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Golfer
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George_Weasley
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Is golf asport

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Golfer
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/19/2014 Category: Sports
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 610 times Debate No: 55038
Debate Rounds (3)
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Golfer

Pro

Being a high school golfer, I get many people telling me that golf is not a sport because there is no physical activity. That is not true, We need to be in shape to walk the course while carrying our bags. Its not easy, especially when you are speed walking for four hours in extreme heat. Us golfers work out and have to watch what we eat. We can not eat unhealthy and go play golf afterwards. The definition of a sport is: an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment. Which golf does apply. It takes skill, hard work and dedication to be good, just like any other sport. We compete against other schools, we have tournaments, and we work just as long and hard as any other sport on the planet.
George_Weasley

Con

GOLF IS NOT A SPORT!!!! They only motion that goes into golf is bending down the get the ball, bending down to put the ball on the ground, and swing. You said that they must walk all day, but they can drive in a GOLF cart.
Debate Round No. 1
Golfer

Pro

Not everyone has the opportunity to take a cart. I'm not allowed to, we have to walk for four hours straight. And its fast pace walking. There is much more then bending down to get a ball. I don't see you being able to walk fast for four hours straight with no break!
George_Weasley

Con

In Hogwarts, we don't need to walk. We can fly on brooms, we can teleport. Golf is not a walking sport. When people think about golf, they think about the swing and stance. Walking is NOT a key part in golf.
Debate Round No. 2
Golfer

Pro

If your comparing Hogwarts (which is some made up thing in Harry Potter) then you shouldn't be in this debate. At least I am getting exercise instead of living in the fantasy world. . No one can fly, broom sticks are NOT magical, so get your head straight. Golf is considered a sport because there is physical exercise and the ability to play. It a hard sport to pick up on and be good at. If you think golf is just chasing after a white ball, and riding in a cart. then you are wrong. Why don't you go and play 18 holes, fast pace walking (NO CART ALLOWED), and then tell me how you feel. You might as well just quit now, because you will lose.
George_Weasley

Con

George_Weasley forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by 27376 2 years ago
27376
Good luck to you. Golf is sport. To any nay sayers out there who say golf doesnt require physical strength, could you golf and walk around a course for a WHOLE day without getting the least amount of tired?
Posted by Dishoungh 2 years ago
Dishoungh
Golf is a sport. It's a PRECISION sport. You see, people get confused with the generalization of sports and sports that they see on TV. The sports they see on TV are what they perceive as sports. Those are ATHLETIC sports, sports that deal with extreme physical activity. Sports is not just an athletic activity. Different sports are categorized on how they're played. There are equestrian sports, mind sports, music/dance sports, precision sports, electronic sports, fishing sports, etc.
Posted by MasterDebator16 2 years ago
MasterDebator16
Golf is technically a "sport" but then again so is cheer leading
Posted by socratits 2 years ago
socratits
That is a ridiculous argument haha
Posted by socratits 2 years ago
socratits
Yeah the fact that people think chess is a sport demonstrates that sports is too abstract to have a definite yes or no answer. I would be surprised if anyone decided to take up on this debate. It would be interesting to see how they argue the con side.
Posted by Teemo 2 years ago
Teemo
Honestly, just like art, the definition of sport is extremely vague.
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Vote Placed by baus 2 years ago
baus
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Reasons for voting decision: FF without sources and bad S&G round 1 on Con's part.