Most students carry a lot of stress due to their classes, but there are units out there that could do the opposite.
Pierce College’s Golf Skills is one option for just that.
The college offers two sessions, Mondays and Wednesdays, one that goes from 9:35 to 10:40 a.m. and another than runs from 11:10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
The purpose of the class is to teach students golf etiquette and technique, according to Athletic Director Bob Lofrano, who teaches the class.
“He’s really nice, very helpful, and very patient,” said Analiza Martinez, beginning golfer and currently enrolled in the class.
Lofrano has been teaching golf here for over 20 years, and has been an avid golfer his whole life.
“That’s what your preparing them for is to go out and play in public,” said Lofrano.
The class is taught at a beginner level, even though some more experienced golfers come to work on their game.
The golfers meet and practice on the grass area next to the softball field, working on their short game and hitting long drive’s into the Pit, according to Lofrano.
The class is not competitively driven, and most of the students look forward to their time on field as a time to relax and learn.
“They set up a six whole par three course. We break up into teams and we keep score,” said Ben Chin, off-and-on golfer and student at Pierce. “The winner gets a thumbs up.”
The class is an opportunity to get one unit and make your time at school a little less stressful.
“It’s just relaxing,” said Martinez.
If you are interested to join next semester the name of the class is Physical Education – Golf Skills and the unit is UC:CSU transferable.