Sunday, May 19, 2013

Boys Keep Swinging

We've finally arrived at Spring.  Or Summer.

Last weekend it was cold and hailing. The comforter went back on the bed and long sleeves were required.

On a side note, maybe it's the lack of sleeves I'm wearing, but my arm no longer has that lingering pain. The wind doesn't hurt it, so that's a good sign. What's funny (not "ha-ha" funny) is that one notices pain, but rarely notices something no longer hurting.

It was only yesterday afternoon that it dawned on me that the arm no longer hurt.  I mean,  once I get into a dress or sweat shirt we'll see, but I'm hopeful.

Anyhoo....back to Spring.  We were up in the mid-80s yesterday and the upper 70s a few days before that, so we're bordering Summer weather.  I'll take it.  Petey even was out for hours yesterday, not wanting to come in.

Due to the weather, I opted to do something different and went to a driving range to hit a bucket of balls.  Golf balls.

I had not swung a club since 2010.   ..actually, that is not entirely true.  Two weeks ago, I was at my parent's house and went to their back yard to hit a dozen or so balls.  They back up to a driving range and my dad certainly can't use his clubs that are still in the garage.

But for $8, I got a medium sized bucket and knocked through them with a 3, 5 and 7 iron, just to see where I was.

Not much has changed.  I still have rotten shots and then I will hit it 200 yards.  Rarely an in between. My swing is still too fast and I always look up from the ball too soon.  I'm still seven years old in this regard.

On the plus side, PT must have helped, along with me not doing any weight lifting over my head / shoulders.  I had no pain swinging or hitting. In theory, that should have really hurt my left shoulder.

I might go back just for fun and something different. It's not really getting me to want to go play 9 or 18 holes.  I could, with the right people and enough beer.

Oh oh oh.....and on the real plus side, you might remember from that last golf outing, the good thing of only going to the driving range is that the time decrease in the sun is by about four hours - so I don't get burnt like I did last time. 

Song by: David Bowie


Anonymous said...

I miss golf, especially the driving range. I can't do it right now because I'm still recovering from a torn bicep tendon. Even though I'm pain-free 95% of the time, I'm afraid to take a full swing with a golf club or hockey stick.

Beer definitely helps. The cup holders in the carts are perfect for "tall boys"!

Harpers Keeper said...

I used to golf weekly but haven't played in years (and years!). When it doubt...keep your head down, your leading arm straight, and open up your stance a little.