Saturday, July 24, 2010

Getting back into the Swing of things

I played golf for the first time today since the car accident. I started out pretty bad. I'm swinging a lot easier and slower then pre accident so my tempo and timing were a little off.

My first shot went about 20 feet and never got off the ground, the second shot did the same thing. Not a good start but my back was holding up and I was just glad to be outside with some good friends. I ended up with a quadruple bogey on the par 4 1st hole. YIKES!

However, I made it up for it with back to back birdies on the 2nd and 3rd holes! Now that felt really good and lifted my spirits way up! Both holes I played beautifully. I finished the front 9 with a 40 ( 5 over par ) 2 birdies, 3 pars , 3 bogeys and a quadruple bogey.

On a couple of shots, when I tried to swing a little harder, I got a little reminder of my back pain, but it wasn't crippling and disappeared as quickly as it came.

When I got done the 9 holes I felt like I could go and play the back nine as well but I talked myself into quitting at that point. I don't want to push to hard.

So I live to play another day!



  1. Nice. A slow swing is supposed to teach us better form anyway, right? You may come out a better golfer than before!

  2. Sounds like you are ready to get back in the saddle again!

  3. Great job! I'm not familiar with golf speak, but it sounds like you did alright! Good for you for not pushing it, Em. It's awesome that you can play golf!!!

  4. I know nothing about golf, but glad to hear you're able to get out and do more.