Last updated on: 7/20/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

Mike Gold Biography

Title:
Retired entrepreneur
Position:
Con to the question "Is Golf a Sport?"
Reasoning:

“Golf is not a sport… Now why don’t I consider it a sport?

1. Golfers don’t all look like they are in shape. Is the name Jon Daly familiar to you? He’s reported as being 5’11” tall weighing 215 lbs. He does not look like he’s ever stopped at the salad bar. However, he can drive a ball well over 300 yards. This pisses me off.

2. You are on the honor system. Any real sport does not let you get away with this.

3. If you watch any United States President play golf, the secret service agents who hide out in the woods will kick an errant shot back out onto the fairway. What’s sporty about that?”

“Left Coast / Right Coast: Tennis vs. Golf,” newsofmillcreek.com, June 24, 2016

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Blogger, News of Mill Creek website
  • Retired entrepreneur
Education:
  • None found
Contact Info:
Phone
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Email
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Website
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Other:
  • As an entrepreneur, Mike Gold started seven computer companies related to professional publishing.
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Is Golf a Sport?