My recovery from brain surgery is just about complete. The medical team has begun the process of weaning me off the anti-seizure medication. Yes, I have two ½ inch diameter holes on the top of my head but my hair covers them nicely. I am just about as good as I am going to be. I feel good.
I wish I could say the same about my golf game. There have been some weeks where I contemplated permanently putting the clubs in the basement and pulling out the fishing gear. I have never been a good player but I was competent and at times had my moments of brilliance. Playing really bad golf was just no fun.
2021 so far has seen me struggle to break 100. I have picked up my ball mid-hole dozens of times more often in the past couple months than I would over the course of several years. I think my handicap index has hit the “hard cap” or it would be 15.0+ and climbing.
Still, there have been some recent signs for hope. I managed a 38 on the front nine of my home course before bringing it to the house with a back nine 53. In our last tournament I managed 2 birdies and only a 3-putt double bogey on the last hole kept me from breaking 80 (yeah, I choked big time).
It looks like the fish are safe for another season. I am going to keep practicing and playing and we will see what happens.