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Teaching and Coaching Level 3 Study Set
For PGA Level 3 Teaching and Coaching KT
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What is the best way to prepare a graphite replacement shaft for insertion into a hosel?
same as a steel shaft except with a non woven belt
According to the course manual, what data describes the launch of the ball?
ball speed, spin rate, launch direction
What has the most impact on developing teaching skills?
A student is considering whether to hit a long iron or hybrid from the fairway in cold, wet conditions. What should the student choose?
Hybrid, doesnt dig into turf
What factor most influences putter loft fitting?
depending on the putting stroke
What ball flight tendency can be expected from hitting a ball lying below the feet?
Why it is important to know the difference between how a family with small children experiences golf compared to an "Electronic User"?
electronic users: use golf for business
family: have a fun casual atmosphere
How does the total weight of a golf club affect a player?
balance and tempo
What provides the ultimate feedback on instructional success?
What term is used to describe learning the skill of putting on a practice green and effectively transferring to various greens on the golf course?
What situation justifies substituting mental practice for physical practice?
cannot go on the course, minor injury or illness
What core business area of a facility is often undervalued by key decision makers?
What is the definition of modeling when used for teaching and coaching?
demonstration and information how to perform the skill
What are the two major ways to structure swing change movements through rehearsal?
skills and transfer practice
What is most affected when the total weight of an iron is altered by replacing a 60-gram graphite shaft with a 110-gram steel shaft?
feel and total weight
What is an example of "Form Focus of Attention"?
stance, ball position, keeping the body still
What will improve the putter's performance for most less-skilled players?
choice of head style
What step in the pre-shot routine is helpful to a player who wants to trust their swing?
logical and positive self talk
How does the PGA define the elite player for purposes of developing a long-term player development plan?
someone who wants to compete on at a high level
How can an expert golfer curve a ball around an obstacle?
knowing the principle behind the skill
What type of teachers experiment with new ideas and practices?
What is the best way for beginners to improve shot performance?
mental practice with physical practice
What should be included in the post-shot routine following a good shot?
accepting the shot, closing eyes, breathing, logical self talk
What is the first step of the PGA Club Fitting Model?
conduct a personal interview
A Teaching professional wants to spend facility resources on game tracking software for her elite-level players. Her facility has recently adopted a new growth of the game initiative. What would be a source of potential conflict in this scenario?
own personal business mission does not match the facility mission
Does cognitively rehearsing procedural skills at a faster rate before physically performing them interfere with the benefits of mental practice?
What is an example of a teaching professional having a positive impact on the facility's financial performance?
memberships, club sales
Based on research, at what speed should a skill be mentally rehearsed prior to actual performance?
Same speed and time
According to the course manual, when working with a less experienced player on the course, what lesson content would be most appropriate?
course etiquette, rules, club selection
How should job responsibilities and expectations be communicated to a prospective teacher?
stated before the teacher is hired
What types of changes are easiest to learn and often result in rapid improvement in performance?
pre-swing corrections like grip, alignment, posture and ball position
The director of golf and his two managers are on a golf outing in which the managers are scoring better. What is the mental game danger posed by this situation?
creating unnecessary added pressure to the game and placing too much importance on the games outcomes
How should players use the post-shot routine to achieve complete focus on the process of playing the game?
accept each shot and manage emotions
What is the cognitive rehearsal of a physical activity in the absence of any observable muscular movement?
According to the course manual, what is the most common reason to use video for on-course lessons
document pre-swing errors and pre-shot routines
What will cutting one inch from the finished length of the club do to the swing weight?
decrease by 6 weight points
What is an example of a pre-swing adjustment
grip, posture, ball position
When is mental practice and motor imagery most effective?
combined with physical practice
How might a player minimize the amount of grass trapped between the club face and the ball when hitting from the rough?
steeper attack angle
Why is it important to have students with similar skill and fitness levels, motivation and experience for group instruction?
more likely to benefit from group instruction where interests vary
The Instructional staff at a new driving range rotates to take lesson bookings.Due to the high demand of lesson bookings, the instructors are missing out on lesson opportunities. What is the most appropriate action the management team should take to address this situation?
have a business plan that specifically for instructional programs
What must one learn in order to gain the benefits of the progressive muscle relaxation technique?
detect the tension and relax the area
How is the playing loft of a driver club calculated?
loft and face angle
If the center of a lie angle impact mark is ¼" from the centerline of the face, how many degrees must the lie angle be changed to move the sole impact mark to the centerline of the face?
