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

Display a holistic understanding of golf and golfing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120211  Display a holistic understanding of golf and golfing 
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 understanding of the history of golf, its ethos and administration.
  • Displaying knowledge the history of noteworthy tournaments of the past and present.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of noteworthy golfers of the past and present.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of noteworthy golf courses. 

  • 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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the history of golf, its ethos and administration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The history of golf is described using anecdotes from the past to illustrate changes to and developments in the game. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Golf history includes, but is not limited to, the origins of golf, early development of golf in Scotland and Europe, and the Unites States of America, development of golf in modern times.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The early history of golf administration is understood and contrasted with golf administration at the present time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A comparison is made of the history of golf administration in the USA, South Africa and other parts of the world highlighting similarities and differences and their effect on the game in each country. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    South African golf history includes, but is not limited to, the origins of golf in South Africa, early Golf Clubs in South Africa, history of golf administration in South Africa and history of past players and early golf tournaments in South Africa.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The history of golf equipment and its influence on the development of golf is described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The history of the development of the rules of golf is explained with an explanation of how the changes to the rules have affected the game both positively and negatively. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Display knowledge the history of noteworthy tournaments of the past and present. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The history of noteworthy tournaments includes, but is not limited to, their foundation and history, noteworthy players past and present, noteworthy holes and their play, landmarks, trophies and organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Explanations are given of the history of major golf tournaments focussing on their origins, major developments and lore. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Major golf tournaments include but are not limited to the British Open, the Masters, the Open Championships, the American Open, the American PGA tournament.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The history of the PGA Tour is described and discussed highlighting its origins, major developments and lore. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The PGA tour includes but is not limited to the USA tour, the European tour and the South African tour.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The history of the Ryder Cup is given focussing on its origins, major developments and lore. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge of noteworthy golfers of the past and present. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Great players of the early years (before 1st world war), their notable achievements and contributions to golfing are described in relation to their tournament wins, prize money earned and influence on the game. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Great players of the middle years (1920's - 1930's), their notable achievements and contributions to golfing are described in relation to their tournament wins, prize money earned and influence on the game. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Great modern players, their notable achievements and contributions to golfing are described in relation to their tournament wins, prize money earned and influence on the game. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate knowledge of noteworthy golf courses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The distinctive features of links courses are described together with and the history of their development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Noteworthy links courses are named with their associated tournaments and events. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The distinctive features of parkland courses are described together with and the history of their development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Noteworthy parkland courses are named with their associated tournaments and events. 


    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 golf and its administration.
  • The history and development of equipment.
  • The history and development of the rules of golf.
  • The ethos of the game.
  • The great tournaments, golf courses and players. 

  • 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 plan and manage golf tournaments. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community in order to effectively manage a golf tournament. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to ensure that tournament planning if completed timeously and implemented successfully. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to determine tournament requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to inform all relevant stakeholders regarding tournament protocol and activities related thereto. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others in managing tournaments effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that tournament planning and management problem-solving contexts within the golfing context do not exist in isolation and many peripheral stakeholders and activities impact on the success thereof. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by organising tournaments professionally. 

    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 
    Fundamental  73209   National Diploma: Club Professional Golfing  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Fundamental  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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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.