Month: March 2012

Take My Advice

Because I forgot to do so today. Today I went out to the range for the first time since I injured my back, and as per my therapist’s orders I only bought a small bucket… I forgot the advice that I always preach, which is to “have fun”. I was annoyed that $6 bought me about 17 balls. I think that I was more annoyed at the reason why I was only allowed to hit 17 balls. I was concentrating too much on the “woe is me” factor, than that of the simple fact that I was/am able to hit balls at all! That’s right, there was some self-pity creeping in to play here. Yes, shocking, I know! I was also working on getting my hands higher at the top to produce a steeper downswing and ultimately make the bottom of the swing arc occur about 1 inch beyond where the ball rests. I know what I am about to say will sound absurd, but here it goes… I was not able to do that on the first ten balls or so. I have this notion that I should be able to “just do it” (wonder where that came from). When it does not happen I can get upset, angry, pitiful. All of which defy what I try to remind others, that golf is meant to be FUN! What...

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Golf Quick Fix – Does It Exist?

No. This is something that I do not believe exists. I have not posted in a few weeks here on due to a few reasons. The reason that is most relative to a golf-oriented website is that I cannot play. I injured my lower back a few months ago and for the last four weeks I have been in Physical Therapy. As I write this I have four weeks remaining (at least that is the amount of time my health insurance will continue to cover). Thankfully my back injury was only musculature, which is a wonderful thing considering my addiction, golf. Last I checked a healthy back/spine is very helpful to those with this addiction. As I went through the process of seeing various doctors and getting referrals etc., they all suggested an epidural, “The Quick Fix”. Without getting too technical, for those with Cerebral Palsy, there are no “quick fixes”. Living with CP requires work. There are no easy days, there are, however, “easier” days. This applies when I am not in pain or injured, let alone those days when I am in pain. I am naturally skeptical of anything that might be promoted as an easy or fast cure-all. There is a reason I am told my my loved ones that I am “not a good patient”. When an additional physical issue is upon me I...

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