All great replies,
I am of the opinion that if you want something bad enough you will find ways to make it work. I understand that not everyone can get out at 3pm but I feel like it's become a taboo subject to even think about flexing time. People are terrified, and I get that, but does that mean that at some point in the future if your boss "requests" you work on the weekend you would give up your golf to do so? And then what happens when he or she doesn't even ask anymore but just expects it?
The job market is extremely competitive now so i guess the mentality could be "well if you're not willing to do it, I got 15 resumes on my desk of people who will"
You say you understand but apparently, you really don't. Employees don't get to decide whether their job has flexible hours. That is reserved for the business owner and if he/she expects to be successful, they are going to primarily base their decisions not on what is best for the employee's fun, but on what is best for the fiscal health of their business. An employee telling the boss he/she won't work weekends if needed and asking to take off early one day a week, is likely to find themselves looking for a new job and in case you haven't been paying attention, finding a new one is not exactly guaranteed.
Rather than questioning the priorities/dedication to golf of those who can't take off from work early to play in a league, I think you might want to instead, just thank your lucky stars your job allows you to do so..