Coach Rick Hengstenberg, PGA helped local Boy Scouts earn the golf merit badge. The merit badge was taught during Scout Advancement Weekend at Camp Tanah Keeta Scout Reservation and followed by golf at the nearby Riverbend Country Club in the afternoon.
“Golf is unique because the players police themselves. Other sports depend upon referees or umpires to apply penalties when there are infractions of the rules. In golf, every player is expected to act honorably, and the welfare and integrity of the game rely on every player’s honesty,” said one of the scouts.
The golf merit badge requires that the scouts learn the early history of golf, safety on the course, etiquette and terms, understanding the USGA system of handicapping and how the game contributes to a healthy lifestyle both mentally and physically.
Thank you to all the members of Riverbend and Golf Professional Mike Jones for hosting the scouts.