2016 MABGA Junior Golf Schedule

Revised 12/11/2016

Anyone wanting information about our Junior Blind Golf Program can email us at juniorblindgolf@mabga.org, or call one of our directors at the numbers listed below to reserve a spot for you.

The Overbrook School for the Blind is located at:
6333 Malvern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19151

FREE golf clinic for girls and boys ages 5-21, who are blind or visually impaired

Sponsored by:
The Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association – www.mabga.org

Please call us at the numbers listed above so we can reserve a spot for you. The Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association is looking for blind or visually impaired children ages 5-21 who are interested in learning to play golf. We are near youth living in Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Delaware. We can also make this happen for those of you who live anywhere else in this country. We provide each player with a PGA teacher who will give lessons at a golf course near his/her house. We will also provide golf clubs, golf balls, and a golf bag. We can teach you how to play golf! Transportation to the lessons is not included.

We have two outings at the Overbrook School for the Blind and 10 outings with the First Tee program at Walnut Lane Golf Course. We provide all players with a coach and lunch. We have prizes, pizza and soft drinks. You will have fun, we promise you. All this is free.

Do not forget to call us to reserve a spot!

2016 MABGA / The First Tee Philadelphia Golf Program Schedule

Start Date: April 23, 2016
Sessions: Saturdays for 2 hours
End Date: September 24, 2016
Classes: 10
Tournaments: 2

First Tee Level: PAR

April 23rd
Walnut Lane, 1:00pm -3:00pm

  • Golf – Putting (Technique, Solid Contact, Distance Control, Team Golf)
  • Life Skills – Meet  &Greet
    • 3 Tips for Having More Fun

May 7th
FDR, 1:00pm -3:00pm

  • Golf – Chipping (Technique – Similar to Putting? Direction, Trusting your team)
  • Life Skills – Shooting Par – “Personal Par”

May 21st
Overbrook School for the Blind, 10:00am-12:00pm

  • Outing at Overbrook School for the Blind

June 4th
Walnut Lane, 1:00pm -3:00pm

  • Golf – Big Swing Irons (Technique, Balance, How do we get the Ball “up”, How do we get the ball to go far)
  • Life Skills – Rules of Golf, Etiquette, Parts of the Golf Course

June 18th
FDR, 1:00pm -3:00pm

  • Golf – Big Swing Irons (Technique, Balance, How to we get the Ball “up”, How do we get the ball to go far)
  • Life Skills – Rules of Golf, Etiquette, Parts of the Golf Course

July 2nd
Walnut Lane, 1:00pm -3:00pm

  • Play 7 Holes – 4some Scramble (TFT and MABGA)

July 16th
FDR, 1:00pm -3:00pm

  • Golf – Big Swing Driver (Technique, What is different from Iron Play?)
  • Life Skills – Golf Vocabulary (Birdie, Eagle, Hazard, etc)

July 30th
Walnut Lane, 1:00pm -3:00pm

  • Golf – Short Game – Pitching and Chipping (difference between the 2 shots)
  • Life Skills – 4 R’s, Appreciating Diversity

Aug 13th
FDR, 1:00pm -3:00pm

    • Golf – Review Skills. Simulated Snag Course. (Teammate must describe layout of hole, order of play, pace of play)
    • Life Skills – Golf Vocabulary (Birdie, Eagle, Hazard, etc)

Aug 27th
Walnut Lane, 1:00pm -3:00pm

      • Play 7 Holes – Individual and Scramble Format

Sept 10th
FDR, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

      • Golf – Review all parts of the game through Golf Skills Challenges
      • Life Skills – Take Par Certification Test

Sept 24th
Overbrook School for the Blind, 10:00am-12:00pm

      • Outing at Overbrook School for the Blind

In case of pop-up rain, golfers should call The First Tee Office before leaving for the golf course, if they are not contacted