TravelPat1

The golf swing uses at least 17 muscle groups in the coordinated movement of the hands, wrists, arms, abdomen, and legs according to a study in the British Medical Journal,

Sounds pretty sporty to me.
we use a lot of muscle groups in everyday life, shoveling snow, mowing the grass, moving furniture up the stairs, etc.  Did they happen to do a study on these such activities?
I haven't seen many coaches working at sports academies to help people perfect their snow shovelling technique or correct their grip and wrist action on the lawn mower while cutting the grass. I've had friends who have spent several hundred and in some cases likely thousands of dollars on coaches or golf club pros to help them work on their golf swings with weeklly lessons and hours and hours of practice and even things like super slow-mo video evaluation of their swing.

I even know that some have had gym workouts designed to enhance their swing by strengthening the specific muscles being used. etc.  (Yes some of my friends are quite competitive (and pretty good) golfers).

oo DAWG oo

Pat must not know about the World Championship Shovel Races..

FootbalYouBet

Pat must not know about the World Championship Shovel Races..


that is a  groin injury waiting to happen
Crush cream soda is oh so good.  I think I'll have another

There are people out there who just will not be happy until they have created sentient AI.

oo DAWG oo

Now what about Archery? ..
Thats just all skill..

Now what would be really cool is if they made jousting an olympic event. I'd watch that

Aerial

Pat must not know about the World Championship Shovel Races..


that is a  groin injury waiting to happen
Or maybe something worse in that part of the human body!
"Canadian football does in fact have 4 downs, its just that as Canadians we are very polite and punt on the third down" -John Candy, SCTV

RedandWhite

Now what would be really cool is if they made jousting an olympic event. I'd watch that
:o ...whoa, that would be awesome...
There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it's all dark.

PTBO Dave

Now what about Archery? ..
Thats just all skill..

Now what would be really cool is if they made jousting an olympic event. I'd watch that
Why not combine the two?

Medieval biathlon!

TravelPat1

My shovel is bigger.  ;-)

Hank01

 
  Never had a problem with Casey Martin's  using a golf cart . The walking in-between shots has never been about the actual hitting of the golf ball .

 I would argue any benefit gained by the cart are lost on the effect that the golfer does not carry his own clubs and walking may actually offset a bad shot by literally walking  off it's negative affects with a little physical activity . Sitting and stewing about it may mess up your rhythm but proper scientific studies would be more conclusive .

 I personnel enjoy the game more when I use a cart . When I was younger I couldn't care less about a cart and enjoyed carrying the golf bag . I am just as bad a golfer as I ever was whether walking or driving a cart .

TravelPat1

I've read that on a typical 18 holes a golfer is walking over 6.5 miles. With me it would be much more than that because I'm so bad at golf I'm criss-crossing holes multiple times often end up being on the wrong fairway. lol

And believe me by the time I get to a 17th or 18th hole without a cart - I'm exhausted. lol

Hank01

I've read that on a typical 18 holes a golfer is walking over 6.5 miles. With me it would be much more than that because I'm so bad at golf I'm criss-crossing holes multiple times often end up being on the wrong fairway. lol

And believe me by the time I get to a 17th or 18th hole without a cart - I'm exhausted. lol
  Much easier game when there is a cold one in the cup holder of the cart . 

FootbalYouBet

as far as golf goes re the other thread.  It is my belief that a person can be a barrel belly with high percentage of body fat, not be fit aerobically, and still be good at golf.  One can use a golf cart and have a caddy and only need to perfect the swing and analyze which club to use, as well as deciding have much force and what direction.  This to me does not meet the definition I was trying to come up with in the other thread

of course when one chooses to walk and carry their own bag, they get exercise, but is not a requirement for sport, or to win the game of golf.  IMO
 


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