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Effective: Summer 2013

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: PHED 24C.
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
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 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.

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.

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

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.
  • 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
    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 -
    1. Driving
    2. Chipping
    3. Pitching
    4. Putting
    Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
    Optional reading activities to include monthly golf publications (eg. Golf Digest)