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Which is the Most of an Athletic Sport?

View Poll Results: Which is most of a sport?
Golf 14 36.84%
Bowling 2 5.26%
F1 11 28.95%
NASCAR 1 2.63%
Curling 4 10.53%
Equestrian 2 5.26%
Archery 4 10.53%
Snooker 0 0%
Darts 0 0%
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09-20-2013, 11:45 PM
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Which is the Most of an Athletic Sport?

Taking into account athleticism and difficulty, which of these "sports" most deserves to be called a sport.

Golf, Bowling, F1, NASCAR, Curling, Equestrian, Archery, Snooker, or Darts.

I'll say F1.


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09-21-2013, 09:52 AM
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I voted F1. For me, Golf, Bowling, Archery, Snooker & Darts are not sports. Car racing is, equestrian is. Curling is very borderline.

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09-21-2013, 11:59 AM
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Bowling and darts are not sports. The rest are.

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They're all sports, though I'm more prone to be hesitant about auto racing even though I know the obvious physical and mental exertion that is required.

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everything but snooker darts and f1

they are just games that require a lot of skill

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F1 is easily the most physically demanding of the sports/games/whatever you want to call them listed, IMO.

NASCAR and Equestrian aren't far behind in that respect.

Golf is definitely a sport too.

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Yeah, Formula One wears the body the most out of those.

Darts isn't a sport, bowling and snooker are borderline.

In case anyone doubts the difficulty of driving an F1 car, I'll leave this here:


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In order;

F1 -> Equestrian -> Golf -> NASCAR -> Archery -> Curling

Bowling, Snooker, Darts aren't sports IMO while the aforementioned are although I know some would disagree about Archery/Curling.

Glad to see Equestrian get some respect. A lot of people don't consider it a sport because they don't realize how incredibly difficult it is and how much physical and mental strain is placed on both rider/horse.

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everything but snooker darts and f1

they are just games that require a lot of skill
One of those three doesn't belong.

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I don't see how golf is ahead of snooker or darts or curling really... All of these I consider skill games, not sports.

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I'd say horseshoes.

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I'd say horseshoes.
Really?

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I don't see how golf is ahead of snooker or darts or curling really... All of these I consider skill games, not sports.
Golf is much, much, much more than a skill game

It may not be super demanding physically but people that think that putting together a golf swing and coordinating mobility, flexibility, muscular strength, endurance, and power from the body isn't physically strenuous has no idea just how wrong they are. Mentally... probably the most demanding sport in the world.

Golf is just as much a sport as hockey.

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One of those three doesn't belong.
I don't care how exerting it is. When more than half the force is generated by a machine it is not a sport.

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Golf is much, much, much more than a skill game

It may not be super demanding physically but people that think that putting together a golf swing and coordinating mobility, flexibility, muscular strength, endurance, and power from the body isn't physically strenuous has no idea just how wrong they are. Mentally... probably the most demanding sport in the world.

Golf is just as much a sport as hockey.
If a 50 year old overweight alcoholic smoker like John Daly can place respectably you've lost the right to call it a sport

You're second sentence basically eliminated it from being called a sport anyways as physical exertion is a prerequisite for calling it a sport, the most physically taxing thing in golf is probably walking at a casual pace in the heat


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If a 50 year old overweight alcoholic smoker like John Daly can place respectably you've lost the right to call it a sport

You're second sentence basically eliminated it from being called a sport anyways as physical exertion is a prerequisite for calling it a sport, the most physically taxing thing in golf is probably walking at a casual pace in the heat
Because no NHL player has ever been out of shape or overweight, right?

Look at the make-up on tour these days, Daly is an exception, not a rule. The vast majority of golfers may not be ripped like NFL linebackers (neither are NHL players, FYI) but it's incredibly ignorant assuming golf requires NO (notice I never said that) physical exertion. You try swinging a club at the velocity PGA tour pros do and get back to me and tell me again golf is not a sport.

