PLAY GOLF AMERICA
The original and core element of PGAU is providing complete introduction to golf classes taught by PGA Professionals.
The golf instructional program should be administrated by department faculty / staff and taught by PGA Professionals. The PGA Instructor should follow the PGA First Swing Curriculum established by the PGA of America Director of Instruction. This will allow for program consistency.
The goals are:
- To develop an appreciation and knowledge of golf history and origin
- To perform golf skills (full swing, pitching, chipping and putting) with proficiency
- To enjoy and appreciate golf’s contributions to personal exercise and pleasure
- To learn and apply golf terminology, rules, and etiquette
- To play a 9-hole round of golf and in a golf scramble
- To use safety precautions on the practice area and golf course
- To create the desire and skills so students can become avid golfers
Instruction Program Criteria:
- Offer a minimum of two classes per semester (flexible for schools operating on quarters)
- Maintain ten students to one PGA Professional ratio for instruction
- Class size should range from a minimum of 10 to a maximum of 20 students.
- Classes should be scheduled for 1½ to 2 hours per session, with a minimum of 16 sessions
- Recommended: have one class session feature a guest speaker / businessperson from the community to discuss the importance of playing golf and how to use golf as a business tool. Suggest using contacts from the EWGA
- Use appropriate golf facilities and equipment for instruction