Have OA affecting both knees and ankles. Doctor sent me to PT to help strengthen muscles around the knees as well as improve flexibility in hips. PT has been a big help along with narrowing stance and flaring both feet. Still take NSAID before rounds and soak afterwards.Try to walk as many rounds as possible and dropped handicap from 14 to 12 last year. Working to get back into single digits for 2020.
I play once a week with my wife, once a week with 9 hole mens after work and once a week on my own.
Really enjoy my wife's company. We just play, enjoy the game and each others company..
I met one guy at mens that we get along well...we both walk...both show up weekly and are both engaged in the game.
There are a couple guys at work who I get out with two or three times and we get along well.
Otherwise I play alone, get matched up with strangers and play my own game. For me, I can't stand folks who aren't interested in the game...are more interested in politics or whatever opinions they want to spout off during a round.
Over hundreds of muni rounds I've only met a couple of folks that I've been matched up with that are really engaged in the game. One rides a cart alone, chain smokes cigarettes and brings a martini shaker with him. He is great to play with. He's engaged in the game.
Another is an older out of work plumber who is a hunter and brings smoked meat (which he's done himself) sandwiches which he shares with all parties and always smokes some weed on the 10th hole. But he's engaged.
The other group I like to be paired up with are the hard core lady golfers who are often members in my wife's league and who come out to just play golf. They are engaged.
Did anyone see the entire exchange between Ryan Palmer and a spectator just before putting yesterday? I had just tuned in and could tell Palmer was pretty upset. He subsequently missed the putt and appeared even more pissed. I'm curious as to what the spectator said or what was the catalyst for the heckling?