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DO YOUR REHAB and follow your PTs advice. Also DO YOUR REHAB

 

I've 3 shoulder surgeries. 1st one was in 1991 on the left. Dove into 3rd base, it didn't move but my shoulder did. Dr said it was like wet shredded wheat when he opened me up. to this day I do not have full rotation or range in my shoulder. It doesn't hurt, about the only thing I can't do are back squats. I can't reach the bar when its on my shoulder. 

Surgery #2 was Dec 2008 on the right side. crashed on my dirt bike during a desert race doing about 60mph. Tore 2 of the four ligaments that hold your arm and shoulder together completely apart. Had other tears in the other ligaments. That really sucked, and took over a year before I was pain free and felt I was as close to 95% as I'd ever get. 

Late 2020 my right shoulder started to bother me some. I was working out 5 days a week and the weights I able to do kept getting lower and lower. Arm curls I was down to 5 lb. dumbbells' and that was hurting me. Ended up having another surgery last March 9th. Different DR. this time and they were very strict with my PT. I played my first round July 23rd. I was not at 100% probably more like 75%. 

I followed my PTs rules, did my exercises at home and was back in the weight room in August. I do not have full range of motion in either shoulder and every once in while I get pain, nothing a few Advil's can't fix. 

My advice to you and your wife, DO YOUR PT AND FOLLOW THEIR ADVICE. 

 

Good luck 

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Went to PT today, Dr said I could putt at home. So I will be setting up my new putting mat and the automatic return that my grandkids gave me.

Will post pics tomorrow……..I am very excited.

P.S……I can raise my arm almost all the way up!

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Here’s my setup……

 

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Saw my Orthopedic doc today.  I can reach almost all the way vertical.  He said I could Chip and Putt. It’s only been 3 weeks post surgery.

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1 minute ago, fozcycle said:

Saw my Orthopedic doc today.  I can reach almost all the way vertical.  He said I could Chip and Putt. It’s only been 3 weeks post surgery.

You’re doing great, I couldn’t chip & putt until week 5-6.

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Went to my club today for a chip & putt.   Chipping was horrible but the putting was very good.

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1 hour ago, fozcycle said:

Went to my club today for a chip & putt.   Chipping was horrible but the putting was very good.

And no pain or lingering effects from resuming chipping and putting on that shoulder I hope?

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Traveled to Omaha today for my Sister in Law’s funeral so, travel by air with suitcases and carryons was a real bear. SWMBO is still recovering as am I, so trying to lift everything with my left arm was difficult.  Also, I had my c-pap for my carryon and I had difficulty carrying it on my left shoulder. Right shoulder still very tender…..but we made it…Tampa to Houston, then Houston to Omaha.

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Hybrid: Ben Hogan VKTR 3 Hybrid(18*)w/Recoil ES regular shaft

IronsTitleist T300 5-PW w/Fubuki MV Senior graphite shafts w/Golf Pride Tour

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore (50*/54*/58*) w/DG Spinner wedge shafts 

Putter: 33”   Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

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10 hours ago, fozcycle said:

Traveled to Omaha today for my Sister in Law’s funeral so, travel by air with suitcases and carryons was a real bear. SWMBO is still recovering as am I, so trying to lift everything with my left arm was difficult.  Also, I had my c-pap for my carryon and I had difficulty carrying it on my left shoulder. Right shoulder still very tender…..but we made it…Tampa to Houston, then Houston to Omaha.

Sorry about your SIL.

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Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

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11 hours ago, fozcycle said:

Traveled to Omaha today for my Sister in Law’s funeral so, travel by air with suitcases and carryons was a real bear. SWMBO is still recovering as am I, so trying to lift everything with my left arm was difficult.  Also, I had my c-pap for my carryon and I had difficulty carrying it on my left shoulder. Right shoulder still very tender…..but we made it…Tampa to Houston, then Houston to Omaha.

Sorry to hear about your sister in law.

Shouldn't have any flight issues...balmy 50 degrees here in Omaha, unheard of for February.

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Iron: :mizuno-small:JPX 919 Forged 5-GW, Aerotech Steelfiber i95 Stiff

Wedges: :vokey-small:SM8 54 S Grind bent to 55, 60 M Grind bent to 59, Aerotech Steelfiber i110 Stiff

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On 2/3/2022 at 6:34 PM, Getoffmylawn said:

And no pain or lingering effects from resuming chipping and putting on that shoulder I hope?

Not any issues with short swings.

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Putter: 33”   Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

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23 hours ago, Getoffmylawn said:

Sorry to hear about your sister in law.

Shouldn't have any flight issues...balmy 50 degrees here in Omaha, unheard of for February.

We stay until next Tuesday, with snow coming Wednesday….LOL

Weather is cold but no issues…….saw the Black Angel, Civil War cannons, Lincoln Memorial & Lewis & Clark memorial.  View was awesome.

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IronsTitleist T300 5-PW w/Fubuki MV Senior graphite shafts w/Golf Pride Tour

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Putter: 33”   Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

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Home from Omaha, midnight Tuesday, knee X-rays and cortisone shots Wednesday, Spine Dr. Appt follow up with nerve block injection on Thursday (3 bulging discs from auto accident).  Been busy.

stopped by brand new PGA Tour Superstore today and tried wedge swings, partial swing okay but tried full swing…..not comfortable.  Stick to pitch and putt for awhile longer.

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Sunday hit 4 dozen chips into driving range lake at Lexington Oaks GC.  Only used half swing, tried my Powerbilt AFO wedges and SCOR wedges. Then I took 3 blade putters, Ping Ketsch, Scotty Cameron Kombi and Evenroll ER6, and practiced 20 foot putts three times each putter.

Then I returned home and put the ice pack on my right shoulder. I was sore but the chipping and putting felt good.  BTW, it was 80* and Sunny.

 

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Putter: 33”   Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

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1 hour ago, fozcycle said:

Sunday hit 4 dozen chips into driving range lake at Lexington Oaks GC.  Only used half swing, tried my Powerbilt AFO wedges and SCOR wedges. Then I took 3 blade putters, Ping Ketsch, Scotty Cameron Kombi and Evenroll ER6, and practiced 20 foot putts three times each putter.

Then I returned home and put the ice pack on my right shoulder. I was sore but the chipping and putting felt good.  BTW, it was 80* and Sunny.

 

Sounds like therapy to me.  😃

We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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Got my orange whippy like thingy out and did some swinging in the front yard today.  I kept it slow and only half swings.  Okay for awhile so I turned up the backswing…..Nope, not yet.

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IronsTitleist T300 5-PW w/Fubuki MV Senior graphite shafts w/Golf Pride Tour

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Putter: 33”   Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

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10 minutes ago, fozcycle said:

Got my orange whippy like thingy out and did some swinging in the front yard today.  I kept it slow and only half swings.  Okay for awhile so I turned up the backswing…..Nope, not yet.

Slowww…..

Cant rush shoulders & knees

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Been using the Putt Out on my indoor putting Matt this week.  Getting pretty good at 3-4 feet.

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Hybrid: Ben Hogan VKTR 3 Hybrid(18*)w/Recoil ES regular shaft

IronsTitleist T300 5-PW w/Fubuki MV Senior graphite shafts w/Golf Pride Tour

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore (50*/54*/58*) w/DG Spinner wedge shafts 

Putter: 33”   Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

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Be careful, I had rotator cuff surgery March 9th 21' I was able to get back into the gym and do light workouts August and played my first round July 27th 21'.  As of today 2/28/22 the only issue I have is finally building strength back in my shoulder. No issues with golf swing. 

Keep up the good work. 

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