PHED141 Golf

Department of Kinesiology and Sport Studies: Kinesiology and Sport Studies Department Archive

I. Course Number and Title
PHED141 Golf Course No Longer Offered
II. Number of Credits
2 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
This 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.
VI. Catalog Course Description
This 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.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. The student will learn that lifelong wellness is achieved and sustained by practicing habits that include regular physical exercise, and proper nutrition.

    2. To learn valid concepts of exercise physiology and how to apply them to golf.

    3. To learn valid concepts of nutrition and how to apply them to his own diet.

    4. To learn the basic skills of golf and how to apply them throughout his life.

    5. To develop a level of play in order to allow him to participate in golf as a knowledgeable player.

    6. 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.

    7. To successfully demonstrate the following grips: non-joining, interlocking, and overlapping.

    8. To successfully demonstrate the open, closed and square grips.

    9. To correctly perform the address 3 consecutive times.

    10. To execute a proper drive downswing 3 consecutive times.

    11. To execute a proper drive downswing and follow through 3 consecutive times.

    12. To demonstrate one example of a downswing that would cause a slice.

    13. To demonstrate an iron shot swing 3 consecutive times.

    14. To demonstrate a pitch shot 3 consecutive times.

    15. To demonstrate a chip shot 3 consecutive times.

    16. To successfully demonstrate a sand shot 3 consecutive times.

    17. To demonstrate a putting stroke 3 consecutive times.

    18. 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:
    Category I:
      Personal Health: The students will:

      1. develop attitudes, values, and skills which promote physical and emotional well-being to extend over the course of their lives.

    Core Learning Objectives:
    Category I:
      Personal Health: The students will be able to:

      1. recognize the components of wellness, exercise, and diet that contribute to life long physical, and mental wellness. (1)
      2. practice wise choices regarding exercise and diet. (1)
      3. apply appropriate skills to manage stress and anxiety in order to maintain holistic health. (1)
      4. describe the links between behavior and health over the course of a lifetime. (1)

    Category III:
      Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: The student will be able to:

      1. integrate and /or combine knowledge from multiple sources to create new knowledge.
      2. 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:

      1. demonstrate an understanding of major ethnical concerns.
      2. demonstrate familiarity with contemporary environmental issues.
      3. identify the effects of a person's actions on the community.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. Basic Physiology of Exercise
      1. Principles of warm-up, stretching and cool down
      2. Basic anatomy of muscles and joints
        1. Fiber type
        2. Ligament
        3. Tendon
      3. Muscular Contractions: isotonic, isometric, and isokenetic
      4. Muscular Metabolism
        1. Anaerobic
        2. Aerobic

    2. Applied Physiology of Exercise
      1. Principles of an exercise prescription:
        1. Frequency, intensity, time
        2. Overload, progressive resistance, specificity, recovery
      2. Physiological effects of regular anaerobic exercise
      3. Physiological effect of regular aerobic exercise
      4. Cross training and how a variety of activities contribute to cardiovascular and total fitness

    3. The role of diet and nutrition- What is a quality diet?
      1. Weight management and body composition
      2. Cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis
      3. Heat balance, fluid and electrolyte consumption
      4. Role of the nutrients in energy metabolism
      5. Relationship among stress, diet and exercise

    4. Concepts of recuperation, positive adaptation and de-conditioning
      1. Immediate and correct care of athletic injuries
      2. Evaluation of fitness progress and self-testing

    5. How to critically review the current literature in the areas of de-conditioning

    6. Basic golf skills and practice procedures
      1. Grips
        1. Baseball
        2. Interlocking
        3. Overlapping
      2. Stance
        1. Open
        2. Closed
        3. Square
      3. Types of strokes
        1. Drive
        2. Long iron
        3. Short iron
        4. Sand wedge
        5. Putting
      4. Terminology
      5. Rules and Golf Etiquette
      6. Scoring
      7. Addressing the ball on uneven terrain
      8. Hitting out if the rough
      9. Hitting out of the sand
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

  4. 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.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
The 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