Why mini-golf makes ideal sports equipment for schools


Over 1/3 of children dislike being physically active when they leave primary school

[Source: University of Bedfordshire & Virgin Active research, 2016].

As the ultimate inclusive activity, mini golf is ideal for getting children of all ages and abilities involved in sports activities.

Mini golf involves children who do not typically enjoy sports

PE, sports day and after school sports clubs are a chance for children to get away from the classroom and get moving. However, some children often dread these moments in the school week.

Children who do not typically enjoy these lessons or activities often feel self-conscious and embarrassed or less confident in their own ability.

Mini golf is an ideal solution to give ALL children an opportunity to get involved. It is a sport that is designed to open to all abilities.

Mini golf requires problem-solving skills over physical ability for players to be successful.

Including mini golf in PE lessons or sports day activities can provide a confidence boost and reignite an enjoyment of sports.

Introduce problem-solving skills to school sports

Mini golf teaches children problem solving skills as well as patience, learning to take turns and consider others.

Mini golf requires players to consider the obstacles in front of them and to create a strategy for getting the ball in the hole.

Players need to think about how hard they hit the ball and the angle they hit it to be able to overcome the obstacles.

Success in mini golf is determined by the player's own careful consideration of how to overcome obstacles.

Get creative

Tasking groups with the challenge of setting up their own mini golf hole is a great way for pupils to get creative.

Working in teams to use obstacles and bumpers to design a hole of a mini golf course, children can come up with their own formations to challenge their classmates.

It's a fun way to promote team work and boost social skills.