It's not just a game...it is a way of life!
Golf has a plethora of advantages. These advantages are hidden within the idiosyncrasies of the game. You can find these elements such as:
Respect - Encouragement for playing competitors to "Play Well" as well as encouragement when things are going badly (ties in with Etiquette).
Etiquette - Greeting your playing competitors and final farewells complete with hand shakes in addition to proper shot order function at the core of golf etiquette.
Responsibility - Showing up on time for a tee time and taking care of your own equipment.
Integrity - Keeping your own score and calling penalties on yourself reveals the character present deep within.
Patience - Taking the time to analyze all the outside influences of the current shot and to coordinate that with the people around you.
Individualism - Small things such as putting your identifying mark on a golf ball to the larger notion that you are the only person responsible for your performance.