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: Certificate of Achievement,   Foothill GE
 GE Status: Lifelong Understanding

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

1. Description -
Introduces the fundamentals of the golf swing, knowledge of equipment, terminology and course etiquette.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: This course is included in the Individual Sports family of activity courses

2. Course Objectives -
  1. Understand the rules and terminology of golf.
  2. Acquire knowledge on the history of the game.
  3. Discussion, introduction and explanation of golf equipment
  4. Develop basic skills of proper posture, grip, and alignment.
  5. Introduction to proper etiquette of golf.
  6. Forms of learning and acquiring skills to play golf

3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Golf clubs, balls, and golf range.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
A.Pre-shot fundamentals
3.Set Up
B.Forms of Learning
  • In Swing Fundamentals
    1. Swing Plan
    2. Timing
    3. Impact
    4. Swing center
    5. Posture
  • Rules and etiquette
    1. Courtesy to fellow golfers
    2. Discussion of rules.
    3. Pace of play
  • History
    1. Origin
    2. Evolution of Equipment.
    3. Influential players in history.
  • Terminology
  • 1.Aim Line
    7.Closed and open club face
  • Fade and Draw
  • Flat and Upright Swing
  • Lag
  • D.Golf Shot execution
    4 Full Swing

    5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
    6. Methods of Evaluation -
    1. Physical skills and techniques will be assessed by direct instructor observation.
    2. Test on rules of Golf and Terminology
    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

    8. Disciplines -
    Physical Education
    9. Method of Instruction -
    1. Demonstration
    2. Explanation
    10. Lab Content -
    Lab content includes demonstrations of the following:
    1. Putting
    2. Chipping
    3. Pitching
    4. Full Swing
    5. Driver Swing
    6. Sand Shots
    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 would include monthly golf publications. i.e. 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 13:26:51

    Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines