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Mr. Pid's picture
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So much

for softspikes, eh? I don't know which I miss more, the "crunch-crunch" sound or the Actual Grip On The Ground you get with metal spikes. I'll gladly put up with the Tiger Tracks on the greens instead, even though I was always very conscientious and know how to tread lightly.

Don't let your flatstick get rusty either if you have a practice green nearby. There really is truth to that Show/Dough thing.

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Mr. Pid, wasn't in a cart

Just reread the post and see how it might be confusing.

The old cart-path (7% grade) was still open. I was walking. I used the freshly cut cart-path without the steep grade, but muddy slope. As I was walking down I slipped and fell.

Another irony: I had arthroscopic surgery on my knee last year and used a cart all year. Me knee is much better and I vowed to walk all year this year. Looks like I'm back to the cart again starting in June for the rest of the season.

Good advice, though, about the short game. Plenty of room in the backyard to practice with the wedges.

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Not for nothing

but that's one of the reasons I always walk when I play unless carts are required. There are very few courses where carts actually speed instead of slow the pace of play, but the courses make a lot more off carts then they did with caddies.

And not to make light of your misfortune, fluffanutter (or should we call you duffanutter?) I am truly sorry to hear about it. It's going to be quite a while before you can fully load that leg again, but you should at least be able to chip and putt before too long. Maybe a good opportunity to hone your short game if you have ready access to a practice facility. At least try to get something positive out of the situation.

In any event I hope you recover quickly. In the meantime, crank the tunes and enjoy!

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yikes!

fast healing to you! and shame on the golf course folks.

fluffanutter's picture
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Joined: Feb 25 2012
Sounds like a scene from Caddyshack!

Oh dear, the merlot all over Chevy Chase's white tux? Those poor golfers in the morning -- if the grounds crew hadn't raked the traps they might have fainted at the sight of all that perfectly good wine dyeing those white grains of sand!

(As you can see, med. time has come and gone and I feel fine! Thanks ever'body for your well wishes and care)

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Yikes

Not fun at all! Incredible how completely unhelpful the staff was -- usually if someone gets hurt on a commercial property they're all over you hoping not to get sued. Idiots!

On an almost-related note, I was at a nighttime picnic/party/concert on a golf course once. With no moon in the night sky, the only light coming from the stage, and walking around with and drinking from open bottles of merlot, I tumbled into sandtraps twice that evening...no warning that they were there until I was eating sand.

No injuries, thankfully, but the red wine all over my white clothes (long story) made a very scary sight. "Hey, are you ok? Are you bleeding? Are you sure you're ok?"

Get well soon...

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Oh dear, dear, dear...

Trouble indeed, so sorry to hear this.
Awww 100 things to say but 0 time now.
Get some rest, breathe and heal thyself.
Gotta go to work but will be back.

Calcium and bone nutrients for your diet.
Milk, cheese, ice cream and green leafy
veggies will help you.

(((((((((((((Bones))))))))))))))

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(((((((((((((Bones))))))))))))))

Big OX for your boo-boo.
Love and Light too! Peace and Joy!

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Yeah, I'm admitting

And thanks for your well wishes, Mr. Dean. I fell down a newly graded cart path still muddy from the changing seasons. Ironically, this new cart path was meant to replace an old one that leads down a ridge at a 7% grade that even golf carts were sliding sideways on. Go figure. They should have roped the damn thing off!

To add insult to injury (Boy, is that an apt expression in this context) when I started yelling to a worker on the course he ignored me until I painfully hobbled over to him. He was looking right at me when I went down like a ton of bricks, claimed he didn't see me or hear me yelling at him. He then gives me a ride in the cart to the clubhouse. When I went in and asked to wash my hands the cashier told me to use the downstairs bathroom, even though there was a sink right behind her! When I asked the greens-keeper for the course to cover the deductible on my health insurance he told me he wasn't giving me any money! Then he wanted to interview me for the accident report. I told him I was in horrible pain and drove myself to the emergency room (an ambulance ride in this sorry berg costs $660).

At the emergency room the doctor grilled me three times on the circumstances of my accident, the nurse twice... They finally relented when x-rays showed I had a broken leg. How freaking ridiculous is that?? When I called the golf course and asked to speak to their lawyer they said: "Don't worry, we've already filed a claim with our insurance company and you'll be getting a call from the adjuster soon". Obviously they talked to each other.

I feel like somebody beat me up and my foot hurts horribly the last two hours before I can take my pain med again. This really sucks. Yeah, I broke my leg playing golf and I hope nobody else ever has to go through what I just had to go through!

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Fluffanutter

You're admitting to a golfing injury? A broken leg yet? Oh my!

Heal well and quickly, and take advantage of the "down" time as best you can.

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It Must Have Been The Doses

Ahhhh man, I dunnooooh!

I broke my leg yesterday playing golf and now I'm laid up in the house singing along with "Roses" from the fabled Providence show in '74. I'm so fucked up on painkillers that I can't even get into the bottle.

Man, it sucks getting old. This is the first time I ever broke a bone in my body and let me tell you it's no fun. So I get time off and get to listen to a lot of tunes and read a lot and that's all good. But I have to take a shower with one foot on the floor. Try that some time, it's real fun.

All of my friends come to see me last night. I was laying in my bed and frying. Just saying... Another day in the life!

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