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2003 12-14-2011 09:31 AM

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 :worship:

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. :worship:

156mphserve 12-14-2011 09:37 AM

Re: Is golf a sport?
 
yes

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Time Violation 12-14-2011 09:56 AM

Re: Is golf a sport?
 
Nope.

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Sophocles 12-14-2011 09:59 AM

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....

jonathancrane 12-14-2011 10:01 AM

Re: Is golf a sport?
 
Yes, but it's a joke sport like F1

ExcaliburII 12-14-2011 10:02 AM

Re: Is golf a sport?
 
lol of course yes

156mphserve 12-14-2011 10:05 AM

Re: Is golf a sport?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sophocles (Post 11563046)
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

arm 12-14-2011 10:08 AM

Re: Is golf a sport?
 
How about chess? Golf seems very physically demanding when compared to chess no? :lol: And some people consider chess a sport. :tape:

Time Violation 12-14-2011 10:10 AM

Re: Is golf a sport?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 156mphserve (Post 11563058)
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.

Sophocles 12-14-2011 10:12 AM

Re: Is golf a sport?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 156mphserve (Post 11563058)
golf takes physical ability

games take mental ability or luck

Jenga?

Sophocles 12-14-2011 10:12 AM

Re: Is golf a sport?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 156mphserve (Post 11563058)
golf takes physical ability

games take mental ability or luck

Darts? Snooker? Shove ha'penny? Hopscotch?

Sophocles 12-14-2011 10:13 AM

Re: Is golf a sport?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Taejin (Post 11563067)
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.

arm 12-14-2011 10:15 AM

Re: Is golf a sport?
 
How about fishing, then?

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

Mae 12-14-2011 10:16 AM

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

Sophocles 12-14-2011 10:28 AM

Re: Is golf a sport?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by arm (Post 11563079)
How about fishing, then?

I don't understand how archery, javelin throw, etc... are more of a sport than golf. :shrug: 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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