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Golf Merit Badge Workbook
This Scoutmaster Bucky Merit Badge Workbook is based off the 2021 Scouts BSA Requirements.
Type your work on this page or download the Golf Workbook PDF.

Consider also using the Golf merit badge class preparation page for clarification and expections when participating in a Scoutmaster Bucky merit badge opportunity (online or in-person).

Scout's Name:
Requirement 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.
Requirement 2: Study the USGA "Rules of Golf" now in use.
Requirement 2a: Tell about the three categories of golf etiquette.
Requirement 2b: Demonstrate that you understand the definitions of golf terms.
Requirement 2c: Show that you understand the "Rules of Amateur Status."
Requirement 3: Tell about your understanding of the USGA system of handicapping.
Requirement 4: Do the following:
Requirement 4a: Tell about the early history of golf.
Requirement 4b: Describe golf's early years in the United States.
Requirement 4c: Tell about the accomplishments of a top golfer of your choice.
Requirement 5: Discuss with your counselor vocational opportunities related to golf.
Requirement 6: Do the following:
Requirement 6a: Tell how golf can contribute to a healthy lifestyle, mentally and physically.
Requirement 6b: Tell how a golf exercise plan can help you play better. Show two exercises that would help improve your game.
Requirement 7: Show the following:
Requirement 7a: The proper grip, stance, posture, and key fundamentals of a good swing
Requirement 7b: The full wood shot, played from a tee
Requirement 7c: The fairway wood shot
Requirement 7d: The long iron shot
Requirement 7e: The short iron shot
Requirement 7f: The approach, chip-and-run, and pitch shots
Requirement 7g: The sand iron shot, bunker, or heavy rough recovery shots
Requirement 7h: A sound putting stroke
Requirement 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:
Requirement 8a: Follow the "Rules of Golf."
Requirement 8b: Practice good golf etiquette.
Requirement 8c: Show respect to fellow golfers, committee, sponsor, and gallery.