Is golf for the upper class?
Peoples perception on what the upper class is can be confusing, most peoples perception is that upper class makes 500K or more. That's more like the 1%
so lets try to define it. Lets call upper class as 70% income level first and or asset level- does that seem fair?
If you own a home ( house, condo or apartment) you are in the upper class- because only about 30-35% of American have that luxury.
Do you have a retirement account or investments, that's great because only 30% have one beyond that they volunteer contribute to or manage
If you drive a relatively new car, say only about 3-4 years old or newer, yup you are in the upper class.
If your adjust gross income is $62,000 or higher you definitely are in the upper class, in fact your are richer than 80% of all Americans
If you are a member of a golf club, as opposed to pay as you play- you are in the upper class.
Are you a college student or a recent grad, welcome to the upper class ( or soon will be) because not many people can afford to go or can finance to go without some upper class backing.
Not to digress this subject into a political discussion, but most people feel that middle classis someone who makes 75-100K when actually that group is the upper 12% of income earners.
Middle class is closer to 35-40K, That upper 5% that shat should pay more taxes that we heard about during the election, well that's for folks with and adjusted gross in come of about 115K and higher.
You say you don't believe that? that's fine, go on the IRS web site & see for yourself.
Now back to the question is it for the upper class, I would answer yes. But there will be exceptions, I don't doubt that at all, but a vast majority who play golf are in the upper class.