I only recently started playing again after a long lay-off and was looking forward to getting a game with friends, plus having a round in the weekly medals at my home club, Newmachar Golf Club, Aberdeen, Scotland.
About a month ago, I dusted my clubs down after a long lay-off and took part in the 2014 North East of Scotland Mens Amateur Closed Golf Championship for the Jaffrey and Journal Cups at Portlethen Golf Club. I enjoyed my two rounds in one day, albeit I was sore for several days afterwards. I finished 4th with rounds of even par, 72, and -1, 71, for -1, 143. This was not too bad since I had not played for such a long time and my short game was not sharp enough.
I was hoping to get more game time but I’ve been far too busy with the launch of this site and moving home, but had arranged to play with friends on Thursday after taking part in the Newmachar Golf Club wednesday medal. This was hopefully going to lead into me playing more regularly.
I’ve previously had surgery for a slipped disc and this has not been successful. I might require further surgery as this area is now starting to play up again after a spacer was put in my back during this operation. For all you golfers out there who have suffered from sciatica, you will know what I am going through. The strange thing is that after the operation my back was fine and it was still my right hip that was troubling me. Now it is shooting pains from my back as can be seen by accessing the below video taken earlier today.
When I was back playing again and in the Scottish Golf Team that traveled to play in South America and South Africa as individuals and as a team, physio Karen Young of Spire in Aberdeen did a fantastic job of making sure I was able to compete at this level.
After injurying myself today after lengthy stretching and warming-up exercises, I will need to see Karen again, who has kindly agreed to see me on Wednesday. It is highly unlikely I will be able to play with my golf buddies on Thursday but we’ll wait and see. Looks as though it’s back to the drawing board and when I see the Doctor tomorrow about getting an injection for tennis elbow, I’ll be asking to be referred back to the surgeon in case there has been any movement on the spacer. Wish me well and I’ll keep you all posted as to my progress. Meantime, this is now I injured myself today on the range at Newmachar Golf Club.
Graham J Gordon, Owner and Editor, GolfblogspotUK