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Poll Results: Is golf cool?

 
  • 75% (41)
    Yes
  • 24% (13)
    No
54 Total Votes  
post #91 of 125
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Originally Posted by tefunk View Post

If people are actually debating whether something is cool or not... It's probably not cool.

Cool is a state of being... so I don't see how golf, or any sport or piece of attire, could be considered cool.
There's no standard of cool, so everything can and probably is debated.

Golf is definitely cool. Part of being cool is a certain amount of nonchalance, which the game of golf traditionally values. It's not really appropriate behavior to throw f-bombs all over the place when you hit a poor shot, nor is it appropriate to shout in exuberance when you make that long birdie putt.

In the former situation, you're supposed to just brush it off like it's no big deal. In the latter, you acknowledge your partners' congratulations graciously. In either case, you don't show your emotions, and that's part of what being cool is all about.
post #92 of 125
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by newtogolf View Post
 

 

 

You made it about fashion by claiming the golfers wear tech fabrics with brighter colors and people out at bars wear polo's but not they weren't as brightly colored and made of cotton.  Not all golfers wear wild colors.  Tiger usually wears solids (black and red on Sunday), Rory played today in solids.

 

So my point was why do fans going to a bar have to wear the exact colors and fabrics a professional golfer does when we don't expect the same from other sports.  If you think a skort that a women wears to a bar looks the same as WTA tennis attire you really shouldn't discuss fashion at all.

It is impossible to have a normal conversation with you. I posted a few times that the fashion was a bad example and yet somehow you keep going back to that! I'm not sure if its out of sheer ignorance or just a desire to be an ass because you have the luxury of hiding behind your computer screen but its one of the two. So congratulations we are all that much dumber for having read your ongoing ramblings about something you just can't seem to let go of.

 

Once again I will say this. The thread was started to see what people think of a game we all enjoy. The popularity of golf has gone down that is a fact! courses are closing all over North America 1 every 2 days I believe. Companies are posting a decline in sales and it seems easier to find tee times (at least in my area). Hence why I ask do we think golf is cool. I never thought anyone here cared what outsiders thought of the sport but what we thought of the sport and maybe even why or what we think is cool or uncool about it. But you can keep holding on to your argument if thats what you really want.

post #93 of 125

Everyone.  Let's try to steer this thread back to being civil to each other.  Being civil is very COOL!

post #94 of 125

At times it's cool, and under certain circumstances it's not.  All depends on the situation and the perspective.  Beers and fun with friends--cool.  Playing with old men in golf carts and plaid polyester pants to get away from a significant other for a few hours--not...wait, that's still cool! ;)

post #95 of 125
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Originally Posted by billchao View Post


LOL that's like going out to the boardwalk and saying, "Wow, a lot of people wear bikinis in public nowadays!"

But in all seriousness, have you considered the fact that sports team jerseys tend to stand out more than just a regular collared shirt or polo, so your mind registers more people wearing jerseys? I know lots of people who wear polos who don't even golf.


OTOH, who says the guys wearing the jerseys are cool? Probably only to the group of guys that wear the same type of jerseys :beer:

 

When I was in my 20s, I seriously didn't even know anyone under 40 played the sport. Even the players in their 20s looked like they were middle aged men to me with their "older men clothing". Just a lack of understanding, of course. Now, I think it's "cool", but on the other hand I'm also 20 years older. :whistle:

post #96 of 125
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Originally Posted by BrownCoast View Post
 

Once again I will say this. The thread was started to see what people think of a game we all enjoy. The popularity of golf has gone down that is a fact! courses are closing all over North America 1 every 2 days I believe. Companies are posting a decline in sales and it seems easier to find tee times (at least in my area). Hence why I ask do we think golf is cool. I never thought anyone here cared what outsiders thought of the sport but what we thought of the sport and maybe even why or what we think is cool or uncool about it. But you can keep holding on to your argument if thats what you really want.

