Welcome to Your First Par Course
Your First Par course is a Level 1 course ideal for newer golfers and is presented by top-selling golf author Christina Ricci. This fun course is a great place to start and recommended for all players. You’d be surprised what you through you knew…well maybe not? That’s why this course is NOT just for newbies. The Par Course is comprehensive curriculum that covers everything you need from bag drop to your last putt on 18. It is designed to provide a brand new player and the more experienced players, tee to green game knowledge. For the brand new player, this course may be your first experience with the game. Welcome!
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- History of the Game
- Object & Benefits
- Equipment & Gear
- Lay of the Golf Land
- Around the Course
- Let’s Hit the Ball
- Rules & Etiquette
- Resources and Next Steps
A LITTLE HISTORY
Golf as we know it today originated from a game played on the eastern coast of Scotland in the Kingdom of Fife during the 15th century. Players would hit a pebble around a natural course of sand dunes, rabbit runs and tracks using a stick or primitive club. Let’s get you up to speed on golf’s back story!
OBJECT & BENEFITS
The object of the game is to complete what is known as a hole by playing a ball from the teeing ground into the hole on the putting green in the fewest possible number of strokes. A “round of golf’ consists of playing 18 such holes with an option to play 9 holes. There are 3 types of courses: 18 hole course, Par 3 Course or an Executive style course designed to be a quick round. Plus, whether you’re a gal or a guy– you’ll meet a group of gals that share the wonderful benefits of engaging in this great game.
EQUIPMENT & GEAR
Golf equipment encompasses the various items that are used to play the sport of golf. Types of equipment include the golf ball itself, the clubs to strike the ball, devices that aid in the process of playing a stroke, and items that in some way enrich the playing experience. Christina will quite literally walk with you on a personal tour of a local golf shop sharing all the intel on what you need to get started or updated.
INTRODUCTION TO GOLF LINGO
In this playlist, sit back, relax and learn the common terms and lingo that you’ll hear as you begin your golf journey. If you have some experience under your belt (advanced beginner), I provide key tips on the yes/no’s of key positions. It is a great refresher to confirm that YES, I understand what this means. Knowledge with confidence is our goals with this course.
I’M HERE…NOW WHAT?
From making the tee time, bag drop to hole number one, you’ll learn all the essentials for a smooth arrival.
The range is the designated pre-round warm-up and practice area. You’ll learn suggested warm-up routines and best practices for practice
COURSE AREAS & CLUBS
Christina walks you through the areas of the course such as the tee box, rough, airway as well as typical clubs that you’ll use in these areas of the course. Plus, you’ll learn about Uneven Lies.
PAR 3 & BIG COURSE TOURS
Let’s head out to the Par 3 Course! Today, you’ll learn lots of great things such as etiquette, playing tips, do’s and don’t so you can keep your pals and make new ones. So, let’s get to it.
INTRODUCTION TO SET-UPS
Grip, posture, stance and ball positions with various clubs. You’ll learn how to align yourself to your intended target…an important factor of the game. Plus, we’ll ensure a safe back for golf longevity.
PRE-TEE & OFF THE TEE
You’ll learn a great tip pre-tee-off. Plus, get confident on the lay of the tee box land. The driver is considered a specialty shot with its unique set-up designed to launch it. Grab your kid’s squirt gun and garlic for this fun series.
INTRO TO GOLF POSITIONS
Let’s talk positions in the golf swing. You’ll learn all about Takeaway Backswing, Downswing, Impact and Release. From there, you’ll put all those together with an awesome Finish. And there’s your golf swing. Easy-peasy lemon squeezy.
AROUND & ON THE GREEN
You’ll get introduced to shots just around the green, so you can get comfortable with a pitch, chip or lob shot. You’ll jump into a bunker and learn how to splash it out. Once on the green, you’ll learn the essentials of putting including set-up, line & speed and reading the green. You’ll look like a pro in no time.
NEW RULES OF GOLF
Find out how to get this in your bag.
ON THE COURSE WITH MARC & CHRISTINA
Enjoy this special on the Course series with Marc & Christina showcasing all the top rules & etiquettes we may encounter during a round of golf.
PACE OF PLAY
Learn how to be a hare and not a turtle.
AROUND & ON THE GREEN
You’ll learn the top rules and etiquette around and on the green, so we can ensure that no strokes are needlessly tossed away. Plus, we want to keep our friends and make new ones!
KEEPING SCORE…OR NOT
For new players, the scorecard can be an intimidating situation. No fret. Christina gives you a scorecard tour where you’ll learn the lay of the scorecard land. Plus, you’ll learn other fun things you can do with a scorecard. And for those that do not like to keep score…wait to you hear her advice!
We’ll dive in with an apology or two. Learn how to think like a pro and learn how to get that ultra-confidence that everyone else seems to have.
DEALING WITH OTHERS
You’ll learn how to keep pace of play, who goes first, what to watch and not to watch, all to keep you and your group happy. You’ll be up to speed before you can say FORE!
DEALING WITH YOU
You’ll want to avoid this scenario at all costs.
GOLF FOR BUSINESS
Get the inside track on using golf for building strong relationships and bigger bottom-lines. Plus, get connected with great organizations that support and engage women to play and enjoy this great game.
ON THE BENCH WITH CHRISTINA
Join Christina in her series, On the Bench as she shares her favorite golf reads and other fun topics. In fact, each week, you’ll have a reading assignment…how school-like!
PRACTICE & GOAL SETTING
Now that you have all the intel, it’s time to set goals and establish a game plan for quality practice. Plus, learn key learning best practices on practice too.
WORKING WITH AND FINDING A PRO
Explore resources for finding a golf professional in your hood. Plus, your invited to capture your swing and send it to Christina for awesome online swing help…tee to green!
FINAL EXAM WEEK
Let’s assess your knowledge of all the awesomeness that you learned during the 6 Week Course.
My goal is to provide you with all the intel from tee to green so you can walk onto hole number with ultra-confidence. – Christina Ricci, Your More Pars Coach
On completion of the final exam, you’ll receive a virtual achievement certificate that you can print and share on social touting your awesomeness!