Although (like most all other sweaty, physical sports), golf, tennis, and ice skating aren’t the typical sports that we see out there being recruited from college; the fact of the matter is: they’re all “pro” sports nonetheless.
Each sport seems to have a usual ‘type’ (e.g. basketball= tall and slim, football=stocky) and with golf, we don’t think of anything physical but rather: ‘mature.’
Of all sports, ice skating, tennis and golf seems more like a “club.”
Golfing tends to be seen as that ‘mature’ exercise that test our patience, swing, and eye-hand coordination.
All that explained, who knew that golf (pro golf, the PGA) were such snobs?