Author John Updike, who died earlier this week, caught the golfing bug in Wellesley and played at Nehoiden:
An excerpt from North Shore Golf:
What were your golfing roots?
John Updike: My roots were shallow; golf was beyond my family’s social station, and I didn’t touch a club until my first wife’s Aunt Dorothy put one in my hand on her Wellesley lawn, at the side of the house. I took a piece out of her lawn, but she told me I had a lovely natural swing, and I was hooked. She and I used to play at Nehoiden, in Wellesley, and I began to play by myself at the public courses in and around Ipswich.
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