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. Russell on June 3, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    I think you should take up golf as a hobby and/or sport, I’ve always meant to do tht, but I’ve never gotten around to it.

  2. Ami Paulsen on June 3, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    This friend/family probably won’t golf with you. I see all kinds of people who golf, but they all have one thing in common. You have to wear plaid pants and a sweater vest. Did you know it costs a lot of money to golf? I just thought I’d throw that out there.

  3. Shannon on June 3, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    Money is the main problem I have with the sport/hobby. Plus which I have a brother-in-law who has become obsessed with golf and spends hours and hours a week golfing, I am not exaggerating here. I hate to think what that translates into amount of money and time spent away from his home. Anyway, I’m basically against it has a obsession but can see it might be fun as an occasional outing.

  4. Eric on June 3, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Golf Rocks! Who cares it is a sport or hobby. The bottom line is that it is both fun and relaxing. The golf course is a great place to get things done. Do business, relax, think, you name it. Lets go, anytime.

    Also, I still look terrible also, but I don’t care.

  5. Kgordee on June 3, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    I have golfed once in my life about 10 years ago. I went with 3 friends that were all really good and I was really bad. I think it would be fun to try it again, especially if we went since we would both be new at it. How is Wyoming? (p.s. I got my network up and running between the vista & xp computers!)

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