Golf. In the original game of golf, the clubs were used against the other players. It was only when the game spread beyond the borders of Scotland that the current refinements were introduced.
Because of the continually escalating expense of the equipment involved, sporting bodies have long debated whether to classify golf as a sport or as a form of extortion.
~Henricus Albertus Boli, Dr. Boli’s Encyclopedia of Misinformation, p. 61.