Oooh back to school, back to school. To prove to Dad that I’m not a fool. Got my lunch packed up, my shoes tied tight. Hope I don’t get in a fight. Ohhhh! Back to school….
Little Billy might not be waiting at the bus stop this fall, but the kids are headed back to school and you’re the teacher. You’re probably brushing up on your 5th grade math and middle school history lessons, but don’t forget that the kiddos need some physical education too. So whip out your track pants and your whistle, coach. These backyard golf games (or some golf inspired games) are a great way to help your little golfers practice their skills and have fun learning all the rules of the course. And there’s no reason you can’t make use of these too!
The 10 Best Backyard Golf Activities
1. Set of Junior Clubs
Isn’t it every golf parent’s dream to eventually be able to play a round of 18 with your kids? If you’re hoping to use the extra time at home to build your kids into little golfers, a set of junior clubs is a great way to start. Not to mention, this particular set is a crazy deal.
$499.99 / $119.99 (76% OFF)
2. 3-in-1 Turf Grass Mat
If you’ve got your hitting net, you can take it a step further and simulate different turf conditions with a 3-in-1 turf grass mat. And, if you’re particular about your grass, this let’s the kids chip away and saves you from having to add greenskeeper to your COVID resume.
$42.99 / $39.99 (7% OFF)
3. Rapsodo Personal Launch Monitor
If you’re working with an advanced golf student a Rapsodo Personal Launch monitor is a great way to make the best of the time at home. Tracking data helps your golfer understand the strengths and weaknesses of their game. And if you’re a strict gym teacher, you can use the data that Rapsodo collects to assign a diligent golfer an “A” and a golfer that might need some more focus a less desirable letter grade.
4. Dozen BirdieBalls
You’ll have to believe us on this one. These practice “balls” are beyond cool. They launch exactly like a normal golf ball, but only travel 40 yards. So if you have 40 yards, you can take a full swing and won’t be yelling fore over any fences.
5. For Rainy Days – Play Nine Card Golf Game
Remember rainy days in school when recess was forced inside? This might not be as exciting as Heads Up 7 Up but it can still reinforce golf rules and lingo for your young golfers in training.
$14.99 / $12.62 (15% OFF)
6. PuttOut Putting Mat
Putting mats have been extremely popular during the pandemic, but PuttOut is back in stock. This hitting mat offers a number of different add ons to fine tune your putting training. It’s great for rainy days or just in case you don’t want to build a putting green in the backyard.
We’d like to attach specific instructions to this one. If you need a break from being a full time parent/teacher… send the kids into the backyard with this game and tell them they can’t come back in until they make all three holes. Step 2, open the wine and enjoy.
8. Foot Golf
This is a different take on a traditional golf game, but if you have younger golfers you can use foot golf to teach the rules in a fun way. It’s slightly less frustrating than BattleChip and the kids are learning without realizing it.
9. Bushnell Wingman Bluetooth Speaker
This is a gift for all of you parents/teachers. Sure, play it during backyard gym class, but this bluetooth speaker has a ton to offer. One of the most unique things about it is that it includes a trash talking feature. We’re not saying to use that against your kids in at-home gym class… we’re also not saying to not use it against your kids in at-home gym class.
10. Disc Golf
Same idea as foot golf. It’s a different take on the classic game and the kids will love the excitement.
$79.99 / $59.99 (25% OFF)