Weekly Participant Logs
Participants are often provided with practice or homework to do before their next lesson. The homework contains a list of activities, both active and passive, that are centered around golf. Participants are asked to check off the activities they engage in between lessons. The instructor will begin the following lesson with a discussion of the activities the participants engaged in over the week. The responses are recorded in each participant’s weekly golf activity log. These activities are looked at from week to week to track the number of times the individual engaged in an active (e.g., playing golf) or passive (e.g., reading a golf magazine) activity. The instructor can then encourage participants to take part in specific activities that would benefit the individual for which they can talk about at the following week’s lesson. An instructor may encourage one individual, for example, to participate in an active activity if that individual’s weekly participant log suggests he or she tends to choose mostly passive activities. The activity log helps encourage inclusion by asking that participants are engaging in activities every week that get them out in the community to play, or that build their knowledge and interest in the game. In either case, these activities increase their comfort, yielding greater intentions to continue with golf after the program.