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GOLF MERIT BADGE

 

 

Although not required, Scouts will find earning the Golf Merit Badge a lot easier to earn if they already have completed their First Aid Merit Badge and their 1st Class Rank.  First aid and Injury care requirements for golf are done in these areas and will make the Golf Merit Badge much easier to complete.

If you like the Golf Merit Badge, consider also doing Athletics or Sports.

 

Scoutmaster Bucky offered this merit badge:

Saturday April 4, 2015

Oakdale, MN

 

6 Scouts

Saturday May 8, 2010

Oakdale, MN

 

22 Scouts

 

 

 

Created:

1976

 

 

Scoutmaster Bucky Class Prep Page:

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Scoutmaster Bucky Workbook:

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Golf Merit Badge History Page:

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MERIT BADGE REQUIREMENTS

source: Boy Scout Requirements, 2015 Edition

 

1. Discuss safety on the golf course. Show that you know first aid for injuries or illnesses that could occur while golfing, including heat reactions, dehydration, blisters, sprains, and strains.

 

2. Study the USGA "Rules of Golf" now in use.

a. Tell about the three categories of golf etiquette.

b. Demonstrate that you understand the definitions of golf terms.

c. Show that you understand the "Rules of Amateur Status".

 

3. Tell about your understanding of the USGA system of handicapping.

 

4. Do the following

a. Tell about the early history of golf.

b. Describe golf's early years in the United States.

c. Tell about the accomplishments of a top golfer of your choice.

 

5. Discuss with your counselor vocational opportunities related to golf.

 

6. Do the following:

a. Tell how golf can contribute to a healthy lifestyle, mentally and physically.

b. Tell how a golf exercise plan can help you play better. Show two exercises that would help improve your game.

 

7. Show the following:

a. The proper grip, stance, posture, and key fundamentals of a good swing.

b. The full wood shot, played from a tee.

c. The fairway wood shot.

d. The long iron shot.

e. The short iron shot.

f. The approach, chip-and-run, and pitch shots.

g. The sand iron shot, bunker, or heavy rough recovery shots.

h. A sound putting stroke.

 

8. Play a minimum of two nine-hole rounds or one 18-hole round of golf with another golfer about your age and with your counselor, or an adult approved by your counselor. Do the following:

a. Follow the "Rules of Golf".

b. Practice good golf etiquette.

c. Show respect to fellow golfers, committee, sponsor, and gallery.

 

this page last reviewed and updated - December 2015