It's been long debated—is golfing a sport or a game? Well it's all about the actual definition of what golfers do, but golf tends to blur the lines for many sports enthusiasts between a sport and a game.
The Odyssey writer Mario Santos-Davidson listed all the reasons why golfing is actually a sport—debunking that it doesn't require lots of physical exertion.
1. Difficulty 2. Physically demanding 3. Skill 4. Big Money 5. Widespread 6. Time commitment
The Sportster writer Alfie Potts Harmer wrote otherwise about golf. Here are his 10 reasons why golf is NOT a sport!
1. Lack of Physical Exertion 2. It’s a Game 3. Much of The Activity is Walking 4. Skill Doesn’t Mean Sport 5. Golfers Are Not Athletes 6. Age of Players 7. Lack of Speed/Tempo 8. Competition/Score Keeping Does Not Equal Sport 9. Olympic Rule 10. You Can Play While Injured
Sports critics argue golf might be a skill—but it's not really a sport that requires much physical activity or exertion. Plus, many non-athletic, older men are able to play. Most sports require athletes to be in their physical prime.