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BRgetthenet
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Is golf a game or a sport?
Lots of debate. Some say it’s a game.


ell_13
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re: Is golf a game or a sport?
Sports are games.


BRgetthenet
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re: Is golf a game or a sport?
Not all games are sports.


Zanzibaw
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re: Is golf a game or a sport?
I find it ridiculous that some people get so butthurt about non golfers saying it's not a sport.


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TaderSalad
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re: Is golf a game or a sport?
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Lots of debate. Some say it’s a game.




Would love to see a chess player walk 72 holes in August heat.


Sports require conditioning, some games do not.
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Zanzibaw
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re: Is golf a game or a sport?
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Would love to see a chess player walk 72 holes in August heat.


On the same token 99.9% of golfers in the world can't do that either.


ell_13
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re: Is golf a game or a sport?
And 99.9% of golfers aren't very good at the sport of golf.


pingman
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re: Is golf a game or a sport?
Sport


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Zanzibaw
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re: Is golf a game or a sport?
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And 99.9% of golfers aren't very good at the sport of golf


Right. But using something that a vast majority of the golfing community can't do to try and set it apart from the games takes away from a pretty simple argument.


icegator337
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re: Is golf a game or a sport?
sport, requires incredible precision, coordination, focus, and mental strength


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ell_13
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re: Is golf a game or a sport?
We aren't talking about a card game here. You do have to be in good health to play. You have to be coordinated. There's at least some skill involved. And like all sports, skills and coordination vary greatly. 4 year olds can play soccer, baseball, golf... There are old men/women still playing softball and tennis and pickup basketball games. Just because golf is a sport that a wide variety of people can play longer, doesn't make it just a game.

Now don't get me wrong. I'm making these arguments for the sake of the debate. It's the first time I've heard that people question it as a sport, tbh. But if someone did, it wouldn't bother me. Would seem like an odd thing to argue about IRL.
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re: Is golf a game or a sport?
both:

i think the traditional pga tournament format fits more in to the game description. you are technically ranked in a field based on performance, but you indirectly competing vs the field. the only direct competition is you vs the course, you vs scoring.

however a match play format seems to align more with the sensical nomenclature of the word sport. it is in this format that you directly compete against another player in terms of scoring (the method in which the competition is decided), and less against yourself/course.


icegator337
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re: Is golf a game or a sport?
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i think the traditional pga tournament format fits more in to the game description. you are technically ranked in a field based on performance, but you indirectly competing vs the field. the only direct competition is you vs the course, you vs scoring.


so are track and field, marathon, or swimming athletes playing a game or sport?


TiptonInSC
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re: Is golf a game or a sport?
If you play it as a recreation it's a game.


If you play it for a living it's a sport.


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LSU alum wannabe
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re: Is golf a game or a sport?
It’s a game of skill. But being an athlete and treating it like a sport can certainly improve your golf game.


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Winston Cup
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re: Is golf a game or a sport?
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so are track and field

i would say it is both as well.

it could be considered a game when in preliminary heats. most have the format where qualifying is based on time and not all contestants compete at once. when it get to final heats, then it can be considered a sport; as you are directly competing for 1st, 2nd etc and time is not considered, but merely an ancillary measurement.


Art Vandelay
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re: Is golf a game or a sport?
it’s part of the Olympic Games.

It’s a dumb game anyway. Who cares


malvin
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re: Is golf a game or a sport?
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It’s a dumb game anyway

Agreed. I say this every time I hit a bad shot or miss a putt


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UpstateCock2007
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re: Is golf a game or a sport?
Sport.


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AtlantaLSUfan
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re: Is golf a game or a sport?
Name something where you’re swing as hard as you physically can that’s not a sport. Name something where you hit a ball 300 yards that not a sport.


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