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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Apply knowledge of equipment technology and golfing characteristics to equipment repair and customisation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120203  Apply knowledge of equipment technology and golfing characteristics to equipment repair and customisation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Sport 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  16 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-11-30  2008-11-30  SAQA 0463/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-11-30   2012-11-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners working towards this standard will be working within a golf club environment, specialising in the golf retailing, added services to golf clubs, golf coaching, sports science and golf event management, where the acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to their job. This standard will also add value to individuals who are seeking to develop a career pathway towards an becoming an accomplished sports management and sports administration specialist.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Applying knowledge of golf ball technology as it affects golf.
  • Applying knowledge of shaft technology as it affects golf.
  • Applying knowledge of club head design and construction as it affects golf.
  • Equipping, managing and maintaining safety in golf workshop.
  • Providing a club repair service to repair and maintain clubs effectively.
  • Applying knowledge of custom fitting technology as it affects golf. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication in two South African languages at NQF Level 4
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 4
  • Computer Literacy NQF Level 3 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate understanding of golf ball technology as it affects golf. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Ball requirements, design history and dimension rules are explained and described in terms of the rules of Golf. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ball behaviour on impact is described in relation to various contexts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ball impact contexts include, but are not limited to, energy and momentum transfer, core deformation, cover face interaction, ball impact and deformation testing (including Shore D testing and compression testing) and ball speed.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ball flight characteristics are described in terms of aerodynamic variables and atmospheric factors. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Flight variables include, but are not limited to, spin, role of dimples, and flight-testing.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ball roll and weight distribution are explained and described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Ball manufacturing methods and material properties are described in the context of manufacturing variability and problems associated therewith. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Advice is given to golfers on the type of ball they should use based on the customer's game, prevailing weather conditions and location of the golf course. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge of shaft technology as it affects golf. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The requirements of the shaft are described as they pertain to delivering the club head to the ball. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The various stresses on shafts are analysed in the context of the swing and impact. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Stresses include, but are not limited to, bending, rotation and torsional deformation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Shaft characteristics and test measures, and their limitations, are described as they relate to club performance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tests include, but are not limited to, shaft flex, frequency testing and torsion testing.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Shaft materials, design and fabrication methods are described in relation to shaft behaviour and properties. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Materials include: but are not limited to, metallic alloys, composite materials; designs include: but are not limited to, tapers and steps fabrication: includes but is not limited to, seamless metal, welded metallic sheet, composite sheet layup, and filament wound.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Shaft variability and modification are described in relation to how they affect shaft properties. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Variability includes, but is not limited to, stiffness variation along length, seams and machinability.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The feel of shafts is described in relation to vibration and damping. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Joint strength in shaft design is described in relation to adhesive properties, surface roughness and wetting. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge of club head design and construction as it affects golf. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Driver head requirements are described in relation to swing speed and distance developments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Club head behaviour on impact is described in relation to various head designs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Head design includes, but is not limited to, wooden head and wood type, hollow metal and alloy type and coefficient of restitution testing.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Driver head construction, materials and manufacture are described in relation to club head characteristics. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Characteristics include, contact times, frequency measurements, hollow drive behaviour, dimensional characterisation, and material characterisation manufacturing methods include, but are not limited to, investment casting, forging, welding, and inserts.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Provide a club repair service to repair and maintain clubs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment, tool and supply requirements, workshop layout and the types of repairs possible are described in relation to small and advanced workshops. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Repairs effected in small workshops include, but are not limited to, regripping, reshafting, changing club lengths, and club assembly, in advanced workshops, repairs effected include, but are not limited to graphite repairs, refinishing woods, metal woods, and stainless steel irons, loft and lie alterations and swing weight alterations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Grips are described in relation to shape, material, and sizes as they affect golf. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Grip removal and replacement is described and carried out using the correct method and replacement grip size. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Shaft lengthening is described and carried out using the correct method and shaft material. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Shaft removal and fitting is described and performed using the correct method and shaft material. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The ways in which golf workshop business can be expanded is described in the contexts of attracting new businesses, observing club defects during teaching, and business profitability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Workshop management and risk assessment are described in relation to health, safety, and legal requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate knowledge of custom fitting technologies as it affects golf play. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Static fitting systems are described in relation to golfer attributes and charting tools provided. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Dynamic fitting principles are described in relation to lie angle, club length and results are explained and interpreted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Putter fitting supplies are described in relation to length, lie angle, loft angle, category, grip, and putting performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Custom built and specialist clubs are described in relation to design and function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The interaction between equipment technology and the golf swing is explained with examples. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner must demonstrate an understanding of:
  • Golf ball technology
  • Shaft technology
  • Club head design and construction
  • Safety procedures for the maintenance and repair of golfing technology and equipment
  • Club repairing
  • Custom fitting technology 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to repair equipment and apply equipment technology to golfing. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community to keep abreast of the latest trends and development in golfing equipment technology. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to ensure that equipment is properly maintained and repaired. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to effect equipment technological repairs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to demonstrate how to repair equipment and apply equipment technology to golfing characteristics and customisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others in repairing, customising and maintaining golfing equipment and technology. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that equipment and technology problem-solving contexts within the golfing environment do not exist in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by ensuring that equipment is maintained on an ongoing basis. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50017   National Diploma: Club Professional Golfing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2008-11-30  Was CATHSSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  73209   National Diploma: Club Professional Golfing  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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