In his book, "Play It As It Lies," Norman Thelwell notes, "Golf is, without doubt, the easiest ball game known to man." Thelwell is, of course, being intentionally ridiculous in this statement, and his hilarious drawings provide the comical counterweight to his assertion. He goes on to spend the rest of the book giving advice that may not improve your game, but will make you laugh at the foibles and hilarities of golf (and laughter is calming, so perhaps that will help a little).
Ultimately, golf is a game that anyone can play... badly. That is, it is not like tennis, where if you cannot play at all, then nothing happens. You can be terrible at golf and still make at least some progress, though you may be advised to get out of the way of other people on the course if you're going very slowly. You can also handicap the game in a way that means a good player and a weak one can actually be on something like a level footing. That means the things that typically make a person quit before they get good can be neutralized, which means, of course, that if you stick with it, there's no reason you can't become quite a decent golfer.
Better yet, even an only-OK golfer can have one really good day, and that's what this quiz is all about. Whether you're a newbie, a good golfer, or a great golfer, you might have a brag-worthy score to share with us. Let's see if we can guess your glorious number!