How will a more offset head design affect club performance?
send the ball to the left ad possible higher
How should teachers respond to lessons that are getting off track?
having a clear vision of lesson purpose to help adjust the activities back on track
What determines the transfer of golf skill learning
time, skills and goals, skill level
What term is used to describe transferring a learned skill of a 20-foot chip onto a practice green to a 50-foot chip on the same practice green
What role should technology play compared to ball flight when teaching a lesson?
measure, identify swing error
Why do most facilities require that all lesson payments go through the point-of sale system?
avoids the embarrassment of reminding the student to pay, removes the instructors from the exchange, daily reconciliation of lessons to income is critical
What is often challenged when teaching a player with a disability or injury?
What should an instructor do when teaching someone who has lost a limb?
learn how to emulate the swing with the disability
What is the effect of shortening a driver by 1.5 inches?
lowers swing weight by 9 points and increase accuracy
According to the course manual, what do the majority of teachers prefer to do before delivering on-course instruction?
get to know their strengths and weaknesses
What is the most likely result if an instructor is teaching a player who is using ill fitted equipment?
student making good swings will have a undesirable ball flight
What is likely to be the best way for a PGA Professional to promote herself to facility owners interested in improving their player development program?
focus on the benefits they provide
What type of club would be most affected by an ill-fitted lie angle?
How is the shaft butt size determined
calipers to the butt end
The assistant golf professional has been asked to devise a plan to promote the facility's teaching business to the seniors segment of the facility's customer base.What consideration should be included in the plan?
motivation of the golfer's segment
Which analytic technique pays the biggest dividend in improving teaching
A teaching professional is worried about creating an assembly-line effect because he gives lessons all day. How might he improve this situation without changing his teaching load?
create a smaller nucleus of loyal students with customized instruction
A teacher determines that a student better relates to internal motor imagery.What technique would be most successful for this student?
Cheryl is ahead at the final hole of her club's stroke play championship. She takes extra time surveying the green, but three putts and loses the event by one stroke. What most likely happened?
focusing on the wrong thing and trying too hard
Club set make-up should be based on which pair of considerations?
current distance, ball flight, favorite clubs, which clubs the player hits the best
How is the core size of a replacement grip determined?
inside lip, plastic indicator wrapping
A player sees water on the left side of the hole and then begins to visualize a fade for the tee shot. What is the player focusing on?
what to do
An instructor at Ray Ranch GC, has been approached by a long-time student of hers about making a major swing change. When is it appropriate to tell her student that the swing change could adversely affect his playing performance?
think through the advantages and disadvantages of having the student engage in this learning
When recording golf swings from a down the line perspective using 2-D video, what will the club appear to do from a camera angle that is lower and more behind the player?
outside to inside club head path
A relatively new golfer has taken a series of golf lessons beginning with putting, then chipping, then pitching, and most recently the full swing with his irons. He has been able to transfer the relationship of impact from previous lessons to his full swing. Why has this student succeeded in his golf learning?
transfer is more likely once students have the idea of how a principle is applied from the performance of one golf skill or swing to another
What should be established before introducing technology into the learning environment with a beginning golfer?
how the club moves
How is a 1/64" undersized grip created?
Stretching it ¾" past its original length or using a larger grip core size for the shaft butt size
What is often a trade-off during the club fitting process?
distance for greater accuracy
As a rule, where should the player tee the ball on the tee in sidewind conditions?
the side in which the wind is coming from
What makes "cognitive hypothesis" an effective learning tool
plan ahead for physical movements
What information would be most helpful to a director of instruction looking for support of her subjective observations in the performance review of an individual instructor?
determine if the facility is offering the desired stimulation and support
How is the transfer affect most likely to influence the situation where a player with an over the top down swing has been taught to drop the club below the shaft plane?
What should be included in Long term player development planning?
written programs, purpose and goals, key skills, knowledge
What is the purpose of golf instruction from the standpoint of long-term lesson planning?
