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Golfing after Open Heart Surgery

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29 minutes ago, Greg 504 said:

I've been rolling some putts inside this past week. I also took my mom and daughter to Topgolf Wednesday. I hit about 30 balls there to the red and yellow targets. I was quite careful being 5 weeks out from surgery only taking 1/4 chip shots. Felt great to get out and do something more than sit on my ass or take walks.

I'm still pleasantly surprised how far along in recovery I am. I am walking at least 3 miles a day and some days just under 5 miles collectively. Each day I can tell I continue to get stronger and stronger. It's a constant battle to stay reigned in and not over do it. I need to heal quickly as my 13 year old daughter was smashing the ball at Topgolf! She'll be passing me in no time.

Great update!

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So glad to hear the good news. Thanks for posting.

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I met my mom and took my daughter to a local par 32 executive course yesterday since the weather was gorgeous here in central Ohio. I joined them and played 9 from the forward tees using 1/4 swings. My biggest challenge was deciding what club to use with 1/4 swing. I was grabbing 7-8 irons where I would normally use a SW or 60. Greatest thing was, I didn't care, I was out golfing 1 day shy of 6 weeks post op! 

Ended up shooting 44 on the par 32 course, but the score truly didn't matter to me. My biggest score is where I am in recovery. I'm forever grateful to my surgery team at Cleveland Clinic for how I feel and my future quality of life as it will continue to get better.

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Wow, if this thread doesn't make you feel a bit better about the world not sure what would. Thank you for sharing your recovery plan @Greg 504 and also a hardy (virtual COVID approved) high five to @StuM for checking in.

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