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MERIT BADGES
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"A"
American Business
American Culture
American Heritage
American Labor
Animal Science
Archaeology
Archery
Architecture
Art
Astronomy
Athletics
Atomic Energy
Auto Mechanics
Aviation

"B"
Backpacking
Basketry
Bird Study
Bugling

"C"
Camping
Canoeing
Chemistry
Cinematography
Citizenship Community*
Citizenship Nation*
Citizenship World*
Climbing
Coin Collecting
Collections
Communications*
Computers
Cooking
Crime Prevention
Cycling*

"D"
Dentistry
Disability Awareness
Dog Care
Drafting

"E"
Electricity
Electronics
Emergency Preparedness**
Energy
Engineering
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science*

"F"
Family Life*
Farm Mechanics
Fingerprinting
Fire Safety
First Aid*
Fish & Wildlife Mgmt.
Fishing
Fly Fishing
Forestry

"G"
Gardening
Genealogy
Geology
Golf
Graphic Arts

"H"
Hiking
Home Repairs
Horsemanship

"I"
Indian Lore
Insect Studies

"J"
Journalism

"K"

"L"
Landscape Architecture
Law
Leatherwork
Lifesaving**

"M"
Mammal Study
Medicine
Metalwork
Model Design & Building
Motorboating
Music

"N"
Nature

"O"
Oceanography
Orienteering

"P"
Painting
Personal Fitness**
Personal Management*
Pets
Photography
Pioneering
Plant Science
Plumbing
Pottery
Public Health
Public Speaking
Pulp and Paper

"Q"

"R"
Radio
Railroading
Reading
Reptile & Amphibian Study
Rifle Shooting
Rowing

"S"
Safety
Salesmanship
Scholarship
Sculpture
Shotgun Shooting
Skating
Skiing
Small Boat Sailing
Soil & Water Conservation
Space Exploration
Sports**
Stamp Collecting
Surveying
Swimming**

"T"
Textile
Theatre
Traffic Safety
Truck Transportation

"U"

"V"
Veterinary Medicine

"W"
Water Skiing
Weather
Whitewater
Wilderness Survival
Wood Carving
Woodwork

"X"
"Y"
"Z"

 

golf.gif (7592 bytes)  Golf
Requirements 1977
  1. Study the USGA Rules of Golf now in use.
    1. Tell about the three categories of golf etiquette.
    2. Show that you know about the definitions of golf terms.
    3. Tell about your understanding of the Golf Rules in Brief.
    4. Show that you understand the "Rules of Amateur Status."
  2. Tell about your understanding of the USGA system of handicapping. Show that you have established your handicap under this system.
  3. Do the following:
    1. Tell about the early history of golf.
    2. Describe its early years in the United States.
    3. Tell about the accomplishments of a top golfer of your choice from each other following periods:
      1. Before 1900
      2. 1900 to 1940
      3. 1940 to present
  4. Talk over the following:
    1. Six vocational opportunities of golf
    2. Advantages of the amateur golfer
  5. Tell how a golf exercise plan can help you play better. Show two exercises that would improve your game.
  6. Show the following:
    1. The proper grip, stance, pivot, and parts of a good swing.
    2. The full wood shot, played from a tee.
    3. The fairway wood shot.
    4. The long iron shot.
    5. The short iron shot.
    6. The approach, chip, pitch, and pitch-and-run shots.
    7. The sand iron shot, bunker, or heavy rough recovery shots.
    8. A sound putting stroke.
  7. 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,
    1. Follow the Rules of Golf.
    2. Use an approved handicap.
    3. Practice good golf etiquette.
    4. Show respect to fellow golfers, committee, sponsor, and gallery.
 

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