I definitely consider myself an athletic person. I take to new sports pretty well, and have always enjoyed the personal challenge of getting better and better. Well, about 4 weeks ago I was taking a walk with my lady, as we often do, and this time instead of going to the beach, we walked through Golden Gate Park. We passed the Golden Gate Park Golf Course, and I started hypothesizing that this could be a great sport for the two of us. We both love sports, we both love being outdoors, and this is a sport where, unlike say, tennis, you don't directly compete against one another. (As with most couples, I'm considerably stronger than she is). So, a week later, I'm playing basketball with a friend, and I mention my new interest, telling him I've never even swung a golf club in my life, let alone played. So, we both head over to the course, rent some clubs, and swing away in the cages. Freakin' awesome! I loved it. So I was now addicted, and the next week we went and played a 9 hole course at Golden Gate. I had so much fun. The first hole was scary, maybe 8 shots over par. The second hole was worse, maybe 20 shots over par, (we just kept going, to get practice, and weren't actually keeping score). By the third hole, I felt much better, and actually bogeyed the fourth and sixth holes. I was straight addicted. I went the next week and bogeyed two more holes and actually shot par on another. My friend had given me several different pieces of advice on my swing, and I was focusing on really getting a good swing each time. Also, keep in mind that this is a very easy course. I love golf, and am now addicted for life. I can really see how people get into this. There's no feeling like hitting a good shot in golf. It's not like nailing a 3, it's not like running in for a touchdown. The only thing I can think of, is that it's like scoring a goal in soccer/football. Any other golfers?