The net revenue of the Golf in the United States comes to about $75000, with an approx. of 25 million players! According to the 2016 Public Policy Polling, around 19 percent of the people identified themselves as the golf fans, which is lower than the 23% reported the previous year.
Now, everyone on the Internet, sportswriters, gaming bars still have the confusion of whether Golf is a sport or just an ordinary game.
Can I Consider Golf as a Sport or Not?
And the answer is yes, Golf is indeed a sport.
If you simply go by the definition of sport as explained on Google, ‘an activity that involves physical exertion, played between two individuals or group of individuals just for entertainment.’ The game of Golf also fits well with this definition, isn’t it?
Secondly, Golf Is Back in the Olympics!
We all know how much honored the Olympics game is. Golf was added to the Olympics game list in the year 2016 after almost a decade’s absence. This game is more sporty than the chess or the curling, although all kinds of the game have their own set of challenges.
Still! Adding a game back to the Olympics is a big deal! Also, playing the game on a higher level makes it more challenging than any other sport.
Requires a Matchless Precision
If you make a foul shot, then you probably lose your chance or a crucial point. However, in the game of Golf, the player is required to stand and play the foul shots as well.
So, losing one point can cost you really high in the Golf, compared to any other sports. Golfers have to play inside a 300 yards ground, which is almost thrice of the ballparks. Do you get the level of precision required?
More Difficult on the Mental Game, Than Any Other Sport
I am not sure how many of the games require concentration and a calm mind. Even if you seem disturbed, you team-mate can get you on track. With the Golf game, you are all by yourself.
The best way to deal with the game is by staying in the moment, rather than focussing on the results.
I hope that article explained and catered all the doubts you had. Golf is a sport, which focusses a lot on the precision as no other ordinary game does.