Originally Posted by Lalitha
Yes, it is. But I always wonder why? - Is Golf a difficult sport to play than anyother?
While many people can get by playing tennis without lessons (at least at a very basic level) Golf is much harder to learn to enjoy on one's own without at least some basic instruction. I would think that tennis gets HARDER as you learn more.
Another fact is that it takes a lot more money to play golf (despite tennis also being an "elite" sport)
There are plenty of free public courts and very cheap clubs where I live; while in order to play golf you need to join a country club, or play for about $60US per day.
Another thing is the time investment part of it. People can always find 1.5-2 hours to play tennis...but golf requires much more time (Because, unlike in tennis, the ball does not come to you
Therefore, the only people that can play are rich, white guys!