I thought I would give an update as to how my rehabilitation process is going. I am Happy to report I was able to go to the golf range and hit balls last week. I only brought with me a 52 degree, a 7 iron, and my TaylorMade Raylor hybrid, but I was impressed with my ability to hit all three. I had visions of not being able to hit anything aside from a wedge while I was writing my last blog . I was rusty, as you can see from the video below, but this is also only the second time I have hit golf balls since last year! I cannot blame my injury for everything!
I noticed three main issues with my swing/game that are directly related to my injury. The first, and most evident, is my lack of distance. I lost about 30-40% off my 7 iron and hybrid distances (although, but the end of the basket, I was stroking the Raylor. That club is so easy to hit). The second and third are somewhat related, my backswing and follow through are abbreviated. The former being more detrimental than the latter. I found I had to “pull” my right arm back with my left hand, which, if not careful may lead to a bad habit.
I do not know how long it might be before I can hit all the clubs in my bag, but at my current pace, it may still be warm weather!