My mother's son remembers polio. 😉
I remember the scare, and a friend of mine wearing those metal leg braces. He turned out OK, and I played basketball against him in high school.
We didn't have "vents", but we had "Iron Lungs."
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this is first few lines of my 2020 goals; can't seem to do it properly (I didn't see any little plus sign but I did copy and paste)
My goals are to improve score through more time on the course. I hope to play more and different local courses, and this will mean either solo or pick up some partners from the past. I've been trying to hook up with these good ole friends from last century and only been able to a couple times.
2020 goals were to spend more time on the course. I feel that will bring down my score avg and increase enjoyment. My playing partner (that brought me back to the game) cannot play as much as I need so I started playing at least one round a week by myself to get on-course practice. After a while, that gets a little old but still good for my game; I might hit a shot twice, mostly second shots. I also finally hooked up with golf buddies from way past and now play on several of the really nice courses with old friends.
This added time on course has improved my scores (and additionally added new specialized type clubs). But last week, I was brought back down to earth as I actually could not finish a round (thru 12) due to my back problems returning; I had been getting 'uncomfortable' for a little while but denied the golf connection. So I have been resting the last 2 weeks and now am pain-free again which tells me it's not the light work I have taken up but the golf.
Seems I may have to be satisfied with certain limitations and re-set some goals but I'm not quitting; it has been such a pleasure getting out on a golf course like I do. I really appreciate it nowaday and enjoy the whole picture. My home course is in very much isolation from the world and sometime, I never cross another group, no houses, total quiet... (so different from some of the stories I've seen here)
I am still searching for a new used set of irons - with graphite shafts and other changes in club set-up designed to keep us ole farts in the game. Arthritis is a b*tch.
No. “Don’t hit it into the water,” is not the same thing as, “That club isn’t going to carry the water.”
And then the next time the guy tries to say you’ll have a tough shot, you can say, “For you, maybe.”
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