Golf isn't important, but there's value in taking unimportant things seriously and serious things lightly. So let's not play golf in order to get better at it. Don't make it into another striving, another activity stuffed into an already overstuffed life, something else to "work at".
"Let's not be busy this Orkney summer," I say.
On the gearstick her hand drops lightly on mine.
-Andrew Greig, Preferred Lies: A Journey to the Heart of Scottish Golf