How Do People Watch Golf? (A Rant)

Okay, (as always) there’s a question that’s been on my mind for quite a while now, so I figured I may as well write about it. My question, without further ado, is simply this: how do people sit back and watch golf for hours on end?

Seriously, how do they do it? I can’t watch it for thirty seconds before getting up to do something else. There are so many better things to do! Instead of watching golf, I’ll write a book, I’ll read a book, I’ll go play basketball, I’ll listen to Lecrae or some other rapper while I workout, I’ll work on Statement Apparel, I’ll do almost anything but sit and watch golf. “Why,” you ask? Because watching golf is like watching paint dry…except it’s more boring and less educational!

The most interesting part of watching golf is when you watch as someone hits the ball, watch as it soars through the air, and watch as it lands. At best, that’s a few seconds. Other than that, you’re just watching people walk to where their ball landed as the commentators commentate. That’s it. So, as I said before, golf is simply boring to watch

If you’re one of the people who sits and watches golf for hours on end, please don’t take offense. I am stating my opinion. But, while you’re here, please answer me this simple question: how?!?!?!

How can you sit and watch golf of all sports? It’s so slow and…boring! Seriously, WATCH ANOTHER SPORT! It doesn’t even have to be basketball, football, or baseball. Watch track. Watch tennis. Watch boxing. Watch soccer. Heck, watch bowling, ‘cause even that’s more interesting than watching golf!

Now don’t misunderstand me; I’m not saying don’t play golf (though, if I’m being honest, I don’t understand that unless you’re one of the professionals making your living off of it), I’m just…implying that there are better things to do than watch it. Now, if you’re a Rory Mcilroy or an upcoming Arnold Palmer, then, by all means, watch golf. Same goes for if you’re a golf announcer (though, to be honest, I feel sorry for you. You might be getting paid, but I feel sorry for you.). But everyone else? Please, y’all are just wasting your time.

Okay, rant over. Have a wonderful rest of the week.

And don’t you dare watch golf.

– JP

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  1. We have friends with a child who is in quiet-spectator sports. I never noticed I was a loud spectator till at a tennis match. I left early. I tried supporting the same person at golf. Had to leave. Couldn’t even watch my own son when he played golf. BUT…when my brain is so exhausted that I need brain candy, golf is AMAZING! It’s people watching on grass instead of at a mall. It takes all kinds to make up the world. Leave our kind alone.

      1. I’m the son that MamaP couldn’t watch play golf…. 🙁
        However, I can’t really sit and watch a whole game on tv. I might happen to watch a few players do their shots before changing the channel. Unless someone makes an amazing shot from the sand pit and into the hole in one turn for a birdie. (I’ve seen it happen.) But immediately after the amazing shot, I get bored and watch ESPN.

  2. The are many reasons to watch golf. The beauty of the courses, which often have great histories and are set up differently every day. The difficulty of the sport itself also makes it interesting. No shot, no putt is ever the same. It is a sport of honor – in no other sport in the world will you find the players calling a penalty on themselves. Basketball players don’t call traveling or fouls on themselves. Football lineman have never called themselves for holding. Yet golfers have lost tournaments and hundreds of thousands of dollars because their ball moved after they addressed it. Fast moving does not make something exciting. Beauty and excellence of all kinds make sports enjoyable to watch.
    When you watch a sport like basketball. The basket is always 10ft the court is always the same length there are more timeouts than minutes played. I would ponder that watching anything one doesn’t understand or desire to understand will always be boring to them.

    1. That’s a good argument. Personally though, I still don’t quite understand watching golf (more so on television than in person). But to each his own.

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