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Effective Term:
Winter 2017 through Fall 2023
Course Number:
PE 183G
Course Title:
Beginning Golf
Credit Hours:
Lecture Hours:
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Course Description

Covers fundamental techniques in the use of all clubs for the game of golf. Introduces 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.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the basic techniques needed to play the game of golf.
  2. Apply fundamental rules and basic strategies and tactics relating to the game of golf.
  3. Realize the fitness, health and wellness benefits associated with playing the game of golf.

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.