Cornwall scenery shots. Also, why golf?

We went hiking over the cliffs near Port Wrinkle on Easter Monday. The coastal path along this part of Cornwall is quite glorious, broken up only by what must be, one of the most picturesque golf courses in the world.

Truly I don’t understand golf. I don’t think I ever will. I get the idea of sport and competitiveness and I can see that there must be skill in using a stick to putt a small ball quite a long way. I just don’t understand why you would want to? Any clues?