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Golf: Advanced Beginning

Physical Education 34
Fall 2017

Instructor: Erick Schlimmer


Time: M/W 9:30-10:20am or T/Th 8:30-9:20am

Location: Driving range, grass putting area, practice hole by the West Campus Tennis Courts.

Email: eschlimm@stanford.edu

Course Description
This course allows students to further development their golf swing and short game. This course
will also review golf concepts, rules and etiquette. This course will utilize class discussions, class
assignments and student participation to enable students to: (1) Understand basic components of
skill-related and health-related physical fitness, (2) Develop physical fitness and motor skills, and
(3) Develop a positive attitude toward wellness and physical activity which will facilitate a healthy
lifestyle.

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

Prerequisite: PE 51 or golf experience.

Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

Explain game playing skills, strategies, terminology and techniques associated with golf
Properly care of equipment
Identify basic concepts associated with golf (terminology, rules, etiquette, etc.)
Properly perform strengthening and conditioning exercises to decrease the risk of injuries
associated with golf. As well as perform appropriate warm-up and cool-down exercises with various
dynamic and static stretches.
Implement intelligent choices within their lives that contribute to a healthy, active lifestyle

Suggested Readings

The Rules of Golf, which can be found for free at


http://www.usga.org/rules/rules-and-decisions.html#!rule-01

James S. Simpson "The Un-Spoken Rules of Golf Etiquette"


Ben Hogan Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf
Harvey Penick Harvey Penicks Little Red Book, Little Green Book
Eric Jones How to Practice Like the Pros
Raymond Floyd Sixty Yards and In
Tom Watson Illustrated Rules of Golf, Getting It Up and Down
California Golf: The Complete Guide
Dr. Bob Rotella Golf is not a Game of Perfect
Karen Palacios-Jansen Golf Fitness
Course Attendance, Requirements and Grading

See Health and Human Performance (HHP) Course Policy below

Course Assignments

There will be several written assignments in this course which will serve as tools that students
should find useful long after theyve completed the course. All assignments will be available
through Canvas.

REQUIRED SYLLABUS ASSIGNMENT (Due week 3 of the quarter)

REQUIRED GOLF QUIZ (Due week 4)

REQUIRED ASSIGNMENT- YouwillberequiredtoattendatleastoneContemplationBy


Designeventorameditation/yogasessionatWindhover.Optionsarelistedbelow.Afteryouvisit
thewellnesseventorworkshopsession,youwillneedtowriteashortreflectionpaper(300500
words)onyourthoughtsandexperience(Dueweek9).

1. ContemplationbyDesignSeeCanvasfordetailsandbrochure.
https://contemplation.stanford.edu/classes.php

2.MeditationorYogaSessionMeditationorYogaatWindhover
https://windhover.stanford.edu/upcomingeventswindhover

REQUIRED- PRACTICE JOURNAL (Due week 10)

Student practice at least 10 hours outside of class time and list the following:
a. Days/Dates/Time/Location
b. Describe the practice session
c. Describe your mental (i.e. calm, excited, frustrated, etc.) and physical performance.

Late Assignments

If assignments are not submitted on time, grades will be reduced by 10% for each day late (one
letter grade for every 24-hour period an assignment is late, including weekends). After 4 days,
assignments will not be accepted. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the instructor
prior to class if you are unable to meet the abovementioned requirement.

Course Requirements, Grading and Attendance

You must attend 80% of all classes (4 absences max) and successfully complete all written assignments.
There will be no make-up classes. The only excused absences will be for: documented illness, university
documented absence and documented family emergencies. Roll will be taken at the beginning of each
class. Students who arrive 5 minutes late to class, will be counted late for the day (2 late arrivals = 1
absence). Grading basis is Satisfactory/No Credit and will be reflected as S/NC on your transcript.
Attire and Equipment

Appropriate golf or athletic clothing is to be worn at all times. Tennis, running, or golf shoes only.
Golf clubs and balls will be provided. Bring your own if you have them.
Bring a water bottle as well be on the back end of the driving range most weeks and there isnt a
fountain back there.

Policy & Guidelines

1. Be on time
2. This is an activity course. All students are required to participate.
3. Any injury or illness during class MUST be reported to the instructor and an incident/accident
report must be filled out.
4. Only registered participants may attend this course.
5. Return all clubs, balls, and tees to their proper place before leaving.

