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Temp 44, damp, cloudy, wind gusting into the upper 20's. Arthritis has the hands so bound up I couldn't even open up a Ziplock bag. Arthritic spine is killing me. Tee time at 12:34. I'll do my best, but days like this are why I don't even try to track a handicap. I can shoot 78 one day and 108 the next....
Here’s a 63 year old woman who doing something similar. She never went to college before, so there is no eligibility issue.
Meet the 63-year-old college athlete with a killer golf swing
Debbie Blount is a 63-year-old sophomore at Reinhardt University and a beloved member of the women's golf team. As one of the oldest student athletes in the US, her friends call her "Ancient Eagle," after Reinhardt's...
Heck, I am 62 and on good days still swing the driver well over 100 mph, but I am much more consistent with a spinnier 10.5 degree Ping G400 than I am with a 12 degree SLDR. Granted, when I absolutely pound one the SLDR will go further, but not down wind, not enough backspin with the low spin driver to keep it airborne.
The pandemic and my surgery screwed things up the past couple years. 2020 ended 12/18/2020, after 9 holes at Washtenaw. I was feeling poorly and unknown to me, I was going to take an ambulance ride the next morning to the ER. Fast forward to this year, a buddy and I teed it up at Whispering Willows (Livonia) on March 12. I was still recovering from surgery but the weather was cooperating so I booked a tee time to see if I could still swing a club. I could (barely) and so on went the season.
Courses start to close down once we hit November. I will try to keep playing until the ground is frozen, covered with snow or no course will let me play. I am going to say 12/15 will be that last day and 3/15/2022 will be the dawn of the next season.