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

Describe, implement and teach the principles and building blocks of a golf swing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120206  Describe, implement and teach the principles and building blocks of a golf swing 
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  12 
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 
This unit standard is a core standard and forms part of the qualification, Higher Diploma: Professional Golfing for Club Professionals, and is registered at Level 5 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Learners working towards this standard will be learning towards the full qualification, or 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 one's job. This standard will also add value to individuals who are seeking to develop a career pathway towards an accomplished sports management and sports administration specialist.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Describing and applying basic knowledge and principles relating to the golf swing.
  • Analysing, describing and demonstrating the pre-swing phase in golf swing building.
  • Analysing, describing and demonstrating the in-swing phase in golf swing building.
  • Analysing, describing and demonstrating the post-swing phase in golf swing building. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    All learners accessing this qualification must be in possession of a Further Education and Training Certificate or equivalent qualification, bearing in mind the learning assumed to be in place. Learners will have competences in a first and second language, as well as communication NQF Level 4, mathematical literacy as per the NQF level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe and apply basic knowledge and principles relating to the golf swing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The history of literature relating to the golf swing is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact variables affecting ball flight are explained and demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Impact variables include club face position, swing path, angle o attack and club head speed.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relationship between laws, principles and preferences in the golf swing are understood and applied to a teaching model for the golf swing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The effects of non-square impact on the golf ball trajectory are described and demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The factors determining ball flight are explained and examples provided. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse, describe and demonstrate the pre-swing phase in golf swing building. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The golf swing is defined and its important characteristics analysed and explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Important characteristics of the golf swing include, but are not limited to, purpose, accuracy, consistency, power, efficiency, injury avoidance, effectiveness, and swing phases.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The grip or hold in relation to the golf swing, is analysed, described and demonstrated with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The grip in the golf swing includes, but is not limited to an analysis of: hand and wrist function, requirements of a good grip, overlap grip, interlock grip, ten fingered grip, grip choice, strong weak and neutral grip, and detecting grip errors.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The aim in relation to the golf swing, is analysed, described and demonstrated with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The aim in the golf swing includes, but is not limited to an analysis of: importance, aiming process, aiming the clubface, aiming the body, alternative approaches, and basic pre-shot routine.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The setup in relation to the golf swing, is analysed, described and demonstrated with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The setup in the golf swing includes, but is not limited to an analysis of: importance, ball position, preparedness, posture, weight distribution, alternatives, and left right balance.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse, describe and demonstrate the in-swing phase in golf swing building. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Swing technique in relation to the golf swing, is analysed, described and demonstrated with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Swing technique in the golf swing includes, but is not limited to an analysis of: technique as a whole, basic technique, general points, the swing in action and impact.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Swing plane in relation to the golf swing, is analysed, described and demonstrated with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Swing plane in the golf swing includes, but is not limited to an analysis of: the concept, differentiating between plane and arc, arc length and with, importance and influences on plane, flat and upright planes and visual description.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Dynamic balance in relation to the golf swing, is analysed, described and demonstrated with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Dynamic balance in the swing includes, but is not limited to an analysis of: importance, leg function, weight transfer, rotation and swing centre.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Leverage in relation to the golf swing, is analysed, described and demonstrated with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Leverage in the swing includes, but is not limited to an analysis of: importance, lever system, arm function, wrist cock, release and connection.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Analyse, describe and demonstrate the post-swing phase in golf swing building. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Follow through in relation to the golf swing, is analysed, described and demonstrated with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Feedback in relation to the golf swing, is analysed, described and demonstrated with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Playing golf on a golf course is demonstrated in relationship the golf swing. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Playing the course in relationship to the golf swing includes, but is not limited to an analysis of: awkward lies, uphill, downhill and sidehill lies, and swinging from fairway bunkers.
     


    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 principles relating to the golf swing.
  • Pre-swing phases in golf swing building.
  • In-swing phases in golf swing building.
  • Post-swing phases in golf swing building.
  • The anatomical and physiological aspects of the body as they relate to golfing activity. 

  • 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 analyse and apply the principles relating to the golf swing. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to ensure that all theoretical knowledge pertaining to the swing is effectively integrated. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to analyse and apply the knowledge for effective swing building. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to gain feedback on swing and insight into how to build swing. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others in to analyse the swing phases in a golf swing. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts within golf swinging do not exist in isolation and that anatomical and physiological factors will affect golf swing. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Articulation Possibilities:

    This unit standard will enable a learner to articulate to other qualifications in Sports Management and Administration. 

    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 
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


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