There has been some debate over whether golf is a sport. I tend to argue in favor, but I did read a letter to the editor of some paper the other day arguing that it is not a sport because you can smoke while golfing, and what other sport lets you do that? So the other side argues it is a game (like chess), but not a sport.
Well, I don’t care anymore….I’m just happy that the Mayo Clinic calls it good exercise if you walk the course (which I do). And because I tend to be an army golfer, I get even more exercise than you single handicappers. Woohhoo!
March on all you 631,000 BC golfers!
Golf rated above par for exercise
BY PAMELA FAYERMAN
The Vancouver Sun
07 Jun 2007
If you’re a golfer — and there are 631,000 of you in B. C. — you may have been ribbed about the amount of exercise you get on the links. But here’s your vindication: The first study to count the number of steps accumulated in 18- hole rounds found… read more…