I won’t say that golf is totally counter-intuitive… But there’s an awful lot of stuff to learn if you want to play, and not all of it makes sense on the surface.

Really, even the concept is a little tricky.  “Get the ball into that little hole, dozens of yards away?  Why don’t I just plunk the first six or seven into that handy lake?  That’s what they seem to want to do anyhow.”