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Why do rich men play golf?

Golf has its roots in Europe and specifically Scotland. It started from there and spread to the United Kingdom. It began as a white men’s sport and is now popular with everyone who has a budget to afford its expensive equipment. But why is it that wealthy people prefer to play it? The top six reasons why rich people play golf are presented below.

  1. It has a high entry barrier
    Among other reasons, golf is famous to the rich because it is hardly accessible by anyone else. Some clubs can charge an annual fee to let you use their services, but some clubs can charge you more than $100 for a one-time fee. A box of balls costs $50, and the driver is about $500. The fields are huge and they have to be taken care of every day to stay neat and clean. If the grass is not cut correctly, the ball will not be able to roll right. The cost to play golf is extraordinary, and even if anyone else loves the sport, it is highly unlikely to have the chance to even try.
  2. You are recognized as a wealthy individual
    Let’s not forget what each sport represents and what society thinks about yourself depending on your choices in all aspects of your life. If you want to get recognized as a wealthy individual of the community, you need to have a profile that is following your financial class. Have a look at the audience that attends each kind of sport. Tennis courts are full of people who belong to the high-class society, while you would never expect to find many rich people attending a box race. Golf is a rich men’s sport and it is going to be kept like that.
  3. You get to network with wealthy people
    Rich people love to be surrounded by other like-minded individuals. Doing a sport that allows them to hang out with their friends and talk about interesting matters while they play can be a fulfilling experience that makes them happy. Why should they bother to learn pool when they are not expected to go to a bar to play? Golf separates them from the rest of society and saves them from the trouble of getting to know people that will not work for their benefit in the future.
  4. It provides challenge and focuses
    Golf may not be one of the sports that are concentrated on running fast or being strong enough, but it is quite challenging. Have you ever tried to throw the ball inside the whole? We can reassure you that it is not as easy as it seems. It demands an incredible amount of concentration and accuracy and it gives excitement to those who like to be challenged mentally. At the same time, the beauty of the sport lies in the fact that people practically compete against themselves. As a sport, it is in excellent accordance with how rich people think and reflects their approach in business. We could say that golf plays a symbolic role as a sport and resembles all the difficulties people have to overcome to succeed in the business world.
  5. It is easy for people who are not into sports
    Golf is a sport that doesn’t demand a fantastic physical condition to play. Some people became rich because they were willing to stay for many hours at work and concentrate on how to manage their profits to become bigger. They probably didn’t invest time to get into shape and impress with their looking. Rich people are often old, and they can’t focus their effort on demanding sports like soccer and baseball, where you have to run and get tired. With this sport, you don’t have to sweat and get your hands dirty. Its whole philosophy is based on concentration and precision.
  6. It is safe for everyone
    A really crucial aspect that worked as a plus to get this sport popular, is that it is super safe. Injuries at golf fields are infrequent. We talk about a super safe sport that allows people to exercise their bodies ad minds without fearing that they might get hurt while practicing their favorite sport. People don’t want to risk their physical health while they are doing their hobby. On the other side, sports like soccer and martial arts have a significant percentage of injuries every year. Thankfully with golf this is not the case. You can enjoy some relaxing time without the fear that you might hurt yourself and stop being able to work for a while.

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Anna Siampani
Anna Siampani, Lifestyle Editorial Director at the CEOWORLD magazine, working with reporters covering the luxury travel, high-end fashion, hospitality, and lifestyle industries. As lifestyle editorial director, Anna oversees CEOWORLD magazine's daily digital editorial operations, editing and writing features, essays, news, and other content, in addition to editing the magazine's cover stories, astrology pages, and more. You can reach Anna by mail at anna@ceoworld.biz