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It’s a jibe we will all have heard from non-golfers at some point in our golfing lives. 

The misconception that golf is only for the wealthy and is an elitist sport is one which continues to be propagated despite mountains of evidence to the contrary.

Now a professor has been slammed for taking a swipe at the sport on social media. 

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Dr Liz Allen, a demographer and lecturer at the Australian National University, earlier this week wrote on Twitter: “Golf. A rich person’s sport.” 

The tweet was quickly picked up by golfers, many of whom reacted furiously to the professor’s words.

Others sought to correct the record by highlighting their own experiences.

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Media personality Gary Williams and current tour pro Scott Hend were among those to wade in.

Have a look at some of the responses below…

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