Golf With a New Knee

Well, it’s been four months since I had the [[total knee replacement]], and yesterday I played a round of golf for the first time. The knee held up surprisingly well, although I needed to reconfigure my swing a bit. I don’t have as much freedom of motion as I had before the surgery, which means that I can’t rotate my body around my legs as much as I did. Oh well, you work with the tools you got.

After a rocky start, I was able to start scoring at about the rate that I normally did before the surgery, which is to say, a whole lot better than I expected to be able to do. When I told my doctor that I wanted to be able to play by mid-May his response was less than enthusiastic. “That’s pushing it, but it’s a good goal,” was his response.

Goal achieved.