The most fabulous sport mankind has invented so far. The Zen elements; the honor involved; the quiet meditative aspects of the game; the history -- all of this translates into a game which will take over your life if you let it. And I recommend that you do.

If you try the game and don't find you're doing very well at it, keep this in mind: Out of all the golfers playing on any sort of regular basis, fewer than 15 out of 100 can break 100. That is, if they keep score correctly and don't cheat.

A four-hour walk with your friends while you keep score and wager small amounts of pocket change in an idyllic setting. Tell me there's a better way to spend a beautiful day.