Mattituck kids take gym class without the gym

10/12/2012 2:30 PM |

TIM KELLY PHOTO | A student tries her best to sink a putt on the 8th hole at the Cedars Golf Course Thursday morning.

Gym class was never like this before.

A  small group of Mattituck High School students escaped the confines of the school gym Thursday in the district’s first ever physical education class field trip. Under cloudless blue skies, the 17 students, both male and female, tried their luck at golf at the Cedars course in Cutchogue.

No one was keeping score as the students received advice on the game, including putting and escaping from sand traps, from several retired Mattituck-Cutchogue teachers.

“We can’t thank the administrators and Cedars Golf Course enough for giving the kids this opportunity,” said physical education teacher Maureen Berry.

Thursday was the first time some students played with a real golf ball.  When taking golf lessons in phys ed they tried their drives and approach shots with whiffle balls.