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    back in the game - it's different and the same...

    Long time caller, first time listener. Grew up playing, dad was a scratch golfer. Played a lot (especially in grad school) until life got in the way (in my early 30's). A few flirtations but finally decided to get back into if after having (hopefully) rehabbed some chronic back/neck issues. Breaking some ribs in (another) motorcycle crash in Nov last year didn't help. At age 57, you just don't heal so quick...

    Anywho, decided to get fit for clubs as I'd given away my previous DCI irons and start lessons. What remained of my swing was certainly "old school" so been rebuilding from the ground up. Luckily chipping and putting have come back more quickly. Still have yet to play a private course but live very close to a 9 hole muni and indoor lessons/bay. Just have to keep reminding myself I can't pound balls every day like I did when I was younger.

    But first round it all came back and remembered that: 1) golf is a stupid game, and 2) I love golf. So the swing has changed, the gear has changed, but I still get the heartbreak of wasting a good drive with a poor approach and the joy of hitting an 8i stiff to the pin. And tomorrow will be different...
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    Welcome to THP!
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    Welcome to THP!
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    Welcome to THP!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nostatic View Post
    1) golf is a stupid game, and 2) I love golf.
    Words to live by...

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    Welcome and at age 54 I fully understand how the body can’t take the same pounding or recover as quickly as it did 20 years ago!
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    Welcome to THP
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    Quote Originally Posted by tahoebum View Post
    Welcome and at age 54 I fully understand how the body can’t take the same pounding or recover as quickly as it did 20 years ago!
    Fold in motorcycle accidents in 2006 (hit a coyote on a major freeway at night) and 2018 (hit fresh oil in a turn at 55mph - broke ribs, rode 75 miles home to the hospital), and some bicycle crashes before that, and the parts that go creak far outnumber the parts that don't. At least they still (mostly) move.

    I think most of us are still 17 years old in our mind. So it becomes doubly frustrating - I'm working with a teacher, I know what I have to do, so I want to go hit a couple buckets of balls a day to work through things. Back, elbow and hip say, "ummm...errr...nope."

    As they say, getting old suck but it beats the alternative.
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    You nailed points 1 and 2. Welcome!
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    Welcome aboard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nostatic View Post
    1) golf is a stupid game, and 2) I love golf.
    Yep. #1. But also #2. But also #1 and #2..... but really, #2.

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