This golf year has been the most up and down year I can remember for playing this great game. Started out the year with Plantar Fasicitis which kept me from playing golf when it was cart path only. If anybody has ever had this foot issue they know what I am talking about. Got that pretty well under control by April then I had a pace maker put in that kept me off the links for a couple of weeks. That also gave my foot more time to heal. Enjoyed May and June but started getting pain in my right bicep/shoulder area in July. Every round in July ended with me icing my shoulder and taking large quantities of Advil. Early August I played my last round because I felt like I had sprained my shoulder. Laid off golf for 3 weeks and felt great. The first full swing at the driving range I ruptured my right long head bicep tendon. Out again for a couple of weeks but the good news was that nagging pain I had felt all through the summer was my bicep tendon was partially torn. After it completely ruptured the pain was gone. Started playing again but my game was suffering from a lack of play. We all go through this when cold weather comes but now the weather is perfect for golf. Sooooo I went last week to get my annual flu shot and guess what ? It only took me two days to get it. Getting better as I write this but I just feel that this golf year is slipping away. Anybody else had a lot of setbacks to keep you off the course ?
@CarlT9704 Wow, talk about persistence, resolve, dedication (use any other word you can come up with) to get thru a golf season without throwing in the towel. I applaud you for all you endured.
My season has been disappointing in the sense that I started out slowly and never really got it going score wise, due to a problem with my right hip. I was able to play all through the year, but there were times where I just had to rest rather than tee it up due to the discomfort. Next weekend will be my final golf rounds of the year (2 end of the year tournaments at my home course) before having a total right hip replacement next Monday. Rehab will be the key this winter to getting me back on the links next spring and getting my game back to where it belongs.
@tanker8754, I am sure you will play better golf after your hip replacement. Rehab is the key for recovery. I had my right shoulder scoped 2 years ago that kept me from playing for 5 months and I recovered nicely with rehab. Same thing with my latest bicep injury. I did not need surgery but did three sessions of rehab (once a week) and did what I learned at the gym. I will continue to do these shoulder exercises the rest of my life because my rotator cuff is now more susceptible to injury with the long head bicep tendon ruptured, Do not be in a hurry to get back to golf after your surgery and do what your physical therapist tells you to do.