Golf is the most retarded sport ever invented. The biggest reason I hate it is because it destroys acres of land for each golf course. And add to that the toxic chemicals needed to keep the grass that unnatural color all year long and it's an environmentalist's nightmare. Groundskeepers at golf clubs, and golfers themselves suffer from a long list of health problems related to landscapers' toxic chemicals, the most common being non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Working as a Golf Course Superintendent has been found to significantly increase the risk of dying of four cancer types including - brain cancer, lymphoma, prostate and large intestine cancer. Brain cancer and lymphoma rates for the golf course superintendents occurs at over twice the national average. Prostate cancer is nearly 3 times the national average and large intestinal cancer is almost twice the national average.
Oh, and you don't have to work on a golf course to die from it. Living closer than 2600 feet to a golf course increases your chance of brain cancer by twice. An astounding 6.7 fold increased risk was found for the brain cancer type known as astrocytoma for people living within 2600 feet from a golf course.