2Essential QuestionsWhat is the difference between the chip and pitch shot?How does a golf swing compare to a baseball?Why does golf have a variety of clubs and shots?
3WHAT IS GOLF?A game played on a large outdoor grass surface called a course, usually consisting of 9 or 18 holesThe object is to hit a small, hard ball using a variety of clubs, with as few strokes as possible into each holeGolf can be played as a recreational sport for enjoyment and exercise or for competitive tournament play
4HISTORYGolf as we know it today originated from a game played in Scotland 15th century.Players would hit a pebble around a natural course of sand dunes and tracks using a stick or primitive club.However while these games and countless others are stick and ball games, they are missing that vital ingredient that is unique to golf - the hole.
5HOW TO PLAY?Golf is an individual sport, that can be played individually or against other playersA player starts by teeing off and then follows his/her shot down the course, continuing to hit it at each spot it lands until making it in the holeGame length varies depending on how many holes you are playing, a golf course has 18 holesPoints are scored by the number of times (strokes) it takes a player to hit the ball in the flagged holeWinner is determined by the player who has the fewest strokes at the end of the entire course
6GOLF SAFETYMake sure other players are a safe distance away when swinging a golf club so the club or ball does not hit themMake sure that your play area is free of unsafe obstaclesTalk with other players when hitting a golf ball to make sure that other players are expecting your shotRetrieve hit golf balls only when all students are instructed to do so
7GOLF EQUIPMENTGolf ClubsGolf TeeGolf BallGolf GloveGolf Bag
8CLUB CLUBFACE An implement used by a player to hit a golf ball. The surface of the clubhead which is designed to strike the golf ball
9TEEA short peg pushed into the ground to hold a golf ball off the ground, only used on the first strokeGOLF BAGThe bag that carries all of the clubs, balls and tees
10A special golf club that is used once the ball is on the putting green IRONA club with a flat-faced solid metal head generally numbered from 1-9 indicating how high and far it will goPUTTERA special golf club that is used once the ball is on the putting green
11DriverOften called woods, are long-distance clubs, meant to drive the ball a great distance down the fairway towards the hole. They generally have a large head and a long shaft
12ACEHitting the ball directly from the tee into the hole with one stroke, also called a “Hole in one”
13EAGLE BIRDIE PAR BOGEY Completing a hole one stroke under par Completing a hole two strokes under parPARBOGEYA standard score for a hole (defined by its length) or a course (sum of all the holes' pars)Completing a hole one stroke over par
15The manicured area between the tee box and the green The place where the very first shot is made at the start of each new holeFAIRWAYThe manicured area between the tee box and the green
16PUTTING GREENThe area at the end of each hole marked by a flag that has the smoothest surface and shortest grass. This is where the hole is located and the putter is used.
17FLAG or PIN HOLE Marks where the hole is located The area on the putting green that you are trying to hit your ball in
18STROKEA swing that makes contact with the ball; The player with the fewest strokes winsGOLF STROKE VIDEO
19The first shot of each hole, made from the tee bar, usually with the driver
20(typically played from very close to and around the green), CHIP SHOTA short shot(typically played from very close to and around the green),that is intended to travel through the air over a very short distance and roll the remainder of the way to the holeCHIP SHOT VIDEO
21PUTTING CUES Grip Thumbs aligned 1. Grip – hands together, thumbs aligned2. Approach – side to target, toe to ball3. Swing – tick tock4. Safety – club stays below kneePUTTING VIDEO
22INTERLOCKING GRIPInterlock the index finger of the top hand with the pinky of the bottom hand and keep the thumbs straight down the shaft; the palm of the bottom hand covers the thumb of the top hand on the shaft
23(8 finger contact with the club) FULL FINGER GRIPWhere your fingers neither intertwine nor overlap, but simply rest against one another with very light pressure. Thumbs are pointing down the center of the club and notwrapping around.(8 finger contact with the club)
24SQUARE STANCEBoth feet are placed parallel with the desired flight of the ball. Golfers usually use this stance for middle distance shots that require the 4, 5, and 6 irons. This stance can be used for all shots for a beginner.
25ScorecardRecording the number of strokes it took to get the ball in the hole for each hole
28What is this?Golf ClubsGolf TeeGolf BallGolf BagGolf Glove
29Why Should I Play GolfPlaying golf is good for my cardiovascular healthPlaying golf stimulates my brainPlaying golf helps keep my muscles and joints flexible and strongPlaying golf allows me to enjoy the beauty of being outside and getVitamin D from the sun
30How Will Golf Benefit Me In My Life? Playing golf keeps me at a healthy weightPlaying golf is a great way to make friendsGolf is a lifetime sport that I can play my entire life from young to old