What is the best course of action if a teacher is unsure of what to say to a player who has a disability or injury?
ask the student for advice
A student relates primarily to which type of imagery if she is able to learn from a face-on video of her swing
What conditions lead to greater learning transfer?
Same/similar conditions, same/similar skills
How can a teacher use technology to help a golfer identify the root cause of losing clubhead lag too soon
pressure plate, 3D image
What is occurring when instructors mentally review and question their instruction?
What is the least reliable way to ascertain an instructors teaching skills?
What practice can teachers develop to reduce the amount of required thought in a lesson so that the focus is on the students learning needs
And instructor uses a new teaching technique during a lesson that is unsuccessful. What course of action should the teacher take?
trust instinct, reflect later
The landscape of golf's core customer base is shifting from targeting existing golfers to what customer demographic?
What core business area of a facility is often undervalued by key decision makers
What is one of the primary reasons customers take lessons?
Acquire skills to entertain and accept invitations to play at other clubs
According to the course manual, what did the majority of players report after a club fitting session
game improvement exceeded expectations
Where should a player play the ball when approaching a shot from an uphill lie?
aim right, less loft, left knee forward
What is a common occurrence with a shot on an uphill lie?
higher, slight left, chunk
For which lie are players well advised to keep the suspension point constant
What is an acceptable practice when a shaft has reusable old build up tape already on it?
leave, double sided tape on top
What is the benefit of properly matched shafts
consistency, allow player to deliver club to impact correctly
How does the total weight of a golf club affect a player
balance and tempo
What angle has the most affect on ball flight distance?
What will exaggerate the effects on a ball flight caused by an improper lie angle
How can a student overcome negative effect or interference in competitive pressure situations
increase practice under pressure and playing condition
What is lacking when newly introduced swing changes are lost between lessons?
What is the most important shot in golf?
What is one way that players can achieve realistic goals?
set realistic goals
What type of player is best served by individual lessons?
What is the difference between a lesson plan and a long-term developmental plan?
long term over multiple lessons
The student Relates primarily to which type of imagery if she is unable to learn from a face-on video of her swing?
Addison has acquired a new student who previously played ice hockey. During the opening interview, Addison asks questions to find out ways he can take advantage of previous learning, what skills to teach, and what order to teach them. This is an example of what learning transfer concept?
Should technology be used to help develop one model swing for all players?
What type of feedback does technology provide during practice?
When putting, from what distance with a 1° direction change hit the edge of the hole instead of the center of the hole?
What do reflective teacher examine in addition to instructional content and activities?
How should teachers reflect on their own teaching?
According to the course manual, what is often overlooked by outstanding teaching professionals when building a teaching business
According to the course manual, effective teaching programs are similar to which other development model
What percentage of teachers believe that video is a valuable tool?
When working with an advanced player on the course, what lesson content would be most appropriate?
influence of lies and flights
What is the likely affect on impact when the ball lies above the feet
left and heavy
Where should the ball be positioned when playing from a downhill lie?
What type of sole should a sand wedge have to hit an effective shot from a hard pan lie?
thin minimum bounce
What wind condition magnifies errors in ball flight?
Which playing condition would hide a students ball flight errors
What should be expected from a flyer lie
lower trajectory, more roll
Does a double sided tape count as a layer of build up tape?
no, 2 x build up
What is the standard size of a man's grip
What will be the result of replacing a grip with one that is heavier than the original?
lighter swing weight
What type of shafts require butt trimming
What are the two operative considerations when replacing a shaft?
flex and weight
When is epoxy considered cured enough for ball striking?
What will cutting 1 inch from the finished length of the club do to the swing weight?
decrease 6 points
How will the bounce angle of the club be affected when the loft is increased by 2°?
bounce increased 2 degrees
What condition indicates a faulty club head angle?
loft and lie
What is the first thing to consider when preparing to bend the lie angle of an iron
forge or cast, head metal
What is the best way to compensate for a poor Lie angle?
How long after a club fitting is it recommended to perform a follow up evaluation?
Which ball flight law has the most influence on golfers ability to control the distance of their putts
centeredness of contact
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