Golf: Concept of par took decades to develop | The Columbus Dispatch
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#1 Jun 16, 2011
Forget PAR, always play to win against your opposition! Personally, I think that PAR should be done away with entirely exept for as a reference point as to what an ideal number of strokes should be for a particular hole. Nobody has ever 'lost' to a golf course and--for that matter--no course has ever 'beaten' a player. You compete against PEOPLE.
#2 Jun 16, 2011
I'd have a lot more respect for golf as a sport if there wasn't all of the emphasis on quiet and limit on distractions. Let's have a golfer trying for a 30 foot putt with his opponent jumping up and down, yelling and waving his towel around. Or let someone yell out at the exact time the golfer is hitting a tee shot.
Until that is allowed, golf imay be a nice game, but I'm not sure it is a sport.
Since: Jun 11
#3 Jun 16, 2011
Isn't that exactly what par is? A reference? And as for playing against people that is what pro's do. Also, golfers that play for money.
Me, I play to beat my previous best score. Most of the guys I golf with are better than me so I don't play them for money.
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