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: Foothill GE
 GE Status: Lifelong Understanding

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 12/10/12

1. 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.
Prerequisite: None
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. 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.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Swing Solutions' high tech Digital Video Training system
Driving Range, Golf clubs, balls etc

4. 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
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. 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
7. Representative Text(s) -
Faldo, Nick. A Swing for Life: Revised and Updated. New York: Atria Books; Rev Updated edition, 2012.

8. Disciplines -
Physical Education
9. Method of Instruction -
Video Analysis
10. Lab Content -
  1. Grip, set up, alignment, posture, and ball position
  2. Follow through and balanced finish
  3. Tempo, timing and rhythm of swing
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 readings would include golf periodicals (such as Golf Digest) and out-of-class assignments (eg. watching golf tournaments).
13. Need/Justification -
This course meets the Foothill GE Requirements for Area VII, Lifelong Learning.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2013-06-25 20:30:12

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines