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No Golf for at least 3 months!!

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Well, I wish there was a humorous way to put this, but I'm 32 years old and had a stroke the other day.

Yesterday the doctor gave me the rules, which included 3 months of no golf, (but she did say I could practice putting). Gotta say I'm a little bummed about everything, but at least I'll be able to get back out there this year, however, i'll have a lot of catching up to do. The funny thing is I recently started a thread here ( Winter Practice Blues ) where I was bummed over the lack of progress I'd seen over the course of winter... Now it'll be nicer weather out, and I'll be even further behind, lol. Oh well, at least this way, I'm forced to work on my short game.

Feel free to comment, not looking for sympathy points here. There's only so much you can do in this hospital bed, so figured I'd share some of it with the S.T. community.

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Sorry man, that is rough. Hope the prognosis is good for a full recovery!

I had 4 months with a rib cage injury in 2010 when I couldn't make a full swing. Not going to lie, it sucked. But I putted and chipped and read and thought a lot about golf in that time and, looking back now, I would say it was still a productive time.

All the best.

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Originally Posted by Stretch

Sorry man, that is rough. Hope the prognosis is good for a full recovery!

I had 4 months with a rib cage injury in 2010 when I couldn't make a full swing. Not going to lie, it sucked. But I putted and chipped and read and thought a lot about golf in that time and, looking back now, I would say it was still a productive time.

All the best.

any good reads you'd recommend on short game?

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I'm guessing "a one stroke penalty" is not the joke to tell at the moment, huh? Gotta say, having a real stroke must be unbelievably scary. As Woody Allen's character said in Sleeper , "My brain? That's my second favorite organ!" I hope the prognosis is for a full recovery. Best of luck. When I was laid low by a shoulder impingement a while back I kept the Stir Crazies at bay by dragging my Playstation-2 out of retirement and becoming a whiz (again) at "Tiger Woods PGA Tour '08". No gross physical movements required, like a Kinect, et al. It ain't golf, but if your movements are limited (and you ingest enough alcohol) you can almost fool yourself into believing you're at least simulating it. Hang in there. Focus on your recovery and the time will pass. And if you can pick up real clubs in 3 months, that still leaves 5 months give or take to play this season. Not bad, considering!
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Crap! Sorry to hear that Dave. Hang in there. You'll be back at it by summer!
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Originally Posted by Sherpat

I'm guessing "a one stroke penalty" is not the joke to tell at the moment, huh?

Gotta say, having a real stroke must be unbelievably scary. As Woody Allen's character said in Sleeper, "My brain? That's my second favorite organ!" I hope the prognosis is for a full recovery. Best of luck.

When I was laid low by a shoulder impingement a while back I kept the Stir Crazies at bay by dragging my Playstation-2 out of retirement and becoming a whiz (again) at "Tiger Woods PGA Tour '08". No gross physical movements required, like a Kinect, et al. It ain't golf, but if your movements are limited (and you ingest enough alcohol) you can almost fool yourself into believing you're at least simulating it.

Hang in there. Focus on your recovery and the time will pass. And if you can pick up real clubs in 3 months, that still leaves 5 months give or take to play this season. Not bad, considering!

lol... actually, this is the PRECISE moment for those kinds of jokes... lol.

I'll be honest, I'm more scared about what limitations I'll have moving forward than anything else. I got 4 boys, all of which need and benefit from my active involvement. Just had another talk with the doctor and she seems confident that if healing goes well over the next couple months, that I could be in really good shape for the future. So I appreciate the kind wishes from everyone.

I think I'll take your advice and go buy the new Tiger Woods game, just won't use the Kinect... (that much).

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Dude, that is scary...i had a grand mal seizure once that turned out to be a bleed on my brain, but they initially thought it was a stroke...scary stuff...you have my sympathies...cruel timing now that the weather is heading towards spring....
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Yeah, I'm a fan of Rotella too. 'Golf is not a game of perfect' is a good one also. And all of Harvey Penicks books (although be careful because some are compilations of the others) and the old standby ... ' Golf my way' by jack Nicklaus.

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Originally Posted by colin007

Dude, that is scary...i had a grand mal seizure once that turned out to be a bleed on my brain, but they initially thought it was a stroke...scary stuff...you have my sympathies...cruel timing now that the weather is heading towards spring....

EXACTLY! lol... but what can u do

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At least it wasn't stroke AND distance! Now and again we need reminders that health is paramount and the key to our longevity... if not for us than for our families. I feel your frustration. I currently have a torn tendon in my right hand that is even preventing me from practicing. I al leaning toward the broomstick for the season because oddly enough the tear bothers my putting grip more than my swing grip... so I could probably drive right now even though I can't putt. I'm reading the Stockton putting book right now... definitely worth the time!
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thanks stretch... ur the man

which of these would you recommend the most? I'll get that one to start with

Originally Posted by Stretch

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Jesus. Sorry to hear that. That is some scary stuff, I'm 38 and although I no longer smoke I still probably (definitely) drink too much. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
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Well Double D, look on the bright side. After three months of putting practice you are going to rip up the course once you are allowed back on to it :)

Hope you get well and have a full recovery.

Regards

Mailman

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Originally Posted by mailman

Well Double D, look on the bright side. After three months of putting practice you are going to rip up the course once you are allowed back on to it :)

Hope you get well and have a full recovery.

Regards

Mailman

thanks double m! :)

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Originally Posted by divot dave

EXACTLY! lol... but what can u do


Get well Dave! I thought I had problems sitting out 3 1/2 weeks with a Grade 1 Groin Sprain... Guess I need to stop complaining.

Take care of those boys eh, being a Dad is the best job in the world.

Man your putter will be magic when you come of the Injured Reserve list!!

Good luck and take care... Remember small bites eh?

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Originally Posted by tstrike34

Get well Dave! I thought I had problems sitting out 3 1/2 weeks with a Grade 1 Groin Sprain... Guess I need to stop complaining.

Take care of those boys eh, being a Dad is the best job in the world.

Man your putter will be magic when you come of the Injured Reserve list!!

Good luck and take care... Remember small bites eh?

very true. I gotta keep that one in mind

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Dave - hope you have a full and speedy recovery. Maybe try the Mark Frost books - "Greatest Game Ever Played", "The Grand Slam" and "The Match". Great for appreciating the history of the game. I love Frost's abiliy to weave seemingly unconnected tidbits together into a compelling story. Even though I've been golfing for 40+ years I've got a greater insight into the sport than I've ever had.
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