Coaching Golf Principles Online eBook Edition

Coaching Golf Principles Online eBook Edition

ISBN 9781492525974

Regular price $49.95 $0.00

Course Components
The course fee includes the Coaching Golf Successfully ebook; access to the course outline; downloadable forms, checklists, and evaluations (provided as PDFs within the course); and an online test. You will have immediate access to the course upon purchase; nothing will be shipped to you.

Course Description
This course features sport-specific content based on the Coaching Golf Successfully text (delivered as an ebook), plus content gleaned from the Human Kinetics Coach Education course Coaching Principles.

Learning Objectives
After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
  • Explain approaches for generating support for the golf program by your athletes, the school administration, other coaches, and parents.
  • Explain approaches for motivating your athletes.
  • Describe the player selection process.
  • Identify the primary components of physical and mental conditioning programs.
  • Determine how to correct common errors in swing mechanics.
  • Differentiate between technical and tactical skills.
  • Differentiate between the traditional and games approaches to coaching.
  • Explain the games approach strategies of shaping, focusing, and enhancing skills.
  • Identify technical, tactical, physical, mental, communication, and character development skills to teach.
  • Explain the elements of the tactical triangle.
  • Explain the purpose of formal and informal evaluation of your players’ performance.
  • Measure the performance of your players.
  • Evaluate your players based on their performance.
  • Explain how knee flex and spine angle affect how contact is made with the ball.
  • Determine how to correct contact, directional, and distance problems when hitting the ball.
  • Explain the CHEF routine for preparing to hit the ball.
  • Identify the seven common errors.
  • Describe how to grip the club.
  • Describe the address routine.
  • Describe the reverse-overlapping grip.
  • Use the float technique to establish equal pressure in both hands and to determine the distribution of weight in both feet.
  • Explain the steps for executing the putt.
  • Describe the two methods of chipping.
  • Describe how to hit the low-running pitch.
  • Describe how to hit the high-lofting pitch.
  • Identify the four body positions and the four club shaft positions in the full swing of the club.
  • Explain how club face direction and club path direction affect the direction of the ball.
  • Describe how to conduct a full swing workshop.
  • Use drills and skill challenges for practicing the full swing.
  • Describe how to hit a sand shot from various lies.
  • Describe factors to consider when planning for a new season.
  • Use short-game workshops and exercises to develop your players’ skills and to determine their skill levels.
  • Track team and individual goals.
  • Explain the behavior standards expected of your players.
  • Develop instructional plans for the season.
  • Prepare instructional plans for each practice.
  • Define incremental learning.
  • Use lesson plans to teach golf.
  • Explain the importance of complying with etiquette and sportsmanship standards and with the rules while practicing and playing golf.
  • Describe factors to consider when preparing for practices.
  • Define the five stages of golfing ability.
  • Determine how golfers in each stage of golfing ability should practice.
  • Determine what golfers in each stage of golfing ability should practice.
  • Develop instructional plans for the season.
  • Prepare instructional plans for each practice.
  • Describe how to prepare your players for matches.
  • Ensure that your players comply with etiquette and sportsmanship standards and with the rules while playing matches.
  • Describe approaches for teaching your players mental preparation.
  • Explain why the team manual and team expectations are effective tools for communicating with your team.
  • Describe approaches for motivating your athletes to do their best at practices and meets.
  • Describe some goals for pregame meetings and warm-ups.
  • Identify strategies for working more effectively with coaches, administrators, medical personnel, officials, parents, and the media.
  • Explain what’s involved in reading the situation during play.
  • Identify the knowledge your athletes need in order to make good tactical decisions.
  • Explain factors that influence tactical decision making.
  • Explain how to teach tactical skills.


The course is designed to help coaches learn how to teach the technical and tactical skills of golf and is suitable for high school coaches, serious club coaches, college and university undergraduate students, and advanced coaches at the youth level.
Part I: Coaching Foundation
Chapter 1: Developing a Coaching Philosophy
Chapter 2: Communicating Your Approach
Chapter 3: Motivating Golfers
Chapter 4: Building a School Golf Program

Part II: Coaching Plans
Chapter 5: Planning and Preparing for the Season
Chapter 6: Coach Lesson Plans
Chapter 7: Preparing for Practices

Part III: Teaching Techniques and Tactics
Chapter 8: Teaching by “Incremental Learning”
Chapter 9: Putting
Chapter 10: Chipping
Chapter 11: Pitching
Chapter 12: The Full Swing
Chapter 13: Sand Play

Part IV: Coaching Matches
Chapter 14: Preparing for Matches
Chapter 15: Coaching on the Course

Part V: Coaching Evaluation
Chapter 16: Evaluating Team Members' Performance
Chapter 17: Evaluating Your Program

Established in 1981 and rooted in an athlete-centered philosophy that places the developmental needs of athletes ahead of winning at all costs, Human Kinetics Coach Education courses and resources are customized and widely used by youth sport organizations, state high school associations, school districts, state departments of education, colleges and universities, and national governing bodies of Olympic sports to teach, train, and certify coaches.