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  1. Really glad to hear that TFCC has been ruled out for you. My ortho (also hand specialist and lead surgeon for the NYJ, not that it means anything) did a similar set of tests. I too had pain when my left hand was bent toward the ulnar side and he was convinced my issue was with the TFCC. This was proven true when the cortisone injection I was given into the TFCC signficantly helped the pain. Not saying your Ortho is wrong, just something to consider. I also had pain when turning my palm face up while keeping my left elbow tucked against my side. Did this bother you? You might want to question your ortho on hook of the hamate also. It's a bone on the ulnar side of the wrist, exactly where you describe your pain. A fracture of this bone is common in golfers and routinely doesn't show up on x-rays. It is typically only discovered using a CT Scan. The only reason I bring this to light is that it's uncommon for your to have pain for such an extended period of time if it's not the TFCC or Hook of Hamate. Maybe do some Google research. Obviously, I wish you nothing but the best in recovery. I actually went out and played 18 yesterday (well, 15 to be exactly because I joined the group late). It's been 3 weeks since my cortisone injection (2 months since pain began) and I played wearing a wrist widget. To be honest, the wrist felt pretty good and even loosened up throughout the round. It felt so good that I hit the range afterwards and was striking the ball as good as ever. I'm holding out hope that it's healing but I'm certain the cortisone and wrist brace contributed significantly to the pain-free round. My concern at this point is how it will feel when the cortisone wears off...especially considering my member/guest is in 3 weeks! Well....it's been about 6 weeks since my doctor visit. I've been wearing my brace most of the time. Over the last few weeks i have felt zero pain with any motions and i was feeling positive about playing maybe by august. I went to the golf store today and I wanted to test it out with a couple easy iron shots. I hit 2 7 irons at about 70% and felt the pain come back again. Granted not nearly as bad as a few months ago....but I immediately stopped. I'm still no where near being able to play. I am now considering going elsewhere for a second opinion. I played baseball for 15 years....i had tendonitis from pitching, a strained tendon in my knee, and i'm pretty sure i've ruptured another tendon in my foot playing basketball. And None of those took a third as long to heal as this stupid injury. It's beyond frustrating. I had gone from a 3 to a +1 cap in the last calendar year and now i feel like i'm about to start from square one with this thing. Been nearly 4 months since i've played golf and i get stir crazy if i miss a week usually. Thankfully i can still drink beer. DTX: If I'm you I'm going to my ortho surgeon and demanding an MRI and CT Scan. I'm no doctor but i've spent months obsessing over my own wrist injury. Based on what you're saying I feel pretty confident you either have a tear of a ligament or cartilage in your TFCC or a broken hammate bone. For the pain to be lingering for this long there's simply nothing else I know of that it could be. MRI will show any TFCC damage but may not pick up the hammate issue. CT scan will. If the pain is higher up the wrist (i.e. closer to the bottom of your palm) I would think you have a hammate issue. Very common in golfers. I concur. Had the same story. Ended up going back and getting an MRI. What was initially called tendinitis ended up being a fractured hook of hamate. Ended up having surgery. Lost three months because there was no initial MRI done, which I thought about asking for, as I've had a few issues with tendinitis and sprains and strains, and knew this felt different. As it stands, there's a good chance I'll miss out on this season because of that delay. Isn't the "hook" located towards the palm of the hand towards the middle? My pain is on the side of the hand. Like where you get that "indentation" if you flex your pinky. Update: i have been resting the wrist and it feels weak but fairly normal at the moment. I went to the store today and was able to hit some "soft" wedge shots without any pain. I was still very careful with it though. That was encouraging.
  2. I think it's due to legit concerns about the safety of the location. A lot of guys are just as concerned with the security in Brazil as the virus. A lot of them simply don't want their families going down there and i don't blame them. They also already have an opportunity to play for their country with the Ryder/Prez cup.
  3. Sounds cliche but....Keep your head down as long as possible through impact and the ball will start on the same line more often. And you'll hit more greens
  4. I'm a fan of To Boot New York. Nice stuff - not too Trendy looking. Not cheap but if you know where to look you can find them discounted.
  5. Just realized you said "really nice restaurant". Revised: Sushi - Teppo on lower greenville (my fav spot) Steak - Any of the above mentioned will be good Italian - Nona American modern - FT 33 in design district Seafood - Truluck's off McKinney ave/ Ocean prime
  6. I wouldn't say Chamberlain's is my favorite restaurant anywhere, but it's in my top 3 Dallas steakhouses (along with Nick & Sam's, and Pappas Bros.) and I agree it's the best restaurant in the Addison area. My Top 3 in Dallas:1. Nick & Sam's 2. Bob's 3. Chamberlain's Sign up for Chamberlain's email. They send out promo's all the time. You get half off your tab on your birthday and they discount all the time for holidays and weekdays.
