Perhaps Chuck Hogan summed it up best when he said:
"Go play golf. Go to the golf course. Hit the ball. Find the ball. Repeat until the ball is in the hole. Have fun. The end."
I would really only add two further quotes to that. The first is from Sam Snead, who said:
"Nobody asked how you looked, just what you shot."
The second is from Harry Vardon, who said:
"Don't play too much golf. Two rounds a day are plenty."
Okay, perhaps golf should also come with the following warning from B.C. Forbes:
"Golf is an ideal diversion but a ruinous disease."