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PED-146-20, Introduction to Golf (FA13)

 INSTRUCTOR:  Melissa Falen (mfalen@ndm.edu; 410-532-3585)

SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME:  The course meets from 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. on the following Saturdays: 9/07, 9/14, 9/21, 10/12, 10/19; Rain Dates (if needed): 10/26, 11/2

CONTENT: 

Students will be introduced to the basic fundamentals that are necessary to play the game of golf.  Students will receive instruction about basic rules, etiquette, equipment, and skills. Students will also learn about the history of the game and its significance in contemporary society. Note: Cell phone and laptop use is not permitted in class.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 

1. Students will be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the rules and etiquette of golf.

2. Students will be able to demonstrate a fundamentally correct golf swing.

3. Students will be able to execute a proper putting stroke.

4. Students will possess a basic knowledge of the difference in clubs (woods, irons, pitching wedge, sand wedge and putter), and be able to identify, in general, the appropriate club to use in a given situation. 

5. Students will be able to identify and properly use, basic golf accessories (i.e. tee, green repair tool, etc.).

6. Students will be able to play and score nine holes on a public course. 

7. Students will be able to identify and define the basic terms used in golf.

METHODS: 

Lecture, discussion, demonstration, & practical experience.

REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS: 

-Students are required to hit a minimum of one bucket of balls and play a minimum of nine holes of golf at a public golf course at a designated time during the semester.  

-Students are required to meet for 2 to 3 classes off site, two at the Night Hawk Golf Center in Gambrills, Maryland, and one TBD (details and directions will be distributed at the first class meeting).

-Students will have two mini report assignments.

-Students will have several short quizzes and one final written exam.

-Students will have 8 hours of practice & experiential activity assignments to complete outside of class.

-Students will be assessed on their performance of basic golf skills, including but not limited to:  driving, chipping, hitting and putting. 

Grading Scale:                                                            Grading Percentage:

90%-100%      A         70%- 77%       C         Attendance/Participation: 25%

88%- 89%       B+       60%- 69%       D         Quizzes/Tests: 25%

80%- 87%       B           0%- 59%       F         Skills Assessment: 25%

78%- 79%       C+                                       Assignments:25%

REQUIRED TEXT(S) OR MATERIALS:   

1. The Rules of Golf, United States Golf Association, 2011 (or later).

2. The Golf Handbook for Women (The Complete Guide to Improving Your Game, Vivien Saunders, 2000 (or later).  OR

The Golf Handbook (The Complete Guide to the Greatest Game), Vivien Saunders, 1997 (or later).

READINGS AND/OR ASSIGNMENTS TO BE DONE PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS: None