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Effective: Summer 2013

Advisory: 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.
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 degree of proficiency advanced golf skills including drive, bunker shots and putting.
  • Demonstrate with increasing proficiency and improvement in scoring in golf course play
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.

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.

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

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
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
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)

Disciplines -
Physical Education
Method of Instruction -
Discussion, Laboratory, Demonstration.
Lab Content -
Lab Content includes the following.
  1. Putting
  2. Chipping
  3. Pitching
D .Driving
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.