stride to count how far you hit the particular irons.

We should be completing enough of the chart to want to carry it with us, as we play.   Ideally, we are up to playing 3 times a week and mixed practices in between rounds.

Many of you are 2 weeks away from golf team tryouts.  We are in mid season form and need to track our play, and keep accurate scores, to gauge personal progress.   If you want lower scores , make more short putts.

If you have questions, reply to this e mail at dalexander@thefirstteecleveland.org  and I will answer within a 24 hour period. The coaches and I are your “Go To Team” as we continue on this summers’ journey.

Parents, I will be in contact with you, to get feed back on this virtual part of what we are doing, and how we can improve moving forward.

To A Fun Time,

STAY COOL,

Coach David and the Virtual Team

 

From: David Alexander
Subject: Virtual Class Lesson Plan 4

Dear participants and Families,

Welcome to the Virtual Class, we have attached a lesson plan for the Fourth week (7/6- 7/11)  Social Distance SUMMER 4 DA Lesson Plan Honesty  and a couple readings for your consideration and discussions. The USGA Rule Book, is a lesson, and a great resource,

We are at Rule 5, Playing the Round, and Rule 6 Playing a Hole. It is at www.USGA.org   These two rules really get into the business of playing this game. I am really appreciating the rules revisions, honestly.  We are still considering our Physical health and well being.

For fun and a family collaboration, we explore the faces and features of our PAPER Money. Try to answer as many as you can before looking at the answers. Who is the consideration for the New Face of the $20.00 Bill?  The Magnificent Seven Wk 4

We also have repeated the tasty recipe for baked quesadillas from Coach K. For those of you who missed it , try the recipe, it is good, HONESTLY.  Fit To A Tee AT HOME JUNE 2020 Wk 4

We thought, you could spend some time in the kitchen, staying cool and helping with food preparation responsibilities. Thanks Coach K, Bon Appetite!!!

Please plan to practice 2 times and play 9 holes of golf this week.  The more you do, the more experience you will attain.  The lesson plan continues an activity that will help you to, go the desired distance, and hit more greens.

Completion of the chart can be redone periodically as you find the ball goes further.   Practice stepping a yard stride to count how far you hit the particular irons.

If you have questions, reply to this e mail and I will answer within a 24 hour period. The coaches and I are your “Go To Team” as we continue on this summers’ journey.

To A Fun Time,

STAY COOL,

Coach David and the Virtual Team

 

 

From: David Alexander
Subject: Virtual Class Lesson Plan 3

Dear participants and Families,

Welcome to the Virtual Class, we have attached a lesson plan for the third week  Social Distance SUMMER Wk 3 Lesson Plan Responsibility  and a couple readings for your consideration and discussions.

We are considering our Physical health and well being, Energy, Play and Safety especially over the holiday. Healthy Habits Physical Wk 3

For fun and a family collaboration, we explore the faces and features of our coins. Try to answer as many as you can before looking at the answers.  Faces And Places On Your Money Wk 3   Ask me about Lincoln Commemorative ball markers. We have a deal for interested parties.

We also have a tasty recipe for baked quesadillas from Coach K. It was forecaster to be a rainy week. We thought, you could spend some time in the kitchen, helping with food preparation responsibilities. Thanks Coach K, Bon Appetite!!!  Fit To A Tee AT HOME JUNE 2020 Wk 3

The next 2 weeks are going to be an adventure. There is no class next week so you have to double up on your practice. the week of July 6 we will have another lesson plan come out that Wednesday.

Please plan to practice 2 times and play 9 holes of golf this week.  The more you do, the more experience you will attain.  The lesson plan continues an activity that will help you to, go the desired distance, and hit more greens.

Completion of the chart can be redone periodically as you find the ball goes further.

Practice stepping a yard stride to count how far you hit the particular irons.

If you have questions, reply to this e mail and I will answer within a 24 hour period. The coaches and I are your “Go To Team” as we continue on this summers’ journey.

To A Fun Time,

Coach David and the Virtual Team

 

Dear participants and Families,  Social Distance SUMMER Wk 2 Lesson Plan Courtesy

Welcome to the Virtual Class; we have attached a lesson plan for the second week and a couple readings for your consideration and discussions.

