Golf is a science, the study of a lifetime,
in which you may exhaust yourself but never your subject.
It is a contest, a duel or a melee, calling for skill, courage,
strategy and self control.
It is a test of temper, a trial of honor, a revealer of character.
It affords a chance to play the man and act the gentleman.
It means going into God's out of doors, getting close to nature, fresh air, exercise,
a sweeping away of mental cobwebs, genius recreation of tired tissues.
It is a cure for care, an antidote to worry.
It includes companionship with friends, social intercourse,
opportunities for courtesy, kindness and generosity to an opponent.
It promotes not only physical health, but moral force.
David R. Forgan 1899