I play golf for three reasons. I can rank them in order of importance.
A few years back on a dreadfully dreary, chilly and wet winters morn, I told my girlfriend I was heading out to play in the Thursday swindle at my club.
'In this weather?!', she replied. 'You'll be the only one there, you're a lunatic!'
At that time, I lived about 15 miles from the course. As I drove there through the less than favourable murkiness, I considered that she may in fact be right. Perhaps I was a lunatic?
I thought about turning back.
In spite of doubt and powered by a combination of stubbornness and desire, I kept going.
When I arrived at the course, there were 20 or so other lunatics there waiting to play, waiting for the rain to clear.
It was such a great feeling. A feeling of affirmation, a feeling of belonging. Connecting with other human beings is a very powerful thing and will always be my No.1 reason for playing golf.
More about my other reasons soon!
See you around ;)