It’s kind of hard to nail down a definition, because golf widows seem to defy typecasting. We come from all socioeconomic levels, from all over the world, and from every stage of life. And depending on our level of awareness that a problem exists, our degree of frustration over it, and our response to it, we tend to fall into one of the following categories. Read More
4 Steps to Saving Your Sanity
He leaves you every Saturday for hours on end and doesn’t even realize there’s anything wrong with that. When he can’t physically go golfing, he mentally goes golfing and drifts away during conversations as he imagines his favorite hole on his favorite course, working out the variables of the green, the wind, the club, the distance…Really? How are you supposed to deal with such an obsession? Why doesn’t he understand why it even matters? Do you need to seek professional counseling to save your marriage? Well, maybe. But before you call a shrink, try this.
When Husbands Obsess Over Their Hobbies
The Golf Widow Club embraces more than wives with husbands who golf. It is a sisterhood of women whose husbands spend countless hours, unimaginable brainpower, and a surprising amount of energy on their hobbies, toys, and games.
8 Cool Hobbies for Heart, Mind, and Soul
When your husband goes golfing, don’t sit and sulk—start a new hobby. Whether you decide to get serious about a hobby you currently dabble in or get really crazy and pick up a pastime you’ve never tried before, learning a new skill will enrich your soul and invigorate your life.
4 Tips from a Golf Addict
Your wife doesn’t really hate golf—it only seems that way.
So why does she yell, pout, and freeze you out whenever you make a tee time? Well, my friends, it took me several years and a lot of “we need to talks,” but I finally figured it out. Now that I have, I realize I’m sitting on a gold mine of information that I wish I’d had access to years ago. So I’m going to do what any decent man bound by the brotherhood of golf would do: I’m letting you in on my secret.
Guilty for Golfing?
You want to make a tee time for Saturday, but you stand frozen with the phone in your hand dreading your wife’s reaction to the news…again. Worse yet, you’ve already made the tee time and you’re trying to figure out how to break the news. Either way, you’re in for the cold shoulder at best, and at worst a full-blown argument. It won’t stop you from golfing, but you’ll carry that guilt like an extra bag.
So how do you become a guilt-free golfer?
You need to know the lingo. Let’s face it, if you don’t know a bogie from a mulligan, then talking to your husband about his day could be like trying to discuss politics with your dog—nothin’s gettin’ through!
Do yourself a favor, and familiarize yourself with the basics. It doesn’t mean you have to actually play them game, but at least you won’t feel like an outsider when the conversation turns to shooting par, hooking, shanking, and bunkers.