Playing Golf

United States
January 24, 2008 11:34pm CST
I would love to go and play golf. I haven't been since I had back surgery 18 months ago, and I'm kind of curious if I can still swing a club, and how the surgery will have effected by golf game. The Neuro surgeon seemed to think it would be good exercise for me. I just have to watch, because I keep having trouble with my feet swelling because of the compression on my spine. What do you do for exercise? Are you a golfer? Ever had back, arm, wrist or shoulder surgery? Did it change your swing?
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
26 Jan 08
I've only played golf a few times in my life but my sister is a die-hard golfer. She says everything and anything in the world will effect her swing including eating too much before she golfs or wearing the wrong bra. I can see where you may see some changes - me personally wouldn't know the difference.
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• United States
1 Feb 08
I'm not that bad! My husband says that there are things that will effect his game such as weather, being hungry or being overly full. I am not that good so those things don't make much difference to me either. I just love to get out there and whack the ball down the fairway and hope that I eventually get it past the water and into the cup.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
1 Feb 08
I have fun golfing with my sister - she's just sooo funny, a real people person and a bit crazy. My youngest son is very very good I'm told but he's been golfing with my sister, brother-in-law, step-father, and older sons since he was 5 years old.
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• United States
24 Apr 09
Well, it's good that your son plays. I am told that there is money for scholarships at colleges if you can play golf, many times more than basketball. I wish I had encouraged my girls to keep up more. The golf coach at our local community college told me that girls can write their own ticket to college if they can play golf.
• United States
2 Apr 08
Golf is fantastic exercise and demands flexibility in order to really make great contact. Let me tell you a little story. My father is the reason that I began playing golf when I was five years old. He invested both his time and money into my game and I now am a scratch golfer and a Professional Golf Management Student at Mississippi State University. Anyway, he was a fantastic golfer that played three to four times a week at the local facility until he was involved in a tragic car accident my freshmen year of high school. Since that day I have hated the person that caused the effects of that day. My dad was driving an older model car with lap belt seats and at impact to the right front fender of the car, he suffered a major back injury that has affected his golf game ever since, now you see my hatred towards that person who couldn't wait for the next gap in traffic to pull out onto another street. He used to hit the ball around 290 yards on average and now hits it about 230 yards with solid contact. He has lost a great deal of interest in the game because of his loss of ability. The point I am trying to make is to not let yourself get away from the game. Just continue to swing and it will soon return. Read Golf Digest's stretch and rotation section to help with recovery. I hope that I have been of some assistance to you.
• United States
24 Apr 09
That's awesome advice! We recently moved to a condo that sits on the golf course and we get free golf any time we can get a tee time! We didn't play much in the winter time, but now that the weather has turned warmer, we are on the course more and more often. I hit a 25 foot putt this morning! It was the best putt that I've ever hit in my life!