Years ago, a head pro in Pebble Beach corrected me when I called golf a "sport" and he said it is a "game"...much more than merely a sport. Golf etiquette and tradition are huge in Pebble Beach and to outsiders, it may all seem a bit strange and over the top. After fooling around with the sport, I mean game, I can see why. Pure athleticism cannot get you out of trouble as much as knowledge of the sport and good strategy to handle to greens conditons and the wind. While I don't consider golf a great sport that will shed the pounds off, and though it is one that requires me to think and reflect more than any sport I have tried, I still consider it a sport. What are your thoughts?