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I was playing with what might have been the worst golfer in the world the other day at the muni I frequent, Bennett Valley in Santa Rosa, CA, a really nice guy named Mike, and he turned to me and asked “Why do people keep returning to play this impossible game?” Mike might have the worst swing ever but he asks good questions. I myself have quit the game about 5-6 times out of total frustration, but returned every time although sometimes only after several years. Now, in my older age, I’m here to stay. So I have some direct experience with Mike’s question.

My initial answer was that golf is a good example of a theory of behavioral psychology, (more…)

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