Is golf a sport? | The Tylt

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The Professional Golfers' Association of America calls itself the largest sports organization in the world, but not everyone agrees that golf is a sport. Golf technically meets the dictionary's definition of a sport—requiring physical capabilities and coordination. Opponents argue golf is just a game, and actually doesn't require as much physical activity or athleticism as real sports. What do you think?🏌️⛳

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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.

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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
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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
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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. 

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Supporters say learning how to properly golf might one of the hardest skills to learn. 

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And yes—maybe it's just a sport for old rich white men. 🐸🍵

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People have been debating this for years. But if Tiger Woods is considered one of the greatest athletes of all-time, then what he has been playing all these years? Sounds like a sport to us.

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Is golf a sport?
#GolfingASport
A festive crown for the winner
#GolfingOnlyAGame