Along with the exquisite sensation of hitting a ball directly on the club’s sweet spot, the game’s fraternal aspects, and the friendships it nurtures, is a big part of its enduring appeal. Rare is the player who chooses to go it alone. The game is played in the company of others, preferably a foursome. Complimenting the good shots of fellow players, and expecting to be complimented in return, is a big part of the game. Golf is a solo pursuit—there are no teammates—but the round was meant to be shared with friends, family members, even newcomers. Perhaps because the struggle is so great, and the prize so elusive, relationships forged by golf tend to last a lifetime.