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golf widow

A woman whose husband frequently absents himself from home so as to go and play golf. I thought I would finally see more of John after his retirement, but I became a golf widow instead.
See also: golf, widow

African golf ball

offensive slang A watermelon. A reference to the stereotype of black people having an affinity for watermelon. (As former African-American slaves grew and sold watermelons following the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, the fruit became representative of their freedom and was then used as a demeaning stereotype by whites who opposed that freedom.)
See also: African, ball, golf

golf clap

1. noun An instance of applause performed in a quiet, restrained manner. Typical of spectators at a golf course, where it is traditional to maintain a quiet, restrained atmosphere. Elsewhere, it can be done in a humorous or mocking way. You're performing in a museum—you're only going to get a golf clap here, not wild cheers. All I got for my effort was golf claps—really?
2. verb To clap in such a way. The crowd golf clapped and murmured in appreciation of the player's massive drive. You don't have to golf clap here—let's see some enthusiasm, folks!
See also: clap, golf

African golf ball

and African grape
n. a watermelon. (Alludes to an early stereotype of Americans of African descent being very fond of watermelon. Forced, contrived, and demeaning.) When he said we were having African grapes for dessert, I though he meant sherbet. Look at the size of that African golf ball!
See also: African, ball, golf


n. a quiet kind of “patting” applause like that made in golf tournaments. (One had quietly claps against the back of the other hand.) The audience sat there throughout. Not even a little golf clap. I think our act is washed up.
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With the $55,000 entrance fee comes a transferable voting share enabling a member to own 1/400 of the club and its assets, with annual dues of $3,800 for principle golfers, says Giffen.
His best days behind him, Watson cut back on his schedule and Edwards went to work for Greg Norman, the charismatic Australian golfer who jetted all over the world from one tournament to another.
Last year, there were 55 millionaires on the [PGA] tour, and caddies make 10% of a player's earnings and a bonus if the golfer wins the tournament.
Even if you have a club that hits the ball fantastically, if the golfer looks down at an ugly piece of metal, it isn't going to sell.
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You have to look at everything as a whole,'' said Merrick, a former UCLA golfer.
A visually challenged golfer is allowed to have a coach or sighted person accompany him/her to assist in getting set up to hit the ball and may use voice commands to assist with direction.
There aren't any no-look passes or fancy layups in golf, so the quality the golfer truly relies on is his concentration.