Throughout almost two centuries of diverse, different sports from a myriad of cultures, golfing has always been considered, as a general consensus, as the “boring” sport and it has now become the time to vindicate it in the eyes of the general public. Golf is not only an honorable tradition and peaceful, attention-needing, meditative sport, but also about planning and perfecting a technique as much as chess.
Golf in the Public Eye
Tiger Woods aside, golf is often reduced to a rich man’s sport or to a fun, novel activity to do with your children on a mini-golf field. However, golf is much more than what the public eye is able to see only through the surface. This shallow view of golfing has gotten people to take a negative stance against it. It is certainly not the most enticing sport to watch be played on television, but it is probably the one that needs the most concentration and work to get right, and whoever has played it seriously knows how your worries seem to dissipate when you’re out in the field, planning your troubles away trying to get the ball as near to the hole as possible, and the duration of the game helps you to be fully immersed in the wholesome experience.
Golf to the Golfers
All of this can certainly make out golf to be a sort of nerdy activity, but rest assured it is anything but, as the amount of physical strength it needs to be performed accurately only reassures why people who play it get so obsessed with it; it is addictive, like a much more effectively planned form of gambling, as we’re dealing with physical and environmental forces that make the player learn to deal with how an element like wind can influence whether your game is going to be good enough or not.
Final Considerations: How Can We Improve?
Improving people’s view of golf is certainly a task that would require a lot of information to be openly shared and marketed, and golfers can be like hunters in that way; it is certainly uncomfortable to reveal everything you do in the field with exact precision as that is only part of the charm, and after one is 100% committed to an activity, it is hard to let go of its most important details and benefits that you get from it, and becoming jealous with one of your most precious moments all week is certainly hard to deal with, so that probably adds to the cult-like approach that many golfers, professional or not, take to the sport only to be met with negligent reaction to the general public, but, seriousness aside, maybe Tiger Woods was right all along and all we need is to sensationalize the ins and outs of the personal to bring attention to the general? It is possible we may never know, but hey, we can certainly try. Just kidding, let’s not be like Tiger Woods. Let’s keep this joyous tradition as cult-like as we like.