Having never picked up a golf club in my entire life, I obviously have trouble making any connection when I hear these discussions. I am not knocking golf and please don't take this as a knock, but for me, golf always gave me the impression of being very slow-paced and extremely low key. It's a little puzzling how many skiers who thrive on a high-adrenelin, high-exertion activity like skiing settle down in the summer with a relatively low-energy activity like golf. I always thought most skiers would be into other high-energy activities like cycling, hiking, water skiing etc in the summer. When I think of golf, the thing that comes to mind are retired guys with a beer belly riding along the grass on golf carts while sipping a bud light.
Again, I am not knocking the sport of golf, I just always assumed those who prefer high-energy activities in the winter would also prefer activities with comparible energy levels in the summer.