KG’s Blog Post #105 – 5/24/11 7:55pm (Valhalla: “I’m Gonna Fight like Hell”)
Ouch! I’ve made mistake number 78,964. Valhalla is way too hard for me at this stage of life. The rain has turned this place into a bomber’s paradise. 7,250 with zero roll is for the Calc, Lehman, Lyle, and those style of players. This course is also much hillier than I was led to believe. All that said, I’m still going to go out there and fight like hell. [May 26-29 2011: 72nd Senior PGA Championship, Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville http://www.pga.com/seniorpga/2011 ]
So, it doesn’t look like I’m a pile of negativity, I will say that the new foot that I was fortunate enough to try is a home run. It makes walking so much easier. The balance on hills is also incredible. I do think it will make this world that we amputees live a tad more enjoyable. The price tag is nasty hard, but eventually it will go down where the average person might be able to afford it. Sadly, insurance doesn’t cover this. Isn’t it forked up that insurance doesn’t cover something that is supposed to make you better? Obama care won’t, Green care doesn’t, Munch care would. We will find a way to afford this because it’s just that good.
Back to Valhalla, I may have as many as 6 fairway woods into the greens. There was a time I would have loved that, but right now the angles are just too much. I will try and keep you posted each day on the adventures of Sir Greensdoom. I’m going to the vans early tomorrow and find some magic driver and woods that will kick the ball up in the faster with no roll. The great advantage that pros have is the equipment vans that will allow you to make daily changes to fit the golf course.
Off to the world of filet mignon…
= = = = = = = = = = = = =GREAT ARTICLE:
5-24-11: “Amputee Ken Green Is Back in the Swing of Pro Golf at Senior PGA Championship – ‘Inspirational’ Fits Him To A Tee”
. . . “I don’t want to make an absolute fool out of myself. I will absolutely give it everything I have. I don’t want to call it a blessing, but you know every time I go out on the golf course I am just happy to be on the golf course. It does mean everything to me.”. . .