Back by Popular Demand: CGI’s Virtual GolfSixes returns for a second week

Welcome to week 2 of our Virtual GolfSixes Challenge. Firstly, we want to thank everyone who got involved in the challenges last week. We loved seeing all the wonderful and unique designs that we received over the week. There was so many fantastic designs and we know that it was a very tough decision for our judges to pick just one winner from each day.

Following the hugely successful first week, we are delighted to announce that the challenge will be running for a second week from Monday 6th April to Friday 10th April.

Closing Date: Entries close at 5pm on Sunday 12th April and the winners will be announced next week.

This week, we will have a new series of challenge and will reveal one assignment at 10am each day. You can submit your entry by tagging @CGI_Golf on Twitter or Instagram or tag @cgigolf on Facebook to be in with a chance of winning some great goodies! If you do not have social media you can email maeve@cgigolf.org to submit your entry.

Irish Professionals Paul Dunne and Stephanie Meadow will be judging the challenges and will then pick the best submissions from each day as winners at the end of the week.

Day 1 (Monday 6th April): Build a bridge that can be putted both over and under.

Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) are an integral part of the Irish economy and is a growing area that is set to be a fundamental part of Ireland’s future success as a country. STEM also provides some of the most exciting, diverse and fulfilling careers available.

With this in mind, today we are tasking the future STEM heroes of Ireland with creating a golfing bridge that can be putted both over and under without the ball flying off the side of the bridge or falling down.

Your child’s bridge can be made using any items that you can find around the house such as boxes, paper, toilet roll, cardboard, string etc. 

Our team of judges have given the following hints on what you will need to take part in today/s challenge:

  • Using items that you can find around the house, you can create your freestanding bridge so that you can putt a ball over and under it without the ball flying off the edge or the bridge falling.
  • Your bridge can be as big or as small as you like, once it meets the criteria above.
  • You can also design your bridge in any way that you like to make it stand out from the rest.

Day 2 (Tuesday 7th April): Design your own golf related emoji.

Today, you have been tasked with designing your own golf related emoji. Get your child to design an eye-catching emoji that is related to golf – think about making it stand out from the crowd.

Our expert judges have given the following hints and tips on what might make for a great emoji:

  • Use any drawing tools you like – pens, pencils, crayons etc.
  • Make sure that your emoji is unique and golf related.

Day 3 (Wednesday 8th April): Mark your Golf Ball

Yesterday you designed your own golf emoji so today you have been tasked with showing us how you mark your golf ball when playing golf.

In golf it is important that you are able to identify your ball from others when playing. We want your child to show us how they mark their ball while playing golf.

Our expert team of judges have given the following hints and tips on what might make for a unique ball marking.

  • Use any drawing tools you like- pens, pencils, crayons etc.
  • You can draw on a real golf ball or on a piece of paper.
  • Ensure your ball marking is unique from others.

Day 4 (Thursday 9th April): Bake a golf themed Easter treat

This Sunday is Easter Sunday so today we are challenging you with bake and/ or design a golf themes Easter treat. This challenge is great fun to make and can also be done with the whole family! They’re also nice to eat afterwards!!

Our team of judges have given the following hints and tips for what might make for a tasty Easter treat.

  • You can bake anything you like e.g. buns, rice crispy treats, cake, biscuits
  • Make sure your bake is golf themed e.g. use green icing, frosting, cut it into golf shapes, write golf words on your treats etc.
  • There are lots of ideas on the internet if you need some help.

Day 5 (Friday 10th April): Create your own mini golf course.

It’s Friday so today’s challenge is something fun for the whole family.

Today we are tasking you with setting up your own mini golf course at home. It can be indoors or outdoors. We want you to get creative and design some fun but challenging mini golf holes to test your putting skills and so the whole family can play together.

Our team of judges have given the following hints and tips on what might make for a fun mini golf course.

  • Use anything you can find around the house to create your mini golf course. You can include any obstacles/ hazards that you like (toys, games, boxes etc.)
  • Get creative and use lots of different things you can find and make to use as your holes and obstacles. e.g. you can use an empty can, cup or piece of paper as your hole.
  • Make your course as unique as possible
  • You can use any kind of ball you like depending on the soace that you have- golf ball, tennis ball, ping pong ball etc
  • You can set up as many holes as you like from 1-18. Use different rooms in your house or have every family member design a number of holes and you can test eachothers.

How to submit your entry:

Once you’ve created your emoji, tag @CGI_Golf on Twitter or Instagram or tag @cgigolf  on Facebook to be in with a chance of winning some great goodies! If you do not have social media you can email maeve@cgigolf.org to submit your entry.

The closing date for out week 2 challenges is Sunday 12th April at 5pm.

Closing Date: Entries close at 5pm on Sunday 12th April and the winners will be announced next week.

Thank you to everyone who took part in our week one challenges and congratulations to all the winners.