As a Professional Golf Association (PGA) of America Master Professional with Specialization in Teaching who has given more than 20, 000 golf lessons over the last 18 years, this author became intrigued with the fact that for the last 20 years, the average handicap for more than 27 million golfers in the United States has not improved. As a practicing adult education facilitator for 18 years, this author experienced the importance using effective adult education principles in formal classroom settings to ensure active learning for adult students. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to determine if incorporating adult education principles as a primary method of teaching the golf swing would improve instruction and eventually enhance the ability of golf students to learn, lower their golf scores, and realize more enjoyment in the game of golf. Research was conducted at The Golf Academy of the Carolinas with three PGA golf swing instructors employed by the school and six students enrolled in the school. Training in adult education principles and techniques was provided to the PGA golf swing instructors as part of this study. The research methods and techniques used included interviews with participants and researcher observation. The study investigated whether PGA golf swing instructors and golf swing students preferred golf swing instruction based on adult education principles and techniques over the traditional model of golf swing instruction employed by teachers since the early 1900s.The story of American golf. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Wiren biographical information. (n. d.). Retrieved February 15, 2006 from http://www.garywiren.com/ index.php?gw=05_06rankings Wiren, G. (1990). PGA teaching manual: The art andanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Effectiveness of Adult Education Principles in Teaching the Golf Swing|
|Author||:||Eric C. Wilson|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|