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Effective: Summer 2013
PHED 25ASWING ANALYSIS1 Unit(s)

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
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to execute a fundamentally sound golf swing
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognize and correct swing faults.
Description -
Using Swing Solutions video technology, the student will identify and correct individual golf swing flaws and design drills to develop skills to improve golf strokes.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. identify ball flight laws as they affect swing mechanics and execute drills that will improve swing efficiency
  2. demonstrate the ability to recognize and correct swing faults.
  3. demonstrate with competence, the golf skills necessary to play competitive golf.
  4. demonstrate an improvement in scoring.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Swing Solutions' high tech Digital Video Training system
Driving Range, Golf clubs, balls etc

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Swing Analysis
    1. Grip, set up, alignment, posture, and ball position
    2. Ball Flight Laws: speed, centerness of contact, path of club head, angle of approach, and club face at impact
    3. Follow through and balanced finish
    4. Tempo, timing and rhythm of swing
  2. Practice sessions
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Physical skills and techniques will be assessed by direct instructor observation
  2. Participation in required practice sessions
  3. Completion of personal golf profile report
Representative Text(s) -
Faldo, Nick. A Swing for Life: Revised and Updated. New York: Atria Books; Rev Updated edition, 2012.

Disciplines -
Physical Education
 
Method of Instruction -
Lecture
Demonstration
Video Analysis
 
Lab Content -
  1. Grip, set up, alignment, posture, and ball position
  2. Follow through and balanced finish
  3. Tempo, timing and rhythm of swing
 
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Optional readings would include golf periodicals (such as Golf Digest) and out-of-class assignments (eg. watching golf tournaments).