I've been on the golf course twice this year... It wasn't good.
I am old and out of practice. Shanked my 7 wood.
Couldn't hit my driver straight - the ball kept going right,
Sailing off into the trees or rough and out of sight.
"Why would you keep playing golf?" I hear you asking me.
And, I must confess that it's a total mystery
Why someone would play a game so draining on the soul...
Unless you have felt the joy of birdying a hole.
Once you've sunk a tricky putt or hit a pretty shot,
Playing "in the zone" - it is not easily forgot.
Which is how the golf gods suck you in but, once you are,
They will make you pay in sweat and tears for every par.