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What a great question! You could start legendary fights in bars around the world trying to argue this. I'd say none of them. Some, like golf, have acquired a kind of courtesy to call themselves sports, but I don't think any of them actually involve sufficient physical exertion, though they certainly require skill and coordination. F1 would come the closest to a sport maybe, but really the fastest car driven by a competent driver is still almost always going to better the best driver in a less proficient car.

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Golf is much, much, much more than a skill game

It may not be super demanding physically but people that think that putting together a golf swing and coordinating mobility, flexibility, muscular strength, endurance, and power from the body isn't physically strenuous has no idea just how wrong they are. Mentally... probably the most demanding sport in the world.

Golf is just as much a sport as hockey.
You could say the same thing about archery and even snooker! Just as Ales Hemsky noted, if a big fat guy like Jon Daly can be a competitive golfer, than it really can't be considered a sport requiring endurance, athleticism, strength... Plus other than guys on the tour, most people ride carts around from hole to hole.

To call golf just as much of a sport as hockey, on a hockey board, is incredible hilarious, and I think you're just trolling at this point. But when you said golf is probably the most mentally demanding sport in the world, I simply cannot consider your claim serious.

Figure skating is way more mentally demanding than golf, let alone physically demanding, and figure skating isn't even one of the most mentally demanding sports... Golf just flat out isn't the most physically demanding sport, and IMO, it's not a sport.

I've played golf many times even in Arizona during the summe heat, and I've never felt truly physically strained. However, I've driven a car without Air Conditioning in Phoenix during the summer, and that most definitely lefty me feelings physically strained. now imagine driving 200+ mph.

Although, I gotta agree with Kihei, until F1 cars are made much more equal, you can't really expect the most adept drivers to win, you simply expect the best car to win.

I think I may have to vote for archery once I can vote!

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If a 50 year old overweight alcoholic smoker like John Daly can place respectably you've lost the right to call it a sport

You're second sentence basically eliminated it from being called a sport anyways as physical exertion is a prerequisite for calling it a sport, the most physically taxing thing in golf is probably walking at a casual pace in the heat
Have you played Golf?

Swinging a Golf club puts a lot of pressure on the back, knees, shoulders, neck, wrists.


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Have you played Golf?

Swinging a Golf club puts a lot of pressure on the back, knees, shoulders, neck, wrists.
So does carrying too many grocery bags at once. Or mopping the floor

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So does carrying too many grocery bags at once. Or mopping the floor
What is your point? my point was that saying the most physically taxing thing about Golf is walking around the course would suggest not having much familiarity with Golf.

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What is your point? my point was that saying the most physically taxing thing about Golf is walking around the course would suggest not having much familiarity with Golf.
Actually it would. Are you seriously saying your expending more need energy on the 3-8 swings/ putts per hole as you are walking from tee off to tee off on an 18 hole good course?

The walking around the course (carrying your clubs) is easily the most physically taxing aspect of golf! (Unless you're taking a cart, and then I'd agree swinging the club is the most physically taxing part of playing 18 holes.)

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This John Daly non-sense is a total red herring. The guy is not a competitive golfer and barely ever was. He has a whopping 5 career wins on the PGA tour and can't even qualify for most events on the tour. Chelios had a bigger impact at age 47 in the NHL than Daly has on the PGA Tour.

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Actually it would. Are you seriously saying your expending more need energy on the 3-8 swings/ putts per hole as you are walking from tee off to tee off on an 18 hole good course?

The walking around the course (carrying your clubs) is easily the most physically taxing aspect of golf! (Unless you're taking a cart, and then I'd agree swinging the club is the most physically taxing part of playing 18 holes.)
The swing has a much bigger impact on the golfers bodies than walking/driving around the course does.

The pros aren't just taking some leisurely stroll around the course and then tapping the ball with a club once in a while.

Tiger didn't ruin his knee from walking around courses, golfers don't hurt their backs and wrists from walking around the course.

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