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On 10/2/2020 at 10:04 AM, oikos1 said:

Not sure where you're going with this OP.  It reads like "golf isn't an exclusive sport" so I can feel good about __________(insert emotion).

 

Golf is absolutely exclusive/privileged.  The economic numbers and cultural demographics clearly identify this.  There's really no argument that it isn't.  Some are able to break through the barriers, but just look at the numbers.  The average golfer household income is $100,980, more than 200% greater than non golfers.  https://www.benchcraftcompany.com/demographics/

 

It's a combination of time and money (and in certain instances who you know), and even at it's least expensive levels ($200 for used clubs, $100 month membership, peripheral club and equipment costs, access to courses and finding at least ten hours a week to devote to the game), that is a mountain of discretionary time and income that many do not have.

 

Embrace your blessings.  I'm off to do that right now...

Yet millions of middle income golfers around the country fill up the public and muni course tee sheets every day. 

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Polo is an exclusive sport, not golf. It's a nightmare trying to sell last year's horse on ebay.

I have friends who say golf is expensive and exclusive. They also ride their $5,000 bikes for five hours on the weekend...

Calling Golf exclusive is just rubbish. An iPhone costs more than most sets of clubs and a bucket of balls is less than a movie in most places.   The truth is Golf is hard and not about natu

13 hours ago, NoTimeToDie said:

Others are "lying or denying" is pretty strong stuff, just try to take a chill pill and see others aren't the rich evil to be opposed, we're all just ordinary people playing golf.

 

It's not intentional, but you just have bad maths 🙂 

 

"more than 200% greater"

If it was 50% greater it would be 1.5 times as much, if it was 100% greater it would 2 times as much, if it was 200% greater it would 3 times as much and so more than 200% greater is more than 3 times as much so 33k vs 100k. So 70k average vs probably less than 100k for golfers is not more than 200% greater it is maybe 20-30% greater if that, or ten times less than the excess you quoted.

As for the data, the US Census is clearly more reliable.

 

 

"Bad maths", huh?  Perhaps you don't understand percentages.  200% of 50,000 is 100,000.

 

As for your implication that I should "see others aren't the rich evil to be opposed", I never said such a thing.  Perhaps that is a reflection of your own insecurities.

 

Such an assumption distorts your own credibility.  In fact, your emotional response has perfectly highlighted my earlier statement "golf isn't an exclusive sport" so I can feel good about __________(insert emotion).

 

Well done!

 

 

 

 

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I'd like to point out a bias in the replies above.  We're all golfers.  We know the ins and outs.  Someone that is not a golfer doesn't know these things.  It makes golf more exclusive than it really is.  Take the average person.  Tell them to buy an iphone.  They know to go to the mall to the Apple store and buy one.  People there will help them get started and learn to use it.  Golf is a lot more complicated.  You need clubs.  We know where to buy them and what to buy and what's what but non-golfers don't.  Golf shoes.  Golf clothes that meet the requirements of the course's dress code.  Dress code!?  Haven't had to deal with a formal dress code in forever.  Etiquette on the course.  Another barrier.  Don't want to embarrass themselves.  And that's before you even learn how to swing and hit the ball.  

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5 minutes ago, Soloman1 said:

A percent of and a percent greater than are different.

200% of 50,000 is indeed 100,000

Indeed.  And so semantics plays a part. 

 

Taken from the source:  "The average golfer household income is $100,980, more than 200% greater than non golfers."

Also from the source in an adjacent graphic:  "On average, golfers annually earn 200% more money than non golfers."  $100,980 for golfers compared to $50,000 non-golfers.

 

https://www.benchcraftcompany.com/demographics/

 

The $50,000 difference in annual household income for golfers compared to non-golfers remains the same.

 

 

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