View Full Version : This One Was For the Team!

10-27-2012, 07:07 PM
I truly doubted if I would ever play decent golf after my surgery and I was okay with that. Enjoying beautiful scenery and good friends is by far the most important aspect of the game of golf. After not playing for close to 15 months, I started trying to develop a new swing with no twisting and surprisingly, my game last summer, while challenging, was better than I had hoped. After placing fourth and second in two tournaments that I had preivously won before surgery, I decided that I really wanted to win the annual Waterloo Country Club Championship for my scoli friends. It gave me extra incentive to think of winning it for the "team". This was my 25th win of the tournament, but other than the first win, this one was the most meaningful. The club's awards banquet was last night and the presenter of the trophies said after major back surgery and not playing for over a year, "She's back." I attached a new picture in the photobucket link in my signature. Thanks so much for all of your presurgery support and also during my recovery.

10-27-2012, 07:24 PM
Way to go! Glad that you are doing great

10-27-2012, 10:25 PM
Loved your golf swing!

10-27-2012, 10:27 PM
Congratulations, Karen! You look beautiful and happy in that picture.

10-27-2012, 11:10 PM
Way to go Karen. Congratulations!

10-27-2012, 11:30 PM

You rock! What an inspiration!


10-27-2012, 11:33 PM
Heartiest congratulations Karen!

10-28-2012, 03:40 AM
Good show!

I knew you could do it after I grabbed that driver about a year ago and gave it a whirl. Iím not a golfer, but it sure seemed like I had more control with my swing. It felt pretty good. What do you think? Does full fusion add more control with the swing?


10-28-2012, 05:29 AM
Amazing Karen! What an inspiration you are! :)

10-28-2012, 08:24 AM

Golf is something that I do a few times a year. I am absolutely terrible at it. You are my inspiration to go out there and do a better job after I have my surgery. Sounds like I will have to tell my golf partner that she is going to have to wait a year for me to get into the swing of things. Libby

10-28-2012, 09:43 AM
Aw, Karen, that is so COOL! Thanks for sharing! You are amazing!

10-28-2012, 03:39 PM
You are truely amazing!

10-28-2012, 08:10 PM
You can be our Poster Child for what you have accomplished on the golf course following surgery! Way to go!

10-28-2012, 09:31 PM
Congratulation on your win. Reading your post and others like it help me stay positive about my surgery.

10-29-2012, 01:58 AM
Congratulations! It amazes me how so many of us adapt to do things we used to do...but in a slightly different way. For now the new ways are our new 'normal.'

Keep up the good work!!

loves to skate
10-29-2012, 10:34 AM
Karen, You are a true inspiration to anyone contemplating major scoliosis surgery. You also have the fortitude and grit to go for it. We are all proud of you.


10-30-2012, 07:41 PM
Thanks, everyone, for you nice comments. Do you know what is more surprising than me winning the club championship? The men's club champion received a kidney transplant from his sister in July of 2011 and had to work really hard to get his golf game back as well.

10-31-2012, 05:22 AM
You give me strength and courage that we can do anything! After being down for so long due to pain, I am pushing through and working hard to make a quick recovery to go back to the things I love. Thanks for giving me the added push/ drive to continue. You are an inspiration!

10-31-2012, 06:18 PM
Thanks. I have read many of your posts. You have a lot of faith and a fantastic attitude. You are already an inspiration to others even this early in your recovery.