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Effective: Summer 2013

Advisory: Advisory: This course is included in the Individual Sports family of activity courses
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Lifelong Learning Transferable: CSU/UC
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Demonstrate with increased proficiency the skills necessary for the full golf swing, the chip shot and putting stroke
  • Demonstrate proper etiquette and knowledge of rules for golf course play
Description -
Introduces the fundamentals of the golf swing, knowledge of equipment, terminology and course etiquette.

Course Objectives -
  1. Understand the rules and terminology of golf.
  2. Acquire knowledge on the history of the game.
  3. Discussion, introduction and explanation of golf equipment
  4. Develop basic skills of proper posture, grip, and alignment.
  5. Introduction to proper etiquette of golf.
  6. Forms of learning and acquiring skills to play golf

Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Golf clubs, balls, and golf range.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
A.Pre-shot fundamentals
3.Set Up
B.Forms of Learning
  • In Swing Fundamentals
    1. Swing Plan
    2. Timing
    3. Impact
    4. Swing center
    5. Posture
  • Rules and etiquette
    1. Courtesy to fellow golfers
    2. Discussion of rules.
    3. Pace of play
  • History
    1. Origin
    2. Evolution of Equipment.
    3. Influential players in history.
  • Terminology
  • 1.Aim Line
    7.Closed and open club face
  • Fade and Draw
  • Flat and Upright Swing
  • Lag
  • D.Golf Shot execution
    4 Full Swing

    Methods of Evaluation -
    1. Physical skills and techniques will be assessed by direct instructor observation.
    2. Test on rules of Golf and Terminology
    Representative Text(s) -
    Nicklaus, Jack, McQueen, Jim and Ken Bowden. Golf My Way, The Instructional Classic, Revised and Updated. New York: Simon & Schuster; Rev Upd edition, 2005.
    (Definitive instructional source for golf)
    Penick, Harvey. Harvey Penick's Little Red Book. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012

    Disciplines -
    Physical Education
    Method of Instruction -
    1. Demonstration
    2. Explanation
    Lab Content -
    Lab content includes demonstrations of the following:
    1. Putting
    2. Chipping
    3. Pitching
    4. Full Swing
    5. Driver Swing
    6. Sand Shots
    Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
    Optional reading would include monthly golf publications. i.e. Golf Digest.