Anaerobic or non-aerobic?
From an amusing, if a bit snarky, NYTimes magazine article on professional mini-golfers (I kid you not)
Maybe the name of the sport is the problem. If it were simply called ''putting,'' the idea of a pro circuit might not seem any more hilarious than it does for pool or bowling or any other nearly anaerobic sport played for money.I don't think he really means anaerobic, which in this sense means of such intensity that the bodies oxygen extraction and utilization process can't keep up, what he means is non-aerobic. Sprinting and weight lifting are anaerobic, golf and bowling are not.
Tangentially, if your sport aspires to the level of respect that pool and bowling get, you are in bad shape.