A "GOLF widow
" is a woman whose husband spends all his time on the course.
As a gift for a significant approaching birthday, my golf widow
gave me a new set of clubs that were the result of a 5-hour custom fitting at a local professional shop.
The freedom his passion for golf now afforded her was in direct contrast to the resentment she used to feel when he left her to her own devices as the stereotypical golf widow
ANYA ARLEN WAS a golf widow
. While she worked at home in her Victory Garden, her husband whacked golf balls around lush grassy grounds that were meticulously tended by professional greenskeepers.
"I decided I did not want to become a golf widow
," she says.
The short stories are "The Enormous Radio" (read by Meryl Streep), "The Five-Forty-Eight" (Edward Herrmann), "O City of Broken Dreams" (Blythe Danner), "Christmas is a Sad Season for the Poor" (George Plimpton), "The Season of Divorce" (Edward Herrmann), "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow
" (Peter Gallagher), "The Sorrows of Gin" (Meryl Streep), "O Youth and Beauty!" (Peter Gallagher), "The Chaste Clarissa" (Blythe Danner), "The Jewels of the Cabots" (George Plimpton), "The Death of Justina" (John Cheever) and "The Swimmer" (John Cheever).
Whether a golf widow
or widower, you can spend many a solitary hour while spouse is hacking lumps out of pristine fairways, bending clubs around unsuspecting trees, or launching golf balls off at mathematically impossible angles.
Sometimes people have said to me, `how does it feel to be a golf widow
?' and I would say, I don't know, because Jack never makes me feel that way.
She ran afoul of the Catholic church, however, when her passion for the game took her out to the links just a few days after the murder of her second husband, making her perhaps the world's first real golf widow
The Golf Widow
Travels Scotland is a guide to enjoying one's travel experience in Scotland, especially if one is an avid golfer or in the company of a golfer.
Cheever's first collection of short stories, The Way Some People Live (1943), was followed by many others, including The Enormous Radioand Other Stories (1953) and The Brigadier and the Golf Widow
His stories, many of which originally appeared in The New Yorker, have been collected in such books as The Enormous Radio (1953), The Housebreaker of Shady Hill (1958), The Brigadier and the Golf Widow
(1964), and The World of Apples (1973).