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Kinesiology (KINES)

KINES 029 (GHA) Golf I (1-1.5) A course designed to give students an understanding of and a proficiency in golf skills, rules, and etiquette.

KINES 029 Golf I (1.0-1.5)

Kinesiology 029 is a course designed to give students the understanding, knowledge and skills to begin an exploration of the game of golf. While the courses main area of emphasis is on golfs' short game (putting, chipping and pitching) students will be educated about full swing fundamentals and proficiencies will be developed in short and mid-irons.

Perhaps the most unique feature of Golf I is the weekly on course practice. Each week during this course, students will get a chance to apply the skills they have learned during the week on an actual golf course. This practice time is in a situation where only the students from the class are on the course. This situation creates an ideal practice area for the student golfer to be come acquainted situational application of golf skills.

Students who enroll in Kinesiology 029 will find, in the game of golf, a unique form of self-expression. The daily "movement problems" that students will encounter offers a new type of information gathering process accompanied by unusual opportunities to synthesis that information into a "golfing personality". The development of motor skills will complement students' oral and written capabilities.

The active lifestyle requires that the participant be able to gather, synthesis and analyze information. Students in Kinesiology 029 will be asked to involve themselves in Web and CD-ROM based assignments to gather, synthesis and analyze valuable information about golf's rules and etiquette, equipment, and travel planning.

Students will be evaluated by a combination of (but not limited to) evaluation techniques. Examples of those techniques are written examinations, skills testing, written papers and subjective evaluation of skill level and game performance.

The student, who successfully completes Kinesiology 029-Golf I will possess a command of basic golf rules, golfs terminology and golf etiquette. These basic fundamentals will ease the transition from golf student to golfer. Students will find that, after completion of Golf I the work done in this course will prepare them for actual participation in the game of golf.

General Education: GHA
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 1999

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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