Ha ha! Well after all the O you do, you'd better get better! Both sports depend upon dealing with Mother Nature successfully! And improvement takes a certain amount of luck!
Actually I LIKE riding trains and buses. Much better than trying to drive a car in our endless traffic jams. Trying to drive out to that distant golf course from my house in downtown Chicago, and back again in the afternoon, in morning and afternoon rush hours...I think that would have taken nearly as long. And more dangerous, frustrating, and expensive. Who likes sitting in stop-and-go traffic for hours? Instead I was reading the paper and doing a crossword on the train and bus.
Not to mention the extra cost. I probably don't spend more than $1000/year on transit fares and the occasional taxi and rental car. Compare that to the nearly $10 000/yr they estimate as the total cost of car ownership. And since it has been almost 40 years I've been without a car, that $9 000/yr savings compounds to over $1 million at the average rate the stock market appreciates.
And now that Orlyn's no longer in St Louis, why would I go down there? I notice you're not going to the Turkey-O anymore. Eric won the event last Saturday...his report is here