Is golf a sport?

roxannemorrisroxannemorris Posts: 50subscriber Bronze Level Member
Is golf a sport?


  • PulsarrPulsarr USAPosts: 73subscriber Bronze Level Member
    According to the Oxford English Dictionary a sport is:

    An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment

    The golf swing definitely involves physical exertion. Many professional players spend time in the gym to increase their power and flexibility because of the movement of the swing so golf certainly fits this part of the definition. Interestingly it is debatable as to whether the putting stroke does fit this definition so if golf just consisted of putting then it may not be a sport.
  • jjackevansjjackevans Posts: 44subscriber Bronze Level Member
    Yes of course, is as much of a sport as any other one. I have played since a kid baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, basketball and others… golf is the most challenging without question. There are many different golf equipment and accessories which make game more interesting. If you interested in buying some of them you can find many useful reviews here
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