A Little Golf Therapy Anyone?

So I love to golf. I mean I absolutely love it. Even when golf hates me I love it.  Do you think I am sick because of that? But if you asked my teacher at London Golf Academy he may think I shouldn’t love the game that much,  my golf swing needs serious work!

Cures to My Sickness

I wouldn’t blame you if you thought I was sick because of my demented idea of fun. Golf is punishing. It literally makes the smartest person in the world look like an idiot. Repeatedly.

bad golfer

golfing is dumb!

But I have to tell you it is therapeutic. Not only is it good physical exercise but I find the golf course to be an excellent place to clear your mind of the minutia of the everyday routine. It’s frustrating….and relaxing…all rolled into one.  I call it my golf therapy.

How it Saved Me.

A few years ago I hurt my back, real bad. 2 ruptured discs. It sucked. What was worse was that it happened at the beginning of summer and I couldn’t golf. I literally moped around my house (when I could walk) and was a miserable person to be around. I thought I was so miserable because of the excruciating pain I was in but after a while, I realized there was way more to it than that. I had no mental outlet to let some steam off.  I couldn’t get out somewhere for the day to clear my mind and reset.  All I wanted to do was get better quick so I could get a few rounds in.  The doctors wanted to operate. They said it would fuse my spine together and I wouldn’t be able to rotate my neck. How the hell was I going to swing a golf club? No way man. No surgery for this cat.

SO WHAT NOW?

No surgery, I can tell you that.  So what then? Just sit around and be pissy the rest of my life? Nope. I said I will heal the old fashioned way with a good exercise routine and diet. And I did.  I got myself into the best shape of my life and got back to the golf course the next summer. My back got back (that sounds weird) to about 95 percent and I have no complaints.  Except for my golf game.

INSTRUCTION

So not surprisingly being a golf nut I am a golf info junkie. I read a lot about golf, watch you tube and instructional videos and follow blogs like crazy.  I love this relatively new blog at Thirteen Under Golf, the guy really knows his stuff. If you are into golf you got check it out.

 

And on the lighter side check out this YouTube video. Freaking funny

till next time

 

Sam