How To Take Advantage Of Being A Golf Widow


Posted by Dexter Francois | Posted in , | Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2011

Since getting married a few days ago, I have to be careful not to turn my wife into a golf widow. I love the game of golf but I have to remember that I am married to a beautiful woman and not my Ping driver.

In the event that I do forget, and God bless me if I do, I should point out that there are advantages to being a golf widow. I came across this very helpful post that educates the spouse who feels that they are being neglected at home. Golf is a very addictive habit and convincing your significant other to quit
might require a 12 step program in order to do so.

So rather than fight it, you might as well make the most of it. Instead of trying to change the person, adapt to their lifestyle. There are many advantages to allowing the one you love the freedom to pursue their insane dream of becoming a PGA Tour Player. While they are on the course, you could be enjoying the perks that come along with a golfers lifestyle. It's a win-win situation in my eyes. I just hope my wife sees it that way as well. Have a great round and always hit your target

1. A lifetime of simple gift ideas

Books, bags, balls, any number of golf novelties, and a plethora of golfing paraphernalia will make gift buying a cinch. Open an account at the pro-shop, or simply purchase online.

2. Golfing guilt

Play on it. Make him feel guilty about all the time he spends at the club instead of with you and insist on punitive damages after each game. Dinner at the restaurant of your choice should suffice, but ban any talk that even hints at how he played that day.

3. Girl's day out

Suddenly you are presented with hours of leisure time on the weekends. Shopping, lunch, tea, movies, sushi, sun tanning, reading, snoozing or anything else that tickles your fancy. If he insists on serenading you with how his game went, give him a shop-by-shop account of your day.

4. Take up the game

Although Winston Churchill described the game as the best way to ruin a good walk, golf can be entertaining and great exercise. Included is quality time with your mate, and even better is infuriating him with lost balls and taking your time to enjoy the scenery. You may even beat him.

5. Stunning holidays

Most golf resorts are top-notch and uber-luxurious, including health spas. Find one that you drool over and then say, "Look honey, they have a Jack Nicklaus designed golf course on the property". Chances are he'll be whipping out the fantastic plastic before you can say Reiki.

6. Practice your extreme driving skills

Some golf widows are unfortunate enough to be forced into joining him for the day. Common incentives include: "But babe, it's great exercise", or "You'll enjoy the fresh air and countryside" or "You can learn something about the game". Don't fall for it. If, however, you have no choice, insist on hiring a golf cart. Get behind the wheel and make like a rally driver. Your white-knuckled approach will ensure that you never get invited to tag along again.

7. Capital gains

Being a golf widow you will often find that you benefit from ancillary golfing possessions - the second or third TV in the bedroom and spare room so you can watch the soaps while Tiger is teeing up for yet another tournament; guaranteed cable for the sports channels; a luxurious car with a bigger trunk to hold his clubs; and the holy grail of a second home on an exclusive golfing estate.

8. Right back at ya

Next time he scoffs incredulously at the price tag of your new Manolo Blahnik boots, you can casually mention that the cost of his new set of clubs could equal the GDP of a small third world nation. Golf is an expensive game, so use the opportunity to score on shopping sprees.

9. Pampering

Many golf courses have adjoining health spas. No doubt a service offered out of sympathy for the battalions of golf widows. Seize the opportunity. Bone up on the golf courses and resorts that offer these services and entice your man into playing there or, even better, joining the club. Your weekly facial and beauty treatments are now in the bag, so to speak.

10. It could be worse

Imagine he suddenly took a shine to drag racing! Weekends spent at the raceway, surrounded by exhaust fumes and mullet hairstyles, are utter hell in comparison to being a golf widow.

Picture of me and my lovely wife taken by my new Aunt, Patricia L. Idol

10 Advantages found here.

Comments (1)

  1. April 19, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    This are definitely some helpful tips! I like how you don't try to force your wife into playing golf. Some golf widows feel pressured to play the game because their significant other does. Great Read. :)