Friday, April 06, 2007

Yay! I can still hit a golf ball!

A couple of months ago, I went to Whistler with the kids and we went snowboarding. I'm not very good but it is a lot of fun when there is lots of powder. This weekend, there wasn't but I went up anyway. On the first run, about 50 feet into the run I fell backward on my left outstretched arm and heard a little in my elbow. Feh - no biggie, I'll keep going. 3 more turns and I did it again - same arm - same sound. That was it. I was done for the day and the season.

For the next few weeks, I couldn't fully straighten or bend that arm. According to my doctor, I may have chipped a bone in my elbow but I think the damage was more to the soft tissue in there. A few weeks ago, I wanted to try out one of the new Nike drivers at the local golf store and I realized that the elbow was not ready for golf. Even on a slow take away, it was very uncomfortable to swing a club. Dang!

I started doing some weights to work on that area and this morning I went to Bellevue to hit some balls on the range. I'm glad to say that I can now hit a ball again. Maybe not as far as I could a couple of summers ago, but I hit about 80 balls and they all went pretty much where I wanted them to. Phew!

So now I'm ready for summer - and ready to try out one of those new drivers again :)

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