Golf, Sport or Hobby?

I’m thinking about taking up golf and that has spawned a series of doubts & thoughts about the game.

  • Is Golf a Sport or a Game? You don’t usually sweat but you do keep score. Where do we draw the line if you include golf? Is chess or online gaming a sport?
  • How often and for how long will I have to golf before I’m good enough to not be embarrassed when I’m out there?
  • Does a certain physique of person have an advantage? Left handers, Tall people, Fat people, etc?
  • Will this be an easy way to spend time with friends & family? IE: Do any of you golf and want to go out with me?
All of this golf talk is making me more and more serious about the idea. I watched the movie The Legend of Bagger Vance the other day with Ami and it kind of sold me.
Here is a clip from the movie:


  1. Tiffany Gibbons on June 4, 2008 at 8:30 am

    Why would you even want to. Golf is boring. AT least that is my opinion. I don’t find anything exciting about it.

  2. Katy on June 5, 2008 at 10:14 am

    I guess Golfing is a little bit better than having a husband who’s a gamer or one of those weirdos who re-enacts Renaissance’s fights… those people are crazy.
    I always thought that in order to be a “sport” you have to sweat… but I guess bocce ball is an Olympic Event… soooooooo–

  3. kodykong on June 5, 2008 at 10:33 am

    Jacob, golfing during the summer is just as fun as snowboarding or skiing in the winter. It won’t cost you too much money to get clubs ($125 for nice irons, find a driver and putter at garage sales). It is my favorite thing to do in the summer, and I’d love to go out and play 18 with you! Don’t worry if it is a sport or game, it’s all entertainment!

  4. Jacob Paulsen on June 6, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Its settled. Tuesday I’m going golfing.

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