I was contemplating the paradox of “the challenges of ease” (for example, how difficult it seems to be to putt on the course in the same relaxed manner that I putt on the practice green) when this gem of a quote came along (thanks to David C. Wood):

“Golf is deceptively simple, endlessly complicated.
A child can play it well, and a grown man can never master it.
Any single round is full of unexpected triumphs and seemingly perfect shots that end in disaster.
It is almost a science, yet it is a puzzle without an answer.
It is gratifying and tantalizing, precise and unpredictable.
It requires complete concentration and total relaxation.
It satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect.
It is at the same time rewarding and maddening,
and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.”

— Robert Forgan (Scottish golf club maker in the 1820’s)