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Why do we play golf – part four?


“Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots but you have to play the ball where it lies.” – Bobby Jones

By Ian Hardie

In the article Why do we play golf – part three? I thought it would be a good idea to see what sort of answers that I could get to the question as to exactly why it is that people around the world – still play golf – when there are so many other things that they could be doing these days.

To help with that I created a simple little poll that was titled Why do you play golf? – that you can find here and I can guarantee, will take you less than a minute to do if you haven’t already done it.

You may even recall that I had made it as easy as I possibly could by putting in some of the most common possible answers that I figured golfers would have – which were:

“For the exercise and fresh air”

“I enjoy the competitive aspects of the game”

“Simply for fun”

“I enjoy the personal challenge it provides”

“To get away from everyday life”

“I get to spend time with friends, family or workmates”

“I’m trying to become as good as I can be at the game”

“It’s the social aspect of it that I enjoy”

Now, even though I had thought that those eight possible answers would have covered almost anyone who did the poll, it appears I was wrong in that assumption.

A few people have provided answers in the “other” section so far that I hadn’t thought of and the one that stands out the most to me at this point is definitely:

“I can drink scotch and smoke cigars…”

Like me, you probably hadn’t ever had that on your list of reasons for playing golf but I suppose there could be worse reasons……………….. Continue reading Why do we play golf – part four?