Course Content and Outcome Guide for PE 183G Effective Winter 2016

Course Number:
PE 183G
Course Title:
Beginning Golf
Credit Hours:
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Course Description

Covers fundamental techniques in the use of all clubs. Includes rules, course management, etiquette, range, putting green and pitching area practice and video assessment sessions. Requires playing a few rounds of golf outside of class. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Understand the techniques needed in the sport of golf
  • Apply fundamental rules, strategies and tactics  of the sport of golf
  • Develop a life-long fitness, health and wellness strategy.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Specific grading policies will be discussed at the first class meeting and presented in a handout. Students will be evaluated on the following
Attendance- double emphasis on class tournament
Active participation
Completion of all assigned matches
Improvement - measured weekly a

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Rules and etiquette of the game.
  2. Short game, long game, putting, pitching, chipping, sand play.
  3. Golfing equipment.
  4. Opportunities for practice and play.
  5. Various drills and practice games.
  6. Course-play management.
  7. Health and fitness benefits of golf.
  8. Principles of golf swing mechanics, and ball flight.
  9. Proper warm up and stretching for golf.
  10. Social aspects of golf.


1) Perform a variety of drills and practice games such as: chip to the circle, circle putting, 4 hole putting, up-and-down, elephant swing, best seat in the house, and more.

2) Play 3 €“ 5 outside-of-class nine-hole rounds.

3) Demonstrate proper warm-up and stretching.

4) Interact during practice and play in a group setting.

5) Demonstrate short game improvement by practical assessment.

6) Participate in lecture, skill demonstrations, and video sessions to learn more about swing mechanics, course-play management, rules, and etiquette.

7) Demonstrate proper mechanics for chipping, pitching, driving, and putting.