Yes! It is completely up to you what type of physical exercise you choose as long as it is one where you can burn a few hundred calories per hour (there are numerous calculators available online that tell you how many calories you burn during different activities).
Golf or pool/billiards are both unacceptable forms, as they do not raise your heart rate enough and subsequently, do not bring about the intended benefits. But badminton, soccer, running, etc. are all great options. The list is endless, so just pick a sport or any other form of physical exercise that you enjoy and makes you break a sweat.