Right now, having no nearby place to hit balls indoors (as the Metro Golf Dome was destroyed by a record snowfall and is out of commission for the foreseeable future), I am patiently awaiting the outdoor season to arrive.
I’ve made good use of the 2019 WAX Golf fundraising drive already – after a lifetime of PC usage and years of Android smartphone usage, I’ve sprung for an iPhone with which to shoot all of my 2019 swing clips!
Update: For those who have passed on well-wishes, I have been put on a couple of inhalers and the likely culprit is asthma, which wouldn’t be a huge shock considering I’ve had chronic bronchitis most of my lift. Such are things, moving on!
I was planning on getting into the Dome this week or the next, to get a little taste of what the 2019 DJ Swing was going to look and feel like, and I hope to still get out next week.
The delay is a health-induced one – I mentioned being under the weather during the Christmas season, but things have been a little more serious.
I will be removing most of my historical posts, as I do from time to time, either because they are out-dated or because they are clogging up the feed. The most relevant and popular posts will be re-posted once I’ve a chance to review or update them.
I did get into the 180’s in ball speed mph last summer once I was into the swing of things, but of course that’s after a few weeks of work, so I knew I wouldn’t be that high yet just getting into the season.
In fact, and perhaps it’s because I have scoliosis and am very careful about hurting my back, I always listen to what my body is telling me when it comes to pain or soreness.
Well, we are firmly in winter’s icy grip here in the hinterlands (this morning dropped to -25C or -13F, but it’s already back up to a balmy -18 at the moment), and I have visions of green grass and warm blue skies to keep me warm as the New Year approaches.
Happy New Year to those for whom it has already arrived in the Far East and South Pacific!
So I’ll take the opportunity now to wish everyone who is celebrating any holidays at this time of year a safe and joyous time!
I was surprised yesterday when, during an entertaining 18 holes walked up at Mill Run Golf Club as Welshman’s guest with two friends of his (one is a teaching professional at Angus Glen G.C., a Canadian Open site), I realized that I hadn’t played a full 18 holes of golf in over two and a half years (January 2015 in California).
That was riding in a cart as well – I had to really go back to remember the last time I walked 18 holes on a full length course with a carry bag (I played quite a few 9 hole rounds on the course at the facility where I have practiced), and that was back in the summer of 2013.