Just went to the doctor.
It appears I have a rotator cuff muscle strain, somewhere between grade I and II.
It's an injury becoming known as "golfer's shoulder".
Have to do range of motion and rubber band exercises while taking anti-inflammatory medication.
Will keep me out for a little while.
Ah crap Bogey, sorry to hear about that. My prayers are with you for a speedy recovery.
I tried to hit San Dimas today, thinking "Hell, it's a Tuesday, it's noon, I should be able to get on right?"
WRONG! I don't know what San Dimas' deal is, but everytime I'm over there anymore, there's some kind of tournament or fundraiser or something along those lines. Sucked too, cause half the course looked empty.
So, drove up the street to Marshall. Course was empty, played in 2 hours 15 minutes!! Shot a 42 front nine, and was on pace to shoot an overall 85 or so on the back nine after bogeying and doubleing 14 and 15. Well, went on to birdie 16 with a 25 foot putt (downhill), birdies the par-5 17th hole with a 20 footer, and put my self in a position to birdie (sort of) the 18th. Had a 40-foot putt with some good right to left break on it. I hit the line perfectly and it sputtered out a foot short of the hole. Shot a 38 back nine for my second 80 in as many rounds.
Some day soon, I'm going to bust in to the 70's. My driver has continued to gain consistency, my fairway woods are outstanding and my putting has been shockingly effective. I was let down a little with some of my iron play, especially on the front nine. I need to start warming up before hand or something.
Hope to get out tomorrow again, will definitely play Friday. Cheers.
P.S. Oh, by the way, I'm looking at trying to get the wife into playing, or at least running out to the range. We're looking at trying to get some cheaper clubs that aren't too horribly constructed. Saw some Lady Bear set that has 3 woods, 2 hybrids, 4-6 irons, wedge for around $200 or so. Any idea on the quality of these things? Would I be better off just going to a Golfsmith or something like that and trying to see if we can get some fitted for her on the bargain end?
I know what I am looking for in my next set, but am admittedly clueless looking for ladies' clubs.
Ha! :) :) :) The hard part is hitting them far and straight at the same time! I have a lot of trouble with that.
Originally Posted by Bogey Man
Congrats on the 81!! Well done!
Dang, I missed some good scores here! Congrats on the 80's No One and Iron Duke! Sorry to hear about the shoulder, Bogey. Take it easy and do your exercises and hopefully you'll be back out soon.
You know, I got my wife the same exact clubs. They're actually not bad! She hasn't played much with them, but they are holding up great. More importantly, they look pretty good and feel pretty good, which gives a bit of confidence even if you can't hit a ball for crap.
Originally Posted by Iron Duke
Another quick ball question for you "scratch" golfers.
When do you take them out of play? How scratched up are they when you retire them to the shag bag? A what do w/ them when you have too many in that bag
The clubs are ALWAYS in my car.
Originally Posted by SirJW
I had my last set of clubs for 5 years before getting the Clevelands less than a year ago.
If I have the urge to get some "new" clubs, I will take the ones out I am not going to use and try to get some $$$ for them from Roger Dunn. However, my last set is sitting up in my carport storage. So I guess I have never has too many in the shag bag!!! :)
Next week i'll be out at the new Dos Lagos Golf Course in South Corona. Got the hookups to play there before the course opens to the public. i'll let you know how it plays.
Looking forward to it... Please let us know. I am always looking to play where I haven't played before....
Originally Posted by AlexSeren
Went to Green River to tackle the Riverside course again. Since I didn't shoot an 80 or better, I don't think I'll run down the play by play.
Lets just say my drives were eh, my irons were respectable (getting better by the week!!), and my up and down game let me down today. I just wasn't getting close enough to the pin to 1 putt, and my putting wasn't all that spectacular as well.
But the winds today in the Santa Ana canyon were something else. And since none of you have seen me play, I can tell you that I hit the ball HIGH. Not just high, but really ****ing high. Maybe I will ask my instructor on Tuesday how to keep the ball down, since winds kill me (most of the time).
Ended up with a 45/42, so I posted an 87 which replaced an 89 (at Oak Quarry) that fell off.
Oh well. Still better than my March - June scores.
I've been looking for a golf instructor...do you recommend the one your using? is so, how much does he charge?
Originally Posted by No One