Golf Merit Badge
Current Scouts BSA Requirements
as of May 24, 2023
Discuss safety on the golf course. Show that you know first aid for injuries or illnesses that could occur while golfing, including lightning strike, heat reactions, dehydration, blisters, sprains, and strains.
Study the USGA “Rules of Golf” now in use.
Tell about the three categories of golf etiquette.
Demonstrate that you understand the definitions of golf terms.
Show that you understand the “Rules of Amateur Status.”
Tell about your understanding of the World Handicap System.
Tell about the early history of golf.
Describe golf’s early years in the United States.
Tell about the accomplishments of a top golfer of your choice.
Discuss with your counselor vocational opportunities related to golf.
Tell how golf can contribute to a healthy lifestyle, mentally and physically.
Tell how a golf exercise plan can help you play better. Show two exercises that would help improve your game.
The proper grip, stance, posture, and key fundamentals of a good swing
Driver played from a tee
The approach, chip-and-run, and pitch shots
A recovery shot from a bunker or heavy rough
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:
Follow the “Rules of Golf.”
Practice good golf etiquette.
Show respect to fellow golfers, committee, sponsor, and gallery.