Department of Health, Physical Education & Nursing: Physical Education
Course Number and TitlePHED141 Golf
Number of Credits2 credits
Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester2250 minutes
Other Pertinent InformationThis course fulfills a Personal Health Requirement in Category I: Essential Skills and Perspectives and the Category III requirements of the Core Curriculum at Bucks County Community College for Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving and Responsible Citizenship.
Catalog Course DescriptionThis course is designed to teach the student the skills, techniques, and rule interpretation of golf as a leisure time activity. Principles of physiology of exercise, proper nutrition, care of equipment, safety, and etiquette will be presented.
Required Course Content and Direction
- The student will learn that lifelong wellness is achieved and sustained by practicing habits that include regular physical exercise, and proper nutrition.
- To learn valid concepts of exercise physiology and how to apply them to golf.
- To learn valid concepts of nutrition and how to apply them to his own diet.
- To learn the basic skills of golf and how to apply them throughout his life.
- To develop a level of play in order to allow him to participate in golf as a knowledgeable player.
- To critically review current training literature for the sport of golf and learn how to change his/her training, if necessary, to conform with new and scientifically valid concepts.
- To successfully demonstrate the following grips: non-joining, interlocking, and overlapping.
- To successfully demonstrate the open, closed and square grips.
- To correctly perform the address 3 consecutive times.
- To execute a proper drive downswing 3 consecutive times.
- To execute a proper drive downswing and follow through 3 consecutive times.
- To demonstrate one example of a downswing that would cause a slice.
- To demonstrate an iron shot swing 3 consecutive times.
- To demonstrate a pitch shot 3 consecutive times.
- To demonstrate a chip shot 3 consecutive times.
- To successfully demonstrate a sand shot 3 consecutive times.
- To demonstrate a putting stroke 3 consecutive times.
- To demonstrate a through understanding of the history, rules, terminology, and analysis of golf fundamentals by achieving a score of at least 75% on a written examination.
This course satisfies the requirements for the BCCC Core Curriculum.
Core Learning Goals:
- develop attitudes, values, and skills which promote physical and emotional well-being to extend over the course of their lives.
Core Learning Objectives:
- Personal Health:
- recognize the components of wellness, exercise, and diet that contribute to life long physical, and mental wellness. (1)
- practice wise choices regarding exercise and diet. (1)
- apply appropriate skills to manage stress and anxiety in order to maintain holistic health. (1)
- describe the links between behavior and health over the course of a lifetime. (1)
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving:
- integrate and /or combine knowledge from multiple sources to create new knowledge.
- reason from what they know to form new knowledge, draw conclusions, solve problems, explain, decide, and /or predict. (Inductive and/or Deductive Reasoning Skills)
Responsible Citizenship: The student will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of major ethnical concerns.
- demonstrate familiarity with contemporary environmental issues.
- identify the effects of a personís actions on the community.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:
- Basic Physiology of Exercise
- Principles of warm-up, stretching and cool down
- Basic anatomy of muscles and joints
- Fiber type
- Muscular Contractions: isotonic, isometric, and isokenetic
- Muscular Metabolism
- Applied Physiology of Exercise
- Principles of an exercise prescription:
- Frequency, intensity, time
- Overload, progressive resistance, specificity, recovery
- Physiological effects of regular anaerobic exercise
- Physiological effect of regular aerobic exercise
- Cross training and how a variety of activities contribute to cardiovascular and total fitness
- The role of diet and nutrition- What is a quality diet?
- Weight management and body composition
- Cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis
- Heat balance, fluid and electrolyte consumption
- Role of the nutrients in energy metabolism
- Relationship among stress, diet and exercise
- Concepts of recuperation, positive adaptation and de-conditioning
- Immediate and correct care of athletic injuries
- Evaluation of fitness progress and self-testing
- How to critically review the current literature in the areas of de-conditioning
- Basic golf skills and practice procedures
- Types of strokes
- Long iron
- Short iron
- Sand wedge
- Rules and Golf Etiquette
- Addressing the ball on uneven terrain
- Hitting out if the rough
- Hitting out of the sand
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:Department selected textbook or handouts provided. Details provided by the instructor of each course section.
Teaching Methods EmployedThe class period is divided between mini-lectures and physical participation by students. Some portions of the lectures are student demonstrations.
Review/Approval Date - 12/03; Core Goals/Objectives added 6/04