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My swing has felt good only lost a few pounds but I noticed better range of motion.

 

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I haven't noticed any changes in my swing I think only because I've had plenty of lessons during my weight loss. I will say getting to certain positions are easier and I feel more stable throughout the swing.

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I lost a ton of weight a few years ago and it took me a few seasons to get used to. Wicked over swing.

 

 

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I only lost 12 lbs but the big emphasis of my program was strength and flexibility (did yoga for golfers). I just started up playing a week ago after a brutal winter and found the following two results after the 4 month program: I get the rotation and follow through that I didn't get before (talk about flexibility I can even touch my toes - not bad for a 71 yr old).

 

The other is the additional distance I'm getting. In fact I now have to redo my distance charts because I'm getting an additional 10 yards/club year over year.

 

So I'm assuming the between the yoga and strength training has resulted in a higher swing speed.

 

 

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Complete change from last season to this season. Like Rev I can actually get to a full finish once again. Two rounds this year so far and felt great both days. As a plus I walked both days with no issue or fatigue.

 

 

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I have went on a new diet so to speak. Not really hard. I am off the bread,pasta and potatoes which I love. I also do not do cream and sugar in my coffee. Also cut out the 3 or 4 donuts at the truckstop at 5AM every morning. Been on it about a month and have dropped about 10 lbs or so. One thing I have noticed and I have not asked my doc about it is the fact since I went low sugar/low starch my joints do not hurt as much and my flexability has improved. I am really turning on the ball good now. Now some of you guys will remember I had lost a bunch of weight a few years back. Overall I have dropped about 60 lbs in the last 10 years. That Avatar picture of me is at least 10 years old. I do know I have a lot more stamina and energy since I cut the starch/sugar thing.

I have gotten a new doctor since my old one retired. This Doc has been a golf playing friend of mine for some time and knows me well. By trade he is a heart specialist but he wanted to take over my health care. So he did. Now he sat me down and told me he wanted to take good care of me so he needed to run all the tests to determine. So at the first of this month when he did my annual DOT physical he went the "full Monte" so to speak. Did the heart thing and all. He was impressed that my Cholesterol was so low for a big guy and my A-1C was good too. In fact he remarked that both were better than his and he is only 45 with an athletic build. He believes that I was mislead into thinking that I had low blood sugar and was piling on the carbs and sugar. He had me on the stress treadmill test thing and I did the brisk walk thing for 5 min 37 seconds. He was impressed by my heart rate etc. The only reason I backed off at that time was my left knee that I injured last year after a truck step tumble started hurting. He did the pictures of my heart too.In fact he told the tech lady "you can put his live heart pics up on the screen he likes stuff like that" Got to watch my own heart live working.

 

He is also a good Christian man and goes to the Episcopal church that I do (yeah Rev I went back) and the first thing he told me after the tests. "Man God has something for you to do" He told me with his experience he would have bet the farm that I was a good candidate for a bypass but my arteries were clear and circulation excellent. He said of course for a big guy I was very active that I was either working or playing golf or piddling in the club shop. I think he has me on the right track 

 

Edit Footnote---- BTW Rev I will take 3 a side from you still  come on with that swing you gotta!  ;)  :D

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Congrats on the weight loss and new found swing Rev. Wish my finish looked as good.It will pay off well.

One thing... looks like you missed the ball? Any thoughts on getting new glasses?  :blink:

Have a great weekend!!

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Congrats on the weight loss and new found swing Rev. Wish my finish looked as good.It will pay off well.

One thing... looks like you missed the ball? Any thoughts on getting new glasses? :blink:

Have a great weekend!!

I knew this comment was coming when I posted the picture, I just didn't know from where.

 

Now I have my answer!!!

 

There is flexibility and strength training in my program. In fact I just completed a workout. I'm seeing some increase in distance but it's not consistent so clubbing is a bit of an issue. I'm not overly concerned as I know it will work out in time. I was curious about what all of us have experienced.

 

Remember too that I have a new driver and different irons. Just lots of new stuff to deal with.

 

 

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You knew you could count on me. Right?

Hey keep it up. At our age it's not easy is it?

I think I'll go stretch a little bit.

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I have went on a new diet so to speak. Not really hard. I am off the bread,pasta and potatoes which I love. I also do not do cream and sugar in my coffee. Also cut out the 3 or 4 donuts at the truckstop at 5AM every morning. Been on it about a month and have dropped about 10 lbs or so. One thing I have noticed and I have not asked my doc about it is the fact since I went low sugar/low starch my joints do not hurt as much and my flexability has improved. I am really turning on the ball good now. Now some of you guys will remember I had lost a bunch of weight a few years back. Overall I have dropped about 60 lbs in the last 10 years. That Avatar picture of me is at least 10 years old. I do know I have a lot more stamina and energy since I cut the starch/sugar thing.

