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Is Golf a sport?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: July 16, 2022 03:37PM
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Is golf a sport?







If you can be obese, some, and drink while doing it, it is not a sport.

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Chain-smoking John Daly remains golf's true rockstar – and every mother's worst nightmare.

Daly, with his paunch spilling out over his lurid orange baggy trousers, made quite the entrance, clattering over the players’ bridge that leads to the practice putting green. He was followed by his son and caddie John II, himself a promising golfer.

Daly senior’s trousers were emblazoned with the Hooters logo, as was Junior’s baseball cap. “Mummy, what is Hooters?” asked one little girl nearby.

Mummy did not reply. Hooters is the infamous American restaurant chain known for its scantily clad waitresses. But this is Daly, on the surface of it the anti-establishment outsider, in his element; everyone was in thrall, including a patrician-looking Scottish gentleman with a badge identifying him as a previous captain of St Andrews.



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Re: Is Golf s sport?
Posted by: hal
Date: July 16, 2022 03:44PM
"If you can be obese, some, and drink while doing it, it is not a sport."

no, no, no - this is way off. You can be fat and enjoy a drink while playing football, basketball, hockey, soccer...

this is a world where ESPN broadcasts poker matches...
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Re: Is Golf s sport?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: July 16, 2022 03:56PM
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hal
"If you can be obese, some, and drink while doing it, it is not a sport."

no, no, no - this is way off. You can be fat and enjoy a drink while playing football, basketball, hockey, soccer...

this is a world where ESPN broadcasts poker matches...


I am talking about paid professionals. Poker is not a sports and neither is golf.



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Re: Is Golf a sport?
Posted by: Spock
Date: July 16, 2022 04:00PM
Golf is a disease and there is no known cure. The only ameliorating treatment is to play golf regularly.



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Re: Is Golf s sport?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: July 16, 2022 04:06PM
It requires skill and fitness to play at the high levels.

Is diving a sport?
Is Pingpong a sport?
Is shooting or archery a sport?

You can olympic medal in all of them, including golf.



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Re: Is Golf a sport?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: July 16, 2022 04:15PM
If you use a ball, it’s a sport
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Re: Is Golf s sport?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: July 16, 2022 04:15PM
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Ombligo
It requires skill and fitness to play at the high levels.

Is diving a sport?
Is Pingpong a sport?
Is shooting or archery a sport?

You can olympic medal in all of them, including golf.


Is diving a sport? Yes, those people actually have and use muscles. Never seen an overweight diver at the Olympics.

Is Pingpong a sport? Have you seen those olympic athletes expend energy with arms, legs, and core. They work up a sweat and no one is overweight at the Olympics. It is very aerobic.

Is shooting or archery a sport? No wearing, can be overweight doing it, exertion is extremely brief like golf. Not a sport, no aerobic exertion.



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Re: Is Golf a sport?
Posted by: hal
Date: July 16, 2022 04:25PM
how about arm-wrestling?
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Re: Is Golf a sport?
Posted by: AllGold
Date: July 16, 2022 04:35PM
I think golf is a sport. While it's not as physically demanding and doesn't require as much raw athleticism as some other sports, it does take a great amount of physical skill and coordination and golfers burn 1200-1500 calories (or more) playing 18 holes.

Yes, John Daly is out of shape. And it shows in the paltry number of PGA wins he has.
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Re: Is Golf a sport?
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: July 16, 2022 04:36PM
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hal
how about arm-wrestling?

Thumb wrestling...
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Re: Is Golf a sport?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: July 16, 2022 05:05PM
I voted no. I've always hated golf. But I did like the occasional driving range.
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Re: Is Golf s sport?
Posted by: rgG
Date: July 16, 2022 05:06PM
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pRICE cUBE
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Ombligo
It requires skill and fitness to play at the high levels.

Is diving a sport?
Is Pingpong a sport?
Is shooting or archery a sport?

You can olympic medal in all of them, including golf.


Is diving a sport? Yes, those people actually have and use muscles. Never seen an overweight diver at the Olympics.

Is Pingpong a sport? Have you seen those olympic athletes expend energy with arms, legs, and core. They work up a sweat and no one is overweight at the Olympics. It is very aerobic.

Is shooting or archery a sport? No wearing, can be overweight doing it, exertion is extremely brief like golf. Not a sport, no aerobic exertion.

Sumo wrestlers are HUGE. Their exertion is also brief. Sport?
Have you seen some of the centers in the NFL? Do they move much? grinning smiley





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Re: Is Golf a sport?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: July 16, 2022 05:26PM
where my beer?



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Re: Is Golf a sport?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: July 16, 2022 06:03PM
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Re: Is Golf a sport?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: July 16, 2022 06:06PM
Pro golfer Mark Calcavecchia




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Re: Is Golf a sport?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: July 16, 2022 06:17PM








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Re: Is Golf a sport?
Posted by: hal
Date: July 16, 2022 06:19PM
Re: Is Golf a sport?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: July 16, 2022 06:20PM
"Sport pertains to any form of competitive physical activity or game that aims to use, maintain, or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants and, in some cases, entertainment to spectators."

