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Golf: Illicit Encounters of the Male Kind

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Stan Sutherland
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“Golf is the No.1 excuse for unfaithful husbands,” so writes Edward Colman at Todays Golfer.

Golf – The cover story
Edward writes, “Research has revealed that telling your wife that you're going for a few rounds of golf with your friends is the most popular excuse adulterers use when sneaking out to meet another woman.
A study found that 34 per cent of unfaithful men said that they told their wife they were going to play 18 holes as a cover for their affair.
A member from, who commissioned the research, told the Daily Mail: 'It doesn't require much effort, really. But if you do want to go the extra mile, you can dish out on some relatively low-cost golf clubs, and maybe some gloves too, and that adds enough believability to your story that you've nothing to worry about.

Improvisation is the name of the game
The anonymous member of writes, “'I don't really know anything about golf, but neither does my wife, so if she ever asks me how it went, I can usually improvise my way through it by using some basic golf terminology; "it was good, but the bogey on hole 15 cost me the victory," – that usually does the trick.”

A weather-proof excuse
Bianca London at the Daily Mail; now there’s a tabloid that’s good at presenting all the titillating stuff writes, “It's a result that may surprise many, but expert Christian Grant explains why it shouldn't.
'Saying that you're going for a round of golf ticks all the boxes,' he said. 'Firstly, it covers you for several hours, especially if you're playing 18 holes and not 9.
'It's also something you can do fairly consistently without raising too much suspicion.
'For example, your wife would eventually begin to question you if you kept citing business meetings as your excuse - how many business meetings can someone realistically have, and after work no less?
He continued: 'Thirdly, with golf a popular hobby among men, it's much more likely that your wife will respect your space, especially if it's your sole hobby – they're far less likely to question their husband playing a sport than, say, going to the pub.
'And, finally, it's also relatively weather-proof, as driving ranges still operate even when the weather is a little sour.'

Links to Edward Colman and Bianca London

Quote of the Day

“It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.” – Brigitte Bardot


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