Haven't been on in about 8 or 9 months and figured I would drop in and let everyone know what has been going on.
Last spring, I was really struggling with my game, but was enjoying playing so I was out playing with a fellow THPer when I hit a root and absolutely jacked my right elbow. I had to go in and eventually have it repaired and there were some complications which led to some other issues, mainly depression from being locked up in the house with nothing else to do. I didn't think I would even be able to play golf again because of my elbow, so I sold all of my clubs. Getting on THP was just a reminder of how much I loved the game and couldn't play, so I could not log in.
I figured out that I had to have something to do besides work and school, and after one trip to the doctor where my blood pressure was high, my weight had climbed to 196lbs from inactivity. I decided that I was going to start working out and get back in better health. After 6 months of exercising 4 times a week, I had lost 30lbs and my blood pressure was back into the normal range. Starting out slow with weight training and working my way up, I was noticing that there was no pain in my elbow after a while and I started to wonder if I might be able to play a little golf taking it easy again.
So l borrowed some clubs from a buddy a couple weeks ago and we went out for a leisurely round. I played from the senior tees, swinging very easy and concentrated on just having a good time. I shot a 106, couldn't hit a wedge to save my life, but had an absolute blast and the best part was there was absolutely no pain from my elbow. Went and bought a few used clubs to have my own and went back last weekend to make sure it wasn't a fluke. Shot 104, but again, no pain at all from my elbow.
So I am back to playing again, although I am limiting myself to once a week and playing from the senior tees for quite a while. I have pieced together a set of clubs for now, but those of you who remember me know how long that will last, I've already ordered new wedges....