Golf Merit Badge - U.S. Scouting Service Merit Badge Workbook This workbook can help you but you still need to read the merit badge pamphlet. This Workbook can help you organize your thoughts as you

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<ul><li><p>Golf Merit Badge Workbook </p><p>This workbook can help you but you still need to read the merit badge pamphlet. </p><p>This Workbook can help you organize your thoughts as you prepare to meet with your merit badge counselor. You still must satisfy your counselor that you can demonstrate each skill and have learned the information. </p><p>You should use the work space provided for each requirement to keep track of which requirements have been completed, and to make notes for discussing the item with your counselor, not for providing full and complete answers. </p><p>If a requirement says that you must take an action using words such as "discuss", "show", "tell", "explain", "demonstrate", "identify", etc, that is what you must do. </p><p>Merit Badge Counselors may not require the use of this or any similar workbooks.</p><p>No one may add or subtract from the official requirements found in Boy Scout Requirements (Pub. 33216 SKU 637685). The requirements were last issued or revised in 2003 This workbook was updated in June 2017.</p><p>Scouts Name: __________________________________________ Unit: __________________________________________ </p><p>Counselors Name: ______________________________________ Counselors Phone No.: ___________________________ </p><p>Workbook Copyright 2017 - U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. - All Rights Reserved Requirements Copyright, Boy Scouts of America (Used with permission.) </p><p>This workbook may be reproduced and used locally by Scouting volunteers for training purposes consistent with the programs of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) or other Scouting and Guiding </p><p>Organizations. However it may NOT be used or reproduced for electronic redistribution or for commercial or other non-Scouting purposes without the express permission of the U. S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. (USSSP). </p><p>http://www.USScouts.Org http://www.MeritBadge.Org</p><p>Please submit errors, omissions, comments or suggestions about this workbook to: Workbooks@USScouts.OrgComments or suggestions for changes to the requirements for the merit badge should be sent to: Merit.Badge@Scouting.Org</p><p>______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ </p><p> 1. Discuss safety on the golf course. </p><p>Show that you know first aid for injuries or illnesses that could occur while golfing, including heat reactions, dehydration, blisters, sprains, and strains. </p><p>Heat reactions: </p><p>Dehydration: </p><p>Blisters: </p><p>http://www.usscouts.org/http://www.meritbadge.org/mailto:Workbooks@usscouts.org?subject=Merit%20Badge%20Workbooksmailto:merit.badge@scouting.org</p></li><li><p>Golf Scout's Name: ________________________</p><p>Golf - Merit Badge Workbook Page. 2 of 6</p><p>Sprains:</p><p>Strains:</p><p>2. Study the USGA Rules of Golf now in use.</p><p>a. Tell about the three categories of golf etiquette.</p><p>1.</p><p>2.</p><p>3.</p><p>b. Show that you know about the definitions of golf terms.</p><p>Term Definition</p></li><li><p>Golf Scout's Name: ________________________</p><p>Golf - Merit Badge Workbook Page. 3 of 6</p></li><li><p>Golf Scout's Name: ________________________</p><p>Golf - Merit Badge Workbook Page. 4 of 6</p><p>c. Show that you understand the "Rules of Amateur Status."</p><p>3. Tell about your understanding of the USGA system of handicapping.</p><p>4. Do the following:</p><p>a. Tell about the early history of golf.</p></li><li><p>Golf Scout's Name: ________________________</p><p>Golf - Merit Badge Workbook Page. 5 of 6</p><p>b. Describe its early years in the United States.</p><p>c. Tell about the accomplishments of a top golfer of your choice.</p><p>5. Discuss with your counselor vocational opportunities related to golf.</p><p>6. Do the following:</p><p>a. Tell how golf can contribute to a healthy lifestyle, mentally and physically.</p></li><li><p>Golf Scout's Name: ________________________ </p><p>G</p><p> b. Tell how a golf exercise plan can help you play better. </p><p>Show two exercises that would improve your game. </p><p> 1. </p><p> 2. </p><p> 7. Show the following: </p><p> a. The proper grip, stance, posture, and key fundamentals of a good swing. </p><p> Grip </p><p> Stance </p><p> Posture </p><p> Key fundamentals of a good swing. </p><p> b. The full wood shot, played from a tee. </p><p> c. The fairway wood shot. </p><p> d. The long iron shot. </p><p> e. The short iron shot. </p><p>f. The approach, chip-and-run, and pitch shots. </p><p> Approach </p><p> Chip-and-run </p><p> Pitch shot. </p><p> g. The sand iron shot, bunker, or heavy rough recovery shots. </p><p> Sand iron shot </p><p> Bunker recovery shot </p><p> Heavy rough recovery shot </p><p> h. A sound putting stroke </p><p> 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. </p><p>1. Date: Course: Score: </p><p>2. Date: Course: Score: </p><p>Do the following: </p><p> a. Follow the "Rules of Golf". </p><p> b. Practice good golf etiquette. </p><p> c. Show respect to fellow golfers, committee, sponsor, and gallery. </p><p>When working on merit badges, Scouts and Scouters should be aware of some vital information in the current edition of the Guide to Advancement (BSA publication 33088). Important excerpts from that publication can be downloaded from </p><p>http://usscouts.org/advance/docs/GTA-Excerpts-meritbadges.pdf. </p><p>olf - Merit Badge Workbook Page 6 of 6</p><p>You can download a complete copy of the Guide to Advancement from http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/33088.pdf. </p><p>http://usscouts.org/advance/docs/GTA-Excerpts-meritbadges.pdfhttp://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/33088.pdf</p><p>Scouts_Name: Textfield3: Textfield4: Textfield5: Textfield6: Textfield7: Textfield8: Textfield9: Textfield10: Textfield11: Textfield12: Textfield13: Textfield14: Textfield15: Textfield16: Textfield17: Textfield18: Textfield19: Textfield20: Textfield21: Textfield22: Textfield23: Textfield24: Textfield25: Textfield26: Textfield27: Textfield28: Textfield29: Textfield30: Scouts Name: Unit: Counselors Name: Counselors Phone No: Textfield: Textfield-0: Textfield-1: Textfield-2: 1: 2: Grip: Stance: Posture: 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: Approach: Chipandrun: Pitch shot: Sand iron shot: Bunker recovery shot: Heavy rough recovery shot: h A sound putting stroke: 8 Play a minimum of two ninehole rounds or one 18h: Textfield-3: Textfield-5: Textfield-7: a Follow the Rules of Golf: b Practice good golf etiquette: c Show respect to fellow golfers committee sponsor: Textfield-31: Textfield-32: Textfield-33: Textfield-34: Textfield-35: Textfield-36: </p></li></ul>