The humor of golf is a divine comedy in the deeper sense. Like all sources of laughter it lies in contrast and paradox; in the thought of otherwise grave men gravely devoting hours and money to a technique which so often they, apparently alone, do not know they can never master. The solemnity of the eternal failure is vastly comic. The perpetualness of their hope is nobly humorous.
R. C. Robertson-Glaskow (1901-1965)
Quoted in: Grounds For Golf
Geoff Shackelford (2003)