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?
I have OA in both knees and have had surgery twice on the left. Funny thing is the right knee is the trouble one now. Without seeing your swing, we cannot speculate on the stress on the right knee. That being said, I do prefer a narrower stance myself. Do you flare your feet at address? Flaring definitely helps reduce stress.
I think the terrain you play in may make more of a difference on how your knee feels after. If I do a lot of downhill walking, I will need to ice after. The swing doesn’t seem to cause any issues on my right knee as there is not much weight on it at impact.