My home course is really getting anal detail oriented with marking yardages….
Me: “Hey Dave what is my inchage.”
Dave: “145 inches to the pin.”
Me: “Oh. Thanks. I have too much club.”
Dave: “Maybe, but it is uphill three inches and it is about a .00004 club wind.”
Six days ago I threw my back out. Last time I threw it out, it took two weeks for the pain and spasms to subside and my game was a wreck when I came back.
This week I tried my new inversion table (where you hang upside down like a bat) for the first time, and I’m back on the course already (yesterday) and in the ZONE. I really only felt pain for the first 1-2 days this time, compared to 13-14 last time. I really hope the decompression of the spine on the inversion table is the answer to the back problems…
Yesterday I played 11 holes and shot -3. I had 5 birdies, two on the last two holes. Then today I picked up right where I left off. I played the back nine again. I started out birdie, birdie, par, birdie, birdie. At that point I’d had NINE BIRDIES IN 16 HOLES! By the time I finished #15 and my eighteenth consecutive hole, I was at -7 for that stretch. I ended up -5 for my last 20 holes.
Winter is coming. In fact, it may have arrived on #16 today. It was warm earlier but the winds kicked up and it got cold, fast. Very cold.
I’ll have more info on the inversion table and what it is about, and hopefully many more birdies to brag about soon.
My back has gone out again. This time I went to a local doctor who is doing laser treatment as well as spinal decompression. It is a big deal for me to go to a doctor, but I’m getting sick of missing golf and being in stabbing pain.
I’m also trying something new. I now have an inversion table. I just set it up yesterday. You basically “hang upside down” and let your body weight decompress your spine.
Between the doc and the inversion table, I’m doing much better one day into the tweak than I normally would.
More to follow.
Volvo and IMG have partnered with the Seve Ballesteros Foundation at the 2009 Volvo World Match Play Championship, held at Finca Cortesin Resort and Golf Course in Casares, Spain, October 29-November 1.
Ballesteros’ foundation helps fight cancer, brain tumors, and also provides opportunities for disadvantaged young golfers. His foundation will be the the tournament’s official charity.
I’m like a fine wine. I get better with age. Yes today is my birthday.
On this day each year I post my birthday list in case Tiger Woods or some other billionaire decides to pick up a few things for me in appreciation of my incredible golf writing skills. Some of the things on my past lists have included a Porsche, practice round tickets to the Masters, 19 holes of golf with Anna Rawson. You know, easily obtainable things.
Wait a sec…
I DO have tickets to the Masters practice rounds this year. Scratch that off my list. And word has it that Anna Rawson will be in town Monday and Tuesday next week playing in a tournament here. I have a press pass! That counts, sort of. I played the TPC Sawgrass Stadium course earlier this year so that one is off the list…
So the only things left on my list are a trip to St. Andrews, golf at a few courses like Pebble Beach and Augusta National… Maybe I can drive my new Porsche to Pebble. That would be fun. Come on Tiger, get on it.