No, golf is a sport that most men can play leisurely even when they are not in great shape. I find this article to be rather absurd and embarrassing.

I did feel uncomfortable on first reading it, and that is part of why I bookmarked it to think about some more later rather than just dismiss it. After all, there is no requirement that to agree with it.

Then I remembered about Victorian era pornotopia pictures (batshit weird stuff if the few examples I have seen are any indication – there's a post on them at OpenCulture I think), and I am aware of architecture historians working on analysis of Victorian upper class gardens and how they were basically designed in ways that could provide privacy for courting couples and/or opportunities to sexually harass women and children.