Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Kinesiology and Athletics Division
6 hours laboratory.2 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 72 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 6 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: 12/3/12

1. Description -
Students will play an 18 hole golf course with focus on increasing pace of play, development of advanced skills and execution of the golf swing, proper etiquette and strategies for lowering a score and establishing a handicap.
Prerequisite: PHED 24C.
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. Develop advanced skills for demonstrating golf swing.
  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 an improvement in scoring through club selection, course management and practice skills.

3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Regulation Golf Course, Putting Green, Chipping and Pitching Area, Sand Trap.
Golf Clubs, Golf Balls and Tees.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Develop advanced skills and execution of the golf swing.
    1. Proper swing path, Club Head Control.
    2. Controlling trajectory and ball flight.
    3. Shaping and curving of the golf ball.
  2. Development and improvement of short game
    1. Putting drills
    2. Chipping and pitching drills
    3. Bunker techniques.
  3. Improvement of golf course play skills.
    1. Preparing for the round
    2. Stress reduction and mental game
    3. Club selection
    4. Shot visualization and execution
  4. Etiquette
    1. Pace of play
    2. Common courtesies to fellow golfers
    3. Replace divots and repair ball marks
    4. Continuous putting
  5. Equipment
1.Discussion of current equipment and golf trends.
  • Individualizing golf equipment.
  • Explanation and functions of various clubs and balls.
  • 5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
    6. Methods of Evaluation -
    1. Physical skills and techniques will be assessed by direct instructor observation
    2. Participation at required golf course sessions
    3. On course etiquette and adherence to the rules of golf
    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 -
    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 activities to 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: 2014-03-20 13:28:34

    Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines