Department of Kinesiology and Health Science
Course Number: KINS 083
Course Title: Beginning Golf
Unit Value: One
Course Instructor: Don Mico Office Number: Golf Shed
Office Phone: N/A
Office Hours: TTh 8-9am
(At the Golf Shed)
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
GE Area E
Development of sufficient basic proficiency in golf to recognize and enjoy it as a lifetime activity; including U.S.G.A. rules, etiquette and the fundamental mechanics involved in the use of irons and woods.
The student will have the opportunity to develop basic golf skills through lectures, demonstration, drills and game play. The student will also gain knowledge of golf etiquette and other areas as related to the game of golf.
A. To understand the physiological, psychological, and social benefits of golf.
B. To learn basic terms, rules, history, and etiquette related to the game of golf.
C. To learn about the equipment and attire used in golf (different clubs and uses, shoes, clothing).
D. To understand and perform the basic mechanics involved in the set-up, swing, and contact point for each area of golf (driving, chipping, putting).
E. To be able to recognize the cause and correction of common errors (i.e.; slicing, topping).
F. To develop the cooperative skills necessary for preparing and playing a round of golf on a course (i.e.; keeping score, location of courses).
G. To recognize the various emotions involved with golf and identify how they can be helpful or detrimental to the game and one’s concentration.
H. To gain an appreciation for the game and how adults and their families can enjoy golf and the lifetime benefits it provides.
Athletic shoes. Absolutely no high-heels.
Almost golf balls and a brush tee.(I will show you the required equipment the first week of class). The golf balls can be purchased at Sports Chalet. The brush tee are for you to keep in your backpack. I will not collect them (brush tee). I will only collect the almost golf balls.
Absolutely no cell phone usage during class. If you
use your cell phone during class, you will be required to leave, resulting
in an absence and non-participation day. If this becomes a problem, the student
maybe dropped from the class.
Absolutely no cell phone usage during class. If you use your cell phone during class, you will be required to leave, resulting in an absence and non-participation day. If this becomes a problem, the student maybe dropped from the class.
Attendance: 20 Percent
You are allowed three (3) absences. After that your grade will drop progressively per each additional absence. You will not be allowed to participate if you are more than five (5) minutes late. Three late days are equal to one absence.
Participation: 20 Percent
In order to receive credit for participation, you must do the activities/drills for that day. Attending class and not participating will be counted as an absence and a non-participation day.
Exam: 20 Percent
Written Assignments: 15 Percent
Golf Equipment 10 Percent
Golf Balls and Golf
Written Golf Paper 15 Percent
How Golf can benefit you physically, mental, and socially
92-100 = A 78-79 = C+
90-91 = A- 72-77 = C
88-89 = B + 70-71 = C -
82-87 = B 60-69 = D
80-81 = B- 0-59 = F
Exams or other Methods of Evaluation
Mid-term exam on etiquette and golf terminology, worth 20% of final grade.
Weekly Course Outline
Week 1: Introduction to Course Outline: Discussion on GE and Area E Requirement, Warm-up routine, Safety.
Week 2: Equipment: Clubs, golf ball, and attire. 3 basic grips, set-up and stance
Week 3: Stroke Development: Pendulum
Week 4: Terminology: Eagle, Par, Birdie, Bogey, and etc.
Week 5: Etiquette: Behavior, noise
Week 6: Swing Development: Back swing, follow through
Week 7: Bunker: Rules and procedures
Week 8: Review for Mid-term
Week 9: Putting: Stance and swing
Week 10: Mid-irons: Stance and swing
Week 11: Mid-term: Terminology and etiquette
Week 12: Paper Due: Game Play: 5 holes
Week 13: Fairway Woods: Stance, swing
Week 14: Driver and Fairway Wood: Ball positioning
Week 15: Driver, Swing
Reading assignments or other Assignments
Students should read Golf Digest and golf tips at www.discountgolf.com to get a better understanding of golf terminology and golf etiquette. In addition, when reading students should take notice of how golf can benefit your physiological, psychological, and social well-being.
A 1-2 page typed paper on how golf can benefit you physically, mentally and socially. Due the first class meeting after Thanksgiving Break. I will not allow late papers or papers that are e-mailed. If you are in a MW class, it is due the Monday after Thanksgiving Break. If you are in a TTh class, it is due the Tuesday after Thanksgiving Break. There will be no exceptions.
& Tomasi, T.J. Total Golf,
Bailey, Bill. Executive Golf,
Pepper, George. Golf Course of the PGA.