This week I saw a couple of participants, doing their assignments at Washington Park. Thanks for stopping to say hello.

The next 6 weeks are going to be an adventure.  Please plan to practice 2 times and play 9 holes of golf this week.  The more you do, the more experience you will attain.

The lesson plan includes an activity that will help you to go the desired distance and hit more greens.  Healthy Habits Social Wk 2   Completion of the chart can be redone periodically as you find the ball goes further.  Practice stepping a yard stride to count how far you hit the particular iron.

Now that it is “Summer Time and the Living is Easy”, you have more time to play golf, and practice, since you are out of school.  “I Can Not Tell A Lie” Wk 2

You will be presented with opportunities to use courtesy at the golf course.

Please make sure you visit www.USGA.org to continue to read about the rules of golf, it will help you play and determine what to do, if your ball is lost or ends up in a strange place. It is a very friendly way to learn the rules of Golf.

We are considering the definitions this week (pp 135-148).

If you have questions, feel free to email me at dalexander@thefirstteecleveland.org  and I will answer within a 24 hour period. The coaches and I are your “Go To Team” as we embark on this summer journey.

To A Fun Time,

Coach David and the Virtual Team

 

 

 

Lesson 1: Social Distance SUMMER Lesson Plan Respect (1)

Dear participants and Families,

Welcome to the Virtual Class, we have attached a lesson plan for the first week and a couple readings for your consideration and discussions. Healthy Habits Emotional Wk 1

The next 7 weeks are going to be an adventure.  Please plan to practice 2 times and play 9 holes of golf this week.  The more you do, the more experience you will attain.

Now that it is “Summer Time and the Living is Easy” ( Summertime And The Livin Is Easy Wk 1),  you have more time to play golf, and practice, since you are out of school.

You will find, as you get older, you have to make time for those things you are interested in. You will have to use discipline and a plan, to acquire skills and make goals.

We have to visit the course several times a week and steadily work, week by week to chip away at this goal to play more golf. I am in this with you.

This is a great way to spend a couple hours playing golf and practice areas you determine that need attention, from your course experience.

Please make sure you visit www.USGA.org to read about the rules of golf, it will help you play and determine what to do, if your ball is lost or ends up in a strange place. It is a very friendly way to learn the rules of Golf.

If you have questions, reply to this e mail and I will answer within a 24 hour period. The coaches and I are your “Go To Team” as we embark on this summer journey.

To A Fun Time,

Coach David and the Virtual Team

 

TO REGISTER FOR 2020 VIRTUAL PROGRAMS (at no cost):

Parents, as in 2019, The First Tee of Cleveland uses the online registration platform known as Salesforce. This transition will help us track your child’s progression throughout The First Tee program, allow an easy way to navigate and register for classes, and a seamless check out process. Along with all of our participant information, the platform will also help us keep record of our coaches and their progress within the chapter, as well as coach training.

NEW Participants:

Select “CREATE AN ACCOUNT” and proceed as directed. Note that you will be required to submit payment in order to complete registration.

Register

Returning Participants:

Under “LOG IN” click “Forgot password?” and enter your email address (parent/guardian email). See your email message to click on the link to estab­lish your account and proceed with registration. Note that you will be required to submit payment in order to complete registration.

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS for returning participants:

STEP 1

Click Registration button below.
Register

STEP 2

From the login page, click “Forgot Password?” hyperlink.

STEP 3

Enter your login email address: <enter email address> and click Submit.

STEP 4

Open your email and click on the new hyperlink provided to set up a new password.

STEP 5

You may now register for 2020 Sessions

If you have any questions about our program or if you’re unable to register online, please call our office for assistance: (216) 641-7799 or email info@thefirstteecleveland.org

 

 

Lesson 6

Hey hey Families!!

We are almost into mid-May and the weather has to be turning warmer at some point right!?!?

