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Name:Golf: Teaching and Tournament Operations
Description:This course is designed to provide students with a basic working knowledge to teach the game of golf, service the equipment needs of the golfer, and successfully manage golf tournaments. This course will cover the history and development of the golf swing, the various mechanics involved in the golf swing, and the effect of improved technology on the golf swing. Students will learn techniques for teaching: grip fundamentals, the full swing, long iron play, short iron play, chipping and putting. Students will learn the fundamentals of fitting golfers with the correct set of equipment to maximize their enjoyment of the game. Additionally, students will learn common golf equipment repairs including club re-gripping, re-shafting and the building of custom clubs. This course will cover all aspects involved with the administration of golf tournaments including pre-tournament organization, scoring systems, tournament formats, rules administration and tournament staffing.
Offered (DAY schedule):Every other spring semester
Instructor Permission Required:N

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to: • Demonstrate techniques for teaching the game of golf • Demonstrate fundamentals of fitting golfers with the correct set of clubs • Demonstrate common club repairs • Summarize basic tournament organization and administration.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher Instructor New Used Rental eBook
S 2006 RULES OF GOLF 05-06 PGA Libby $1 $1
S 2006 PGA MANUAL OF GOLF WAD Libby $35 $26
F 2003 Rules of Golf 0971488118 USGA USGA Ladd $0 $0
F 2003 Decisions on Rules of Golf 097148810x USGA USGA Ladd $0 $0
F 2003 PGA Manual of Golf 0446526533 PGA Ladd $0 $0