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PHED 1031

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Credit Hours 1
Course Title Golf
Prerequisite(s) NONE
Corequisite(s) NONE
Catalog Description
This course is designed to teach students the fundamental skills and rules of golf in order for them to become participants and knowledgeable spectators for this lifetime individual activity. The course is also designed to allow students the opportunity to exercise while participating in activity that is not only fun, but also very social and people-oriented.  More specifically, the course covers the following skills: the grips, stance, set up, full - half - quarter swing (irons and woods), chipping, pitching, putting, and playing in the sand. Furthermore, the class will obtain a knowledge structure for golf etiquette and course safety.

Skill Building for Beginning Golf by Rhonda Folio and Robert W. Nichols, Allyn & Bacon Publishers (newest edition).

Expected Educational Results
As a result of successfully completing this course, the student will able to:

1. Execute the following skills: full, half, quarter swing strokes, chipping, pitching, and putting
2. Describe the basic rules of golf as well as the rules of etiquette
3. Illustrate proper club selection and course management skills
4. Improve their cardiorespiratory fitness level

General Education Outcomes
I. This course addresses General Education Outcome number nine “to apply the basic concepts of health and wellness and utilize activities to promote health and fitness”.

Course Content
1. History
2. Description of game
3. Equipment
4. Rules/Regulations/Etiquette
5. Course Management Skills (ex. reading greens)
6. Club selection
7. Skills
Full swing with irons and woods Pitching
Half swing with irons and woods Chipping
Quarter swing with irons and woods Putting
Sand shots
8. Cardiorespiratory Activities
9. Pre and post testing for cardiorespiratory endurance

Assessment of Outcome Objectives
The course grade will be determined by written exams, sport and/or fitness-related skills test and pre and post cardiorespiratory test scores.  When appropriate, opportunities for extra credit will be offered to students, the value of which to be determined by the instructor.
1. At least one written exam is required.  The written exam will be valued at no less than 20% and no more than 50% of the total grade.
2. Competencies must be demonstrated by students in sport or fitness-related activities specific to the class.  Sport or fitness-related skills tests will be valued at no less than 35% and no more than 65% of the total grade.
3. Cardiorespiratory fitness activities will be included in all classes in addition to other fitness and/or sport-related activities specific to the class.  Pre and post testing for cardiorespiratory fitness will be administered to all students.  Pre and post testing for cardiorespiratory fitness will be conducted according to the protocols for the 1-Mile Walk Test, the 3-Minute Step Test or the Astrand-Ryhming Test.  Pre and Post testing scores will be valued at no less than 15% and no more than 30% of the total grade.
A common written final exam will be administered every five years. The test items will be directed to the expected educational results of the course. Additionally, common sport or fitness-related skill tests will be administered specific to the course. An item analysis will be completed on these test items administered.

A departmental committee will review the item analysis to determine 1) if the test questions were appropriate for assessing the desired educational outcomes, 2) if the level of student success was achieved, 3) if a revision of course instruction to enhance student achievement is needed, and 4) a specific time line for implementation of recommended changes.

Last Revised: Aug. 10, 2011
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