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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 increasing proficiency effective club selection for golf course play
  • Develop improved expertise and playing competency for golf course play
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.

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.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Golf clubs, golf balls, shoes and proper attire.

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
    Methods of Evaluation -
    1. Physical skills and techniques will be assessed by direct instructor observation.
    2. Knowledge of rules
    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 -
    Cooperative learning exercises, Laboratory, Demonstration,
    Lab Content -
    1. Driving
    2. Chipping
    3. Pitching
    4. Putting
    Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
    Optional reading would include monthly golf publications (eg. Golf Digest)