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Mario Santos-Davidson Biography

College golfer at Whitman College
Pro to the question "Is Golf a Sport?"

“The general perception of golf is that it is a hobby for old, rich, white men who have nothing else to do with their lives. While this may have once been true, golf has since spread all around the world and to all age ranges. Golf may seem boring, or easy, or otherwise unlike other sports, but it really should be counted among the likes of football, soccer, and basketball…

Golf may seem simple from the outside, but it’s one of the most complicated sports to date. So many factors go into every single shot, that no matter how long you play the sport, no two shots will ever be exactly the same…

Golfers must walk about 5 miles during a typical round, while carrying a 30 pound bag along for the 4 or 5 hour trek. This is not to mention the violence of the swing–twisting and turning your spine 40 times in a day requires some serious agility and athleticism. Hitting a golf ball requires an unbelievable amount of coordination.”

“6 Reasons That Prove Golf Is a Sport,”, Sep. 20, 2015

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Employed by City of El Cerrito, 2014-present
  • College golfer, Whitman College
  • Staff reporter, Whitman Pioneer
  • Former contributor,
  • Education:
  • Attends Whitman College
  • Other:
  • Has lived in the Bay Area in California and outside of Seville in Spain.
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    Pro & Con Quotes: Is Golf a Sport?