I don't think golf was ever cool, even when Tiger was in his prime, it wasn't cool, he just broke down some racial barriers and provided minorities with someone they could relate to better.  IMO, traditional sports aren't really cool, not in the same way X-Games and BMX are.  Cool usually means pushing the limits of what's acceptable or humanly possible.  MMA was at one time "cool" now it's a business and despite Dana White's attempt to distance itself and even mock boxing, it's becoming more like boxing than the pioneers of the sport ever intended.

 

Golf was popular imo because of the very things that makes it "uncool" today.  Many people that played golf and tennis 25+ years ago, took up the sports because that's what wealthy, business executives played and it was an image others wanted to portray.  I remember listening to all the sales guys and executives at the water cooler swapping golf stories when I worked at Xerox and thinking to myself, these guys must be rich.   Deals and relationships were bonded on the golf course and 19th hole because businesses could write off their expensive country club memberships, green fees and bar tab.   Early in my career, being a golfer was almost a requirement to being in sales or management, today I almost never hear people discuss golf in the work place.

 

Tiger's popularity resulted in the building of golf courses everywhere so that practically anyone interested could play on a regular basis.  This combined with new tax laws that made deducting country club initiation and membership fees a flag for auditors made golf less exclusive and cost justifiable   The top private country clubs in America are still doing well and have waiting lists is because people still want the status and exclusivity.  The semi-private and public courses are in trouble because they don't know who their target customer is any longer.

post #97 of 125
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Originally Posted by billchao View Post

There's no standard of cool, so everything can and probably is debated.

Golf is definitely cool. Part of being cool is a certain amount of nonchalance, which the game of golf traditionally values. It's not really appropriate behavior to throw f-bombs all over the place when you hit a poor shot, nor is it appropriate to shout in exuberance when you make that long birdie putt.

In the former situation, you're supposed to just brush it off like it's no big deal. In the latter, you acknowledge your partners' congratulations graciously. In either case, you don't show your emotions, and that's part of what being cool is all about.

Sounds to me you're more referring to a golfer being cool, versus golf being cool.

Either way, if it's that debatable of a topic... It's probably not cool
post #98 of 125
Golf does push certain limits to the maximum as well. I suppose that there is an element of risk to life in X-game type sports, where a "duff" usually ends up with the "duffer" in traction drinking his meals through a straw. Does this possibility make it any more "cool" than other sports?

I used to back country ski, and my parents generation used to say I was crazy taking 20 foot jumps in chutes and skiing through trees. Nowadays, i see kids in squirrel suits (which look ridiculous, BTW), flying through narrow gorges. This seems pretty stupid, but on the other hand THEY think its cool if/when they make it through.

To each his own, I guess.
post #99 of 125
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post

Golf does push certain limits to the maximum as well. I suppose that there is an element of risk to life in X-game type sports, where a "duff" usually ends up with the "duffer" in traction drinking his meals through a straw. Does this possibility make it any more "cool" than other sports?

I used to back country ski, and my parents generation used to say I was crazy taking 20 foot jumps in chutes and skiing through trees. Nowadays, i see kids in squirrel suits (which look ridiculous, BTW), flying through narrow gorges. This seems pretty stupid, but on the other hand THEY think its cool if/when they make it through.

To each his own, I guess.

I agree, unfortunately only those of us that have really tried to play the game appreciate how difficult it is.

post #100 of 125
I only play golf in synthetic polos, and would wear any or all of them for a casual day/evening away from the house.

I'm such a dork.

I'm kind of on a Travis Mathew kick right now. Just fits well and looks great.
post #101 of 125

What a crazy thread. Where to even start?

 

Golf is cool.

I wear polos all the time, and I'm a girl. Cotton, not sweaty synthetics. Eww.

That video with Ricky Fowler and Bubba Watson and the other two guys was cool. But none of them were dressed appropriately for the golf course. Didn't they take the quiz?