I have gotten a new doctor since my old one retired. This Doc has been a golf playing friend of mine for some time and knows me well. By trade he is a heart specialist but he wanted to take over my health care. So he did. Now he sat me down and told me he wanted to take good care of me so he needed to run all the tests to determine. So at the first of this month when he did my annual DOT physical he went the "full Monte" so to speak. Did the heart thing and all. He was impressed that my Cholesterol was so low for a big guy and my A-1C was good too. In fact he remarked that both were better than his and he is only 45 with an athletic build. He believes that I was mislead into thinking that I had low blood sugar and was piling on the carbs and sugar. He had me on the stress treadmill test thing and I did the brisk walk thing for 5 min 37 seconds. He was impressed by my heart rate etc. The only reason I backed off at that time was my left knee that I injured last year after a truck step tumble started hurting. He did the pictures of my heart too.In fact he told the tech lady "you can put his live heart pics up on the screen he likes stuff like that" Got to watch my own heart live working.

 

He is also a good Christian man and goes to the Episcopal church that I do (yeah Rev I went back) and the first thing he told me after the tests. "Man God has something for you to do" He told me with his experience he would have bet the farm that I was a good candidate for a bypass but my arteries were clear and circulation excellent. He said of course for a big guy I was very active that I was either working or playing golf or piddling in the club shop. I think he has me on the right track

 

Edit Footnote---- BTW Rev I will take 3 a side from you still come on with that swing you gotta! ;) :D

Good on ya, man! As far as the joints - one possibility you're doing better is cutting out the donuts .. refined white sugar, in addition to the other processed carbs you're cutting back on .. can help cause / increase inflammation in your body.....

 

Keep it up!

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Good on ya, man! As far as the joints - one possibility you're doing better is cutting out the donuts .. refined white sugar, in addition to the other processed carbs you're cutting back on .. can help cause / increase inflammation in your body.....

 

Keep it up!

Man are you a MD or something like one? Ran into my Doc at the course today and asked him and he gave me the same answer. Then I came on here and you had posted the same answer--- Wow I am impressed, Gotta be true because I was smoking the ball today! Done something else a 61 year old man is not supposed to do. I played with a set of 1957 Macgregor blades stock with the old heavy Pro-Pel steel shafts. Held up for 18 holes with them. I just found those clubs yesterday on the scrap pile. Actually my Doc was on the range and commented on how well I was turning on the ball and my swing speed through the ball. Must have not been overswinging or anything like that because my back is not stiff and hurting and I did not take any Advill today either. I know he last 2 weeks I have been hooking the snot out of the MP-68 blades and those are hard tipped S-300s too.

 

BTW Rev lately I have been playing a different set of irons every week for the last 2 months or so but did keep the Mizzys in for 2 weeks straight. Only thing that has been in the bag consistently is the Homna driver and some type of Tommy Armour blade putter---- Still with your swing and game I insist on 3 a side from you----- ;)  

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When I lose substantial weight and gain flexibility/strength my game seems to suffer badly.Which is odd since it makes me feel so healthy and good about myself

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When I lose substantial weight and gain flexibility/strength my game seems to suffer badly.Which is odd since it makes me feel so healthy and good about myself

That's weird I would have figured the opposite would happen

 

 

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That's weird I would have figured the opposite would happen

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when i mean substantial.Im saying went from 220ish down to low 180's.Took me over 2 years, but i did it many years back.Felt so healthy and alive.Almost like a new person.But for some reason the golf game went real bad.Mostly the full swing

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I will have to agree with the others. I went from 232 to 130 after being very sick. After working my way back to 160 and in good shape it took a couple years to figure out my swing again. I think if you lose a little bit at a time its much better than dropping a lot fast

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Man are you a MD or something like one? Ran into my Doc at the course today and asked him and he gave me the same answer. Then I came on here and you had posted the same answer--- Wow I am impressed, Gotta be true because I was smoking the ball today!

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Ha ha, no, nor do I play one on TV! Just been living with arthritis and some advanced osteoarthritis and some tendinitis for too long already (at 62) .. and don't want to live on (depend on) meds or pain killers...........

 

Glad you're doing better!!

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I think today the weight loss finally caught up to my swing. Even though I've been practicing thru out all the weight loss today I felt like I couldn't hit 2 shots good in a row. I was so frustrated I ended up snapping by 6i. I'm usually someone who can play thru bad play but today I just couldn't. I put in so much time and effort this offseason to try and get better and it felt like i was regressing

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This was me hitting driver at dusk last night. Two months ago I could not get to this finish. It's great but it also feels very different.

 

So I find myself with a new driver, new irons and a new body to work with. It was like an alien invaded my body on the course today. I can certainly see the potential in more distance and better endurance.

 

How are the rest of you doing?

 

 

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Looks like the ball went backwards and to the right.

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