Why golf makes you look rich
There are certain stereotypes in life. Golf is meant for the rich and is one of them. Have you ever thought why almost all powerful men enjoy this rather slow sport?
Golf has been classified as the most elitist and exclusive sport, destined for rich men. Have you ever wondered why though? Why do all these men gather in high-class, overpriced country clubs to play this particularly sedate sport? Why is joining a golf club out of reach to the average man? And why by carrying a golf bag, do people immediately assume you are wealthy?
Donald Trump as the king of controversial statements, stated that only rich people should be allowed to play golf. Putting aside this infuriating and elitist comment (when it comes to this man you have to put aside a lot), there is some truth in it. The fact that golf gear is so expensive, to play a round is expensive and to join a club you’re screened for your wealth and prestige, sort of justifies it. Men with average earnings won’t save up for years to go to a golf course once. Unless, they want to appear rich. Because even being near a golf course makes you look rich.
Think about it, you want to approach an entrepreneur you really admire. You can go to one of his lectures but the crowds will be huge. You can linger around his office in the hopes of starting a conversation as he leaves, which is sort of creepy. But you can find out which golf club he goes to on weekends, join and try to get closer to him. Even if you don’t, there are a lot of rich and powerful men hanging out in golf clubs so you never know with who you will end up having a conversation with.
Below there are a few reasons why rich people go golfing and how it makes them look rich and iconic. If you’re planning on joining anytime soon, you will look wealthy and upscale and particularly appealing to the ladies. So read through all the reasons why golfing will make you look iconic and loaded.
Golf is typically practiced by middle-aged men
The reason is very simple. Very few people are super rich and successful at a young age. Usually they work hard and don’t have time to be chilling at golf courses. By the age of 50 or 60, when they have all the money and status they desire, they may want to join a club. And golf is ideal as it doesn’t require physical fitness but is more a sport of feel and skill. If you are younger and can afford it, then go for it! It takes a couple of years of practice to master it anyway, so better start early.
Unlike other sports like hiking or tennis, golf has a relatively low chance of injury. Even you do injure yourself, it won’t be terminal and you will still look ravishing at your Monday morning meetings.
You compete against yourself
Rich people, are generally speaking, competitive and fearless businessmen who want to be the absolute best and try damn hard for it. Golf as a solitary sport, offers the opportunity to compete against yourself. If you hating losing to others, then this the sport for you.
The entry barrier is high
Think about it, the equipment is really expensive and the lessons are costly. Golf requires technique and experience, with money you will able to get both. The rounds at the course are expensive, so the more money you have, the more you will get to practice and excel.
Easy to plan
We live in a super busy world, imagine if you’re rich, with a lot of entreprises. Your schedule will be packed and it might be impossible to coordinate with a fellow businessman’s schedule. As you can play on your own, you can start on your own and your friend will join and vice versa. There are plenty of golf clubs and you can hit the nearest to avoid wasting time and you can practice as much as you want, even if it gets dark (they offer great artificial lighting).
As a sport golf is not super popular, as it is exclusive by nature. But sports magazines include it, is sponsored by Rolex and other major athletic brands are sponsoring multimillion players to wear them. The reason is because it offers legitimacy and it’s branded as exclusive. Rich people care about excelling in a high-quality, legitimate and exclusive sport since its inaccessible to the masses. You will get to brag about it more than any mainstream sport, as it’s so exclusive, that only a few people (or none) in your social circle can access it.
Challenging and rewarding
As a sport that requires technique, strategy and swing mechanics, it is challenging and rewarding. Most rich people became wealthy by accomplishing impossible goals in their careers. Getting the golf ball in a difficult hole can feel as rewarding as scoring a good business deal. Plus you don’t have to be an athlete to achieve it, even a 50-year old with no physical strength but practice often, can make a hole-in-one and get to brag about it to your other rich friends.
We live in a world of appearances and keeping them up is difficult. If you want to look rich and make all the connections that a golf club offers, there are alternatives. You can always buy second-hand equipment, find a local course to save money on petrol, get a yearly membership as it gives you more practice time and costs less than pay as you go. If you can’t afford a coach, download golfing videos and observe how the people around play. You want to practice more and can’t afford to? Go to a mini golf club which might sound childish but it’s an affordable alternative. There are always ways to make something work and if you want to appear rich, golf will do it. If the result is you feeling more confident, then golf it is. Go out there and start practicing and who knows you might make great connections at the club which will help you advance professionally. And then you won’t need second hand equipment.
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