Golf Persuasive Speech

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Golf was introduced by the Scottish in the early 1400s but was outlawed by the king, King James II, because it was a distraction to military training. Even in 1400s, golf was seen as a waste of time and was an escape from your responsibilities. After England took over Scotland, the Queen made it legal and was known to play it. The queen was able to play showing it took minimal energy to play. Golf should not be considered a sport but rather a game, due to the fact that it is not an Olympic sport because it doesn't take as much skill as other activities. Golf has not been an olympic sport for 112 years and was only played in the 1900 and 1904 Olympics. Other sports such as race walking, shooting, and rhythmic gymnastics have been in the Olympics…show more content…
Golf burns around 360 per hour calories while other sports burn around 720-900 calories per hour making easier for everyone to play. John Daly, a 276 lb golfer, was known as the most out of shape goerlf and yet he was able to win the 1991 PGA Championship, 1995 British Open, and 19 other victories. He was not in good shape and was known for getting health scares. “They thought I had a heart attack, but I only smoke two packs of cigarettes a day, not three, so I'll be alright.” (Daly 1) Showing that anyone can win at golf no matter what shape your are in, while other sports consist of years of hard work and dedication. This is because golf takes a minimal amount of effort. ESPN ranked golf 51 out of 60 for the most athletic rigid sports. Meaning it does not take much reflex or agility to play. This explains how Tiger Woods was able to win 2008 U.S. Open with a fracture in his tibia. Other famous athletes should be insulted by being compared to golfers as equals. “Tiger is a great golfer, but ... when you say athlete, I think of Carl Lewis. When you talk about (golfers or race-car drivers), I don't want to see them run. ” (Suzuki 1). this was quoted by Ichiro Suzuki who is a major league baseball player. This shows that golf is not as intense or hard to play as other sports making it more like a…show more content…
There is some strategy in golf knowing how to hit the ball, the wind, the course, and you must always be one step in front of your opponent to beat them. The same can be said about a lot of games like chess, checker, and other board games. Seems that golf has more in common with games than with other major sports and while some may say that golf is on espn sportscenter, we must remember that they also show games like poker and spelling bees which are also based on keeping score and beating your

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