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Kinesiology (KINES)

KINES 029A (GHA) Golf II (1.5) A course designed to provide a further understanding of and a more advanced proficiency in golf skills, rules and etiquette.

KINES 029A Golf II (1.5)

KINES 029A is a course designed to give students advanced understanding, knowledge and skills and to continue the development of their game of golf. While the courses main area of emphasis is on golfs' short game (putting, chipping and pitching) the student will be educated about full swing fundamentals and proficiencies will be developed in midirons, long irons, fairway metals, and driver.

Perhaps the most unique feature of Golf II is the 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 the student will learn how to integrate themselves into normal golf play. This creates an ideal practice area for the student golfer to become acquainted with situational application of golf skills and be a part of the golf atmosphere.

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

The student, who successfully completes Kinesiology 029A-Golf II will be proficient in golf rules, golf terminology and golf etiquette. These advanced fundamentals will ease the transition from golf student to golfer. Students will find that, after completion of Golf II, the work done in this course prepares them for actual participation in the game of golf.

The use of the Penn State golf course is required for this course. Three to five sections will be offered every fall semester with an enrollment of up to 30 students per section.

General Education: GHA
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2004
Prerequisite: KINES 029 or equivalent

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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