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  1. Platgof: You take care bud, and quit trying to kill the ball. That may help. ;) I wasn't asking for medical advice when I posted the OP. More of a 'it hurts when I do this, but doesn't (hurt) when I don't, so I'm giving up golf. I don't hurt anymore, well other than the normal ache and pains of of a sixty-something with a body that was abused quite a bit during my time in the Corps. I came to the conclusion that the pain was my body telling me that something was wrong. Taking pain meds to mask the pain so I can continue to abuse the body just doesn't make sense to me any more. I stopped pl
  2. At 61 I was downsized out of a job (most of those downsized were older engineers and/or managers), and could not find anyone who wanted a 60+ year old engineer. When I turned 62 I ended up taking early SS. Ouch. (my wife is over 65 so she is covered, thankfully) It is what it is. :) I'm still vertical, for now, and have many things to occupy my time. Take care.
  3. Well, I'm not 'most people'. And I'm not of a young enough generation where I have to log into a forum looking for support. :) I was simply making a post about my condition and the fact that I may or may not be able to play golf in the future. Life taught me a long time ago to never say never. And I certainly wasn't looking for medical advice on a golf forum. ;) I was simply saying goodbye. For now at least.
  4. Some folks here need to brush up on their reading comprehension. I love playing golf. When I'm physically able to. I don't like playing in pain though. I have no medical insurance. Nor piles of cash laying around to pay for doctors. And as jslane57 said, there are other things in life to do. :)
  5. I'm reminded of a joke from long ago (paraphrasing here): Man goes to his doctor and says "Doc, it hurts when I do this". And the Doc replies "Well then don't do that." FYI, I'm not a fan of doctors. Haven't been for some time. My father was killed by one, as was a good friend. Then, when a doctor friend recommended one time that I "never go to a hospital without having your affairs in order" it kinda sunk in. But I digress...
  6. I'm not in any pain, nor do I have any back or hip issues now. What would a Chiropractor 'fix'?
  7. Long story short, it was necessary for me to take early retirement last year. And I won't have medical until I'm 65, so about another year and a half or so. :) This has been coming for quite a while now (started more than 10 years ago), unfortunately. Before my short hiatus from golf, I was having more and more difficulty walking the golf course and was oftentimes having to quit at the turn because I couldn't walk any more. I had to run some errands yesterday and walked all over the place with no pain. And a smile on my face. A welcome change IMO. :)
  8. I started seriously getting back into golf earlier this year after a short layoff, and was looking forward to playing for years to come. Especially since I am now retired. Then the back and hip issues started. And got worse. I finally had to stop swinging a club about two months ago, as I was having difficulty walking and was to the point where I couldn't even sit on the couch or sleep on my side without some serious hip and sciatic pain. Now, after about two months, I'm pain free. Weird. All I did was stop swinging golf clubs. I can now walk without pain and have not had any lower back/hi
  9. I don't do Pay Per View, regardless of what it's about. Just another money grab stunt...
  10. Tucson, AZ. Randolph North ninth hole. During normal play, it is a par 5. When the LPGA ladies played there, it was a par 4. In other words, it's a short par 5. So I'm going for a big drive as this is a frequent eagle or kick-in birdie for me. Normally. Dead pull. And hammered. Over the trees and fence on the left, and struck the roof or hood of a car on a very busy 4-lane street. Ball continues into a stop-and-rob parking lot on the other side of the street and bounces off a few vehicles in the parking lot. I stopped play and went to the golf course parking lot looking for someone scr
  11. In my prime, I would pony up for heads and shafts that some pros played, because I had similar swing characteristics. Now that I'm older (and slower), I get to play 'average guy' stuff and save a few bucks here and there. My opinion on this is if your not swinging at a tour level, why waste money on something you can't take advantage of? Seems silly, but hey, that's just me. :D
  12. Yep, without the snowbirds I might have had to pay more during the summer months when I could afford to play Tucson National (favorite local tourist-trap course). But the other side of that coin is that when the local daytime temps start rising and well-to-do snowbirds leave, the courses have to lower rates or they would basically have little play from the locals during that time of year. I for one don't believe any golf course on the planet is worth triple-digit fees and have never paid them. Even back when I could easily afford them. But that's just me. I agree. There are lots of beau
  13. Yep, without the snowbirds I might have had to pay more during the summer months when I could afford to play Tucson National (favorite local tourist-trap course). But the other side of that coin is that when the local daytime temps start rising and well-to-do snowbirds leave, the courses have to lower rates or they would basically have little play from the locals during that time of year. I for one don't believe any golf course on the planet is worth triple-digit fees and have never paid them. Even back when I could easily afford them. But that's just me.
  14. After reading through this, I may have to sell my golf clubs and just quit playing. People...
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