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ERIC Number: ED081727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 6
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Comparison of Two Methods of Teaching Golf.
Mason, Danny; Burkhardt, Ed
This study investigated the effects of two methods of teaching golf. The subjects were 63 male college students enrolled in beginning golf who had played no more than three rounds of golf during their life and had received no previous golf instruction. Before instruction began, each group was given written copies of the general rules of golf and received one and one-half hours of group discussion regarding rules, etiquette, and general playing procedures. Group one (S=37) was taught the basic fundamentals of golf by the traditional method of starting with the eight or nine iron; this group practiced with eight or nine irons for the duration of the semester. Group two (S=26) was taught the basic fundamentals of golf by beginning with the number three wood and practicing with it for the duration of the semester. It was found, through analysis of variance, that the mean nine hole and mean eighteen hole scores for the two groups were not statistically different prior to or following the instructional period. Comparison using the t-test revealed significant score improvement, indicating that either method could be used as the primary teaching tool in beginning golf classes at the college level. (Authors/JA)
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Note: Paper presented at the Convention of the American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 1973