I didn't start playing golf until way into my adult years. Actually I did play prior to this, but not with much thought or effort. It was another excuse I didn't need to catch rays, slam down some cold ones and enjoy the outdoors. Golf carts also added a little something to it also. Must be the motors and wheels thing us guys gravitate toward, even at 5 miles an hour. Yeah, I know, we've all gone much faster in them at some time.
I finally took golf somewhat serious when I realized it was an essential part of my career and greens fees and most everything else associated with an outing (balls, beverages, 19th hole, lunch or dinner), short of my bag, clubs and shoes, was paid for by persons other than me. Okay, I can learn the proper etiquette and how to better play the game. And, I did.
Play The Game!