Golf is A Workout or Not?

This last weekend I went over to the driving range to hit a bucket of balls with my son. He is just learning to swing a golf club. Just as in life and in business you need to work on certain things enough in order for you  to do them well. When you work on these things with a coach or a mentor who is there only for your best interests great things happen.
Golf is enjoyable for the people you meet and the ability to get outside and enjoy yourself. Of course hitting the white ball where you want to hit it and in the right hole in the fewest strokes is a reward if you are able to achieve it. Next to us on the driving range was a couple who were clearly ‘real’ golfers. The woman had a 100 ball bucket. She was hitting two spots away from us. Her partner, he had two 100 ball buckets and he was right next to us. Since my son and I had our backs to them and I was watching my son’s swing in front of me – we really did not notice them other then to say hello – at first. When the guy next to us started to warm up with his driver we felt we needed to duck. He was taking these seemingly wide and wild swings to warm up. I started to wish I had my hard hat from my refinery days. Here is the part I want to ask you about. You see after he warmed up – we noticed that – he used his driver club head and his foot to place the golf ball on the rubber practice tee. He repeated this effortlessly
numerous times. So I am trying to understand, golf is a sport and you are out here taking practice swings, and you cannot bend down each time to place the little ball on the rubber practice tee each time? Somebody help me out here?