Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Kinesiology and Athletics Division
3 hours laboratory.1 Unit

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 36 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 3 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: Certificate of Achievement,   Foothill GE
 GE Status: Lifelong Understanding

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 12/4/12

1. Description -
Development of golf skills for the intermediate/advanced player including grip, posture, alignment and swing fundamentals, selection of equipment, knowledge of rules, etiquette and course management.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: This course is included in the Individual Sports family of activity courses.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate with competence the golf skills necessary to play recreational golf.
  2. Demonstrate proper equipment selection and care.
  3. Discuss and demonstrate proper club selection.
  4. Understand the pace of play and course etiquette.
  5. Demonstrate appropriate use of practice time with emphasis on short game.
  6. Increase strength and flexibility for performance improvement.
  7. Develop a positive but realistic attitude.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Golf clubs, golf balls, shoes and proper attire.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Pre-shot Fundamentals
  • Aim
  • Set-up
  • In Swing Fundamentals
    1. Swing plane
    2. Release
    3. Timing
    4. Connection
    5 .Lever system
    6 .Impact
  • Playing skills:
    1. Full Swing ( driver, woods,irons )
    2. Short Game ( Chipping, Pitching, Putting )
    3. Consideration and adjustments for uneven lies.( uphill, downhill, sidehill )
    4. Shot shaping ( draw, fade, high, low )
    5. Recovery shots.
  • Course management
    1. Mental Practice
    2. Shot selection
    E Game Formats
    1.Stroke Play
    2 Match Play
    3 Best Ball
    4 Scramble
  • Handicapping
  • Rules
    1. Local Rules
    2 USGA Rules
  • Forms of Learning
    1. Verbal
    2. Visual
    3. Kinesthetic
  • Practice
    1. 25% full swing 75% short game
    5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
    6. Methods of Evaluation -
    1. Physical skills and techniques will be assessed by direct instructor observation.
    2. Knowledge of rules
    7. 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

    8. Disciplines -
    Physical Education
    9. Method of Instruction -
    Cooperative learning exercises, Laboratory, Demonstration,
    10. Lab Content -
    1. Driving
    2. Chipping
    3. Pitching
    4. Putting
    11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
    12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
    Optional reading would include monthly golf publications (eg. Golf Digest)
    13. Need/Justification -
    This course meets the Foothill GE Requirements for Area VII, Lifelong Learning.

    Course status: Active
    Last updated: 2013-06-25 20:27:00

    Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines