Most people say it is boring because "you just walk around and hit balls, lol"- a person who dislikes golf. I think it is interesting to play, If you can actually get the ball somewhere (u need some skill to ENJOY playing golf).
I don't see the appeal, but my husband is an avid golfer. He says it's fun for the same reason other sports are fun; perfecting you accuracy. You don't get the excitement of constant competition that other sports offer, but you have to beat your own standard, and that, apparently, is what makes it fun for some. I heard a joke once that said, "Golf is not a sport. It's men in ugly pants walking." Tell it to your dad ;)
lol... you guys crack me up.. agreed.. no matter what i play, in the end, the relationships are what last (that goes with the master gardeners here as well). GOLF IS THE most grueling sport ive played. after a 4-5 day tournament in a sport that has me on the floor 70 times a tournament.. vs golf.. Golf (in a say four day tournament) is much more challenging on my body.. and mind. and the most challenging (difficult to play well). glad you had a spcl time w your dad; always precious stuff.