Tentative Class Schedule (no PE classes during week 1)

Week Skills Knowledge(selfstudy)


2(Grass Putting. Drills to establish confidence. Syllabus.
areaof Advance techniques for green reading. Discussion:Historyofgolf.
driving Develop distance control and feel with drills Importanceoftheshortgame.
range) and competitions. Chipping in preparation for Club design.
pitching.
3(Grass Grip and chipping. Stance and correlation to 3gripoptions.Chippingvspitching.
areaof full-swing impact position, posture, motion, Variationsinstanceandtrajectory.
driving club behavior, strategies. Pre-shot routine. Discussion:Visualizationtechniques
range) (introtosportpsychology).
4 Full swing mechanics and drills. Short Irons Student/InstructorContractdue!
(Driving transitioning to middle irons. Lever system Pitchingvs.fullswing.
range (arms). The swing plane and how posture and Discussion: Goals for the quarter and
matsleft physique affect it. beyond.
side)
5(Mats) Continued work on full swing. Moving up to Discussion: Ball flight laws: How
middle irons and hybrids. How club-length club behavior correlates to ball
affects posture and range of motion. behavior.

6(Mats) Fairway woods, hybrids, and irons. Refining Differenceinclubheadangleto


and simplifying the swing for efficiency and impactbetweenironsandwoods.
consistency. How to practice form. Discussion:ReadingsfromHowto
PracticeLikeaPro.
7(Mats) Tee shots. Individual Practice. Strength, BringUSGArulebook.
efficiency, club speed, tension/relaxation. Pre- Discussion:Courseetiquetteand
shot routine check. How to practice speed. USGArules.
8 Sand shots: pitches and full swing. Posture, Discussion:Golfterminology.Golf
(Practice variable stances/shots. Pre-round fitness.
area#1) stretching/warmup. Golf fitness training.
9(Grass Short game practice. Chipping, pitching, lob Shouldknow(atleastconceptually)
areaof shots. Variable stances for variable swing howtoperformandpracticeallof
driving lengths for variable distances. thevariousgolfshots.
range)
10 Drills and individual practice. How to practice All required assignments due!
(Mats) like you play. Final pre-shot routine check. Discussion: Swingthoughts.Next
steps/reviewofgoals.

Stanford University
Health and Human Performance

Attendanceandparticipation

Attendanceandparticipationiscrucial,asisdoingallreadingandassignmentsinordertobeableto
participateindiscussion.Ahugeamountoflearninginthiscoursehappensinrealtime,during
class.IfyouMUSTbeabsent,pleaselettheinstructorknowinadvance.Youmaynotbeableto
makeupthework.Ifacourseispass/fail,studentsneedtoachievean80%attendancetopassthe
course.Theonlyexcusedabsenceswillbefor:documentedillness,universitydocumented
absenceanddocumentedfamilyemergencies.

Respectyourinstructorsandyourclassmates,andwewillreturnthefavor.Respectincludes
creating(andbeingpartof)anenvironmentconducivetolearning,whichincludesbutisnotlimited
to:beingontime,turningoffcellphones,listeningandcontributing.Listeningandcontributing
involveshearingotheropinions,craftingrespectfulrebuts,transferringopinionsfrom
readings/courseexperiences,andactivelyparticipatinginhighqualitydiscussion.

LatePolicy
Students,whoarrive5minuteslatetoclass,willbecountedlatefortheday(2latearrivals=1
absence).

Assignments,submissionpolicies,evaluationandgradingcriteria
Thereareahandfulofassignmentsutilizedthatwillhelpinstructorsmonitorstudentlearning
duringthecourse.Feedbackgatheredfromyourassignmentsisusedtoidentifywhereyoumight
bestrugglingsothatinstructorscanadjustteaching,andstudentscanadjuststudying.Thesemight
involvewrittenreflections,checksforunderstanding,reflectionquestions,activitiesinclass,
quizzes,onlinetests,projectsduringclass,journals,presentations,exams,orpapers.Pendingthe
typeofassignment,gradingwillbedoneutilizingarubricspecifictothatproject/paper/presentation
(andconveyedinadvancebytheinstructor),andvaluedinthesyllabus.

Overallgradesmaybecalculatedusinga100pointsystem.ToearnaC,astudentmeetsthe
minimumstandardsforassignments(asdelineatedinthissyllabus).ToearnaB,astudentexceeds
theminimumstandardsandsubmitsassignmentsthataregrammaticallycorrect,containnospelling
errors,demonstrateanintegrationofconceptsfromthisandothercourses/experiences,andare
presentedinaprofessionalmanner.ToearnanA,astudentmustexceedtheexpectationsforaBor
Cgradinallareas,anddemonstratecriticalthinkingskills,documentadditionalresearchandshow
creativity.

Coursegradeswillbeassignedaccordingtothetotalnumberofpointsastudentearns:
A 93100pts. B 8386pts. C 7376pts. D 6366pts.
A 9092pts. B 8082pts. C 7072pts. D 6062pts.
B+ 8789pts. C+ 7779pts. D+ 6769pts. F 59orfewerpts.