Golf, and many other activities meet these criteria.
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Re: Is Golf a sport?
Posted by: m.paris
Date: July 16, 2022 06:20PM
Before the question can be answered one must agree on a definition for the term "sport".
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Re: Is Golf a sport?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: July 16, 2022 06:25PM
Pro golfer Takayasu?


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Re: Is Golf a sport?
Posted by: Rolando
Date: July 16, 2022 07:45PM
A sport is game that people pay to watch other people to play.

Me, 10 years ago to my 7 year old daughter:
"You're watching someone play Minecraft, that's so stupid!"
Daughter:
You watch people play football, and that's people playing a game!
Me:.....
.....
.....
Have fun. I'm going outside.


I think the better question is: Are golfers atheletes? How about competitive eaters?



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Re: Is Golf a sport?
Posted by: rz
Date: July 16, 2022 08:24PM
Is NASCAR a sport? It says so, right in the name:

Non Athletic Sport Centered Around Rednecks.
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Re: Is Golf a sport?
Posted by: Todd's keyboard
Date: July 16, 2022 09:05PM
If an activity requires special shoes, there is a good chance it is a sport (or specialized hobby or profession).

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Re: Is Golf a sport?
Posted by: AllGold
Date: July 16, 2022 09:09PM
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rz
Is NASCAR a sport?

Only in that it goes in the sports section of newspapers and TV.

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rz
It says so, right in the name:

Non Athletic Sport Centered Around Rednecks.

Haha.
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Re: Is Golf a sport?
Posted by: Wags
Date: July 16, 2022 09:55PM
Dictionary definition:

an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc.

It should say the exception is golf, which is a horrible waste of resources and spreads mass quantities of toxic chemicals into the environment so fat folks can ride around in carts whacking little balls with stupidly expensive sticks.
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Re: Is Golf a sport?
Posted by: davester
Date: July 16, 2022 10:04PM
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Wags
Dictionary definition:

an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc.

It should say the exception is golf, which is a horrible waste of resources and spreads mass quantities of toxic chemicals into the environment so fat folks can ride around in carts whacking little balls with stupidly expensive sticks.

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Re: Is Golf a sport?
Posted by: Wags
Date: July 16, 2022 10:08PM
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davester
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Wags
Dictionary definition:

an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc.

It should say the exception is golf, which is a horrible waste of resources and spreads mass quantities of toxic chemicals into the environment so fat folks can ride around in carts whacking little balls with stupidly expensive sticks.

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Re: Is Golf a sport?
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: July 16, 2022 11:48PM
Yes, golf is a sport.

Sports like virtually any activity exists along a spectrum in many regards. Exertion is a ridiculously narrow criteria to hang a definition on.

But then gatekeeping is seldom mostly about any truly unbiased attempt to maintain a standard. The tone of the rhetoric alone usual quickly reveals that.



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Re: Is Golf a sport?
Posted by: gadje
Date: July 17, 2022 07:25AM
the former president played Golf, so on that count alone, I would say it is not a sport
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Re: Is Golf a sport?
Posted by: RgrF
Date: July 17, 2022 08:07AM
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gadje
the former president played cheats at Golf, so on that count alone, I would say it is not a sport
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Re: Is Golf a sport?
Posted by: gadje
Date: July 17, 2022 08:37AM
true
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Re: Is Golf a sport?
Posted by: Robert M
Date: July 17, 2022 11:22AM
Hi everyone,

Ya'll know why they call it golf, right?

Scroll down for the answer. smiling smiley

Robert





























Because all of the other four letter words were taken!
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Re: Is Golf a sport?
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: July 17, 2022 06:31PM
If you walk the entire 18 holes, sure.
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Re: Is Golf a sport?
Posted by: Mr645
Date: July 18, 2022 05:30AM
If you can get killed doing it, it's a sport

Otherwise it's a game.

Baseball? Volleyball? Golf? Tennis? Games

Motorcycle roadracing... Sport
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Re: Is Golf a sport?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: July 18, 2022 08:51AM
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Mr645
If you can get killed doing it, it's a sport

Otherwise it's a game.

Baseball? Volleyball? Golf? Tennis? Games

Motorcycle roadracing... Sport

Do these count?

- Man Killed By Lightning Bolt On Baseball Field
- Boy, 12, Killed by Lightning on Baseball Field
- Ray Chapman; "Chapman got up to bat in the 5th inning against Carl Mays, a submarine pitcher. Mays hit Chapman in the head, resulting in his death twelve hours later."

- Dick Wertheim; suffered a fatal [tennis] injury... when Stefan Edberg sent an errant serve directly into his groin. Wertheim was sitting in a chair and officiating at the center line. The blow knocked him backwards and he fell out of the chair onto the hardcourt surface, striking his head.

- Golfer killed by lightning strike on New Jersey golf course
- "Woman killed in alligator attack at Florida golf course"
- "Pro golfer killed on Georgia golf course"
- "Man dies after golf cart accident"

The 10 Worst Ways To Die On A Golf Course
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