Attached is this week’s social distance spring lesson plan by way of coach Dorothy Social Distance Spring Lesson #6 .  Many of you who participate at Washington know Coach Dorothy well, as she participates in all levels of classes.  This plan is full of really cool activities, questions, and skills to practice!  We also have coach K’s latest ingredients for the mystery recipe MYSTERY RECIPE CHALLENGE WEEK 4 and another fun family activity from Coach Michael! Superman Is From Cleveland

While you are enjoying our lesson plans, please know that we are working to finalize a summer, on-course, summer session!  we are creating cleanliness and safety protocol and restructuring our class formats to allow for social distancing, safety, and to comply with CDC and government guidelines.  Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

In the meantime, enjoy this super fun lesson and please keep the photos and videos coming.  Also, give us a follow on social media for the latest news and updates.  Please let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to finishing our spring strong, and we are gearing up for a fun-filled Summer!

Stay Healthy and Safe!

 

Lesson 5

Hello Families!

 Hay Monday to you all!  Hard to believe it is May and we (finally) had some warmer weather over the weekend! While we are on the home stretch of our “Social Distance Spring” session, please know we are following our state and local government and health departments as we actively work to provide the safest and most impactful summer program we can – stay tuned for more updates!  Attached is our week five lesson plan courtesy of Coach Greg Norris who typically coaches out of Washington Golf Course.  His plan is about sportsmanship and eating healthy.  Social Distance Spring Lesson 5

To go along with his golf activities, coach Greg created some food group flags for you to print out and use as targets if you wish.  Food Flag 5    Food Flag 4     Food Flag 3     Food Flag 1     Protein Flag

We have also attached Coach K’s week three of the mystery recipe ingredients and coach Michael Lisman has added a fun family activity around related to May 4th. MYSTERY RECIPE CHALLENGE WEEK 3

Additionally coach Michael Lisman has contributed another activity: May Fourth Be With You

 Please continue to take advantage of these activities and it isn’t too late to join, if you are taking advantage of these plans, and you haven’t let me know already, please let me know the names of the children so we can enter them in our prize raffle!

 Please continue to follow us on social media and please submit your videos of you working on your lesson plans at home!  We really enjoy promoting you and your work with the First Tee!  as always, if you have any questions, please let us know and we are happy to help.

 Stay Healthy and safe!

 

Lesson 4

This week our lesson plan comes from Coach Jay Schiffbauer, our newest trained coach!  You may have seen coach Jay while he was completing his training at Briardale or Washington last fall.  Coach Jay is the assistant professional at Black Brook Golf Course in Mentor and a PGA apprentice and plays some professionally on some local tours.  He takes his game seriously and the golf drills in this lesson plan are ones he uses so we encourage you to try these as well! Social Distance Spring Week 4 Honesty

 In addition we have added the nest two ingredients for coach K’s mystery recipe so take a look and follow along for a fun cooking experience.   MYSTERY RECIPE CHALLENGE WEEK 2        Additionally coach Michael Lisman has created a fun way for families to share stories and conversations along with personal life lessons.   And The Moral Of The Story              All three attachments are tons of fun (I have tried them with my family and we all had a blast!)

 We will continue to supply these lesson plans through our spring session and we will be sure to keep you updated on our program status as the State begins to open up.  Please know we will hold health and safety in the highest regard when we make decisions regarding programs for the year.

 Please stay healthy, safe, and enjoy these fun activities.  Again, please keep the videos coming. Its so much fun to watch you all practicing at home!

 Please let us know if you have any questions and we hope you enjoy!  Next week, coach Greg offers up his lesson plan!

 

Lesson 3

Hi First Tee Cleveland Families!

 Attached is our third lesson plan for our Social Distance Spring session.  Coach Bob Nicolay is your author this week and it is jam packed with fun ways to be responsible at home!  There is a fun science component and neat ways to control your distance! Social Distance Spring Lesson Responsibility Distance Control Wk 3

 Also, we have attached a supplemental activity from our resident chef, Coach K!  it is a weekly series of a Mystery recipe!  Every week for 5 weeks, coach K will educate you on two ingredients for you to gather for a fun recipe to complete on the last week!  she will provide some fun facts and info about each ingredient as the weeks go on!  This is a fun way to cook as a family and learn more about the food around us! MYSTERY RECIPE CHALLENGE WEEK1

 As always, please feel free to send us any questions, videos of you performing the lessons or fun pics and videos of you showing your core values around your home. It’s not too late to join! Please let me know if your child/family will participate as we will enter very participant into a drawing for a fun First Tee of Cleveland prize pack!

