|Golf merit badge
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|| This is the Boy Scout Golf Merit Badge.|
Cub Scouts & Webelos Scouts can earn the Cub Scout Golf Belt Loop & Pin
- 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.
- Study the USGA Rules of Golf now in use.
- a. Tell about the three categories of golf etiquette.
- b. Show that you know about the definitions of golf terms.
- c. Show that you understand the "Rules of Amateur Status."
- Tell about your understanding of the USGA system of handicapping.
- Do the following:
- a. Tell about the early history of golf.
- b. Describe its early years in the United States.
- c. Tell about the accomplishments of a top golfer of your choice.
- Discuss with your counselor vocational opportunities related to golf.
- 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 improve your game.
- 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
- 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.
|| The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:|
Boy Scout Requirements, 2014 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33216 - SKU# 619576)
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