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: Foothill GE
 GE Status: Lifelong Understanding

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 12/3/12

1. Description -
Introduction to beginning golf course play includes basic fundamentals of the golf swing, knowledge of rules and golf course etiquette as well as developing on course experience.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: Students are expected to have previously gained an understanding of and proficiency with basic golf swings for a variety of club types; no previous golf course experience is necessary; this course is included in the Individual Sports family of activity courses.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Develop an understanding of basic fundamentals, grip, posture, alignment.
  2. Develop the knowledge and skills to play a regulation golf course
  3. Understand the rules of golf and the etiquette involved with playing a golf course
  4. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of shot selection and scoring.

3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Municipal golf course, practice chipping and putting area. Golf clubs, golf bag, balls and tees.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Develop basic skills for long and short golf game
    1. Putting
    2. Chipping
    3. Pitching
    4. Sand shots
    5. Driver and fairway woods
  2. Knowledge and skills to play a regulation golf course
    1. Club selection
    2. Rules of golf
    3. Pace of play
    4. Focus and relaxation techniques
  3. Course management
    1. Shot selection
    2. Scoring
    3. Strategies
  4. Etiquette
    1. Pace of play
    2. Safety
    3. Courtesies
    4. Accepted on course behavior.
  5. Knowledge of local rules
    1. Hazards
    2. Drop areas
    3. Cart paths
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Physical skills and techniques will be assessed by direct instructor observation
  2. Participation in all required golf course sessions
  3. Evaluation of critical thinking in play situations
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
USGA. Rules of Golf (current year)

8. Disciplines -
Physical Education
9. Method of Instruction -
Discussion, Laboratory, Demonstration.
10. Lab Content -
Lab Content includes the following.
  1. Putting
  2. Chipping
  3. Pitching
D .Driving
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 assignments would include monthly publications such as Golf magazine's and periodicals.
13. Need/Justification -
This course satisfies the Foothill GE Requirements for Area VII, Lifelong Learning.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-05-01 14:15:38

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines