Boy Scout Merit Badge
- Study the USGA Rules of Golf now in use.
- Tell about the three categories of golf etiquette.
- Show that you know about the definitions of golf terms.
- Tell about your understanding of the Golf Rules in Brief.
- Show that you understand the "Rules of Amateur Status."
- Tell about your understanding of the USGA system of handicapping. Show
that you have established your handicap under this system.
- Do the following:
- Tell about the early history of golf.
- Describe its early years in the United States.
- Tell about the accomplishments of a top golfer of your choice from each
of the following periods:
- Before 1900
- 1900 to 1940
- 1940 to present
- Talk over the following:
- Six vocational opportunities of golf
- Advantages of the amateur golfer
- Tell how a golf exercise plan can help you play better. Show two exercises
that would improve your game.
- Show the following:
- The proper grip, stance, pivot, and parts of a good swing
- The full wood shot, played from a tee
- The fairway wood shot
- The long iron shot
- The short iron shot
- The approach, chip, pitch, and pitch-and-run shots
- The sand iron shot, bunker, or heavy rough recovery shots
- A sound putting stroke
- Play a competitive round of golf with another golfer about your age and
your counselor, or an adult he has approved; OR enter and participate in a
competitive golf event. In either case,
- Follow the Rules of Golf.
- Use an approved handicap.
- Practice good golf etiquette.
- Show respect to fellow golfers, committee, sponsor, and gallery.
BSA Advancement ID#: 59
Source: Boy Scout
Requirements, #33215E, revised 2002