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2004 | 4(18) | 159-175

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Golf – sport globalny


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Golf as a Global Sport

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Golf to nie tylko sport. To pasja i obsesja, by uderzać dalej i lepiej każdego dnia. To nie końączce się pragnienie i wyzwanie wobec samego siebie, którego nie zrozumie nikt lepiej jak inny golfista Ocenia się obecnie, że około 100 mln ludzi na świecie oczarowała gra w golfa, o której mówi się także jako o sportowym narkotyku naszych czasów. Na świecie istnieje 30.730 pól golfowych w 199 krajach oraz około 57 milionów golfistów.
Golf isn't just a game. It's a passion, an obsession. A neverending dedication to hit longer and straighter than the day before. And unbreakable promise with yourself to best the course, the elements, your opponents. No one understands this better than another golfer." It is said that around 100 million people all lover the world are playing golf or are interested in it. There are a total of 30.730 courses in 119 countries and 57 million golfers. This article gives a complete picture of global golf. For each country it gives the number of courses, number of new courses built, number of golfers and social, cultural historical background of golf.


golf   sport   hobby  
golf   sport   hobby  



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