The golf course is the perfect environment to make new friendships and strengthen old ones. You never know quite who you might meet on a golf course and it’s one of the easiest place in the world to make friends.
Success breeds success and people who play golf are, by and large, more successful than the average bear. They are the people with whom you want your kids to hang out.
That said, I have made friends with rock stars, plumbers, carpet layers, multi-millionaires and people who live on the edge. No matter what a person’s background, golf creates a unique bond that can develop anywhere in the world and last a lifetime.
Although I live 4,000 miles away, the three best friends I made when starting out as a junior in 1976 remain so today. If you go to the course alone and join with other players, by the end of the round you may find yourself having a beer with new friends while re-living that birdie on the 13th one more time. There are some things you just can’t put a price on and the friendships I have forged through golf are simply priceless.