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Is golf reely a sport?

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  1. 1. Golf iz or iznt a sport

    • Golf iz a sport
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    • Golf aint no sport
      3
    • Golf is almost a sport but has no pass rush
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    • Golf aint even close to a sport
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Golf fans are not a bunch of whining babies like soccer fans.......go figure......

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I must admit that even though golf isn't technically a sport, golfers are much more well-dressed than them silky-shorts-wearing-no-handers.

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Golfers know how to have fun and have a good time, unlike soccer fans .... if I had to watch a 0 - 0 soccer match for 3 hours headed into overtime I would probably act a fool too .... tru storie

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Golfers know how to have fun and have a good time, unlike soccer fans .... if I had to watch a 0 - 0 soccer match for 3 hours headed into overtime I would probably act a fool too .... tru storie

At least while watching golf it provides the best napping. With the near silent claps it's similar to sleeping while it's sprinkling outside. I will say that golf is worthy to be played simply because it provides that aspect. There's nothing better than a nap in the Lay Z Boy during a round of golf.

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Golf is a sport it is for schools like Spring Hill so they can have one thing they are good in.

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Golf fans are not a bunch of whining babies like soccer fans.......go figure......

Naw, they not w-babies they a bunch fools that tear down stands and kill folks. probably more soccer fans and refs killed that in any other sport.

Unless you count where people watch circling objects hoping for a crash.

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Hey. Anybody ever see a golf-pro drunk in pastel pants around sloppy-BBQ?

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Hey. Anybody ever see a golf-pro drunk in pastel pants around sloppy-BBQ?

I have!!!

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I have too. Twice.

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Golf is NOT a sport it's a GAME.

Chewing gum, now that's a sport.

 

If you don wanna be a bum better learn to chew gum.

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I had ears to hear that there are only 3 real sports, auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing - the rest are just child's play.

I had ears to hear that there are only 3 real sports, auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing - the rest are just child's play.

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ThatGirl is right. I looked it up:

 

golf |gälf, gôlf|noun1 a game played on a large open-air course, in which a small hard ball is struck with a club into a series of small holes in the ground, the object being to use the fewest possible strokes to complete the course.

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ThatGirl is right. I looked it up:

 

golf |gälf, gôlf|noun1 a game played on a large open-air course, in which a small hard ball is struck with a club into a series of small holes in the ground, the object being to use the fewest possible strokes to complete the course.

AND with the Fewest Cusswords!!!😜

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I had ears to hear that there are only 3 real sports, auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing - the rest are just child's play.

I had ears to hear that there are only 3 real sports, auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing - the rest are just child's play.

Did you go Drinkin' with Doomy today???😜

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Golf isn't just a 'sport,' it's the hardest of them

By Tim McDonald, Contributor

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The question - or declaration - pops up every now and then, and it never fails to irritate me, more so than most pompous statements that irritate me.

 

"Golf isn't a sport."

 

For those slightly less golf-phobic, it's sometimes framed as a question: "Is golf really a sport?"

 

The question should be: Which sport is the most difficult?

 

The answer: golf.

 

The question usually comes from a sportswriter who has athletically cultural blinders on, which limit his field of vision to three things and three things only: baseball, football and basketball. I've worked in many sports departments. I know the type.

 

They spend most of their working hours honing their fantasy league team in one of the three major sports, at the expense of whatever newspaper is overpaying them. They spend most of their off-hours watching ESPN Alternate reruns of the 1987 regular season matchup between Southwest Louisiana and Florida A&M.

 

Sometimes, it comes from regular Joes who have never been to a driving range or putt-putt course. I heard it again just the other day from such a person.

 

The problem with the question is one of presumption. Those who question whether golf is a real sport presume that a sport requires only the physical abilities of one who plays one of the three majors.

 

Run, jump, bust heads.

 

It depends on how you define a sport. If you define a sport as only running fast, jumping high and butting heads, then no, golf isn't a sport, unless you're talking about Tiger Woods' caddie.

 

But, if you believe a sport requires eye-hand coordination, intense focus, stamina and a cut-throat sense of competition, you cannot help but call golf a sport.

 

The hardest of them. If it isn't difficult, then why do so many, even the pros, have such a devil of a time hitting a ball straight that isn't moving? The last time I looked, golf doesn't throw high and tight sliders at you.

 

There are countless ways of striking a golf ball, even with the pros. The trick is to find the most effective swing and repeat it over and over. That takes unbelievable mental discipline, a symbiotic waltz between brain and muscle.

 

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That's where the stamina part comes into play. Golf is much more physical than, say, softball or bowling, and you never hear those sports' legitimacy being questioned. Or at least you hear them questioned less often.

 

Still, you don't have to be superbly conditioned to excel at golf, though it helps. But you do have to have a ton of mental discipline to be good at it.

 

Think of it: you see more tantrums in golf than any other sport, and it usually involves the breakdown of the mental process.

 

The question brings up the idea of what makes an athlete. You used to hear the same sort of drivel about Larry Bird not being a true athlete, when measured against Michael Jordan, Julius Erving and the like.

 

Bird was not only an athlete, but one of the best, maybe the best ever in basketball. He couldn't sky with Jordan or Erving, but he had court vision that was unequaled, except maybe by Magic Johnson.

 

Though he wasn't particularly fast or high-jumping, he had quick hands, feet and eyes. And ,of course, he wanted to win more than most anybody who ever played.

 

There are golfers like that. Vijay Singh has a quiet intensity to go with his remarkable talent. Ernie Els has more pure talent than anyone on tour with the possible exception of Tiger Woods. And, of course, Woods has toned down those derisive descriptions of golf as a leisure activity dominated by fat, middle-aged white guys.

 

Hitting a golf ball straight and true is a science and an art. Just because there are more people out there willing to show you how to do it for a fat fee, more so than any other sport, doesn't make it any easier.

 

I played all three major sports growing up; they all came naturally to me. I tried golf at about the same age; it did not come naturally to me.

 

Does that mean it isn't a sport, because it doesn't come naturally to most people. No, it just means it's a sport that's a little more subtle and complicated - and a hell of a lot harder.

 

http://www.travelgolf.com/departments/clubhouse/golf-sport-dispute-631.htm

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In sports everyone wants the ball while it is in play. In golf everyone avoids the ball once it is put into play.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I had ears to hear that there are only 3 real sports, auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing - the rest are just child's play.

I had ears to hear that there are only 3 real sports, auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing - the rest are just child's play.

OK cool!

OK cool!

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