Why do people become members of the Shivas Irons Society

People join for a variety of reasons. Many people have been inspired by the book Golf in the Kingdom and want to be part of a shared community of golfers that value some of the more esoteric aspects of the game of golf over ego based reasons for playing, such as beating one's competitors or trying to look good or impress others. Some members join to find other like-minded individuals to play golf with both locally and when they travel. Other people value the literature and art dedicated to golf and find the Shivas Irons Society is a place that shares and promotes those values. Others join to have a social group with whom to share their love of the game, and to have meaningful conversations.