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

Apply the rules of golf in various contexts 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120208  Apply the rules of golf in various contexts 
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 
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 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:
  • Demonstrating an understating of the history of golf rules and the structure and layout of the rules of golf.
  • Interpreting, giving advice on, and explaining the rules relating to the play and administration of golf.
  • Interpreting, giving advice on, and explaining the rules of golf relating to local rules and competition conditions.
  • Interpreting, giving advice on, and explaining the rules of golf relating to club and ball design.
  • Interpreting, giving advice on, and explaining the rules of golf relating amateur status. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners accessing this standard are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 4.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understating of the history of golf rules and the structure and layout of the rules of golf. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The history of the rules of golf is briefly outlined and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The format of the rules book of the rules of golf is understood and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The use of the rule book is demonstrated in making decisions as to procedure and penalties in various circumstances. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Use of the rule book includes, but is not limited to making decisions relating to, identifying the form of play, who is involved, where the incident occurred, playing out of turn, ball unfit for play, carrying 15 clubs or more, out of bounds, lost ball, stroke, obstruction and equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Teaching resources are described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Teaching resources include R & A Rules Illustrated and R & A Rules of golf.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Etiquette is defined and the basis of etiquette is explained in relation to the game of golf. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Interpret, give advice on, and explain the rules relating to the play and administration of golf. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Rules relating to the game of golf are explained and applied. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Rules relating to the game of golf include rules relating to game play, match play, stoke play, other forms of play and the penalties for breaches of game rules.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Rules relating to the golf clubs and balls are explained and applied. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Rules relating to golfing equipment include rules relating to the use of golf clubs, golf balls, and the penalties for breaches of equipment rules.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Rules relating to player responsibilities in golf are explained and applied. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Rules relating to player responsibility include rules player conduct, practice, advise indicating line of play, information as to stokes taken, and penalties for breaches of player responsibility rules.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Rules relating to the order of play, teeing ground, playing the ball and the putting green are explained and applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Rules relating to the balls moved, deflected or stopped are explained and applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Rules relating to relief situations and procedures are explained and applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Rules relating to the administration, committees, disputes and decision making are explained and applied. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Interpret, provide advice on, and explain the rules of golf relating to local rules and competition conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Typical local rules relating to defining bounds and margins are discussed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Typical local rules relating to hazards are discussed with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Hazard rules include lateral water hazards and provisional ball rules.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Typical local rules relating to environment and course preservation are discussed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Typical local rules relating to temporary conditions are discussed with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Temporary conditions include, but are not limited to, mud and water and course protection and temporary condition rules include, but are not limited to, lifting and cleaning balls, preferred lies and winter rules.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Typical local rules relating to obstructions are discussed with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Obstructions include, but are not limited to, stones, bunkers, roads, immovable obstructions, protecting young trees, and obstruction rules include but are not limited to dropping and relieve zones.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Typical matters established by the committee as competition conditions are described with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Conditions include, but are not limited to, specification of conforming balls, starting times, caddie use, pace of play, suspensions of play due to dangerous conditions, practice, advice, new holes, transport, anti-doping, tie decisions, drawing in match play, and penalties for breaching conditions.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Interpret, provide advice on, and explain the rules of golf relating to club and ball design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The procedures to be followed when a player is in doubt as to whether clubs conform to regulation are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The rules relating to club design generally are described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Club design rules include, but are not limited to rules relating to, adjustability, length, and alignment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The rules relating to clubshaft design are described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Clubshaft design rules include, but are not limited to rules relating to shaft straightness and attachment to clubhead.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The rules relating to clubhead design are described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Clubhead design rules include, but are not limited to rules relating to plain in shape, dimensions and size, woods, irons, putters and striking faces.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The rules relating to club face design are described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Club face design rules include, but are not limited to rules relating to impact area, roughness of material. impact area markings, decoration.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The rules relating to golf ball design are described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Gold ball design rules include, but are not limited to rules relating to weight, size, spherical symmetry, initial velocity and overall distance standards.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Interpret, provide advice on, and explain the rules of golf relating to amateur status. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The format and outline of the rules relating to amateur status is understood and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Definitions relevant to understanding amateur statue are understood and explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Definitions include, but are not limited to those of amateur golfer, golf skill and reputation, governing body, junior golf, prize, and symbolic prize.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Definitions relating to professionalism, the professional Golfer's Association and Professional Tournament Players are understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The rules relating to prizes are described and applied at club and course level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The rules relating to payment of expenses are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The rules and exceptions relating to payment for golf instruction by amateurs are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The rules relating to the use of golf skill and reputation are described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The rules relating to the reinstatement of amateur status are described and explained. 


    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 history of the rules of golf.
  • R& A Rules Illustrated.
  • R &A Rules of golf.
  • Decision making skills in relation to golf rules.
  • Rules relating to the play and administration of golf.
  • Local rules and competition conditions.
  • Rules of club and ball design.
  • Rules of amateur golf. 

  • 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 interpret and apply the rules of golf. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community to communicate golf rules as they apply in tournaments, match play, tournaments and pro-am's. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to ensure that the format of rules and rules books are correctly applied. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to interpret and advise on rules of golf. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to train rules of golf. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts within the golfing context do not exist in isolation and that rules must be integrated into golfing training. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by communicating rules effectively so that golfers are correctly informed. 

    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  73189   Further Education and Training Certificate: Golfing and Golf Coaching  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  73209   National Diploma: Club Professional Golfing  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    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 
    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 


    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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