Originally Posted by Ian
what i find funny is how this chart rates boxing, and trackand feild as requiring more flexibility than golf, i do not box but i run track and feild, play basketball,play baseball and ski and tobe completely honest i dont think track and feild requires any flexibility at all
, you just need to be able to run long distances relatively fast.
Did you really just type that? Flexibility is probably the biggest part of track. I don't even know how to respond to such an idiotic statement that I have highlighted. There's reasons why many 85 year old people can still play golf but almost none can still run and flexibility is on the top of this list.
These kind of lists are dumb because all they do is cause pointless debates. Honestly if I wanted my dad to golf with me he could do it at his age (he might not shoot 80) but he could definitely play. If I wanted my dad to play tackle football with me or a game of full court basketball he couldn't physically do it.
Golf does not by any means take the physical demands of the sports higher on the list and thus has a huge handicap to overcome. Most people say that they have played X amount of sports, but the level of achievement in those sports is whats matters. I was naturally fast growing up so I excelled at track. I have been golfing for 6 years now and shoot in the 80s. Track is harder than golf physically, plain and simple. I am better at tons of sports than golf, but I have also been playing these sports since I was 5 and I didn't start playing golf till I was 16.
I will just say this. It is easier to hit a golf ball straight then to return a 130 mph tennis serve. Does that mean tennis is harder than golf, not necessarily but with the right practice most people can learn to hit a ball relatively straight. However, you could train all your life and you won't be able to return Andy Roddick's serve. It's all a horse a piece.