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Effective: Summer 2013

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: PHED 25B.
Advisory: Advisory: This course is included in the Individual Sports family of activity courses; not open to students with credit in H P 25DX.
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Lifelong Learning Transferable: CSU/UC
6 hours laboratory. (72 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 -
Students will play an 18 hole golf course including multiple game formats (scramble, shotgun and bestball), practice with club selection and “reading” the ball.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Develop intermediate skills in golf shot execution.
  2. Develop the knowledge and skills to play a regulation golf course
  3. Understand the etiquette involved in playing on a golf course
  4. Demonstrate an improvement in scoring through instructor observation and tournament competition.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Regulation golf course golf, practice putting green, chipping area, sand trap.
Golf clubs, golf balls and tees.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Develop intermediate skills for long and short golf game
    1. Putting
    2. Chipping
    3. Pitching
    4. The use of long irons and woods
    5. Driver
  2. Knowledge and skills to play a regulation golf course
    1. Preparing the student and describing swing flaws
    2. Club selection
    3. Strategies
    4. Focus and mental toughness
5 Game formats ( scramble, bestball )
6.Relaxation and stress reduction techniques
C.Knowledge of rules and etiquette.
  1. Hazards, out of bounds, lateral and water hazards ( red stakes, white stakes. yellow stakes )
2.Pace of play i.e. keeping up with the group in front of you.
  • Replace divots, repair ball marks.
  • 4.Common on course courtesies i.e. no talking or moving while someone is hitting.
  • Scoring
    1. Course management
    2. Risk and reward
    3. Club options
    4. Shot selections
    Methods of Evaluation -
    1. Physical skills and adjustment techniques will be assessed by instructor
    2. On course demeanor and adherence to rules and etiquette.
    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 demonstrations of the following
    1. Putting
    2. Chipping
    3. Pitching
    4. Sand shots
    5. Driving
    Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
    Optional reading activities to include monthly golf publications such as Golf magazines and periodicals.
    Professional tournament viewing.