  7. Galleria is north near addison. Which has more restaurants per square mile than anywhere in the state. New spot in addison is Ida Claire off belt line. pretty good food. Casual, southern cooking (i recommend the spicy fried chicken) and really good mixed drinks. Kind of a modern hipstery vibe to the place. Not overly pricey either. If you want a nicer meal i always recommend Houston's off belt line. Nothing super "out of the ordinary" but they always have great food and service. I recommend the hawaiian ribeye there. If you want mexican food - there is Uncle julios a little further north. Best fajitas and margaitas around.
  8. Domesticating the dog is one of man's greatest achievements. As soon as i move into my new place i'm getting myself a Doberman pup. Can't wait
  9. I would say you should find a way to get on a launch monitor to be sure. If you really want to maximize your distance lower loft with a + A0A is the way to really do it. But that takes practice and adjustments usually. So if you're not willing to do that....I'd say go with the higher loft - especially if the head has an adjustable sleeve. Too much loft is rarely a problem. Too little loft can be. There are a lot of PGA tour pro's playing 10-11 degree drivers.
  10. They will all go the same distance if fit similarly. Distance should not be your concern. It should be which head can you comfortably hit and still like the looks of. If you've never played blades i'd suggest staying away from the 5's. Once you select the head then get fit for the shaft. Any of these can be ordered with the shaft that best fits your swing. If you hit the ball high i'd look at s300s. If you hit it low i'd consider a KBS tour or project x flighted.
  11. In my group of friends......Titleist 910 is very popular as the "old faithful"
  12. You sir...are a player . Or be a good player playing good clubs? "you must'nt be afraid to dream a little bigger darling" - that english guy from inception
  13. I don't think there are irons built for swing speeds. There are "slow" players that do well with blades and "fast" players that do well with shovels. Buy the head you are comfortable with and you like the look of first. Then get a shaft fit with that head that gives you the best performance for your swing speed, launch and spin.
  14. Really glad to hear that TFCC has been ruled out for you. My ortho (also hand specialist and lead surgeon for the NYJ, not that it means anything) did a similar set of tests. I too had pain when my left hand was bent toward the ulnar side and he was convinced my issue was with the TFCC. This was proven true when the cortisone injection I was given into the TFCC signficantly helped the pain. Not saying your Ortho is wrong, just something to consider. I also had pain when turning my palm face up while keeping my left elbow tucked against my side. Did this bother you? You might want to question your ortho on hook of the hamate also. It's a bone on the ulnar side of the wrist, exactly where you describe your pain. A fracture of this bone is common in golfers and routinely doesn't show up on x-rays. It is typically only discovered using a CT Scan. The only reason I bring this to light is that it's uncommon for your to have pain for such an extended period of time if it's not the TFCC or Hook of Hamate. Maybe do some Google research. Obviously, I wish you nothing but the best in recovery. I actually went out and played 18 yesterday (well, 15 to be exactly because I joined the group late). It's been 3 weeks since my cortisone injection (2 months since pain began) and I played wearing a wrist widget. To be honest, the wrist felt pretty good and even loosened up throughout the round. It felt so good that I hit the range afterwards and was striking the ball as good as ever. I'm holding out hope that it's healing but I'm certain the cortisone and wrist brace contributed significantly to the pain-free round. My concern at this point is how it will feel when the cortisone wears off...especially considering my member/guest is in 3 weeks! Well....it's been about 6 weeks since my doctor visit. I've been wearing my brace most of the time. Over the last few weeks i have felt zero pain with any motions and i was feeling positive about playing maybe by august. I went to the golf store today and I wanted to test it out with a couple easy iron shots. I hit 2 7 irons at about 70% and felt the pain come back again. Granted not nearly as bad as a few months ago....but I immediately stopped. I'm still no where near being able to play. I am now considering going elsewhere for a second opinion. I played baseball for 15 years....i had tendonitis from pitching, a strained tendon in my knee, and i'm pretty sure i've ruptured another tendon in my foot playing basketball. And None of those took a third as long to heal as this stupid injury. It's beyond frustrating. I had gone from a 3 to a +1 cap in the last calendar year and now i feel like i'm about to start from square one with this thing. Been nearly 4 months since i've played golf and i get stir crazy if i miss a week usually. Thankfully i can still drink beer.
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