I've told this story before, but this is truly what I like about other golfers...
As a teen, (45 years ago), my two brothers and myself were matched with an 80+ year old golfer. We hit the ball long and wildly, while the senior hit it about 120 straight, every time. We walked 9 holes together. He told us stories of his youth and the raising of his family, but more importantly, he taught three teenagers how to be gentlemen on the course. This was one of the few venues where young men and senior citizens could come together and spend a wonderful summer afternoon.
Now flash forward to the time when I coached high school golf, (I retired in 2011). I would pick up my clubs and play a few holes with the team. As a senior citizen, I loved that golf gave me a vehicle for relations with the much younger generation. As we played together there were many opportunities to talk about school work, girlfriends, life, and what it was like playing golf "in the good old days". I was now the one who hit it 40 to 50 yards shorter off of the tee, but I was also usually the first one in the hole. I would then ask them, "Now what did you learn about making a lower score?" The answers that I got were priceless. I can only hope that the guys on our team got as much out of our interactions as I did on that summer day more than 45 years ago.
Golf is a wonderful vehicle for bringing different generations together.