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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of the basic elements of golf fitness 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
336054  Demonstrate an understanding of the basic elements of golf fitness 
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  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
120193  Demonstrate an understanding of the basic elements of golf fitness  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10  Complete 

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:
  • Describing and explaining golf specific training and its variations from other sports.
  • Applying muscular-skeletal screening of golfers for fitness training.
  • Demonstrating and explaining stretching and warming up exercises for golfers.
  • Describing and explaining the process of strength and conditioning in golfers.
  • Describing and explaining the aerobic function in relation to the golfer.
  • Describing and explaining training in relation to training volume and in different climates. 

  • 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.
  • The Unit Standard entitled, "Apply anatomical and physiological knowledge to golfing activity". 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain golf specific training and its variations from other sports. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Golf specific training is differentiated from the training needs of other sports. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The Periodisation process is defined listing its separate related components. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Periodisation processes include, but are not limited to, general preparation, specific preparation, pre-competition, competition and transition.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Formal and informal annual plans for golf training are explained and devised for specific golfers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The factors that are important in a player's preparation before playing golf are analysed to determine routine plans for the player. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Preparation factors include, but are not limited to, physical, mental, technical and tactical preparation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Training programs are selected for golfers according to time available, commitment and level of development. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply muscular-skeletal screening of golfers for fitness training. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Muscular-skeletal screening is described in relation to its origin and purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The benefits of muscular-skeletal screening are described and explained in terms of improving a golfer's success on the golf course. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role of the golf professional and the physiotherapist in muscular-skeletal screening is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Common physiological weaknesses are anlysed in relation to the negative impact on a golfers play. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Common physiological weaknesses include, but are not limited to, flat feet, tight pelvic and hip muscles, tight forearms and rounded shoulders.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Screening forms are used in a specific context for evaluation purposes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate and explain stretching and warming up exercises for golfers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The benefits of warming up and stretching exercises are explained and understood in relation to overall performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods of stretching and warming up exercises are explained and demonstrated practically. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Common faults in performing stretching and warming up exercises are explained and remedial action proposed to clients. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate understanding of the process of strengthing and conditioning exercises in golfers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Accountability for carrying out and record keeping of strength and conditioning exercises is explained to individual golfers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The criteria for selecting a strength and conditioning coach are described with examples of good practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The benefits and methods of strengthening and conditioning are understood for corrective intervention purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Various protocols in strength and conditioning exercises for golfers are understood and explained illustrating the benefits of each. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Strength and conditioning protocols for golfers include, but are not limited to, warming up and stretching, abdominal training and stability training, heavy weights and building muscles, running and aerobic work, cycling and swimming.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Golf specific conditioning and resistance exercises are understood and explained outlining the benefits of each. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Golf specific conditioning and resistance exercises for golfers include, but are not limited to, pilates style posture bar exercises and Swiss ball postural exercises.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Describe and explain the aerobic function in relation to the golfer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance and benefits of a good aerobic function for golfers is explained in relation to performance enhancement. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The benefits of good aerobic function include, but are not limited to, physiological, muscular-skeletal, exercise tolerance and reduced obesity benefits.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Muscle fatigue and its effects of the golfer are explained in relation to the golfer's aerobic function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The health and safety factors to be considered, prior to participating in programs to improve aerobic fitness are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The factors to be considered prior to participating in aerobic function include, but are not limited to, strength and conditioning, golfer's personal fitness, golfers current health status, amount of impact involved, programmes relevance to golf, and qualifications of the program provider.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The benefits of correct breathing patterns and techniques for golfers are explained and demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Describe and explain training in relation to training volume and in different climates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The considerations applicable to organising training volumes for individual golfers are explained and understood. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Considerations determining training volume include, but are not limited to, standard of the golfer, competition level participating in, time spent on other components of the golf program, and the end results of the periodisation program.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The use and benefits of the Get Fit for Golf stableford form is explained in relation to other forms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Practice volumes are set according to the golfer's individual needs and time available for practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Total training time and quality training is explained in relation to limiting factors and their management. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Factors limiting effective training include, but are not limited to, fatigue, lack of planning, injury and burnout.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Factors relevant to gaining maximum benefit from practice are explained and understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A basic fitness test with drills for golfers is demonstrated practically. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Environmental conditions applicable to training are explained and described to minimise the health risk factors. 


    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 
  • A basic understanding of general sports training skills.
  • Physiological and anatomical systems as they impact on golf performance.
  • Aerobic functions in golf.
  • Training skills. 

  • 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 golf fitness training needs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to provide feedback to golfers on their fitness levels and progress. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to ensure that training of golfers for physical performance is managed and scheduled effectively and that fitness charts are tracked. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to analyse fitness levels and develop a programme for golfer accordingly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to give feedback to golfers of physical performance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others in training golfers to maximise their physical performance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts within the golf performance do not exist in isolation and that many anatomical, environment and physiological factors impact performance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by ensuring that golfers maximise their physical performance. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 120193, "Demonstrate an understanding of the basic elements of golf fitness", Level 5, 10 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    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: 
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