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14 Questions About Golf By Someone Who Doesn't Play

Just a few simple questions. Par for the course.

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1. Why are there special shoes?

Is it to run after the ball? Do people do that?
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Is it to run after the ball? Do people do that?

2. What’s the deal with the little car?

Do you need a special license? Or just some training, like a forklift?
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Do you need a special license? Or just some training, like a forklift?

3. Why is it called a golf club and not a golf stick?

Should we change hockey stick to hockey club?
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Should we change hockey stick to hockey club?

4. Can someone explain the scoring?

Why does it use bird names? In the early years, did people use birds? Did the birds pick up the balls?
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Why does it use bird names? In the early years, did people use birds? Did the birds pick up the balls?

5. If I don’t learn to play, will it ruin my chances of becoming a big city businessman?

Can’t they just close the deal at the office? Isn’t that the whole point of an office?
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Can’t they just close the deal at the office? Isn’t that the whole point of an office?

6. Why the funny pants?

Is it to ward off the water hazard alligators?
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Is it to ward off the water hazard alligators?

7. Oh! And the water hazards. What's up with those?

Why don’t they just fill them in with all the sand that's laying around?
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Why don’t they just fill them in with all the sand that's laying around?

8. Why is everyone always so quiet?

Is the ball sensitive to noise? Hmm. The ball is probably sensitive to noise, right?
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Is the ball sensitive to noise? Hmm. The ball is probably sensitive to noise, right?

9. Why do caddies exist?

No other sport has an assistant. Oh. NASCAR. But that feels different. There are wheels and stuff to change. Do caddies change the little car tires?
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No other sport has an assistant. Oh. NASCAR. But that feels different. There are wheels and stuff to change. Do caddies change the little car tires?

10. Can someone explain the flags?

If they put the holes closer, you wouldn't need the little car or the special shoes to reach it. Isn't that just common sense?
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If they put the holes closer, you wouldn't need the little car or the special shoes to reach it. Isn't that just common sense?

11. Sorry for asking again, but what’s with the pants?

Don't they run in the wash? Or are they dry clean only? Isn't that a hassle?
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Don't they run in the wash? Or are they dry clean only? Isn't that a hassle?

12. It’s 2014, yet we still call a handicap a handicap. Why?

Are people offended? It seems like this could offend a few people. No?
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Are people offended? It seems like this could offend a few people. No?

13. Is golf the only sport that has a miniature version?

I guess mini-basketball would be too easy?
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I guess mini-basketball would be too easy?

14. When people watch golf on TV, they just pretend to know where the ball is, right?

Or do golf fans wear special glasses? Is golf in 3D? THAT’S why it’s so popular. Isn’t it?
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Or do golf fans wear special glasses? Is golf in 3D? THAT’S why it’s so popular. Isn’t it?

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