Ahhh... It has a way of freeing the mind of worrisome personal and work clutter. It tires the body in a wholesome, old-fashioned way that is good for the soul. It is almost cleansing.
A good round of golf can also give you a new outlook on life. Because now I want to make sure I retire by 50 and play golf everyday afterward.
Oh, and it's a nice way to enjoy a couple of beers and a cigar, too.