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Swing Analysis: Wayne D. One-Armed

I haven’t mentioned it but I had right elbow surgery on December 28th and haven’t been able to hit any balls since then. In fact, I really haven’t hit any since the first of December when I got down to Boca as I hurt the arm just before I left. I wasn’t doing anything odd, just hitting off the mat at Lakewood, but it was cold and caught one funny and felt something on the inside of my right elbow. I had an ulnar nerve transposition on me left elbow back in the early 80’s, and that elbow has given me some issues since then (none serious), so when I felt this one I figured it would just go away with some ice and rest. Well, that didn’t turn out to be the case, so I ended up having the medial epicondyle worked on and the ulnar nerve decompressed, which is a 3-month recovery. I should be able to start hitting some by the end of March, and in the meantime, I’m trying hard to be patient and let the thing heal. I started hitting some balls with my left arm only, but I’m being careful about overdoing that as I remember way back when breaking my right index finger and practicing a bunch with just my left arm, only to wind up with a pulled muscle in my left shoulder. Anyway, I was having some fun trying to hit the sweet spot one-handed, and I thought I would film a few just to see what I was up to. Turns out my usual pivot takeaway and pivot issues looked the same, and as I focused on changing them having only one arm swinging allowed me to feel some things a bit differently. Hopefully this will translate into something good when I can get back to my normal swing.



3 Responses to Swing Analysis: Wayne D. One-Armed

  1. Phil March 13, 2017 at 6:18 pm #

    I bet you’ve got the little red devil on your right shoulder whispering “Go ahead Wayne…just put that right hand on the club and hit a few shots. Don’t worry about it…It’ll be FINE!!

  2. John March 13, 2017 at 7:45 pm #

    Wayne, your problem is that you are just not keen enough. Get well soon.

  3. Steve March 14, 2017 at 11:14 am #

    You are an inspiration. If you can try as hard and persistently to eradicate faults, well maybe I can do a little more than I normally do instead of giving up.

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