Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
PE 183H
Course Title:
Intermediate Golf
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
90
Special Fee:
$12

Course Description

Covers intermediate level techniques in the use of all clubs for the game of golf. Reinforces rules, course management, and golf etiquette. Utilizes off-campus driving range, putting green and pitching area practice facilities. Requirement: Students must play a few rounds of golf outside of class. They are responsible for own transportation to off-campus locations and facility use fees. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description


 

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the intermediate techniques needed to continue to progress in the game of golf.
  2. Apply fundamental rules and intermediate-level strategies and tactics relating to the game of golf.
  3. Realize the fitness, health and wellness benefits associated with playing the game of golf.

Course Activities and Design

Reviews basic technique and rules.  Includes more advanced skills and actual course play.  Format includes lectures, demonstrations, drills, practice and reading assignments.  Meets off-campus.
 

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Specific grading policies will be provided verbally and in a handout during the first week of the term. 
    
 

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

1.0 RULES AND ETIQUETTE
Instructional Goal: 
To increase knowledge, understanding and use of golf rules and
etiquette.
Objectives:
     1.1  Increase knowledge, understanding and use of golf rules
          an etiquette successfully by:
          a.  Studying rules and etiquette handouts
          b.  Listening to and participating in rules and
              etiquette discussions
          c.  Preparing for and taking a rules and etiquette
              test
          d.  Observing rules and etiquette while playing on a
              course
2.0 EQUIPMENT 
Instructional Goal:
To develop knowledge and skills necessary to caring for and using
golf equipment.
Objectives:
     2.1  Caring for and using equipment successfully by:
          a.  Protecting equipment from weather
          b.  Frequent checking for deterioration
          c.  Cleaning after use
          d.  Storing properly
          e.  Avoiding misuse
          f.  Choosing appropriate equipment
    
3.0 SWINGING
Instructional Goal:
To increase knowledge and skills necessary for swinging a golf
club.
Objectives:
     3.1  Swing a golf club successfully by:
          a.  Developing needed strength and flexibility  
          b.  Improving coordination
          c.  Assuming a correct grip
          d.  Using a balanced stance and correct body posture
          e.  Learning to relax
          f.  Developing mental control
          g.  Assuming proper and consistent ball-body
              alignment
          h.  Building a correct back swing
          i.  Forming an appropriate down swing 
          j.  Following through adequately
    
4.0  MODIFIED SHOTS
Instructional Goal:
To develop knowledge and skills necessary to hit modified shots.
Objectives:
     4.1  Hitting modified shots successfully by knowing how to hit:
          a.  Uphill lies
          b.  Downhill lies
          c.  Sidehill lies
          d.  Tall grass lies
          e.  Bare ground lies
          f.  Water lies
          g.  Tree and other obstruction lies
          h.  Sand lies
          i.  Dirt lies
          j.  Weather-affected shots
5.0  PUTTING
Instructional Goal:
To develop knowledge and skills necessary to putt.
Objectives:
     5.1  Putting successfully by:
          a.  Choosing a proper putter
          b.  Learning to "read" greens
          c.  Developing a positive attitude
          d.  Concentrating
          e.  Assuming a proper grip
          f.  Using a balanced stance and body posture
          g.  Keeping head and body steady