ANSWERS: 32
  • Yes, more like a retired sport =)
  • Yeah I do... Skill combined with (some sort of) physical activity. It's more of a sport than dressage anyway!
  • I know it's a sport, but it's just too boring for me.
  • I know lots of people do, but I'm not one of them.
  • Nope..not a sport. Its a game
  • Well I'm too lazy to do it, so yes.
  • Any game played for enjoyment and relaxation is a sport.
  • yes, but I think its more about the walk. Its very good excercise.
  • Of course it is not an exciting one as it envolves skill and exexcise. I think its like cricket its more of doing then a watching thing.
  • Yes. To be a good golfer takes many hours of practise, you have to be fit. It's no good being able to play good shots if you are going to puff out halfway round the course.
  • Boring as it may be to watch, it is still a sport.
  • How about fishing?
  • yes. it takes athletic ability to play golf. now car racing is NOT a sport. anybody tall enough to reach the pedals can be taught to drive a car.
  • I don't. I consider it a game that requires a high degree of skill, but I tend to reserve sport for games that require athletic ability. yes, there are some golfers who have athletic ability, but it is not a requirement. In fact it is the only "sport" I can think of where people on the senior tour could destroy amateurs. I have no doubt that in any sport that requires athletic ability, a 20 year old college level player will destroy a 70 year old Hall of Famer every time. The same cannot be said of golf. Jack Nicklaus is 69 and could probably make the cut on the pro tour.
  • Um... yeah I guess...
  • Nope. It is close, but since there is really no heavy physical exertion, it cannot be a sport. Also, anything you can do while wearing slacks cannot be a sport. Anything that expects you to be silent (when watching in person) for a player to make his move/take his turn cannot be a sport.
  • Only for those who have too much of time and money.
  • an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/sport
  • It's a sport. I've never even questioned that.
  • Personally, I don't, and for much the same reason I don't consider billiards, bowling, or darts to be sports. I won't deny that all of them require skill, but I feel that sports also require an element of reaction time and strategy. Most sports have competitors going head to head in real-time and a few (like rally racing) involve a clock. You need more than a steady hand; you need to perform under pressure. There is also the endurance element, and endurance means nothing in golf. Anybody can walk around a field on a sunny day, but try strapping yourself into a sweltering car that is bouncing down the road (WRC) or *running* around for 45 minutes straight (soccer).
  • Golf is one of the most physically and mentally demanding sports.
  • More like "recreation"!
  • yes i love to play and watch it on t.v
  • sport Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively. Golf fits.
  • Well yes, it' a sport of sorts, just like other games in which some sort of ball gets knocked around. But mind you it's not for everyone. As Mark Twain so aptly put it: "Golf is a good walk - spoiled."
  • I personally class a sport as something that requires a decent level of fitness to participate in, and in which most of the outcome relies on your physicality. I know that you have to walk around the course, but I know plenty of unfit people who can manage to walk, and could manage a game of golf. I say it is a game, along with other things sometimes classed as sports, such as darts, pool, snooker etc.
  • I do, even though I'm no good at it. But I love to watch it.
  • Yeah, just not a contact sport. Its like bowling or billiards, but with great scenery.
  • No, neither is Chess, Poker, or Shooting.
  • Yes I do. Golfers make it look soooooo easy. Just walking around hitting a little ball around the green. It's not easy at all. Requires practice and skill and is realy very physical.
  • Yep... To golf well, you need to be in decent shape... There are many things in golf that are somewhat related to other "sports" (quotes for this answer only. I believe they are ALL sports.) You walk a lot, chasing where you hit your ball. You have to know how to aim (think hockey, think archery, think shooting) You have to be able to "read" the greens (much as football and basketball players must "read" the other team's settings, much as a chess-player must be able to read his opponent's strategy, or a poker-player "reads" his opponent's face).) While it may not be as physical as track and field, football, hockey, gymnastics, or other sports, it's still a sport. ;-)

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