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neilk787
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olney_debater_hb
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Is golf a real sport?

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neilk787
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/28/2013 Category: Sports
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,136 times Debate No: 43051
Debate Rounds (3)
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neilk787

Pro

1st round is acceptance
2nd round is argument
3rd round is refutes and conclusion
olney_debater_hb

Con

Golf is not a sport. first of all the definition of sport is ; an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment. Golf does not involve physical exertion . the definition of physical exertion is ;exercise: the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit; "the doctor recommended regular exercise"; "he did some exercising"; "the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit" golf does not exert muscles to keep fit. it is meerly hitting a ball with a stick. you do not need strength endurance speed etc for this activity.
David Hollander from the Huffington post says in one of his articles "A "sport" requires athleticism. Athletes are people who demonstrate superior physical skill in the areas of strength, agility and stamina. Just because it's difficult doesn't mean it's a sport. Computer programming and brain surgery are difficult. They are not sports." exactly what i am trying to say. golf is not a sport
Debate Round No. 1
neilk787

Pro

Since you decided to break the rules and post your argument in round 1, I am going to refute some of your points.

Now Golf does in fact require A LOT of physical exertion. In a typical 18 hole game one can accumulate up to 10,000 steps according to CNN! Also while swinging many different muscle groups are constantly being trained anywhere from 1-3 hours according to CNN. This may not involve speed but endurance and stamina is actually quite necessary! An average 18 hole golf course can range anywhere from 1. 5 miles to 2.5 miles. Also, one must lug a golf bag of up to 200 lbs if they do not have a golf cart which are not used in daily practice. Agility and Stamina is actually what golf is all about. My opponents have provided no factual evidence behind their points and they were refuted using factual evidence and reasoning. This proves all of my opponents points as invalid. My opponents clearly do not understand what golf is and what it takes.

I would like to start off by defining a few terms;

Sport as anything that requires anything physically in one of the following areas: Agility, stamina, strength, or speed.

P1: Golf requires physical stamina and is thereby a sport

Imagine having to walk anywhere from 1.5 to 2.5 miles with anywhere from a 20-200 lb bag on your back. Add on swinging a club using almost all of your different muscle groups over 60 times in a round. This requires a lot of physical stamina and there is no doubt about it. According to the NCAA 1 average round of golf requires more physical activity than 3 rounds of average volleyball and 4 laps of swimming combined so how can you say that golf is not a true sport? It requires more physical exertion and stamina than two of the other sports combined!My opponents have failed to realize that golf might take more time for it to become a sport but overall, it requires a lot more physical exertion than other sports and should thereby also be considered a sport. This would make the negation's entire case as invalid.
olney_debater_hb

Con

olney_debater_hb forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
neilk787

Pro

neilk787 forfeited this round.
olney_debater_hb

Con

olney_debater_hb forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by ruiran0326 3 years ago
ruiran0326
proposition automatically wins because opposition broke the rules of the debate
(ggnore neil)
Posted by dtaylor971 3 years ago
dtaylor971
This is a no-win debate for con
Posted by olney_debater_hb 3 years ago
olney_debater_hb
as i said before a sport involves physical exertion golf does does not. the definition of physical exertion is exercise: the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit; "the doctor recommended regular exercise"; "he did some exercising"; "the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit TO KEEP FIT. golf does not involve exerting your muscles to keep fit.
Posted by birdlandmemories 3 years ago
birdlandmemories
Golf is obviously a sport. It requires major skill, you have to have power to hit the ball far, and it's easy to get exhausted during a full 18 holes.
Posted by olney_debater_hb 3 years ago
olney_debater_hb
golf requirs skill a sport requires skill AND physical exertion golf does not involve physical exertion
Posted by ruiran0326 3 years ago
ruiran0326
merp. i'll just call you pint-sized.
Posted by neilk787 3 years ago
neilk787
why thank you gallon sized debater (meh that doesnt work as well)
Posted by ruiran0326 3 years ago
ruiran0326
pint-sized debater. interesting debate topic you got there
Posted by sungod97 3 years ago
sungod97
You can't debate that debate isn't a sport
Posted by Physix 3 years ago
Physix
lol, is this a joke?
1 votes has been placed for this debate.
Vote Placed by ruiran0326 3 years ago
ruiran0326
neilk787olney_debater_hbTied
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Reasons for voting decision: Easy decision. Con FF'ed without responding to Pro's argument and broke the rules of the debate. Spelling and grammar, arguments, and sources also go to Pro.