Techniques of Men's Golf I


  2. A. Course Title: Techniques of Men's Golf I
    B. Course Number: PY 131D - 30312
    C. Semester: Fall 2017
    D. Days/Time: -
    E. Credit Hours: 1
    F. Instructor: Berry, James
    G. Office: Caster Activity Center (CAC) 172
    H. Email Address:
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2746
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 10:00:00 AM-12:00:00 PM (MST);
    Tuesday: 9:00:00 AM-12:00:00 PM (MST);
    Wednesday: 9:00:00 AM-12:00:00 PM (MST);
    Thursday: 10:00:00 AM-12:00:00 PM (MST);
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): Participation in Intercollegiate Golf
    M. Corequisite(s): None
    N. Class Location:

    This is a physical education activity course designed for entry level freshmen so they can participate in the sport of golf. The course will provide advanced opportunities for both the individual and the team to learn the rules of golf, to set goals, to improve motor skills, to improve techniques, and to focus on conditioning. It will also emphasize the importance of teamwork, honesty, and integrity as it relates to golf. This is a one credit hour course.


    Besides enhancing your physical exercise regimen, this course will meet the requirement for a one hour Physical Education credit at New Mexico Junior College; however, you may want to inquire with the institution of your choice regarding transferability.




    1. The current publication of the United States Golf Association on the Rules of Golf.
    2. One pair of golf or athletic shoes.
    3. Approximately 25-50 wooden golf tees.

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.


    Each student will begin the semester with 100 total points.
    Attendance/Participation: For each day you are absent, unless it is school related, it is reduced either 3 (MWF), 5 (TTH), 10 (8 wk night class), or 12 (5 wk summer class). Creating an unsafe situation by putting yourself or another student in a circumstance that could lead to injury, or not participating in class will deduct 2 points (to be determined by the instructor).
    Mid Term Exam: The mid-term exam will be a written, open book, take home test over the rules of golf. A student making an "A" on the mid-term will receive 10 points to add to his/her total points at the end of the semester. A student making a "B" on the exam will receive 5 points to add to his/her total points. A student making a "C, D, or F" will receive NO points to add to their total points.
    A student that is unhappy with their test score will be allowed to retake the test at the end of the semester and substitute the second grade for the mid-term exam grade. A student is also allowed to make up a total of 4 classes (MWF), 3 classes (TTH), or 2 classes (8 week night class or 5 week summer class) and add these points to their point total.
    Classes may be made up by any one of the following methods:
    1. Attend another regularly scheduled class with the teacher’s prior permission.
    2. Hit at least a large bucket of range balls at any range and bring the receipt for the balls.
    3. Play at least 9 holes of golf at any standard length golf course and bring the receipt for the green fee or a scorecard signed by the golf professional on duty.
    If a student accumulates:
    90-100 total points, their grade will be an “A”
    80-89 total points, their grade will be a “B”
    70-79 total points, their grade will be a “C”
    60-69 total points, their grade will be a “D”
    59 or less total points and below will be an “F”


    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:


    The overall objective of this physical activity course is to help students adopt and maintain a regular balanced physical exercise routine, improve health and fitness through regular physical activity, decrease personal stress levels, and to modify determinates of good health and fitness.


    By the end of this course, students should be able to
    1. Learn proper alignment of their body in relation to their target.
    2. Develop proper grip.
    3. Develop proper posture.
    4. Develop a consistent pre-shot routine.
    5. Learn terms used on the course.
    6. Reinforce proper etiquette.
    7. Learn course management.
    8. Learn what causes a ball to slice, hook, fly high and fly low and how to control the ball flight.
    9. Learn the Rules of Golf which include definitions, penalties, and proper drop procedures.




    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether it’s a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.


    Week 1 Orientation
    Week 2 Daily practice
    Week 3 Daily practice
    Week 4 Daily practice
    Week 5 Daily practice and qualifying
    Week 6 Daily practice and qualifying
    Week 7 Daily practice and qualifying
    Week 8 Daily practice and qualifying
    Week 9 Daily practice and qualifying
    Week 10 Daily practice and qualifying
    Week 11 Daily practice and qualifying
    Week 12 Daily practice and qualifying
    Week 13 Daily practice and qualifying
    Week 14 Daily practice and qualifying
    Week 15 Daily practice and qualifying
    Week 16 Evaluations