 Please know how much we miss you, care about you, and cant wait to see you all soon.  If there is anything we can do to help you, let us know and we will do our best. We are proud to be your coaches!

 Enjoy!

 

Lesson 2

Social Distance Spring Lesson Plan 2 Pro Final

Back 9 Financial Empowerment Lesson Plan 2

Hi families!

Welcome to our second week of “Social Distance Spring”!!!

Attached, you will find the second lesson from Coach David Alexander from Washington, Briardale, and Grantwood. Assisting him were coaches Chris Stadler from Meadowood and Coach Michael Lisman from Washington.

Our STEM activity features some financial literacy from coach Michael and our family talk topic is a fun activity from coach Chris with an interview with a grandparent or “grand=friend”  please see the attached lesson plan, and additional attachment.  Enjoy

Also, our Headquarters has asked First Tee of Cleveland participants to help with some of their social media content coming up!

  • Volunteer Appreciation Week – Week of April 20th (Would need content by Friday, April 17)

We would like to share videos of participants, coaches and staff at the chapter thanking their volunteers! The following script should help make this an easy request:

“Hi my name is ___ and I’m from First Tee of Cleveland. I just want to say thank you to all of our volunteers! We could not do it without you and we appreciate you this week and every week!” (And they can add in whatever other nice words they would like to say) remember to wear your First Tee of Cleveland shirt, if you have one

  • Honesty Day – Thursday, April 30 (Would need content by Monday, April 24)

Provide a  video of participants, and/or any of your influential connections talking about honesty at what it means to them.

Please upload all photos and videos to this Google photos link here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/X31EkAhazN5uBKog6

Please email us with any questions at info@thefirstteecleveland.org

Enjoy the week!

Hello families!

What a great response from many of you excited about taking advantage of these “Social Distance Spring” lesson plans.  I wanted to clarify a few points for everyone.

  • All are welcome to participate!  A previous registration isn’t required.  We wanted to share the fun with all 2020 registered kids and all families who registered in 2019!
  • There is no fee to participate and you don’t have to fill out any forms to sign up.  Simply email me the names of the children participating so I can add them to the raffle drawing for our gift pack!
  • If you are unable to participate right now, no worries, feel free to jump in anytime

Remember – please continue to submit your videos of how you #GolfAtHome and show your core values. We hope to post content on social media daily!  Please submit videos here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/X31EkAhazN5uBKog6

 For those of you who have paid for the spring session at Washington, Briardale, or Grantwood; you can get a refund or you can apply that enrollment fee as a donation to help sustain our programming. For those that signed up through Meadowood and the Westlake rec center, you will receive a refund of your enrollment fee from the rec department directly.

 For those that do want a refund, please be patient with us as we will issue you a physical check for your enrollment fee less a $5 administrative processing fee .  These checks are completed at our offices and once we are able to return to our office space, we can create and mail those checks we anticipate having refund checks completed by Mid-May.

Please let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to a fun Spring!

 

Lesson 1

Social Distance Spring Lesson 1 Respect

What a great response from many of you excited about taking advantage of these “Social Distance Spring” lesson plans.  I wanted to clarify a few points for everyone.

  • All are welcome to participate!  A previous registration isn’t required.  We wanted to share the fun with all 2020 registered kids and all families who registered in 2019!
  • There is no fee to participate and you don’t have to fill out any forms to sign up.  Simply email me the names of the children participating so I can add them to the raffle drawing for our gift pack!
  • If you are unable to participate right now, no worries, feel free to jump in anytime!

Remember – please continue to submit your videos of how you #GolfAtHome and show your core values. We hope to post content on social media daily!  Please submit videos here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/X31EkAhazN5uBKog6

 For those of you who have paid for the spring session at Washington, Briardale, or Grantwood; you can get a refund or you can apply that enrollment fee as a donation to help sustain our programming. For those that signed up through Meadowood and the Westlake rec center, you will receive a refund of your enrollment fee from the rec department directly

For those that do want a refund, please be patient with us as we will issue you a physical check for your enrollment fee less a $5 administrative processing fee .  These checks are completed at our offices and once we are able to return to our office space, we can create and mail those checks we anticipate having refund checks completed by Mid-May.

 Please let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to a fun Spring!