Where the games are played
Golf is played outdoors. The game is played on a golf course, which is hundreds of acres of land. Some golf courses are surrounded by trees and forests. With this much land available, there are plenty of places to hide. This is the kind of setting where you are likely to find thieves, cut-throats, robbers, gangsters and other such colorful characters.
Pool is played indoors. Pool tournaments are played in some of the swankiest hotels in the world. These hotels are resorts, where the rich and famous vacation every year. Some professional pool players still participate, all dressed up in tuxedos. This is nostalgic, and a reminder of the old days. This type of activity attracts aristocrats, high society, business people, successful people and pillars of the community.
The people who play the games
Many people, of all walks of life, play pool. Many people, both blue collar and white collar workers play golf.
In spite of where the games are played, and who hangs out in these places, the two games are associated with two entirely different groups of people.
Golf, which is played where cut-throats and gangster are likely to hang out, is associated with the aristocrats, high society, business people, successful people and pillars of the community.
On the other hand, pool, which is played where the upper class is likely to hang out, is associated with thieves, cut-throats, robbers, gangsters, safe crackers and other such colorful characters.
Shouldn’t this be the other way around?