I first picked up a club when I was a 13 year-old high school student. Later that day I played my first round at a local municipal course where I holed out a par from the fringe on my first ever hole. ...the rest of the round was all downhill, but I still hold that par in high regard!
Some 20 years later, I've played hundreds of rounds at dozens of courses. I've played junior golf, collegiate golf, and golf for the sake of getting out and drinking with the buddies.
I've tried the gadgets and do-dads, but never had a club fitting. I seldom get my complete game to cooperate in any one round, but I still love it.
From instructing youths to playing with various ailments as the injuries pile up... I may not have seen it all, but I've seen a lot in this great game.