Also, Ricky Fowler's stupid little flat-billed caps are stupid little flat-billed caps. 

The only women who wear skorts are golfers and tennis players. 

D&D used to be cool, back in the day when you had to give a damn and learn to calculate Thac0. If you know what that means, you're cool. If not, stick with the new D&D which is nothing but a panty-waist board game. Chutes and Ladders is cooler than the new D&D. 

Sports jerseys are for game day. Only. Otherwise, go put on a polo and look like a grown man, you schmuck.

post #102 of 125

Golf is cool..........and I don't have a care in the world what 'non-golfers' think about the game.   They can go play soccer or lawn darts for all I care.....  I play golf!

post #103 of 125
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Originally Posted by Moxie Dawn View Post

What a crazy thread. Where to even start?


Golf is cool.


I wear polos all the time, and I'm a girl. Cotton, not sweaty synthetics. Eww.


That video with Ricky Fowler and Bubba Watson and the other two guys was cool. But none of them were dressed appropriately for the golf course. Didn't they take the quiz?


Also, Ricky Fowler's stupid little flat-billed caps are stupid little flat-billed caps. 


The only women who wear skorts are golfers and tennis players. 


D&D used to be cool, back in the day when you had to give a damn and learn to calculate Thac0. If you know what that means, you're cool. If not, stick with the new D&D which is nothing but a panty-waist board game. Chutes and Ladders is cooler than the new D&D. 


Sports jerseys are for game day. Only. Otherwise, go put on a polo and look like a grown man, you schmuck.

 



Wait. Are you saying that "skorts" aren't cool? a2_wink.gif

Everybody thinks my wife is cool and she wears those. Can't wait to get home and tell her she's not nearly as cool as she thinks she is.
post #104 of 125

Nah, skorts are fine. I just don't know anyone who wears them that doesn't play golf or tennis. 

post #105 of 125
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Originally Posted by Moxie Dawn View Post
 

What a crazy thread. Where to even start?

 

Golf is cool.

I wear polos all the time, and I'm a girl. Cotton, not sweaty synthetics. Eww.

That video with Ricky Fowler and Bubba Watson and the other two guys was cool. But none of them were dressed appropriately for the golf course. Didn't they take the quiz?

Also, Ricky Fowler's stupid little flat-billed caps are stupid little flat-billed caps. 

The only women who wear skorts are golfers and tennis players. 

D&D used to be cool, back in the day when you had to give a damn and learn to calculate Thac0. If you know what that means, you're cool. If not, stick with the new D&D which is nothing but a panty-waist board game. Chutes and Ladders is cooler than the new D&D. 

Sports jerseys are for game day. Only. Otherwise, go put on a polo and look like a grown man, you schmuck.

 

Kind of my feeling. :-$

post #106 of 125

Anything that 60+ year olds play can't be cool.  Cool is the province of youth.  Right now few under the age of 25 think golf is cool.  So what is cool?  Darned if I know since I am part of the 60+ crew.  Do I care that golf is not cool?  Nope.

post #107 of 125
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Originally Posted by bkuehn1952 View Post

Anything that 60+ year olds play can't be cool.  Cool is the province of youth.  Right now few under the age of 25 think golf is cool.  So what is cool?  Darned if I know since I am part of the 60+ crew.  Do I care that golf is not cool?  Nope.

Especially when those seniors KICK THE CRAP out of the young kids! a3_biggrin.gif
post #108 of 125
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Originally Posted by bkuehn1952 View Post

Anything that 60+ year olds play can't be cool.  Cool is the province of youth.  Right now few under the age of 25 think golf is cool.  So what is cool?  Darned if I know since I am part of the 60+ crew.  Do I care that golf is not cool?  Nope.


 



That's one of the coolest things about it. a2_wink.gif

At our course there are a couple of grandfathers that play a weekly game with their grandsons (who are 20 somethings).

Doesn't get any cooler than that.
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