IfacourseisCR/NC,studentsneedtoachievea80%topassthecourse.Gradeswillbebased
onattendance,participationandassignmentcompletion.Youmustcompleteallassignments
inordertopassthecourse.GradingbasisisSatisfactory/NoCreditandwillbereflectedas
S/NConyourtranscripts.Therefore,youmusthavea80%orhigherinordertohavea
satisfactoryinthiscourse.

Homeworkassignmentsaretobesubmittedatthebeginningoftheclassperiod.Latehomework
willbepenalizedatarateof10%perdaylate(onelettergradeforevery24hourperiodan
assignmentislate,includingweekends).Itistheresponsibilityofthestudenttocontactthe
instructorifyouareunabletomeetthisrequirement.
Writingassignmentsshouldhaveafontnosmallerorbiggerthan12point,andshouldbespacedin
anappropriateformatfortheassignment.Eachshouldhaveacoversheetlisting:
Nameandnumberofcourse
Studentsname
Assignmenttitle
MeetAPAPublicationManuscriptstyleandformat,i.e.,references,citing(directand
paraphrasingquotes,headings,etc.)

OfficeHours
Pleasecometalkifyouhavequestionsorconcernsaboutthecourse.Thescheduledofficehours
arethebesttimetomeetwithinstructors;instructorsarehappytomakeappointmentswithstudents
whoareunabletostopbyduringthesetimes.Ifapplicable,theTA(s)forthecourseandtheir
officehourswillbeannouncedduringthefirstweekofclass.

ElectronicMailandCanvasWebsite
Studentsareexpectedtohaveaccesstoemailandtocheckitfrequently.Instructorswilluseemail
tosendannouncementsasneeded.Thesyllabus,lectureslides,someofthereadingsandother
pertinentinformationwillbestoredontheCanvaswebsite.PleasenotifytheTAsorinstructorif
therearetechnicalproblemswiththematerialsonthewebsite,otherwise,itisassumedthatall
studentshaveaccesstoreadingsandothercoursematerials.

FieldBasedExperiences
Ifthecourseyouareparticipatinginhasfieldbasedexperiences,therewillbespecialpolicies
beyondtheusualoneslistedhere.Thepoliciesfortheseinstanceswillbedistributedandcovered
priortogoingintothefieldforclarification.
HonorCode
TheHonorCodearticulatesUniversityexpectationsofstudentsandfacultyinestablishingand
maintainingthehigheststandardsinacademicwork.Examplesofconductthathavebeenregarded
asbeinginviolationoftheHonorCode(andaremostrelevantforthiscourse)includecopying
fromanothersexaminationpaperorallowinganothertocopyfromonesownpaper;unpermitted
collaboration;plagiarism;revisingandresubmittingaquizorexamforregarding,withoutthe
instructorsknowledgeandconsent;representingasonesownworktheworkofanother;and
givingorreceivingaidonanacademicassignmentundercircumstancesinwhichareasonable
personshouldhaveknownthatsuchaidwasnotpermitted.
Seehttp://www.stanford.edu/dept/vpsa/judicialaffairs/guiding/honorcode.htmformoreinformation
ontheHonorCode.

StudentswithDocumentedDisabilities
Studentswhomayneedacademicaccommodationbasedontheimpactofadisabilitymustinitiate
therequestwiththeOfficeofAccessibleEducation(OAE).Professionalstaffwillevaluatethe
requestwithrequireddocumentation,recommendreasonableaccommodations,andpreparean
AccommodationLetterforfacultydatedinthecurrentquarterinwhichtherequestisbeingmade.
StudentsshouldcontacttheOAEassoonaspossiblesincetimelynoticeisneededtocoordinate
accommodations.TheOAEislocatedat563SalvatierraWalk(phone:7231066,URL:
http://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/oae).

StudentMentalHealth
Collegecanbestressful.Diminishedmentalhealth,includingsignificantstress,moodchanges,
excessiveworry,orproblemswitheatingand/orsleepingcaninterferewithoptimalacademic
performance.Thesourceofsymptomsmightbestrictlyrelatedtoyourcoursework.Ifso,please
speakwithme.However,relationships,familyworries,lossorapersonalstruggleorcrisiscanalso
contributetodecreasedacademicperformanceandwellbeing.
StanfordUniversityprovidescounselingresourcestosupportstudents,facultyandstaff.Someof
youroptionsincludeapproachingResidenceDeans,SexualAssaultandRelationshipAbuseOffice,
BridgePeerCounselingCenter,theOfficeofReligiousLife,andCAPS(Counselingand
PsychologicalServices)tospeakwithanoncallclinicianat6507233785forbothurgentand
emergentmatters.
IntheeventIsuspectyouneedadditionalsupport,expectthatIwillexpressmyconcerns(andthe
reasonsforthem)toyouandremindyouoftheresourcesthatmightbehelpful.Myintentionisto
letyouknowthatIamconcernedandthathelp,ifneeded,isavailable.