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Is golf a sport?

Yes or no?

Why do you think so?

Why do you think it isnt?

Whos the burden of proof on here?

This could be a fantastic discusion if we keep it civil

Remember, this isnt meant to demean the game of golf. Not at all.

For example, my favourite game in the world is 8 ball. But it's not a sport. It doesnt take anything away from it, its more for classification purposes than anything else.

Of course, that doesnt mean golf isnt, Im just saying.

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Nope.

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Re: Is golf a sport?

No. It's a game.

That isn't to take anything away from it. Games are some of the best things in the world - chess, backgammon, bridge, cribbage, go, Trivial Pursuit, doctors & nurses....

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Yes, but it's a joke sport like F1
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lol of course yes

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No. It's a game.

That isn't to take anything away from it. Games are some of the best things in the world - chess, backgammon, bridge, cribbage, go, Trivial Pursuit, doctors & nurses....
golf takes physical ability

games take mental ability or luck

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How about chess? Golf seems very physically demanding when compared to chess no? And some people consider chess a sport.
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golf takes physical ability
If a 45-50 year old guys can successfully compete on top level, it's not much of a physical ability.

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golf takes physical ability

games take mental ability or luck
Jenga?

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golf takes physical ability

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Darts? Snooker? Shove ha'penny? Hopscotch?

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If a 45-50 year old guys can successfully compete on top level, it's not much of a physical ability.
This.

Sorry but something you can do standing around in a jumper is not a sport.

Unless it's cricket of course.

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How about fishing, then?

I don't understand how archery, javelin throw, etc... are more of a sport than golf. and these are olympic sports..

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It has been said that golf is a great way to ruin a perfectly good walk and I totally agree!

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How about fishing, then?

I don't understand how archery, javelin throw, etc... are more of a sport than golf. and these are olympic sports..
Athleticism is an essential element in any sport. Arguably, fishing & shooting don't count whereas fox-hunting & bull-fighting do. Javelin requires tremendous athleticism & archery certainly requires more than golf, but in general, just because something is an Olympic discipline, doesn't mean it's a sport, even though it may take a great deal of skill.

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