If the cieling is high enough, indoor swing practice is viable. Full swings, pitching, chipping, and putting can all be done indoors.
Just make sure the cieling is high enough.
Put up a net to hit balls into. If no net, then fake golf balls work well. A guy I know up in Utah, hits balls into an old mattress, set up against a wall.
For outdoor exercise, walking a mile or two every day can keep a person in decent shape. I walk about 5 miles a week. This in addition to my 2-4 rounds of golf each week.
Just about any type of daily exercise is a good thing, regardless of the weather.
Maybe find an old "Kallassy Swing Magic" club to swing on a daily basis.. Can't find one, make your own. ,
I documented and discussed my torn bicep ( see below). The recover has been slow, but good. However in the process I have acquired a nasty case of tennis elbow in the opposite arm.
After 5 months of rehab, I have begun swinging, slowly and lightly. Luckily when my league starts I only have to play 9 holes. Anything more and my Dr has told me my arm will be tired and show weakness, from what it used to be.
One of my greatest fears moving forward is re-injuring the arm. This fear is based on a few factors.
it is cold when I first start playing (usually 40s-50s), therefore I will be tight
My home course does not have a range, so any loosening is done just swinging clubs.
Because of work, I am not always able to get to the course with ample time to stretch and warm up.
I notoriously over swing, with all the brute strength I can muster.
So I was wondering if anyone has used compression sleeve to hold their bicep and forearm?
I have used them when I tweaked my thigh and it seemed to work.. However the thigh does not need to be as flexible in the golf shot as my left arm.
Does anyone wear a full or partial compression sleeve? if so any recommendation on a brand and was it difficult to adapt?
Did you find it beneficial?
Any thoughts or advice are appreciated.
@iacas and @DaveP043 , regarding to Course Rating.
How does this work in the US? Let's say that there's a new course to be rated, who does the rating? Who pays for Raters to go from their hometown to the course, their food and stay if needed? There's an Association responsible for that, USGA does anything? How it works? What's the fluxogram and the costs responsability? It's all responsability for the Club, who they have to call to start, access USGA database? Please explain how it works. Thanks in advance.
4 months of Rehab is complete!
I am now going to the gym 3 times a week, cardio and weights. The weights are slowly being bumped up, 7lbs to 10 and so forth. Nothing too heavy, not looking to bulk or complete in a strongman competition, just looking to get back to normal.
Have to say I feel good, yet my limbs are just tired. but this is a good thing.
Unfortunately, all this work and effort has resulted in a nasty case of tennis elbow on my opposite arm. But I can deal with this. To avoid a regiment of NSIADs, I have been ingesting fish oils and using a lot of black pepper & Eucalyptus oil on the muscles, seems to work to cut down inflammation.
I have started swinging lightly, and slowly in the garage. I used a weighted club on a card board mat. I am going to have to change my swing a bit, no more over swinging, with the brutish strength of 10 men!
I currently carry 52, 56 and 60 degree wedges but my PW is 46 degrees so I've got a pretty big gap. I have about a 25+ yard difference between my 46 degree PW and my 52 degree and those 25 yards in between tend to leave me feeling less than confident when those yardages pop up. Wondering if I should bother going in and bending down my 52 to a 50 and my 56 to a 54 (love my 60 for short game) to help close that gap or if I should just focus on controlling my PW more and find a swing for each of those troubling yardages?