TROOP•444

Old Hickory Council - Hanging Rock District

Troop 444: Golf Merit Badge

 

Golf

 

 

Requirements

  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. Show that you know about 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 its 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 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.

Golf Worksheets for use in working on these requirements

Boy Scout Oath

On my honor, I will do my best

To do my duty to God and my Country and to obey the Scout Law;

To help other people at all times;

To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Boy Scout Law

A Scout Is...

A Scout tells the truth.
He keeps his promises.
Honesty is part of his code of conduct.
People can depend on him.
TRUSTWORTHY
A Scout is true to his family, Scout leaders, friends, school, and nation.LOYAL
A Scout is concerned about other people. He does things willingly for others without pay or reward.HELPFUL
A Scout is a friend to all.
He is a brother to other Scouts.
He seeks to understand others.
He respects those with ideas and customs other than his own.
FRIENDLY
A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position.
He knows good manners make it easier for people to get along together.
COURTEOUS
A Scout understands there is strength in being gentle.
He treats others as he wants to be treated.
He does not hurt or kill harmless things without reason.
KIND
A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and troop.
He obeys the laws of his community and country.
If he thinks these rules and laws are unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than disobey them.
OBEDIENT
A Scout looks for the bright side of things.
He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.
CHEERFUL
A Scout works to pay his way and to help others.
He saves for unforeseen needs.
He protects and conserves natural resources.
He carefully uses time and property.
THRIFTY
A Scout can face danger even if he is afraid.
He has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at or threaten him.
BRAVE
A Scout keeps his body and mind fit and clean.
He goes around with those who believe in living by these same ideals.
He helps keep his home and community clean.
CLEAN
A Scout is reverent toward God.
He is faithful in his religious duties.
He respects the beliefs of others.
REVERENT